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Fresh, Crows Nest – Rating: 20/25

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Fresh has only been open three months and owner Phil Carey has the ambitious plan of competing in the hotly-contested Crows Nest food district.  The philosophy here is “eat well-be well” and the goal is to “make you happier and … Continue reading

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The Penny Royal, Mosman – Rating: 18/25

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The Myahgah Mews is a laneway in Mosman that plays host to a few breakfast spots that, despite the shade, are busy all year round including during winter.  The Penny Royal has a burgeoning base of repeat customers so you … Continue reading

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Bar Mattino, Chippendale – Rating: 21.5/25 (re-review)

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This wasn’t going to be a review.  “I’ve reviewed them before and they got 21 out of 25” I thought, “I’ll just go and enjoy my breakfast”… Then the coffee came.  And it was fantastic.  Then the fruit salad came … Continue reading

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COOH, North Curl Curl – Rating: 17.5/25

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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

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Belaroma Coffee, Balgowlah – Rating: 20.5/25

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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

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Girdlers, Dee Why – Rating: 16.5/25

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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

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Bondi Rescue HQ Launch

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  Bondi Rescue HQ is a café overlooking picturesque north Bondi Beach.  This juice and smoothie hut is an extension of the Bondi Rescue brand and aims to bring fresh and healthy alternatives to the iconic beach. Lifeguard and Bondi … Continue reading

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

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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

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Illi Hill, Marrickville – Rating: 19.5/25

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A newcomer to the Marrickville scene is Illi Hill (named after the fact that it is at the top of Illawarra Road) which is located on the site of a much-loved corner store.  Winning the hearts and minds of the … Continue reading

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Albert & Moore, Freshwater – Rating: 20.5/25

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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

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Bar Contessa, Balmain – Rating: 22.5/25 (re-review)

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Yes yes, it’s a re-review of a café that I only visited a few weeks ago.  So sue me.  It’s just that good.  So I went back.  You should too. Let’s jump right in!  Coffees ($3.50) were outstanding once again … Continue reading

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Three Blue Ducks, Bronte – Rating: 17/25 (re-review)

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  Now that Three Blue Ducks has had some time to stretch its wings since my last review, I was excited to see how it has developed and what it now has to offer.  Somehow they seem to be able … Continue reading

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Bar Contessa, Balmain – Rating: 22.5/25

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Darling Street, Balmain is one of my favourite strips for fantastic food.  Bar Contessa (or more recently known just as “Contessa”) has gone un-reviewed by me for a long time but that isn’t to say that it hasn’t been on … Continue reading

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Gypsy Espresso, Potts Point – Rating: 17.5/25

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Gypsy Espresso is just above ‘hole in the wall’ size but smaller than most cafés that I visit.  While their address states Macleay Street, they are actually situated around the corner in Manning Street. Space inside is quite limited with seating … Continue reading

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John Montagu, Woolloomooloo – Rating: 22/25 (re-review)

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I was very impressed when I first visited John Montagu.  It is now on its third owner but I am happy to report that not only has it stayed true to its roots, but the the coffee and food is … Continue reading

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

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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

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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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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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Elizabeth Bay Café, Elizabeth Bay – Rating: 17.5/25 (re-review)

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The last time I visited Elizabeth Bay Café, I was thoroughly impressed by our meals.  The poor service that I’ve seen mentioned on social media comments was nowehere to be seen and I am pleased to report that the case … Continue reading