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Foveaux St Dining, Surry Hills

Oh oops, I forgot to update from last time, so this is now Round 3 and Round 2 updates at the same time! Yeah, we’ve been here quite a few times now – even D2D was complaining about how we had almost eaten everything on their menu. Luckily, when we...

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Kinfolk, Melbourne

Over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, I flew over to Melbourne to tag on to the end of D2D’s work trip there. It was an early start, leaving the house at 4:30am in order to catch the 7:00am Jetstar flight to Melbourne, then lugging my bag into the CBD. Thankfully,...

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Pishon Patisserie, Chatswood

Asian cafes (usually Korean ones) are great, because they stay open late for after dinner drinks and desserts. With most Western cafes, they tend to close up shop around 3 or 4pm, which is terrible when we’re in the City on a weekend late afternoon and just want a place...

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Cala Luna, North Sydney

Set inside a heritage federation style mansion, Cala Luna in North Sydney (it’s also Middle Harbour) is an intimate Italian restaurant with also four rooms available for functions. It was pretty cold when we went last night, but there was easy parking along Miller Street, with the normal paid metre-ing...

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Memento Lounge & Bistro, Sydney CBD

Unfortunately, this is not going to be a particularly favourable post. Usually, we don’t encounter places that we aren’t actually pleased with. Sure there’s place that are just “okay” and you shrug, and just probably never think back to. But there are places that you actually think – hm, I...

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Mother India, Middle Dural

We don’t often go out for Indian food. But since we were out in Dural one night last week, we decided to give this place a try. I’d been there before, a long time ago, with friends, but apparently the restaurant is under brand new management (as we were told...

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Leura Garage, Leura

D2D and I took off a Wednesday a few weeks ago to do a day trip out to the Blue Mountains for the Sculptures at Scenic World exhibition. It was kind of like Sculptures by the Sea, but hidden amongst the Jurassic-period like forest down below. Unfortunately, even on a...

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Devon Cafe, Surry Hills

Updated Post: A few weekends ago, we headed into the City to look into buying a bike from Newtown. We also went in to see the new exhibition at the White Rabbit Gallery called State of Play, and there was a cool recycled art exhibition at the M2 Gallery too!...

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Casa Barilla Cooking School, Annandale

Less eating, more cooking! Last Saturday, we went to Casa Barilla Cooking School in Annandale for their The World of Pasta hands on class. D2D and I have come across Barilla before, because they always have a stage at the Good Food and Wine Show, and in 2014, we participated...

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Don Campos and Bread & Circus, Alexandria

On one of our Tokyo Bike cycles last year we headed from Surry Hills all the way down through Waterloo, Alexandria and Mascot. We stopped over for a shared afternoon tea at Bread & Circus Wholefoods Canteen, which I admit I actually prefer to the Grounds of Alexandria. The Grounds...

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The Principal, Hong Kong

D2D’s a big fan of eating brunch! So for his birthday last year, we were in Hong Kong and I found this place for us to have a fancy type of set brunch, complete with picnic basket and free flowing champagne! Having a look at their website now, it seems...

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Hakkasan, Shanghai

Ah, Shanghai – such a rainy, rainy city. On our first night in Shanghai, we had arrived around midday and taken the Maglev and then metro to our serviced apartment, Fraser Residence. The Maglev is basically a super fast train that…levitates! It is 40Y and lasts 4 minutes, going up...

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Cowbell 808 at 616 Bourke St, Surry Hills

And we’re back at Cowbell! This is a while back as well, but we hired our Tokyo Bikes and arrived at Cowbell 808 to use a Groupon. As always, it’s a little busy on the weekend, but no waiting time – yay! Oooh there’s a Lego head! I order their...

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Lost Heaven, Shanghai

Nearing the end of our Shanghai trip in August 2014, we explored the French Concession area and I had it all planned out that we would try the top rated Lost Heaven, which I’d read was in the French Concession area. Lo and behold, a Google search on the evening...

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Charlie Brown Cafe, Hong Kong

I’m not sure why…. but Snoopy and Charlie Brown & Co are very popular in Hong Kong. I never really noticed until I started growing up in Sydney and saw that no one else really thought that Snoopy was cool (and deserved a cafe of its own…).  But 20+ years...