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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:...

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The Grounds of Alexandria, Alexandria

D2D and I have had a string of bad luck this year in terms of the timings of our birthdays and anniversary. On every occasion this year, the day has fallen on a Monday! This makes it a lot harder to find a nice place for dinner, since most places...

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Vogue Cafe, Macquarie Park

On Sunday, we made our second attempt to visit the Vogue Cafe in Macquarie Centre. We had tried previously, but when we heard we had to wait 10 mins, then possibly an hour before food would come out, we quickly gave up. The Vogue Cafe is one of the many...

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Itinerary and review: Tasmania 2014

One of my favourite things to do is travel plan! I enjoy working out the logistics, getting a lay of the land, and reading up about all the fantastic places we’re going to go to, the things we’ll see and what there is to do. What I find really handy...

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Om Nom Kitchen & Dessert Bar, Melbourne

During our Melbourne trip earlier in Easter 2015, we spent our first night at a magic show! Magic shows, if done well, are always a delight and something that I think everyone can enjoy, unlike perhaps other performances like art, dance and music. The magic show we saw, and which...

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Kent Street Kitchen, Sydney CBD

When D2D and I bought a TravelZoo voucher for Kent Street Kitchen, we didn’t quite realise that we’d actually been there before! Previously, the restaurant in the Langham Hotel had been Galileo Restaurant. After renovations, however, they reopened with more contemporary furnishings as Kent Street Kitchen. You can read our...

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Bang, Surry Hills

The suburbs of Surry Hills is almost synonymous with food and foodies. There’s cafes abound, small bars and intimate restaurants, far from the rowdiness and crowds that feature in the Sydney CBD. If you’re craving that fine balance between contemporary and traditional street food, pop into a visit after work...

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Kin by Us, Macquarie Park

A while ago, on a bit of a rainy day, D2D and I lined up outside this smallish but famous cafe located on the ground level of a block of apartments in Macquarie Park. It’s only a short walk from the Macquarie Shopping Centre and Macq Uni, so there’s a...

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Lily’s Pad Cafe, Leura

A long while back, earlier this year, D2D and I took a day off work to drive up to Katoomba and check out the Sculptures at Scenic World. But before we headed there, we stopped in Leura for breakfast. Our target breakfast spot had received pretty good reviews: Lily’s Pad...