Category Archives: Australian

The Local Press, Lilyfield

Tucked away in the suburban area of Lilyfield is The Local Press, a café gem with great food and prices. It’s situated in a small cluster of shops with a playground right next door – perfect for families!

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4Fourteen, Surry Hills

I have been keen to try 4Fourteen for a while, seeing all the dreamy photos of the food on other blogs and hearing rave reviews from my friends about it. My curiosity was piqued further after watching My Kitchen Rules last year for the first time and seeing the contestants battle it out in 4Fourteen’s kitchen under Colin Fassnidge’s guidance. We spotted him in the flesh on our way in for dinner, but unfortunately we weren’t sitting at the bar next to the open kitchen and instead we were shown to a comfy table on the side.

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Bowery Lane, Sydney

One of the newest chic restaurants to hit Sydney is Bowery Lane, located right opposite Swine & Co in the banking district. Compact and charming, it features sleek dark interiors, small booths and an extensive menu covering brunch, dinner and cocktails. Tonight we’re trying a whole bunch of dishes from their dinner menu where a lot of the plates are designed for sharing – sooo excited!

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Filed under Australian, CBD - Circular Quay, CBD - Martin Place, CBD - Wynyard

Blackbird Cafe, Darling Harbour

I haven’t been to Blackbird Cafe in years and when we strolled in recently, the place seemed a lot brighter than ever before (thanks to more neon lights mostly). In fact, the whole place has been given a bit of a face lift to make it more funky and youthful. The open layout makes the most of its harbourside location and views, with beats playing in the background to get a vibe going on a Friday night.

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Brewtown Newtown, Newtown

I’ve heard a lot about Brewtown Newtown, especially the variety of cronuts which they are known for. We tried visiting last month with a large group of 7 and were told there was a one hour wait, so we left, but I decided to come back another time in a smaller group. This time just 2 of us visited at 1pm on a Sunday and there was still a half hour wait but it wasn’t too bad as we stood outside soaking up the sunshine.

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