Category Archives: Sydney – CBD

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Le Monde Café, Surry Hills – Rating: 21.5/25

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Sometimes you visit a café and everything goes as you expect.  Parking is readily available, the service is prompt, the food is inspired and the coffee was worth getting out of bed for.  This was one of those mornings as Le … Continue reading

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Bloody Mary’s, Darlinghurst – Rating: 19/25

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Bloody Mary’s sits on a very popular strip of Darlinghurst.  It’s not only busy during the day but also abuzz in the evening.  Bordering with Kings Cross, you would be correct in assuming that the bars and restaurants along the Victoria … Continue reading

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Café Oratnek – Rating: 18.5/25

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Long time readers will remember my fondness for The Fern as well as its spectacular fall from grace when it changed owners.  It should be no surprise then that The Fern is no more.  Café Oratnek has taken its place and with … Continue reading

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Besser, Surry Hills – Rating: 20/25

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Besser could be considered as the offspring of Sydney Italian dining institution A Tavola.  In April of this year, Ennio Di Marco, Eugenio Maiale, Sandro Di Marino and Luke Randall opened the new spot on the dining street that everyone knows, Crown. … Continue reading

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The Local Mbassy, Ultimo – Rating: 20/25

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  This corner café has only been open for about four months but because it’s doing so many things right, it will be staying around for a long time!  Sure that could have been my concluding line but my breakfast … Continue reading

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La Buvette, Potts Point – Rating: 17.5/25

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I woke up on this particular morning feeling like a croque madame.  I know, I know, who does that?  My subconscious drove me to choose La Buvette (French for a small bar) and lo and behold, they had one on … Continue reading

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Henley’s Wholefoods, Alexandria – Rating: 17/25

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I make a point of never mentioning other cafés in a review however in this instance it’s okay… Henley’s Wholefoods in Alexandria has recently opened on the site of Love Grub which I reviewed in 2010 (it’s also interesting to … Continue reading

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Room 10, Potts Point – Rating: 19/25

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We’re back in Llankelly Place and we’re eating where the locals eat (I know this because I was surrounded by people advising what I should try next).  We’re also lining up where the locals line up because on weekends that’s most likely … Continue reading

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Three Williams, Redfern – Rating: 19/25

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  I last reviewed Three Williams in March this year and to be honest I was a bit trepidatious about returning.  I remembered the food being inspired (especially the French toast) but alternatively I couldn’t bear the ruckus within its … Continue reading

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Appetite Café, Redfern – Rating: 16.5/25

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  I was very sad this week because the café I was on my way to review was closed when we arrived!  I later discovered that they were opening, only a little later than usual.  But before I knew this, I found … Continue reading

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Café DOV, Potts Point – Rating: 17/25

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I was actually on my way to another café this morning when the sunny courtyard of Café DOV caught my eye.  With winter still loosening its grip on Sydney, the warm rays and one spare table were enough to entice me! There … Continue reading

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Gourmandise de Paris, Pyrmont – Rating: 20.5/25

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Gourmandise de Paris is one of the handful of cafés bringing life to Harris Street on weekend mornings.  It was once a struggle not only to find a spot that was open but that also delivered on good food. The … Continue reading

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Flat White Café, Woollahra – Rating: 22.5/25 (re-review 2)

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Flat White Café was previously reviewed in 2013 and 2010 and with most cafés closed on a public holiday long weekend, it was time to return to an old faithful. While the queue for takeaway coffee is often relentless, you shouldn’t be … Continue reading

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Bar Mattino, Chippendale – Rating: 21.5/25 (re-review)

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This wasn’t going to be a review.  “I’ve reviewed them before and they got 21 out of 25” I thought, “I’ll just go and enjoy my breakfast”… Then the coffee came.  And it was fantastic.  Then the fruit salad came … Continue reading

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First Drop Café, East Redfern – Rating: 19/25

This busy corner café is a hive of activity on weekends.  Thanks to a few twists to some of the most popular Sydney breakfast dishes, First Drop Café’s menu as well as their accommodating staff, help to turn once-off visitors … Continue reading

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Three Williams, Redfern – Rating: 16/25

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  The entrance is very understated with merely a small, golden Three Williams logo marking this café’s existence.  Due to the massive crowds, you’ll need to leave your name with the host and then mill around outside. The interior is large … Continue reading

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Sokyo’s New Breakfast Launch

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Champagne, housemade pastries and maple bacon… just some of the highlights of my dining experience at the fresh and exciting launch of Sokyo’s Japanese-influenced breakfast available only from 7am to 10:30am on weekends.  I was invited to sample some of … Continue reading

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Almond Bar, Darlinghurst – Rating: 19.5/25

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  Sydney breakfasters, listen up!  I have both good news and bad news for you.  The good is that there is a spot specialising in Syrian breakfasts!  The bad is that these are not daily or even weekly events… you’ll … Continue reading

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Pinbone, Woollahra – Rating: 22/25 (re-review)

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It has only been a few weeks since I first reviewed Pinbone so this will simply be a quick re-review.  I was simply desperate to taste the bacon, maple, pumpkin tart again! Breakfast is only served on Sundays and in order to … Continue reading