Category Archives: Surry Hills

Devon Cafe, Surry Hills

Devon Cafe only opened last year but they’re already a huge hit, constantly drawing in long lines during peak weekend lunch times. I’ve been there twice already for lunch and the food is pretty good, but they’ve since realised they can capitalise on their popularity and have expanded into dinner (Thurs-Sat only). The dinner menu has a nice selection of snacks, smaller and larger plates incorporating the Modern Asian flavours they’re known for.

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Pizza Autentico, Surry Hills

Unlimited pizza and pasta at dinner for $20 sounds too good to be true, but it is the modus operandi at the hidden Pizza Autentico just off Oxford Street in Surry Hills (even cheaper at lunch apparently – $15!).  The only catches are that you need to down it all within 90 minutes and also it is at the chef’s discretion which pizzas and pastas will be served.

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The Paramount Coffee Project, Surry Hills

For all coffee lovers out there, Seven Seeds from Melbourne and Reuben Hills (representing Sydney) have teamed up to present the Paramount Coffee Project. A place where every espresso, filter and drip of coffee is brought to life as art. The artsy vibe is reflected in the minimalistic, industrial warehouse chic fit out of the place – think lots of grey concrete and light beechwood furniture.

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House of Crabs, Surry Hills

After visiting The Boiling Crab on my USA trip last year, I was eagerly anticipating the opening of House of Crabs at The Norfolk by the Drink ‘n’ Dine group who are the brains behind Santa Barbara and other funky pubs around town. House of Crabs is based on the same simple yet effective concept of boiling the seafood with your choice of tasty sauces in a clear plastic bag, similar to the type they usually bring the live seafood out to show you in Chinese restaurants.

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MoVida Special: MoVida Sydney, Surry Hills and MoVida Bar de Tapas y Vino, Melbourne

I am a massive fan of Spanish cuisine and have been waiting patiently to try the tapas at MoVida for months. I first tried my luck at booking a table at MoVida Sydney back when it first opened, but it seemed that the rest of Sydney had the same idea as me and it was practically booked out for months. Luckily, my patience has paid off – the boy took me to MoVida Sydney for our anniversary, followed by MoVida Bar de Tapas y Vino in Melbourne to see how the two measure up against each other.

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