Category Archives: Balmain

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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Cafe Viva, Balmain

This vibrant little cafe is located a bit further down Darling Street than the main hub of eateries in Balmain, but retains the buzzing vibe (and crowds) of the suburb. Their specials are chalked up on blackboards hanging on the walls and while some of their lunch menu sounded delicious (duck fat chips?), we had arrived squarely within their breakfast/brunch menu serving time at 11am and so we promptly decided to try some of their Potted and Baked Egg offerings.

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Efendy, Balmain

With the winter chill well and truly upon us, one way of staying warm is to eat lots of meat! Which brings us to Efendy, an authentic Turkish restaurant tucked away in the heart of Balmain where we are sampling a large variety of their dishes tonight.

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Cafe Berlin, Balmain

Balmain is a veritable hub of great cafes and a relaxed village culture, and we’re here today to show a relocated Melbournian what Sydney has to offer. It’s quite bustling on a Saturday afternoon but we manage to nab free parking and head down the main strip on Darling Street to see where to eat. I had a couple of places in mind but unfortunately they were closed, so we wandered into Café Berlin which was quite busy and figured that the crowds were a sign of good food.

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