Category Archives: Sydney – South

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Henry Lee’s, Redfern – Rating: 23/25

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Henry Lee’s is one polished establishment.  Through the iron gate and past the kitchen with irresistible smells emanating from within, lies a sun-bathed courtyard with enough shade and comfortable seating to keep you entertained for hours. HL’s was opened in … Continue reading

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Reuben Hills, Surry Hills – Rating: 22/25 (re-review 2)

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It’s four years after my initial reviews of Reuben Hills (review 1 and review 2).  With a friend visiting from Brisbane and with my fond memories of this café, I figured it was as good a spot as any to show … Continue reading

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Ampersand Café & Bookstore, Paddington – Rating: 11/25

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The things we do for our pets.  Like sit outside on one of the coldest days of the year so far!  The tall gas heaters at Ampersand Café & Bookstore were a welcome sight then.  We did receive an eye roll … Continue reading

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L’Americano Espresso Bar, Alexandria – Rating: 17.5/25

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You’re greeted at L’Americano Espresso Bar by a brand new, colourful and quite splendid entrance.  Stepping inside, you’re greeted by the smell of fresh coffee, pastries in the counter and friendly, professional staff. The service, I came to find, is … Continue reading

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5th Earl, Rosebery – Rating: 21.5/25

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It’s always interesting to watch some new ‘phenomenon’ cafés.  The ones that open and just have the right atmosphere, marketing and word of mouth dishes that cause the crowds to flock.  5th Earl can be added to this list. It was opened … Continue reading

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Café Ism, Newtown – Rating: 18/25

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Ten years and going strong, Café Ism resides in one of the quieter streets of Newtown, away from the bustle of King Street.  The sunny corner spot is a haven for those looking for a café with that friendly ‘local’ vibe. … Continue reading

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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