Category Archives: Cafe

Bacon Festival: Cuckoo Callay, Newtown

Sydney bacon lovers – listen up and get ready for your socks to be knocked off by the first ever Bacon Festival in town! The masterminds behind this celebration of bacon are the passionate duo behind funky Newtown cafe Cuckoo Callay (Ella and Ibby), who are collaborating with the Black Forest Smokehouse at Marrickville to showcase their free range Australian bacon goodies in 8 delicious dishes on Cuckoo Callay’s special bacon menu for 12 weeks, starting from February 9th. That’s right – you’ll have 3 months to get down to Cuckoo Callay to pig out on their quirky bacon themed creations.

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Joe Black, Surry Hills

Nestled into one of the many side streets of Surry Hills near Museum is a quiet achiever by the name of Joe Black. Step inside and you’ll find trendy wall art (think giant moustaches, an ape evolution mural and a modified “Cityrail” map), which is the perfect setting to indulge in some bang on trend dishes like the Slow Cooked Pork Belly Roll and Caramel Cronut we had.

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West Juliett, Marrickville

My friend has been raving about the breakfast at West Juliett for a while now and finally, I have been able to head over early enough on a Saturday (they’re closed Sundays) to try it out.

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Filed under Australian, Cafe, Marrickville

Favoloso, Bronte

Whilst walking around the Bronte area, we stumbled upon the Sicilian inspired cafe/deli combo called Favoloso at the crossroads of an intersection. We needed some sustenance before attempting the coastal walk from Bronte to Bondi via Tamarama, so we found ourselves a table inside. In the past, suburban cafe/delis seemed to exist due to convenience, being an all-in-one spot to pick up some groceries and grab a coffee or sandwich. Favoloso is a modern incarnation of this concept – it feels much more like a cafe with a deli conveniently tacked on, rather than the other way around, thanks to their chic red interior and Italian framed posters on the wall in the dining area.

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Devon on Danks, Waterloo

We are both fans of the multicultural fusion cuisine on offer at Devon by night and now the dinner service has been moved from the original Devon store to their new digs on Danks Street at the old Danks Street Depot site. I love the trendy, playful fitout which incorporates a lot more bright light through the big windows facing the street and high ceilings, giving off a completely different vibe from their other restaurant.

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Filed under Cafe, Fusion, Waterloo