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…

Revolver

If I had a dollar every time someone recommended that I visit a cafe in the Inner West, my piggy bank would have combusted with a high-pitched squeal a very long time ago. Sure, I have caught myself drooling over the menus of these Inner West cafes more than once, however living all the way…

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…

Encasa Deli

I was long overdue for a visit to my ex-work colleagues and we decided to meet for a bite to eat at my favourite haunt back when I used to work near Bathurst Street – Encasa Deli. Encasa Deli is a branch of the Encasa Spanish Restaurant, but instead operates predominantly, as the name suggests,…

Kiplings Garage Bar

Kulinary Adventures of Kath and I had been in the final stages of planning our bake sale and to deal with two birds with one stone, decided to do this over a lazy weekend breakfast. Kiplings Garage Bar is actually located in an old automotive repairs garage and they have endeavoured to retain a slight ‘industrial’…

Metro St James

Being told to be at work at 8.00 am is always particularly painful, but not so much when it’s for a team breakfast in the beautiful Hyde Park. Metro St James is located just behind the main St James train station exit, and busy in the mornings with a few people enjoying their breakfast and…

Parlour Lane Roasters

Despite having lived in Sydney my whole life, it never fails to astound me at the little nooks and crannies you stumble upon – softly lit hole in wall cafes, underground bars fragrant with incense or rooftop bars bathed in late afternoon sunlight. Really, I think Sydney gives Melbourne a run for its money at…

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…

Coffee Caramel Shortbreads

It has been a whole month of me not baking. My apartment overseas doesn’t have an oven, so when I returned two weeks ago I rapturously embraced my old, creaky, temperamental oven with much fondness. And old it is, for it not even has a light inside and every time I want to check on…