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The Trail, Vaucluse – Rating: 22/25

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Right near the beginning of New South Head Road is a small, easily-missable café.  It’s an unassuming establishment with a small number of tables but it’s clean and presentable.  Service was spot-on throughout and this is probably one of the … Continue reading

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Wildpear Café, Dural – Rating: 17.5/25

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After hearing so many positive reports about Wildpear Café, I figured it was high time that I paid it a visit.  I know that Dural isn’t far from the CBD but relative to the majority of the other cafés that I review, … Continue reading

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The Moody Chef, St Leonards – Rating: 21.5/25

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The Moody Chef on Atchison Street is one of three version of the café all within a few square kilometres!  Owners George Dannaoui and Geoff Moody began the gradual domination of the St. Leonards café scene in October 2004 and they … Continue reading

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Besser, Surry Hills – Rating: 20/25

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Besser could be considered as the offspring of Sydney Italian dining institution A Tavola.  In April of this year, Ennio Di Marco, Eugenio Maiale, Sandro Di Marino and Luke Randall opened the new spot on the dining street that everyone knows, Crown. … Continue reading

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Smalltown, Avalon – Rating: 19/25

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Avalon certainly has that coastal (small)town feeling.  Your worries will melt away as you walk through the beach-adjacent streets and browse the gift shops.  I paid the area a visit because smalltown has been making waves on the Northern Beaches scene … Continue reading

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Wild Basket, Neutral Bay – Rating: 16/25

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Wild Basket has a great location; bright but not overly sunny, easy to find but the road isn’t too busy.  You’ll need to hit up the counter to order and pay.  Having said that I would have expected to see … Continue reading

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The Local Mbassy, Ultimo – Rating: 20/25

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  This corner café has only been open for about four months but because it’s doing so many things right, it will be staying around for a long time!  Sure that could have been my concluding line but my breakfast … Continue reading

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La Buvette, Potts Point – Rating: 17.5/25

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I woke up on this particular morning feeling like a croque madame.  I know, I know, who does that?  My subconscious drove me to choose La Buvette (French for a small bar) and lo and behold, they had one on … Continue reading

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La Repubblica, Balmoral – Rating: 21.5/25

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  La Repubblica opened four years ago and continues to offer a large variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner options to an ever-expanding customer base.  Moses and Joseph Nader, together with head chef Roja Siva and manager Andrea Dazzi have brought together … Continue reading

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Posto No. 19, Rushcutters Bay – Rating: 14.5/25

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Posto No. 19 has a prominent yet reasonably quiet location with the all-important barista taking prime position at the street-facing counter.  Inside you’ll find a split level layout with a decent number of tables to ensure that you most likely won’t be … Continue reading

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Henley’s Wholefoods, Alexandria – Rating: 17/25

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I make a point of never mentioning other cafés in a review however in this instance it’s okay… Henley’s Wholefoods in Alexandria has recently opened on the site of Love Grub which I reviewed in 2010 (it’s also interesting to … Continue reading

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Room 10, Potts Point – Rating: 19/25

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We’re back in Llankelly Place and we’re eating where the locals eat (I know this because I was surrounded by people advising what I should try next).  We’re also lining up where the locals line up because on weekends that’s most likely … Continue reading

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Bus Stop Café, Clovelly- Rating: 21.5/25 (re-review)

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For such a high scoring café, one year is way too long for a re-review!  So with fond memories of speedy service and flavoursome dishes on my mind, I grabbed a friend and headed back to Bus Stop Café! While the service crew … Continue reading

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Phoenix Hotel Launch

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The Phoenix Hotel in Woollahra recently opened its doors once again with new owners and a fresh refurbishment. Three brothers Andrew, Alex and Cooney have brightened the location and brought a comprehensive wine, cocktail and craft beer list as well … Continue reading

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Three Blue Ducks, Bronte – 16/25 (re-review 2)

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I’ve had a hot and cold relationship with Three Blue Ducks.  Opinions have been mixed during previous reviews and it’s about to have an even more tumultuous time. My guests and I didn’t mind waiting for our table because we’ve visited … Continue reading

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Three Williams, Redfern – Rating: 19/25

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  I last reviewed Three Williams in March this year and to be honest I was a bit trepidatious about returning.  I remembered the food being inspired (especially the French toast) but alternatively I couldn’t bear the ruckus within its … Continue reading

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Weave Coffee Cup Campaign

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Mental Health Awareness Month has kicked off and Sydney on Sunday’s friends at Weave are launching their “Coffee Cup Campaign” in support of the #weavesurvivaltips initiative. It’s a campaign which acknowledges that every single person goes through tough times and that we … Continue reading

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Reuben Republic, Marrickville – Rating: 19/25

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With humble roots as a food stall at Double Bay and Frenchs Forest markets, Reuben Republic has now set up its headquarters in Marrickville.  If pork shoulder and melt-apart pastrami sound like something you could sink your teeth into, then you’re … Continue reading

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Appetite Café, Redfern – Rating: 16.5/25

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  I was very sad this week because the café I was on my way to review was closed when we arrived!  I later discovered that they were opening, only a little later than usual.  But before I knew this, I found … Continue reading