Top 5 ‘hole in the wall’ eateries

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It is no secret that size does matter in some situations. Along with an attractive aesthetic that is pleasing to the eye. However these insights sometimes stop us from experiencing some of the better eateries in town. I went around Sydney in search of culinary excellence that often had a no frills approach to decorating, and in some cases size wise looked like a babies crib. I... Read More

Brooklyn Hide Bagels: Breakfast in the boroughs

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I’m a huge fan of brunch and of bagels, but the bagel trend seemed to be dying somewhat of late. Much to my disappointment, the few cafes that still offer them, serve them only with a light condiment or spread. While Philadelphia on a blueberry bagel is divine, I feel that a bagel is designed to hold a lot more filling. So when I discovered a number... Read More

My Sweet Memory: Oh So Sweet!

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I recently discovered a little café in the Sydney CBD (Bathurst Street) that truly embraces everything cute and quirky. My Sweet Memory is part desert café, part stationary shop. I had previously heard about a dessert/ stationery shop, but I wasn’t entirely convinced that such an odd enterprise would work. When I walked into My Sweet Memory, however,... Read More

Jervis Bay: The Byron Bay of the South Coast

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Okay, so you might be thinking that the Jervis Bay area is full of old holiday houses and campsites, but not much else. But did you know that it’s actually one of the chosen getaways for Sydney-siders and Canberrians, and in the last five years the area has slowly transformed itself into the Byron Bay of the South Coast. In fact, during the summer months the population swells... Read More

Urban Comforts at Urban Bites

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In the almost ten years I’ve lived in Sydney, I’ve grown to be quite a connoisseur when it comes to good cafes (if I do say so myself). So, I hear you ask, what are the two things that I look for on a café’s menu? Simple. Chai Lattes and pancakes of course. I have to say that they are what determines my opinion of a café, and whether or not I decide to return. Urban Bites... Read More

Down in the Garden: Gardener’s Lodge in Victoria Park

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I use to wonder, strolling past the old Gardener’s Lodge in the corner of Victoria Park, whether it would ever be reopened. The idea of turning it into a café seemed natural considering the location. But I was still surprised to find out that that was exactly what had happened. Finally, on December 1st of 2012, the doors of the Gardener’s Lodge were open once more. Judging... Read More

Bon Bon Cafe: It’s a cracker!

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Every now and again, I come across a café which I am a little reluctant to disclose to others. This is because I greedily enjoy the quiet ambience and good service, while being directly under the footfalls of Pitt Street shoppers. The source of this ambience is found at the Bon Bon café. It is situated under the Bon Bon chocolate store, where the Strand... Read More

Randwick’s oh so sweet, The Sweet Spot Patisserie

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One hot summer day, after much shopping and touring, I decided to rest my weary self at a coffee shop for some much needed downtime and dessert. Most places had the same old banana bread and muffins, which just would not do. I felt defeated and disappointed – how could Sydney let me down already? As I made my way back to Coogee feeling very sorry for myself, a reflecting light... Read More

The Baron

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The Hills District of North-West Sydney is not what you’d call ‘hip and happening.’ Sure, there are hipsters, but they’ll often migrate towards places like Hillsong, or run into the arms of the inner west. It’s not often you’ll find a café with a cool vibe, good people, tasty food and coffee, all in one go in this part of this city. The Baron has started to change that.... Read More

TT’s

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T.T.’s in Surry Hills is one of those places that you want to shout from the rooftops about, but then again are not sure if you should really share your little secret. While it isn’t really hidden, it seems to be overlooked; almost as if it were 12 Grimauld Place and those who go there have been told by the Secret-keeper of its whereabouts (excuse... Read More