Category Archives: Sydney – Inner East

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Elizabeth Bay Café, Elizabeth Bay – Rating: 17.5/25 (re-review)

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The last time I visited Elizabeth Bay Café, I was thoroughly impressed by our meals.  The poor service that I’ve seen mentioned on social media comments was nowehere to be seen and I am pleased to report that the case … Continue reading

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John Montagu, Woolloomooloo – Rating: 22.5/25

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Brand new and ready to surprise you in the best way possible is John Montagu, a café that takes its name to heart and endeavours to offer dishes with flavours that work for breakfast plates as well as lunch time sandwiches. … Continue reading

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Organic Bread Bar, Paddington – Rating: 20.5/25

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I have often driven passed this bakery and been amazed by how busy it always is.  With minimal seating both outside and in, most of the patrons are either here to stand, eat and chat or grab some takeaway but … Continue reading

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Four Ate Five, Surry Hills – Rating: 23/25 (re-review)

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 I last reviewed Four Ate Five almost four years ago and I’ve been aching to return.  Our timing was impeccable this morning.  Arriving just before 10am to a full house, my name was the first on the list.  This was a good thing … Continue reading

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The Carrington, Surry Hills – Rating: 20/25

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It is only thanks to the courteous management of The Carrington that this review is being published.  Despite difficulties with camera lighting that were nobody’s fault but my own, they have been very accommodating with my requests to return for … Continue reading

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Rainford Street Social, Surry Hills – Rating: 16.5/25

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It was just over a year ago that Bird Cow Fish disappeared from this corner location on one of Sydney’s prime food lovers’ streets.  It is now one year later and  Rainford Street Social has recently been celebrating the occasion … Continue reading

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The Bunker, Darlinghurst – Rating: 18/25

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The Bunker is known in the local area for its coffee.  Perhaps that’s why even finding a stool to perch on outside is difficult.  This is a tiny establishment that sprawls out onto the Liverpool Street pavement.  This suited me … Continue reading

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Cowbell 808, Surry Hills – Rating: 22/25

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Another day in Surry Hills, another booming café.  Cowbell 808 is busy for a reason and after visiting it a few weeks ago sans camera, I was keen to return for a review.  The menu explains it all but the … Continue reading

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Little Darling Diner, Balmain – Rating: 19.5/25

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Thanks to one of their previous employees who recommended Little Darling Diner, it wasn’t long before I decided I needed to pay this little piece of France a visit.  Things happen at a slower pace here.  I’m not referring to … Continue reading

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Café con Leche, Surry Hills – Rating: 17.5/25

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Tired of eggs Benedict?  Tired of French toast, ricotta hotcakes and big breakfasts? How about some  traditional Colombian cuisine courtesy of Café con Leche (literally “coffee with milk”).  This week some Colombian friends, Yulieth and Jason, introduced me to a little piece … Continue reading

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Lemon Café, Surry Hills – Rating: 20/25

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If you want to survive as a café on Crown Street in Surry Hills, you have to excel.  Perhaps that is why we haven’t had a bad breakfast along this strip – there’s no room for mediocre. It’s hard to … Continue reading

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Le Petit Crème, Darlinghurst – Rating: 18.5/25

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7am to 2:30pm are the very conservative hours that Le Petite Crème operates within (8am on Sundays).  We arrived early at this quiet (but not for long) café and were served immediately by a duo of friendly Italian and French … Continue reading

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Una’s – Darlinghurst – Rating: 13.5/25

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It’s the new year and most Sydney cafés have closed to take a well-earned rest.  Some remain open, especially those which double as evening restaurants.  Una’s is a café and licensed restaurant with dishes influenced by various European countries  – Germany, … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Bay Café, Elizabeth Bay – Rating: 19.5/25

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I’ve wanted to visit this tiny café for a while but it has always slipped my mind.  There seem to be a steady stream of customers on the weekend which is always a  good sign.  Elizabeth Bay Café has some … Continue reading

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Forbes And Burton, Darlinghurst – Rating: 19.5/25

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Forbes and Burton has quite a presence on the corner of the two streets of the same name.  I noticed it and the crowds of patrons whilst looking for parking for 13b in the morning and Universal restaurant in the … Continue reading

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13b, Darlinghurst – Rating: 20.5/25

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13b Café and Cocktail Bar Friendly, stylish and delicious.  These three adjectives sum up our latest Sunday adventure.  Also still going by its previous moniker The Safe House, 13b is one block away from the alternate universe known as Oxford … Continue reading

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Yellow Bistro, Potts Point – Rating: 17/25

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Note, Yellow is now closed. Yellow Bistro has been a long-time favourite of ours.  It is home to dessert and pastry extraordinaire, Lorraine Godsmark.  From brunch (all week) to dinner (Tuesday to Saturday) it has never failed to impress.  Regardless … Continue reading

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Bangbang Espresso Bar and Café, Surry Hills – Rating: 17/25

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Bangbang has been on our must-visit list for a long time.  It’s stream of positive reviews and celebrity-owner (Ministry of Sound DJ, Alan Thompson) put it on the radar as soon as it opened.  The decor is very modern and … Continue reading

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Café Ish, Surry Hills – Rating: 22/25

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Wanting to try something in the Japanese spirit, Dane orders the sparkling Fuji apple ($4.50).  The fruity aroma is strong but the flavour is quite light and not too sweet.  Dane recommends it as a different soft drink to try. Café Ish certainly … Continue reading