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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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Me and Mrs Jones, Canberra – Rating: 18/25

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A few weeks ago I found myself in sunny Canberra where I treated myself to a whirlwind tour of breakfast and dinner spots.  The popular spot Me and Mrs Jones appears on the majority of breakfast lists for the city and even though there … 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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Bar Sirocco, Annandale – Rating: 21/25 (re-review)

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It has been many years since Bar Sirocco was previously reviewed so it was high time that I pay it another visit.  I could tell simply by visiting their Facebook page that this is still one very dog-friendly café.  All expectations were … 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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Three Rosettas Espresso Bar & Cafe, Drummoyne – Rating: 18/25

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On a Saturday, Lyons Road can get exceptionally busy so I was very pleased when I stumbled upon Three Rosettas.  There’s a welcoming vibe within and the tables through the rear are bathed in morning sunlight making them perfect for winter. … 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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Ashcrofts Bistro, Blackheath – Rating: 21/25

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Blackheath serves as a refuge for hungry drivers on their way far west of Sydney as well as a destination for most tourists intent on exploring the best that the Blue Mountains has to offer.  One of the many cafés … Continue reading

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Café Morso, Pyrmont – Rating: 23.5/25 (re-review 3)

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After countless visits and numerous reviews (1, 2, 3, 4), I’m back again at one of my favourite spots.  Café Morso’s polished menu and second-to-none kitchen has impressed again.  Most things that need to be said have been covered before so I’ll … Continue reading

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Fleetwood Macchiato, Erskineville – Rating: 18.5/25 (re-review)

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Previously reviewed in 2013, Fleetwood Macchiato has kept its charm and friendly service while updating the menu in a way that only they could.  They have expanded the amount of baked goods that they supply as well.  One only has … Continue reading

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Burnt Orange, Mosman – Rating: 20.5/25

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Deep within Mosman’s suburban streets and surrounded by natural bush is a café that has eluded my reviews for a long time.  Burnt Orange opened six years ago with the concept of a café and restaurant that feels like an … Continue reading

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X74, Coogee – Rating: 16.5/25

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  With winter approaching, I find myself seeking out even more coastal cafés (as they’re more likely to be bathed in sunshine) so Coogee seemed liked a logical suburb.  Joining me today were some friends who have a one year … Continue reading

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DéLonghi PrimaDonna Elite Launch

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DéLonghi is launching two new automatic coffee makers and I went to the Australia Square event in Sydney today to test them out.  Long-time readers would have an idea of the features already present in the DéLonghi range but the two new … Continue reading

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Four Ate Five, Surry Hills – Rating: 22/25 (re-review 2)

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I’m back at one of my favourite cafés so I’ll keep this brief!  I’ve reviewed Four Ate Five twice before (and visited many more times).  I’m happy to report that it remains as popular as ever and it’s still one of the … Continue reading

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Social Brew, Pyrmont – Rating: 19.5/25

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When a café changes owners, name and identity, it can be a tough job to build a reputation and customer base.  Judging by the swarm of customers that I watched gather by mid-morning on a Sunday, Social Brew has managed to … 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

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John Smith Café – Rating: 22/25

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On a main road in the industrial-meets-residential part of Waterloo, John Smith Café has made a name for itself as the place for locals and breakfast aficionados to start their day.  Founded by an experienced team, JSC produces some next-level dishes … Continue reading

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The Little Kitchen, Coogee – Rating: 22/25

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So today it was hot and sticky.  The drive was long, the quest for parking was almost as long and the walk down the hill to The Little Kitchen was punishing… but I’d do it all again! Despite the small … Continue reading