Beautiful Noosa, Queensland

Beautiful Noosa, Queensland

I can’t believe it took us this long to discover Noosa – what a gorgeous place! We recently visited this beautiful beach town located about…

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Not Just Another Food Blog Award From Delivery Hero

Not Just Another Food Blog Award From Delivery Hero

Thanks for thinking we’re Not Just Another Food Blog Delivery Hero! Check out all ten winners here. And check out their interview with us here.  

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Nomad, Surry Hills

Nomad, Surry Hills

Add this to your must-try list immediately and make a booking while you still can – this place is amazing. We came here for McKay’s…

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The Devon Cafe, Surry Hills

The Devon Cafe, Surry Hills

We expected this to be your regular run-of-the-mill Surry Hills cafe, but we were pleasantly surprised. The menu is inventive and interesting. The food was…

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Hudson Meats, Surry Hills

Hudson Meats, Surry Hills

I am actually in disbelief that we haven’t written anything about Hudson Meats already! It is BY FAR our favourite food shop in Sydney and…

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Chow Bar & Eating House, Surry Hills

Chow Bar & Eating House, Surry Hills

As we mentioned a few months ago, the prime Surry Hills location on Campbell and Crown once occupied by Bentley Bar has been transformed into…

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Burger Face-Off - Our Top Five Burgers in Sydney

Burger Face-Off – Our Top Five Burgers in Sydney

It’s been difficult, I can assure you…but we’ve been tasting burgers all over Sydney recently to find the very best.  Here’s our list of the…

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The Paramount Coffee Project, Surry Hills

The Paramount Coffee Project, Surry Hills

Gorgeous new addition to the Surry Hills Cafe scene. Similar to it’s sister cafe, Reuben Hills, The Paramount has been beautifully decorated in minimal, hipster…

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Google Loves Gelato Event, Gelato Messina Appreciation Class

Google Loves Gelato Event, Gelato Messina Appreciation Class

I was luckily enough to attend Gelato Messina’s Gelato Appreciation Class for the second time thanks to Google Local Sydney. Disclaimer that I work for…

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Yokozuna, Darlinghurst

Yokozuna, Darlinghurst

Cute little hole in the wall mom and pop sushi shop nestled amongst the gay clubs and sketchy massage places on Oxford Street. Loved: the…

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Wine Library, Woollahra

Wine Library, Woollahra

I’ve been to the Wine Library twice in the past two weeks. Wine? Cheese? Cured Meats? Candied nuts? Nothing not to like from where I’m…

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Surry Hills Exodus and Other Sad Restaurant News

Surry Hills Exodus and Other Sad Restaurant News

We’ve heard lot’s of upsetting  food news recently – some of our favourites are either closed or relocating! Here’s the round-up: Missy K’s, our favourite neighbourhood…

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Suzie Q, Surry Hills

Suzie Q, Surry Hills

We loved this little laid-back cafe down one of the quieter blocks in Surry Hills. The obvious theme here is music. The menus are made…

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Mr.Crackles, Darlinghurst

Mr.Crackles, Darlinghurst

There’s not much you can say about a place where the entire menu is centered around pork crackling…except for “YUM, I WANT IT RIGHT NOW”….

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Gelato Appreciation Class with Gelato Messina

Gelato Appreciation Class with Gelato Messina

It’s no secret that gelato is probably one of my favourite foods and that we are frequent visitors of all three of Gelato Messina locations…

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Fish Place, Surry Hills

Fish Place, Surry Hills

It’s little spots like these that make us wish we worked in Surry Hills and could just pop over for lunch any time. We love…

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Madame Nhu, Surry Hills

Madame Nhu, Surry Hills

Sister restaurants to Xage on Crown Street, Madame Nhu recently opened in Surry Hills also featuring delicious Vietnamese food. We’ve been a few times now…

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Katsu Ramen, Surry Hills

Katsu Ramen, Surry Hills

Bottom Line: Fast and friendly service. Nice spot for a rainy day meal. Not the best Ramen and/or Katsu Curry place in Sydney, but not…

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Kürtősh, Surry Hills

Kürtősh, Surry Hills

Everything is delicious at this little bakery!  

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Grounds of Alexandria and Salts, Meats & Cheese

Grounds of Alexandria and Salts, Meats & Cheese

How have we not ventured to the Grounds of Alexandria before?! What a little gem! We didn’t actually get to eat at the restaurant as…

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Make New Friends with Old Fashioneds

Make New Friends with Old Fashioneds

Who doesn’t love a good Old Fashioned? We certainly enjoy them regularly at our house and it is our go-to cocktail at a good bar…

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RivaReno Gelato, Darlinghurst

RivaReno Gelato, Darlinghurst

A new gelato spot opened up on Crown Street (directly across from MadMex). What’s the verdict? It’s gelato. It’s smooth & creamy. It’s probably pretty…

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121BC, Surry Hills

121BC, Surry Hills

Are you looking for the perfect date-night spot? Look no further…121BC is it! Tucked away in a discreet Surry Hills alley (made less discreet with…

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Rustic Pearl, Surry Hills

Rustic Pearl, Surry Hills

Loved this new little cafe in Surry Hills. A definite step up from the old pizza/gelato place that used to be here. The food was…

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Mexico Food & Liquor, Surry Hills

Mexico Food & Liquor, Surry Hills

UPDATE: We’ve now been back to Mexico a few times since our initial post and found the food to be a bit hit or miss….

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Milk Bar by Cafe Ish, Redfern

Milk Bar by Cafe Ish, Redfern

I wish this place was still in Surry Hills. We’d been to Cafe Ish when it was in its Albion Street location and thought it…

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Recipe - Pecan Pie with Homemade Pie Crust

Recipe – Pecan Pie with Homemade Pie Crust

Yesterday we had an amazing friends-giving dinner at our friends, the Tomofields, home. One of the items I volunteered to make was Pecan Pie –…

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Johnny Wong's Dumpling Bar, Darlinghurst

Johnny Wong’s Dumpling Bar, Darlinghurst

A hidden gem nestled between the Taylor Square clubs, this place has such charm. We asked the friendly staff for their recommendations and went with…

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Lynn Shanghai Cuisine, CBD

Lynn Shanghai Cuisine, CBD

Thank you to our friends Lucien and Madeline for showing this gem to us. It’s sort of a funny location – inside an RSL on Castlereagh…

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Our Favourite Bacon & Egg Rolls

Our Favourite Bacon & Egg Rolls

Even when dining at some of the fanciest of breakfast spots…even when faced with the most innovative of menus…sometimes you just want a good ol’…

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Cowbell 808, Surry Hills

Cowbell 808, Surry Hills

I could tell by our first visit that we would be visiting this place many MANY more times. We were greeted by a lovely gentleman…

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Chinese Noodle Restaurant, Haymarket

Chinese Noodle Restaurant, Haymarket

Grapes on the ceiling of a Chinese restaurant?! Obviously. This place is THE hole in the wall of hole in the walls, but I would…

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Mr Cooper's, Paddington

Mr Cooper’s, Paddington

What a pleasant little surprise this place was! We came in for a quick lunch before a day of shopping on Oxford Street and we…

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Gelato Messina, Surry Hills

Gelato Messina, Surry Hills

IT’S FINALLY OPEN! Our favourite Gelato place has opened it’s newest location on Crown Street in Surry Hills (a dangerously close few blocks from us!)….

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The Sandwich Shop, Surry Hills

The Sandwich Shop, Surry Hills

Fresh baked bread, warm chicken schnitzel, with thick slices of provolone cheese and a side of avocado…my mouth is watering just thinking about yesterdays lunch…

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The Fish Shop, Potts Point

The Fish Shop, Potts Point

Fresh and delicious seafood, fast and friendly service, in an adorable laid back setting. Yet another win from Merivale – we will absolutely be back….

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Mamak, Haymarket

Mamak, Haymarket

This place has been on the list for ages and rightfully so…it should be on everyones list. It’s quick, cheap, delicious and BYO to boot…

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Rainford Street Social, Surry Hills

Rainford Street Social, Surry Hills

Occupying the spot that Bird, Cow, Fish once was located and under the same ownership as Toko – we were expecting big things from Rainford…

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Recipe - Lamb Ragu

Recipe – Lamb Ragu

As hard as we tried, between the two of us and our two lovely dinner guests…we could not finish the entire 2.2 kilos of lamb…

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Recipe - Five Hour Roasted Moroccan Lamb

Recipe – Five Hour Roasted Moroccan Lamb

Oh how we love Hudson Meats. Not only is this gorgeous little butcher shop right around the corner from us on Crown Street, but the…

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Jazz City Diner, Darlinghurst

Jazz City Diner, Darlinghurst

It’s nothing fancy, but that’s actually what we really liked about Jazz City Diner. Classic American diner food (read: FRIES not chips!) that hits the…

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The Burger Joint, Darlinghurst

The Burger Joint, Darlinghurst

This place is so tiny and unassuming. You’d walk by it without noticing it if not for the delectable scent of burgers wafting out of…

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Gnome, Surry Hills

Gnome, Surry Hills

A perfect little spot for weekend brunch and surprisingly…also a pretty chill spot to have a drink in the evening! Gnome checks all the boxes…

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Din Tai Fung Dumpling Bar

Din Tai Fung Dumpling Bar

UPDATE – we came back last night before going to see The Avengers…it was McKay’s first time and he was very impressed by the soup…

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Mrs.Top, Milton

Mrs.Top, Milton

I’ll be honest…I was extremely skeptical when McKay made a booking at Mrs.Top based on a coworkers recommendation. I couldn’t find any reviews on the…

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Guillaume at Bennelong, Opera House

Guillaume at Bennelong, Opera House

It’s pricey, but for a special occasion or when entertaining guests from out of town…I couldn’t think of a more perfect spot. It’s fancy French…

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4Fourteen, Surry Hills

4Fourteen, Surry Hills

UPDATE: We’ve been back a few times now and would definitely recommend it. I think our first visit was too early…it was still trying to…

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Rick Stein's at Bannisters

Rick Stein’s at Bannisters

Rick Stein at Bannisters is a beautiful seafood restaurant located inside Bannisters Lodge.  We loved everything about this place—the location, the ambiance, the service, and…

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The Tea Room, Queen Victoria Building

The Tea Room, Queen Victoria Building

We had a great time at the Tea Room, but it was definitely everything to do with the company and not much to do with…

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Le Monde Cafe, Surry Hills

Le Monde Cafe, Surry Hills

I’d heard great things about this place for brunch, but had held off visiting after a disastrous first visit for takeaway coffees (chai for me)…

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St. Isidore, Milton

St. Isidore, Milton

It was Easter Sunday in Mollymook and poor planning on our part as every restaurant in town was fully booked for lunch. But our poor…

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The Boat House, Palm Beach

The Boat House, Palm Beach

Bottom Line - The food is a bit pricey, but let’s be real – you aren’t driving all the way up to Palm Beach for the…

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Buzo, Paddington

Buzo, Paddington

Bottom Line – The food was tasty and the atmosphere was nice, but we’d still recommend Il Baretto or A Tavola first.   We came here…

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Didn't MEAT Our Expectations...Victor Churchill, Woolhara

Didn’t MEAT Our Expectations…Victor Churchill, Woolhara

My boyfriend and I used to both be big fans of Victor Churchill. It’s a beautiful, world class butcher shop – more akin to a jewelry store…

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Gastro Park

Gastro Park

Bottom line: If you have one restaurant to visit in Sydney, this is the type of place you go to.  It’s fighting for my #1…

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Flat White, Paddington

Flat White, Paddington

Bottom Line: Cute little brunch spot on the Woollahra/Paddington border. [...]

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El Loco, Surry Hills

El Loco, Surry Hills

Verdict: Tacos that pass the taste-test of even a native Californian – and for $5?! Yes, please. El Loco is located on Faveaux Street in…

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Harrison's Port Douglas

Harrison's Port Douglas

Harrison’s is a somewhat unassuming restaurant located on the relaxed Wharf Street in Port Douglas. We enjoyed our dinner on the big front patio and…

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Bentley, Surry Hills

Bentley, Surry Hills

We’ve yet to have dinner at Bentley, but the few times we’ve been there for drinks and dessert warrant a post for sure. Delicious cocktails…

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El Capo, Surry Hills

El Capo, Surry Hills

Bottom Line: Great atmosphere. Fun and quirky latin gangster themed decor. Helpful staff. Beautiful food, but beauty was definitely the priority. Some yummy dishes, but…

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Universal Restaurant

Universal Restaurant

All I can say is – new favorite restaurant alert!! We came here with my brother, sister-in-law, and friend Christine for an early birthday celebration. There was…

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Book Kitchen, Surry Hills

Book Kitchen, Surry Hills

Bottom Line: 1/4 Book shop, 3/4 quirky Surry Hills cafe with delish brunch fare. I had the Avocado, Sourdough Toast, Persian Feta, Poached Egg with…

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Mission Restaurant & Bar, Glebe

Mission Restaurant & Bar, Glebe

Bottom Line: With the same name as one of our favorite foodie neighbourhoods in San Francisco, we had to try and out – and we weren’t disappointed! Of…

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Bruschetteria 102, Surry Hills - UPDATE

Bruschetteria 102, Surry Hills – UPDATE

Bottom Line: What a cute idea! A menu chock full of awesome bruschetta served as a meal? Creatively plated atop a cutting board with fun…

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Missy K's, Surry Hills

Missy K's, Surry Hills

Yet another awesome restaurant has opened up around the corner from us! Just one door down from Cochin, another Surry Hills favorite of ours, Missy…

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Darley's at Lilianfels Resort and Spa, Blue Moutains

Darley’s at Lilianfels Resort and Spa, Blue Moutains

Darley’s is a very schmancy, old school restaurant at a beautiful and historic hotel. It costs a mint to eat here, but the food and…

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Recipe - Chocolate Lava Cakes with Whipped Cream

Recipe – Chocolate Lava Cakes with Whipped Cream

We eat out quite often obviously, but we actually try to cook quite a bit too since moving to Australia so I thought we could…

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Jimmy Liks, Kings Cross

Jimmy Liks, Kings Cross

We celebrated our friend Brian’s birthday last night at Jimmy Liks – good times, good friends, good food. Bottom Line: Delicious modern Thai food. Great…

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Sparkle Cupcakery, Surry Hills

Sparkle Cupcakery, Surry Hills

Bottom Line: Beautiful cupcakes. Yummy for the most part (especially the Salted Caramel), though there are a few that I wouldn’t revisit. Cupcake shops were…

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District Dining, Surry Hills

District Dining, Surry Hills

Bottom Line: Well prepared, tasty dishes meant for sharing and beautifully presented. Food was great, service could have been a bit better. McKay and I…

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Ms.G's, Potts Point - UPDATE

Ms.G’s, Potts Point – UPDATE

UPDATE: We came back for dinner while McKay’s Dad was in town and it was even better than the first time! What we ordered –…

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Deus Ex Machina, Surry Hills

Deus Ex Machina, Surry Hills

Bottom Line: Adorable new little neighborhood bike shop slash brunch spot that shares the name of my most favorite nephew? Yes, please. Just one block…

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Trinity Bar, Surry Hills

Trinity Bar, Surry Hills

Bottom Line: Great food, great atmosphere – a Surry Hills staple.  Since we moved to the area Trinity has been a go to spot for…

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Robocog Cafe

Robocog Cafe

  Have I ever wanted to lick my plate after eggs benedict?  Not until this morning. Robocog is quickly turning into my favourite restaurant in…

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Rockpool Bar & Grill

Rockpool Bar & Grill

Bottom Line: I’ve never been to the restaurant, but I’m not sure I ever will knowing you can get the best burger in Sydney straight…

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Bangbang Espresso Bar and Cafe

Bangbang Espresso Bar and Cafe

Bottom Line: Solid brunch spot with yummy brunch food. Not a lot of lunch-type options on the weekend. We came here for brunch one day….

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10 Williams Street

10 Williams Street

10 Williams is a tiny little wine bar tucked away just off of Oxford in Paddington. We were escorted upstairs, sitting amongst a clash of…

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fouratefive

fouratefive

 Bottom line: Wasn’t impressed, but maybe I need to give it another try? People love this place, but either I ordered the wrong thing or…

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Bar H

Bar H

Bar H has a fantastic corner venue at the end of Campbell near Elizabeth. I don’t go down that street very often, but I wish…

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Bourke Street Bakery

Bourke Street Bakery

 Bottom Line: I don’t think I’ve met one person who doesn’t like this place who has been. There is usually a line around the block,…

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Margan, Hunter Valley

Margan, Hunter Valley

Unlike wineries in Napa Valley, which do not have restaurants, several wineries in Hunter Valley do. The restaurant Margan Winery came highly recommended and it…

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Dining with a View - Bistro Molines, Hunter Valley

Dining with a View – Bistro Molines, Hunter Valley

It was #2 on Time Out’s list of Top 5 Places to Eat In Hunter Valley- so it was obviously on our to-do list for…

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Cafe Enzo - Peppers Creek Village, Hunter Valley

Cafe Enzo – Peppers Creek Village, Hunter Valley

Mmm, mmm, mmm…! Cafe Enzo was all we could have hoped for. This place came recommended for the lunch stop during our full day of wine…

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Spice I Am, Darlinghurst

Spice I Am, Darlinghurst

This post should really just be called “Pork Belly”.I’ll be honest, despite being one of my fave restaurants we’ve tried in Surry Hills, Bodega sort…

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Fico Wine Bar, Surry Hills

Fico couldn’t be cuter. The little wine bar on Bourke Street is actually very unassuming at first glance – you barely notice it, but once…

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Jazushi

Jazushi

Yes, the name is cheese-tastic, but “jazz sushi” is actually quite the classy joint. Very nice ambiance with a live jazz band playing in the…

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Mad Spuds Cafe

Mad Spuds Cafe

I frequented this place the first few weeks we lived here when we didn’t have internet and I needed a good space to work with…

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Gelato Messina

Gelato Messina

Let’s be real. More important to me than finding an apartment in Sydney – was finding an ice cream place that I loved. And obviously…

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El Bulli Spanish Tapas, Surry Hills

El Bulli Spanish Tapas, Surry Hills

We’d walked by this place before and hadn’t realized it was on our list of places to try. Finally one evening, after attending the lovely…

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Famous Berry Doughnut Van

Famous Berry Doughnut Van

Delicious freshly-baked while you wait doughnuts. Not much more to say about this one. A coworker of mine recommended that we pass by the town…

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Berry Woodfired Sourdough Bakery

Berry Woodfired Sourdough Bakery

This past weekend we took a three hour road trip to Jervis Bay with friends – beautiful area south of Sydney with gorgeous beaches. Highly recommend…

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Icebergs Restaurant and Bar

Icebergs Restaurant and Bar

Icebergs was our belated-Valentines-because-I-hadn’t-gotten-my-first-paycheck slash welcome-to-Sydney-we-finally-have-furniture dinner.  Icebergs isn’t a place I would visit monthly, but definitely a place for a celebration.We got there early…

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Remy & Lee's - NOW CLOSED

Remy & Lee’s – NOW CLOSED

UNFORTUNATELY, REMY & LEE’S IS NOW CLOSED. There is nothing not to like about this adorable little coffee shop with delicious baked goods. This is…

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