Category Archives: Sydney – North Shore

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Wildpear Café, Dural – Rating: 17.5/25

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After hearing so many positive reports about Wildpear Café, I figured it was high time that I paid it a visit.  I know that Dural isn’t far from the CBD but relative to the majority of the other cafés that I review, … Continue reading

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The Moody Chef, St Leonards – Rating: 21.5/25

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The Moody Chef on Atchison Street is one of three version of the café all within a few square kilometres!  Owners George Dannaoui and Geoff Moody began the gradual domination of the St. Leonards café scene in October 2004 and they … Continue reading

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Smalltown, Avalon – Rating: 19/25

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Avalon certainly has that coastal (small)town feeling.  Your worries will melt away as you walk through the beach-adjacent streets and browse the gift shops.  I paid the area a visit because smalltown has been making waves on the Northern Beaches scene … Continue reading

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Wild Basket, Neutral Bay – Rating: 16/25

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Wild Basket has a great location; bright but not overly sunny, easy to find but the road isn’t too busy.  You’ll need to hit up the counter to order and pay.  Having said that I would have expected to see … Continue reading

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La Repubblica, Balmoral – Rating: 21.5/25

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  La Repubblica opened four years ago and continues to offer a large variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner options to an ever-expanding customer base.  Moses and Joseph Nader, together with head chef Roja Siva and manager Andrea Dazzi have brought together … Continue reading

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Pottery Green Bakers, Gordon – Rating: 15.5/25

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Pottery Green Bakers in Gordon has the fortunate position of being bathed in sunlight throughout the morning.    It’s quite a spacious café inside with a cosy fitout that’s part industrial, part antique chic.  There’s a mix of table sizes … Continue reading

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Fika Swedish Kitchen, Manly – Rating: 21/25

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If you’re after a little taste of Scandinavia, Fika Swedish Kitchen is the most authentic café I’ve found.  It began life in June 2013 when owners Linda Stanes, Diana Chirilas and Sophie Zetterberg who missed the food and traditions of … Continue reading