The Original Meatball Company

When I was setting up my new place, I spent a fair few of my lunchtimes walking up and down York Street in the Sydney CBD. My workplace is on Carrington Street, and I’d use my hunch hour to walk to almost Town Hall. I made quite a few pricey visits to Lincraft and Mitre…

Spoonful Cafe & Living

It surprised me to hear of an organic cafe on my side of the bridge. While being in the foodie circles you certainly hear about new openings and menu launches, if you want organic or “hipster” food, it’s largely assumed that you would need to travel into the inner city suburbs such as Newtown and…

The Tea Room Gunners Barracks

If I were to tell you that you had three months to plan a wedding, what would you do? I would probably hear you laugh in disbelief, scoff, shriek, roll your eyes – any one of them, or a combination of all of them; which was exactly my reaction when The Sister told me that…

Houlihans

I’ve passed this cafe numerous times while out and about in Chatswood and always seen it bustling with customers. With an old friend visiting Sydney up from Canberra, I decided that we may as well check the place out over a leisurely brunch. Houlihans right on the main strip of Chatswood mall, with both indoor…

Bambini Trust

When my boss discovered that I was an avid foodie, one of the first questions she asked me was whether or not I’ve ever visited Bambini Trust. I replied in the negative, and took her word for it that it was a place that I should visit. The list of recommendations I get from people…

Barrafina Tapas

Barrafina Tapas is located in a rather quiet corner of the Sydney CBD, situated on Bligh Street and surrounded by corporate office buildings. It was therefore no surprise to see predominantly businessmen and women at the establishment, spilling out into the outdoor dining area on the street as they chatted and mingled with a glass…

Black Star Pastry

Last week I blogged about my visit to Newtown’s maddest fro-yo joint, but what else did I have earlier that day? Well, once I had accepted an invitation to attend Mooberry, I had had a look at what was in its nearby surrounds and realised a bakery I’ve been wanting to visit for some time,…

Hyde Park Barracks Cafe

Its been over a month in my job so far, and for all our hard work our boss decided to treat us with breakfast before work one morning. He sent around an all-staff email (grand total of eight of us) requesting suggestions and there were a few joking calls for McDonald’s. Of course, I was…

Pablo & Rusty’s

It was about time for Kulinary Adventures of Kath and I to have another foodie date, and while we both had a Friday morning free, we both needed to be at Macquarie University by lunch time, me for my Pilates class, her for a law tutorial. I was stuck for suggestions as to where to go when…

Reuben Hills

This is Part Two of the food outing in celebration of the blog’s birthday. After stuffing ourselves with one of the best breakfasts I’ve had in a long time at Flour & Stone, Kulinary Adventures of Kath and I picked up another foodie companion, Fashion Obsessed Girl, on Oxford Street on our way to Reuben Hills. The meeting between…

The Butcher’s Block

Kulinary Adventures of Kath had recommended to me some time ago a new cafe in her part of town, called The Butcher’s Block. I was a little taken aback by the slightly morbid-sounding name and made some inquiries, to be reassured by her that it was previously a butcher’s shop from 1882 that had been transformed…

Reel on Redleaf

I still remember a couple of years back when Reel Cafe used to be in Roseville, next to the ancient Roseville Cinemas, and I was absolutely devastated when they decided to move further north into Wahroonga. Reel introduced some of the finer points of Modern Australian dining to me, but the most reminiscent was my…