Review: Hobart, Tasmania

Hobart is truly a foodies destination. My third visit happened early July this year, with a few good friends (yes, kids & hubby free) celebrating a whole host of things, but mainly hitting our 40’s. As I write this, I realised that it was just over 4 weeks ago, yet my little monkeys are like…

Du Liban Marrickville

REVIEW: Du Liban, Marrickville

Du Liban means ‘From Lebanon’ in French. Why then is this Lebanese bakery & coffee roaster named in French?  I don’t know the answer to that, but my guess is the influence of French fare on an otherwise, Lebanese & Middle Eastern menu. The obscure location, tucked away on a small industrial street of Marrickville,…

Gather in the Green

Gather on the Green

To stumble upon a great cafe is like winning the lotto! Ok maybe not the lotto (not that I’d know what that felt like anyway), but for someone who loves food (like me), it comes close. A few weeks ago, we did just that!  We were driving around Camperdown biding time before picking up a…

Cornersmith

Cornersmith

True to the name, Cornersmith sits on the corner of Illawarra Road & Petersham Road, and focuses on local & small scale craft (fare). The cafe is small making seating very limited.  We arrived early on a Sunday morning (around 8am) and were lucky to snab the last available table.  By the time we left,…

Cafe Sydney Restaurant Review

Cafe Sydney

Location, location, location! This restaurant, without doubt, has the best location in Sydney. It is situated on the rooftop of the historic Custom House building at Circular Quay.  Consequently, the harbour views are spectacular! Cafe Sydney has been in operation now for 16 years and (after dining here twice both for lunch) I can understand…

Edmonds & Greer

Edmonds & Greer

In quiet, leafy suburbia – Oatley, Sydney – Edmonds & Greer sits contentedly on the corner of Mulga Street & Mi Mi Street. A friend introduced me to this Home Decor – Gift Shop – Cafe a few years ago for a coffee & treat.  I’ve been back a few times since for brunch and…

The Laughing Goat Cafe

The Laughing Goat Cafe`

Everything about this cafe` is quirky! From the name to it’s location inside an antique store (The Southern Antiques Centre Kogarah), decor, and even a few items on the menu like Black Poison Coffee Beans & the old fashion Jaffle. It’s a great little cafe` that I recommend you try if you’re in that neck…

Otto Ristorante

Otto Ristorante

It’s a family tradition that we celebrate our birthdays somewhere ‘fancy’ (meaning excellent food & sophisticated) and often with water views for a Sunday lunch.  Otto Ristorante fits that measure perfectly. I’ve dinned at Otto a few times now for both lunch & dinner and I have to say it’s one of my favourite modern…

Da Mario

Da Mario

Da Mario is the new sister restaurant of Pizza Mario, Surry Hills and continues the tradition of serving Napoletana (Naples) style pizza – super thin bases with minimal toppings. Located in the post-industrial Rosebery, Sydney (and positioned amongst a number of popular establishments such as ‘Kitchen By Mike’ & ‘Black Star Pastry’), it looks as…