Category Archives: Sydney – North Shore

Gallery

Anvil, Artarmon – Rating: 19/25

This gallery contains 6 photos.

As you drive through the peaceful Artarmon automotive district… wait let’s try that again… As I sat down at the industrial-sized cable reel which has been converted into a table… Okay I’ve got it this time: Following on from the raging … Continue reading

Gallery

Sandbar, Dee Why – Rating: 17/25

This gallery contains 6 photos.

Dee Why’s beachfront has no shortage of cafés, eateries and restaurants.  I’ve enjoyed dinners at Sandbar before so I figured that their breakfast would be worth a try!  This strip is normally a superb breakfast spot to show off Sydney … Continue reading

Gallery

COOH, North Curl Curl – Rating: 17.5/25

This gallery contains 6 photos.

Close to North Curl Curl beach, in a reasonably quiet suburban road, COOH has been making a name for itself in the local area.  It was reasonably busy throughout my visit with a constant gathering of people ordering food at … Continue reading

Gallery

Belaroma Coffee, Balgowlah – Rating: 20.5/25

This gallery contains 7 photos.

This coffee hub adjoins Belaroma Coffee’s warehouse and roastery so you can be sure that you’re getting the freshest beans and with the new breakfast menu, I wanted to see what all the fuss was about.  This is a popular stop … Continue reading

Gallery

Girdlers, Dee Why – Rating: 16.5/25

This gallery contains 7 photos.

There are plenty of breakfast options overlooking Dee Why beach and now you can add Girdlers to that list.  This café screams summer thanks to its open, spacious and breezy layout with sunbathed or shady seating both inside and out. Ordering … Continue reading

Gallery

Avenue Rd, Mosman – Rating: 20/25 (re-review)

This gallery contains 10 photos.

It has been four years since I last reviewed Avenue Rd in Mosman.  It impressed then and now with brand new owners and a fresh start for 2015, I was excited to see if they could still bring great food … Continue reading

Gallery

Deli in the Park Café, East Lindfield – Rating: 16/25

This gallery contains 8 photos.

  Deli in the Park Café is tucked away in suburban Lindfield overlooking (surprise, surprise)… a park.  It’s all very serene on this weekend morning with the only hive of activity being the café itself! Even though it does get busy, you … Continue reading

Gallery

Albert & Moore, Freshwater – Rating: 20.5/25

This gallery contains 7 photos.

Fresh on the scene of the Northern beaches is Albert and Moore, a new venture that aims to offer fresh and healthy dishes without compromising on taste. Freshwater is home turf for me so I was excited to review A&M.  With quality … Continue reading

Gallery

Batch Burgers & Espresso, Kirribilli – Rating: 17/25

This gallery contains 9 photos.

  If you like the American 50’s diner style of establishment, then you’ll be very excited about Batch Batch Burgers & Espresso in Kirribilli.  And what’s not to like?  Shakes, smoothies, sodas, cold drip, pancakes and best of all, breaky burgers! Batch … Continue reading

Gallery

Tastebuds, Terrey Hills – Rating: 13.5/25

This gallery contains 6 photos.

  This large premises on Mona Vale is shared by various other stores but Tastebuds is the café that I was interested in today.  The outdoor seating flows inside seamlessly thanks to the open plan and large covered dining area. … Continue reading

Gallery

Dachshund Coffee, Hunters Hill – Rating: 21/25

This gallery contains 10 photos.

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

Gallery

Cinque Cucina e Caffé, Mona Vale – Rating: 18/25 (re-review)

This gallery contains 6 photos.

I visited Cinque Cucina e Caffé last year and seeing I was in the area, decided to drop in again.  Thanks to its close proximity to Mona Vale beach, Cinque makes for a great stop on your way to or from a day by … Continue reading

Gallery

The Porch Café, Crows Nest – Rating: 16/25

This gallery contains 9 photos.

While Crows Nest  is extremely busy in the evenings, the number of establishments open for breakfast is relatively much smaller.  The Porch Café has taken this opportunity to open and entice some of the morning crowd. With the ten or so … Continue reading

Gallery

Sotto on West, North Sydney – Rating: 17.5/25

This gallery contains 14 photos.

Sotto on West sits quite unsurprisingly on West Street in North Sydney.  This sun-bathed corner location is supremely peaceful especially on weekends but you’ll definitely want to arrive before 10AM if you don’t want to wait. The tables on the … Continue reading

Gallery

The Boathouse, Palm Beach – Rating: 19/25

This gallery contains 8 photos.

When some international guests of mine asked to visit Palm Beach, The Boathouse was an immediate choice.  I’ve reviewed it before and I can tell you that this is one polished café.  The staff are on the ball, the kitchen is … Continue reading

Gallery

Sugar Lounge, Manly – Rating: 13/25

This gallery contains 9 photos.

Bar by night, sun-bathed lounge by day.  Sugar Lounge faces the crashing waves, white sands and swarms of locals, tourists and a few eccentric characters which all make for an entertaining and pleasant outlook.  The seating available is made up … Continue reading

Gallery

The Incinerator, Willoughby – Rating: 17.5/25

This gallery contains 9 photos.

I’m sure all of the fire-related jokes have been done with regards to The Incinerator in Willoughby so I won’t offer any clever puns here!  This formidable-looking, spiked building has been overhauled into a café above while an art gallery … Continue reading

Gallery

Salvage Specialist Coffee, Artarmon – Rating: 21.5/25

This gallery contains 8 photos.

For just over one year, Salvage Specialist Coffee has been spreading their passion for coffee.  Thanks to a knowledge of blends, techniques and single origin flavours, it is pretty much guaranteed that your cup will hit the spot. SSC is … Continue reading

Gallery

Pablo & Rusty’s, Lane Cove – Rating: 16/25

This gallery contains 5 photos.

Pablo & Rusty’s Speciality Coffee in Lane Cove is one of their five stores in Sydney.  It operates a booming business on the weekend due to the large number of people in the Lane Cove Village although the crowd is … Continue reading