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Jetty Cafe, Bruny Island (Tasmania)

On our last day in Tasmania, we were heading back from Bruny Island to Hobart to fly out that evening. We woke up to a cloudier day than the past week and made the 2 minute walk up to the Jetty Cafe. This place looks great with these warm finished...

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Cafe Oratnek, Redfern

A couple of weeks ago, we went around the Alexandria, Waterloo and other industrial parts of Sydney to do some furniture shopping. There’s quite a trail of shops and designers that you can visit, where they do custom and made to order pieces. Afterwards, we hopped over to this place...

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Taxi Kitchen, Melbourne

Catching up on the Melbourne posts…. In the center of Federation Square is a squat building. On the top level is Taxi Kitchen, which gives you views of the Flinders Street station, the Yarra River and the square filled with buskers and foot traffic. We came here on the Queen’s...

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Hotel Bruny, Bruny Island (Tasmania)

South of Hobart is a “small” island known as Bruny Island. In the New Year of 2016, we took the ferry from Kettering to Bruny Island. It’s a relaxing 20-30 minute journey across the water then Bruny Island is one main and long road with paddocks everywhere! On New Years...

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The Pelican’s Bill Bistro, Scamander (Tasmania)

After driving to the East Coast to see the beautiful Bays of Fire, we headed down to the town of Scamander as that was where our accommodation for the night was. We had booked quite late for our December / NY’s Tasmania trip, so we didn’t really have a choice....

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Inside Cafe, Launceston (Tasmania)

For breakfast in Launceston, we woke up and drove around a little to get a lay of the land. The morning hunt for breakfast in a new place is always a challenge. Especially during the Christmas/NY break, a lot of cafes that I thought looked good turned out to be...

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Spreyton Cider Co, Spreyton (Tasmania)

Happy New Year! The weather is dreadful in Sydney at the moment, but it was fantastic in Tasmania! Here’s one of our stops along the way from the North West Coast back to Launceston: Spreyton Cider Co: Website: http://www.spreytonciderco.com.au Cidery address: Cnr Sheffield and Melrose Road, Spreyton TAS 7310 You...

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Supernormal, Melbourne

On our last day in Melbourne back in June this year, we decided to have a “light lunch” at Supernormal. Supernormal, which kind of sounds like Supernatural, is not a scary place, but rather a modern Japanese / Korean / Chinese / Hong Kong restaurant and karaoke bar. With quite...

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The Pantry, Brighton

So on the Sunday of our Melbourne trip back in June, we had breakfast at Finn Cafe, and saw the St Kilda Esplanade Markets and Brighton Beach Houses. By that time, it was around noon, so we had a small lunch at: The Pantry: Website: http://www.pantry.com.au/ Address: 1 Church Street,...

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Hardware Societe, Melbourne

On the Queen’s Birthday Monday this year, we spent most of the day on a bike ride to Abbotsford. It’s actually a great track, running about 12 km (I think one way) along the Yarra River. But before we pedaled off, we grabbed breakfast at this infamous cafe: Hardware Societe:...

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Finn, St Kilda

Let’s harken back to June, when we flew down to Melbourne for a short trip. On Day 3, we had pre-booked an Avis car for the full day (ie. 8:30am to 5pm) to take a day trip down towards the Mornington Peninsula. We usually pick Avis because the prices are...

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Tipo 00, Melbourne

On our last day in Melbourne (back in June), we wanted to make the absolute most of our last dinner in Melbourne before our 7:30pm flight back to Sydney. Sometimes having a great dinner isn’t about fine or fancy dining – sometimes it’s just about having great ingredients and great...

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Biota, Bowral

It’s looking like a warm summer, but back in cold wintry days we took a Thursday off to do a day trip to Bowral and surrounds. The main purpose of our trip was actually to try Biota. We had a taste of Biota during the Taste of Sydney festival, where...

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Yayoi, Sydney CBD

Yayoi first opened about a year or two ago on Bridge St, near Wynyard and Circular Quay as Yayoi Garden. Unfortunately, we weren’t too impressed with our first experience. We had booked for dinner before a show at the Sydney Opera House, allowing a bit over one hour to order...

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Lid & Jar, Chatswood

A few Saturday’s ago, D2D and I headed off to Chatswood for lunch before watching the 2pm session of The Legend of Mulan, which was being performed in the Concourse Theatre by the Hong Kong Dance Company. Before then, we grabbed lunch at a cafe right next to the Concourse:...