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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Fico Wine Bar, Surry Hills

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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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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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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Porteño - UPDATE

Porteño – UPDATE

We arrived at Porteño on the later side one rainy Saturday evening. At first the hostess said that she was closing the wait-list for tables,…

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Bodega

Bodega

This place was lovely! We came here for dinner on a Friday night. Though it’s a popular place, the wait was only about 5 minutes…

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Bill's on Crown Street

Bill’s on Crown Street

This place is directly across the street from us. It’s pretty unsuspecting when you look at it, we were thinking it might be some mediocre bistro…

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Clock Hotel

Clock Hotel

This place is around the corner from our place. We had lunch on the upstairs balcony, but it’s crowded all hours of the day. The…

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