18 items tagged "Cafe"

  • 1606 Luis de Torres, Rhodes

    1606 Luis de Torres in Rhodes gives a Korean twist to modern cafe favourites with some European influence thrown in for good measure. They are open for breakfast lunch and dinner with the formative two menus available all day long. On our evening visit, we had breakfast for dinner, or as we like to call it, brinner!

  • A Walk and Lunch in Cumberland State Forest, West Pennant Hills

    So it turns out that the Sydney metropolitan area has a forest. Who knew? I didn’t until recently when I read about it on Family Fun in Sydney. It is the Cumberland State Forest and it’s located in West Pennant Hills. On Monday, I decided to make the most of a sunny, winter’s morning and my long weekend (God bless RDOs) and finally check it out. I took my 81 year old, visually impaired grandmother with me.

  • Armory Wharf Cafe, Newington

    The Armory Wharf Caféhas to be one of my favourite cafes in Sydney. Mainly, I love the location. Hidden down the bottom of the hill of Blaxland Riverside Park, it is a fantastic place to soak up the sunshine as you watch the rivercats float past. On the weekends and during school holidays, the place gets packed and for good reason. The parkland is a trail of playgrounds, bike tracks and walkways. You can pack a picnic, or like we do, choose to visit the Armory Wharf Café for coffee and brunch.

  • Bankstown's Humanity Project, The Peppertree Cafe

    The Peppertree Cafe is a humanity project managed by Bankstown’s Multicultural Youth Service. This organisation were well deserving winners at the recent Fair Go For the West Awards for their achievements in employment. When we heard about their mission and success we decided to book a table for dinner at the cafe for their monthly performance night. We wanted to experience and contribute to this important social enterprise within the Bankstown community.

  • Brunch at Ristretto and Co

    We recently visited a small, rustic café. The walls were styled with exposed brick, corregated iron, timber and tiles. The seating area was a covered green house, surrounded by hanging ferns. You’d be forgiven for thinking that this hole in the wall café was located in somewhere like Balmain, but in fact it’s in western Sydney’s Liverpool.

  • Chow Bella, Lidcombe

    If you follow us on Instagram, there’s no doubt you would have seen our regular photos of coffee stops or weekend brunches at Chow Bella in Lidcombe. Chow Bella is one of our favourite local cafes due to the delicious food, great coffee and friendly staff. Sean Miskin is the man behind Chow Bella. In 2010 he left his career as a chef in the hotel and hatted restaurant scene to take on, what was at the time, a small and humble coffee shop in his local neighbourhood. Since then, he has relaunched Chow Bella as a large, vibrant café with an ever evolving menu giving Lidcombe locals a reason to visit. We recently stopped by for lunch to try some of the new and exciting dishes now on offer.

  • Common Ground at Picton

    The sun seems to be rarely making appearances lately, so when it decided to poke its head out the other day, we drove to Picton to make the most of it. We went to the gorgeous Common Ground café and bakery at the Razorback Inn. This beautiful place that is run by an alternative religious group has been on our agenda for ages, so we were thrilled to finally visit.

  • Espresso Warriors, Mount Druitt

    We recently received a tip off from a reader that Mount Druitt Westfield is home to a cool café, but they couldn’t remember what it was called. We wandered around the shopping centre until we came across Espresso Warriorsand thought, this has to be it.

  • Granata's at Pemulwuy

    Nestled near the gumtrees of the Pemulwuy neighbourhood sits a modern, Italian café. We visited on a Sunday morning for brunch and lots of locals had a similar idea. Though bustling with diners sitting inside and outside the café as well as nearby residents popping in for their morning coffee, the food at Granata's still comes out fresh and fast.

  • Little General Espresso Bar, Riverwood

    We have noticed a few new eating spots opening up in the hidden suburb of Riverwood. The latest addition to Belmore Road is a brassy little cafe called the Little General Espresso Bar! You will find it located next door to the luxurious function centre Coca Dora. They are both run by The Navara group who also manage Le Montage, Oatlands House and Curzon Hall. We popped into the Little General for an early lunch one Sunday morning hoping for some high class cafe food!

  • Oliver Brown Belgium Chocolate Cafe

    Last week, we were lucky enough to be invited to Oliver Brownto sample some items from their menu. We took Mr 10 along with us to fulfil every child’s dream of chocolate for dinner. We visited the Auburn café, but this Western Sydney based business also has a whopping 28 other cafes in Sydney so you are sure to find one near you and we suggest you visit it ASAP.

  • Paper Plane, Parramatta

    Paper Plane Café is a lovely little coffee spot on Horwood Place in Parramatta, parallel to the famous Eat Street. Its adorable setting of tiled tables, chalkboard drawings and pretty cushions makes it the perfect place to catch up with a friend for Brunch. Oh, and the breakfast menu is pretty good, too!

  • Parramatta Park Cafe

    We tend to visit Australia’s second oldest city, Parramatta, a fair bit. Not only is it so easy to get to, but it is of course renowned for its abundance of eateries. Another drawcard for Parra is one of my favourite places in Sydney, Parramatta Park. The former home to the Governor of Sydney is so rich in history (if you haven’t done a tour of Old Government House, I highly recommend it!) and is also a great place to get a bite to eat. Parramatta Park Caféis where we most recently dined while at the park.

  • Pasticceria Caruso, Wetherill Park

    Pasticceria Caruso in Western Sydney’s Wetherill Park is not just your typical shopping centre café. It's location in the busy Stockland Shopping Mall, conveniently right outside the major supermarkets, makes Pasticceria Caruso is the perfect place to stop for coffee and a bite to eat. But this place offers much more than that, they are masters in cake and pastry.

  • Social Hideout Parramatta

    Parramatta, how we love you! We can barely keep up with the new cafes constantly popping up in this ever-expanding area of Western Sydney. Social Hideout has been on our hit-list ever since we came across them on instagram a couple of months ago. A quiet Saturday morning presented the perfect opportunity to finally visit this café for brunch.

     

  • The Dining and Co, North Ryde

    Sydney Chef Justin Park’s new cafe, The Dining and Co, is tucked away where you would least expect to find it. The surprise location is Avon Street in the leafy residential part of North Ryde. With Campos coffee and delicious cafe food practically on their doorstep, this place has already become a hit with the neighbours.

  • The Smelly Cheesecake, Lidcombe

    Over the past decade, we’ve watched Lidcombe evolve to become an exciting dining hubs. There are loads of restaurants to choose from, predominately Korean, but recently there’s also been more cafes open up in the area too. This is always extra exciting for us, because it means a new spot to enjoy our favourite meal, brunch. We recently visited The Smelly Cheesecake for the first time, intrigued by the name and the beautiful shop front.

  • The Usual Cafe, Cabramatta

    Smack bang in the middle of Cabramatta, perhaps The Usual Café should have been called the Unusual Café, as unlike its local authentic Vietnamese counterparts, this eatery looks sleek with a menu to match. A somewhat peaceful place to retreat to, away from the hustle and bustle of the colourful streets, it was the spot for a recent catch up with friends.