The Grounds of Alexandria – revisited

The Grounds of Alexandria – revisited

I went to The Grounds, as it is known as for short, a couple of weeks ago, for a coffee meetup with a few fellow solopreneurs. Amazingly, it was the first time I had been in almost a year, despite it being one of my favourite Sydney cafes. Why was this? Unfortunately,...
Tella Balls Dessert Bar

Tella Balls Dessert Bar

Tella Balls Dessert Bar is proof that the best things come to those who wait! I finally went to their cafe in Dulwich Hill, and was lucky enough to go with some friends plus the brother of the owner, who gave me all the inside info. They were supposed to open about 18...
Watershed Kitchen

Watershed Kitchen

I dined at Watershed Kitchen for the first time yesterday. It was just brunch, but I have a feeling I will be back very soon. In addition to the lovely water views and great service, the food is good. Okay, my toast was a bit dry, but nothing the hollandaise sauce...
The Boathouse Shelly Beach

The Boathouse Shelly Beach

The Boathouse Shelly Beach is the fourth, and the newest, of The Boathouse Group. You can find here our reviews of The Boathouse Balmoral and The Boathouse Palm Beach. We have not reviewed their other venue, Moby Dicks, yet as it is only open for weddings,...
Centennial Parklands Dining

Centennial Parklands Dining

Until last Saturday, I had only dined at Centennial Parklands Dining for brunch. What a lovely surprise, when I had lunch there for a friend’s birthday on the weekend. The food is delicious…I had the Scotch Fillet which was great, but I had serious food...
Bar Sirrocco

Bar Sirrocco

I have been hesitant to review this great cafe (not a bar, despite the name) for awhile now. Not because it is so bad, but because Bar Sirrocco is so good and it is already hard to get a table on weekends! I have been going here at least 2-4 times per month for...
Astor Espresso

Astor Espresso

We had breakfast here on Saturday. It’s the third time I have eaten at Astor Espresso, so I thought it time I wrote a review. The upside – the food and service are always excellent. The standard menu is good, but don’t forget to check out the Specials Board. I had...
Coogee Pavilion (Rooftop)

Coogee Pavilion (Rooftop)

I have been to Coogee Pavilion three times since it opened last year, including twice to the Rooftop which opened just after Christmas 2014. In a nutshell, Justin Hemmes has waved his magic wand again. Downstairs is an oasis for little and big kids, whilst upstairs is...
The Grounds of Alexandria

The Grounds of Alexandria

This has to be my favourite cafe in all of Sydney! Unfortunately, The Grounds of Alexandria seems to be the favourite for all 4.5 million of the other Sydneysiders too! Here are my top tips to survive your visit: It is open from 7am-4pm in the week and 7.30am-4pm on...
Blackwattle Cafe

Blackwattle Cafe

I have been to this cafe many times. It is always good, except the one time they forgot our coffee order, but nobody is perfect, right? Blackwattle Cafe is pretty much the ideal local cafe. I mean look at those views! They also have a grassy lawn, which is great for...
Intercontinental Melbourne: High Coffee

Intercontinental Melbourne: High Coffee

I can’t believe this concept hasn’t taken off all over Australia, or at least in Melbourne – the city of coffee. But as far as I know, the Market Lane Bar in The Intercontinental is the only place in Melbourne that offers offer High Coffee as well as the usual High...
Bruny Island Self-Drive Gourmet Food Tour

Bruny Island Self-Drive Gourmet Food Tour

For my birthday last year, my partner took me to Hobart for a long weekend. On day one, we ended up spontaneously deciding to visit Bruny Island. Best. Decision. Ever! We didn’t have a huge amount of time as we were meeting friends for dinner in Hobart that evening,...
Burger Project

Burger Project

When Burger Project was opened late last year by Neil Perry, of Rockpool and Qantas fame, I got my hopes up. Despite that, I didn’t eat there until last night (9th January 2015). I guess by this point, my expectations were too high. After all, the burgers in the bar...
Reuben Hills

Reuben Hills

Okay, I admit it. The main reason I wanted to go Reuben Hills was for the Salted Caramel Milkshake. And boy, it didn’t disappoint. Food wise, I was really tempted by the Banana Peanuts & Espresso Bread with salted caramel butter, but decided reluctantly that you...
The Boathouse Palm Beach

The Boathouse Palm Beach

This is the first of 3 Boathouses in Sydney (excluding The Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay, which has a different owner). This one is the inaugural one. There is also a second in Balmoral (see our review here) and a third one will follow soon at Shelly Beach (previously...
The Boathouse Balmoral

The Boathouse Balmoral

The Boathouse at Balmoral is the second Boathouse in Sydney (excluding The Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay, which has a different owner). The first in Palm Beach of course (see our review here) and a third one will follow soon at Shelley Beach (previously Le Kiosk). We...
The Potting Shed

The Potting Shed

The Potting Shed is The Grounds of Alexandria (read our review) for adults. Not only is it next door to The Grounds, but it is owned by the same people. These guys are definitely on to a winning formula! They do not sell coffee at The Potting Shed, but you can queue...

Seafood Fish Markets

If you like seafood, the Seafood Fish Markets, overlooking Blackwattle Bay, would seem like the obvious choice for lunch. Unfortunately though, a lot of people buy their Christmas Day prawns and oysters there, but forget that they do eat-in cooked food, as well as raw...