Category Archives: Sydney – South

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The Purple Moose, Alexandria – Rating: 19/25

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The Purple Moose seemed much smaller upon arrival in the rain than it did after.  This is mainly due to the fact that the interior only has room for a bench against the window with a few low, small tables … Continue reading

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The Copper Mill, Alexandria – Rating: 19.5/25

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Opened in August last year, The Copper Mill is the brainchild of Rebecca Keane, Jake Thomas and Hugh ‘Cube’ Piper who first honed their skills at Shortlist Espresso (where Rebecca was the owner and Jake & Hugh, managers). Hugh is … Continue reading

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Café Zoe, Surry Hills – Rating: 20.5/25

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On a slightly quieter part of Bourke Street and away from the swathes of other cafés of Surry Hills, Café Zoe has forged its own reputation for excellent breakfasts. While it does get busy, the interior has quite a large … Continue reading

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St Jude, Surry Hills – Rating: 21.5/25

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From outside, there’s not too much that gives St Jude away.  It’s an understated corner café that relies on its reputation and aroma of coffee beans to bring in the customers.  And it works because St Jude is well known among … Continue reading

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Parc Café, Randwick – Rating: 19/25

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Yes if you read enough reviews, you’ll hear a lot about the abundance of cyclists who visit this café especially on the weekends so I was prepared for a chaotic crush.  However despite the close proximity to Centennial Park and … Continue reading

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Bitton Gourmet Café & Grocer, Alexandria – Rating: 23.5/25 (re-review)

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David Bitton, as you can see in the shot above, is a very happy man.  He is a gentleman and… perhaps a scholar?  Let’s just say he’s a scholar!  As far as I’m concerned he is a genius and responsible … Continue reading

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Sub-Station Café, Alexandria – Rating: 19/25

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The location alone of Sub-Station Café simply blew my mind.  This ex electrical substation has been refitted as the perfect location for this open kitchen, counter and small outdoor area all rolled into one. The entire place is clean, organised and … Continue reading

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The Rag Land, Redfern – Rating: 20.5/25

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Step into a quaint world where the faces are friendly, the food is exciting and almost everything is for sale! The antique (aka vintage aka pre loved) furniture of The Rag Land is an interesting talking point because if your … Continue reading

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Kepos Street Kitchen, Redfern – Rating: 22.5/25

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On the site of Strangers With Candy which I reviewed in 2010, Kepos Street Kitchen has just turned one year old so I thought it a suitable time to review this popular breakfast location.  With the recent addition of a … Continue reading

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The French House, Waterloo – Rating: 18/25

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Stepping into The French House will remind you of walking wide-eyed into your favourite sweet shop as a child.  The luscious interior has elements of a grand manor with touches of marble, dark woodgrain and gold-plated fixtures .  If you’re … Continue reading

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Suzie Q, Surry Hills – Rating: 19/25

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How can a café that is so well hidden, thrive with a healthy customer base?  Whether it’s word of mouth or many very lost people, the fact that Suzie Q attracts as many people as it does is testament to the … Continue reading

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Kitchen By Mike, Rosebery – Rating: 22.5/25

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Kitchen By Mike is full of surprises.  It is secluded, hidden inside The Cannery warehouse yet is is expansive.  There is plenty of space in the garden, on the deck or inside.  This makes it a great location for large … Continue reading

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Vicinity Dining, Alexandria – Rating: 17.5/25

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Breakfast, lunch, dinner or something inbetween?  Vicinity Dining offers all of this and a full bar that starts the day with coffees and powers into the night with cocktails, beer & wine.  I’ve written about these super cafés before; offering … Continue reading

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Black Pony, Coogee – Rating: 16.5/25

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This popular café just seconds away from Coogee Beach is a prime spot to begin a day of fun in the sun.  You may experience a short wait because of this but the sight of the dishes flying by encouraged us … Continue reading

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The Chalkboard Café, Waterloo – Rating: 21/25

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The Chalkboard Café is fairly new on the block but a burgeoning customer base and food-centric event nights mean that it won’t be going anywhere soon.  It’s becoming more and more common to find not just cafés that serve breakfast, … Continue reading

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The Fern, Redfern – Rating: 14.5/25 (re-review 3)

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I am happy to be proven wrong but in my opinion, a star has fallen amongst Sydney’s café scene.  April and I have been to The Fern numerous times before (review 1, 2, 3) including for dinner but now with … Continue reading

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Beejay’s Café and Wine Bar, Marrickville – Rating: 19/25

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Beejay’s Café exudes a friendly vibe.  As soon as I walked in, smiles were visible all around.  The aroma of beans, the personable waitstaff and a well-comprised menu with a sense of humour made for a fantastic start to a Sunday … Continue reading

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Twig Café (at Garden Life), Surry Hills – Rating: 19.5/25 (re-review)

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Twig Café, part of the Garden Life store, was my location of choice for my Birthday this year.  A phone call early in the week secured the one and only upstairs table.  I have been before so I knew to … Continue reading

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The Grounds of Alexandria, Alexandria – Rating: 21/25 (re-review)

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I’ll make this a quick review because if you read about my previous visit to The Grounds, then you already know what a treat it can be! Not much has changed since… the food and service is still extraordinary, they … Continue reading