Category Archives: Sydney – Inner West

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Bar Contessa, Balmain – Rating: 22.5/25 (re-review)

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Yes yes, it’s a re-review of a café that I only visited a few weeks ago.  So sue me.  It’s just that good.  So I went back.  You should too. Let’s jump right in!  Coffees ($3.50) were outstanding once again … Continue reading

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Bar Contessa, Balmain – Rating: 22.5/25

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Darling Street, Balmain is one of my favourite strips for fantastic food.  Bar Contessa (or more recently known just as “Contessa”) has gone un-reviewed by me for a long time but that isn’t to say that it hasn’t been on … Continue reading

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Dachshund Coffee, Hunters Hill – Rating: 21/25

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Along with the recent refurbishment of the Hunters Hill Hotel comes a new shopping arcade and a six week old café that has certainly started things off with a bang.  Dachshund Coffee brings together the experience of owners Matt Williams, Alex … Continue reading

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Brewtown, Newton – Rating: 20/25

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Not content with one successful café in the form of Gnome in Surry Hills (which I reviewed at the very end of 2010), owner Charles Cameron has recently joined forces with Simon Triggs (who has managed at Toby’s Estate and Single Origin Roasters) … Continue reading

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Lemon Rind Café, Drummoyne – Rating: 18.5/25

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Word of mouth can be a powerful thing.  A friend told a fried who told me about Lemon Rind Café in Drummoyne and so it was that SoS decided to pay this fairly young establishment a visit. Hidden in the … Continue reading

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Revolver, Annandale – Rating: 18/25 (re-review)

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Among Sydney breakfast cafés, there are a few establishments that have stood their ground and remained successful thanks to a variety of reasons.  A strong local customer base, a changing menu, dedicated staff or of course fantastic food and coffee. … Continue reading

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The Old City Café, Balmain – Rating: 16.5/25

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Despite the menagerie of toys & trinkets in the window and the prominent signage, I had never noticed The Old City Café on Darling Street until a friend told me about it.  All they needed to mention was the fact that … Continue reading

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Deckhouse, Woolwich – Rating: 15.5/25 (re-review 2)

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Yes, it’s my third review of Deckhouse.  After their first time jitters and second round improvements, I was hoping to see some consistency from them. While I have never seen it completely full, this morning they had opened up the … Continue reading

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Shenkin, Erskineville – Rating: 17.5/25

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Shenkin has prime position on Erskineville Road.  I have never seen it quiet so be sure to get in early or be prepared for a short wait.  As we stood next to the massive window, watching the barista work his … Continue reading

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Le Village, Hunters Hill – Rating: 15.5/25

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  Le Village could be seen as V2.0 of La Grande Bouffe which April and I have reviewed twice before (review 1, review 2) and enjoyed both visits.  While retaining that café, the owners have broadened their sights and brought … Continue reading

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Despańa, Glebe – Rating: 15.5/25

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Despańa is a recent addition to the Glebe Point Road strip.  Their claim to fame is their tapas and wine selection in the evenings but they are also open for coffee and breakfast.  That’s where SoS comes in! Unfortunately service … Continue reading

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Fleetwood Macchiato, Erskineville – Rating: 20/25

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What was The Kick Inside has now become Fleetwood Macchiato and what a great discovery this café has turned out to be.  We both (April and Dane) paid them a visit earlier this week and Dane liked it so much … Continue reading

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Deckhouse, Woolwich – Rating: 18.5/25 (re-review)

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It was a little over two years ago that we visited the newly-opened Deckhouse.  Despite being quite disappointed, we vowed to return once they had found their feet and today we ventured back to the location with arguably one of … Continue reading

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Fish & Co., Annandale – Rating: 16/25

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For such an award winning café, Fish & Co. (The Sustainable Seafood Café) was very quiet throughout our visit.  With restaurant and food awards from Channel 7, 2UE, SBS and more, they obviously know their seafood but what about their breakfast? … Continue reading

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Cornersmith, Marrickville – Rating: 17/25

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Marrickville has always been known for it’s great food selection.  However rather than Greek delis and Vietnamese bakeries, a new breed of cooks are in town.  Cornersmith caters for the food and coffee needs of Sydney’s modern young professionals, as … Continue reading

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Luxe Bakery Café, Newtown – Rating: 18.5/25 (re-review)

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We have been to Luxe Bakery Café once before.  The score wasn’t fantastic but I have always wanted to return to give them another go and to sample some of the baked items.  The line for coffee and bread here is … Continue reading

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Vinery Foods, Annandale – Rating: 14/25

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Vinery Foods is a location that is open for breakfast through to dinner.  They are in an area that boasts many other cafés such as Bar Sirocco, Le Comptoir, Clover Café and Gallery Café so you are definitely spoilt for choice … Continue reading

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The Wolf and Honeybee, Newtown – Rating: 17/25

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The Wolf & Honeybee is a newcomer to the Sydney café scene.  They have retained the previous “milk bar” signage but have transformed the interior into a clean dining area with a retro influence.  They are currently seeking artists’ submissions … Continue reading

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Copo Café and Diner, Drummoyne – Rating: 16/25

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Considering Copo Café and Diner is located just off a major road overlooking a car park, business is doing very well.  It has two levels with the ground floor containing the barrista and plenty of tables.  Internal stairs lead to the … Continue reading