A reminder to access SoS from Facebook and Instagram

Seeing as I’ve seen a lot more people sign up to the mailing list recently, this is a reminder that the Sydney on Sunday site (and therefore the mailing list) is not updated anymore.  I’ve removed the link now to reduce any confusion.

Reviews are still happening though so be sure to follow on  Facebook or Instagram!

A Shift of Focus

In the last year, as other things have taken my attention, SoS has been neglected.  I’ve attempted to review when I could however I’ve found this to be too infrequent.  This, combined with the fact that Google and Facebook reviews have become so prominent, mean that there isn’t as much of a requirement for a review site like SoS anymore.

So I’m shifting the focus of the reviews to photography which will be done mainly through Facebook (and I’ll look at embracing Instagram as well).  I’ll keep this going as long as I’m enjoying what I do!  The Google Map which has all of my reviews by location and date will continue to be updated.

The new photo format will start with four reviews that will be up today!  Let me know your feedback!

Head to Facebook or Instagram to continue the journey.

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Plunge No. 46, Summer Hill – Rating: 18/25

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Plunge No. 46 is larger than it first appears in more ways than one.  The staff are quiet yet efficient, the layout makes the café appear small but it is very roomy and can seat a lot of guests while … Continue reading

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Two Chaps, Marrickville – Rating: 18.5/25

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Two Chaps in Marrickville is a great example of a place café that could make regulars out of people who aren’t even from the local area.  The menu is broad, the staff are friendly and the vibe is fantastic. The … Continue reading

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Butcherbird Café, Petersham – Rating: 17/25

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Sometimes you wake up and you just feel like something with lots of bacon.  Sometimes lots of cheese.  Sometimes fried potato.  And I bet that sometimes you just want all of those things in your mouth at once.  You know … Continue reading

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Efendy, Balmain – Rating: 19/25

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Efendy is a bit of a Sydney institution.  The restaurant is well known for its Turkish experience and offers a traditional theme inside with contemporary courtyard dining at the entrance.  Bookings are recommended but despite having one and the restaurant … Continue reading

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Bloodhound Espresso, Darlinghurst – Rating: 23.5/25 (re-review)

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One of my favourite cafés needs no introduction.  Readers will be happy to know that things have progressed and somehow improved at Bloodhound Espresso since my last review.  Not only is Matt Cauhi taking on full ownership of the establishment … Continue reading

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Wildpear Café, Dural – Rating: 18/25 (re-review)

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I’ve reviewed Wild Pear Café before, but on a wet weekend in Sydney when you just want to get away from the chaos and enjoy a drive through the suburbs where space is less of a premium, this is a … Continue reading

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Early Bird Café and Kitchen, Haberfield – Rating: 19.5/25

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Early Bird Café and Kitchen is a small, easily passed establishment on a nondescript street corner in Harberfield.  The most noticeable thing could be the small crowd of people waiting for their takeaway coffee!  But you will miss something if you … Continue reading

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Little Bay Café, Rose Bay – Rating: 17.5/25

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Two apologies!  Firstly, for the lack of updates (I’ve been away in Italy) and secondly for the phone photographs this review.  I’ll have my SLR back in action next week! Little Bay Café is on a main road and surrounded … Continue reading

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Two Good Eggs, Surry Hills – Rating: 20/25 (re-review)

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Last week it was time stop back in at Two Good Eggs.  This spot hit it out of the park last time so they were an obvious choice when some friends and I were after a reliably good breakfast spot Even … Continue reading

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Excelsior Jones, Ashfield – Rating: 20/25 (re-review)

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  I don’t even live that close to Ashfield but I have fond memories of this cafe so last weekend, I returned for a quick visit to Excelsior Jones.  The professionalism of the staff and the environment here as a … Continue reading

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Copo Café and Diner, Drummoyne – Rating: 17.5/25 (re-review)

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It has been quite a few years since my last visit to Copo Café and Diner.  This double storey café with South American flair continues to thrive a block behind Drummoyne’s busiest road. Service for the most part is spot on. … Continue reading

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MO, Surry Hills – Rating: 17.5/25

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The all day and night eatery MO is small but commands a decent sized crowd of patrons throughout the week.  Whether you’re tucked into the cosy, bright interior or watching the many faces and styles of Darlinghurst and Surry Hills … Continue reading

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A Brewer’s Tale, Darlinghurst – Rating: 16/25

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A Brewer’s Tale has a very European feel to it.  Even if you’re not sitting at one of the sidewalk tables, the interior is so open and spacious that you’ll still enjoy the airiness of this café.  The interior is an … Continue reading

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1989, Newtown – Rating: 19/25

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If Sub-Zero, Sonic, Mario and Michelangelo were some of your favourite play-time partners, then you’ll immediately know what I’m talking about and already be rummaging in your pockets for coins.  Welcome to 1989, where your retro nostalgia can come to … Continue reading

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Petrol, Potts Point – Rating: 17/25

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Potts Point and Kings Cross certainly have a knack for tucking restaurants away in their small side streets.  Petrol isn’t too hidden but it’s set back from MacLeay Street and therefore enjoys a quieter outlook. During our visit there wasn’t … Continue reading

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Bloodhound Espresso, Darlinghurst – Rating: 23/25

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To regular readers, it would be obvious that things were quiet here at SoS for a few weeks.  Since I first started my reviews, I promised myself that if I was no longer enjoying or enthralled by the process, that … Continue reading

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Bay Ten Espresso, Lavender Bay – Rating: 15.5/25

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Bay Ten is sneakily located between the Warringah Freeway and Middlemiss Street.  Despite the proximity to the Sydney Harbour Bridge, it’s no louder than most other cafés that I visit.  The interior is dressed up like a bicycle workshop in … Continue reading