Archive for June, 2013

  • When friend Celeste of Berrytravels suggested we drop into Cumulus Inc for breakfast when we’re in Melbourne, I scoffed at how far it would be to walk from our hotel on Google Maps. Little did we know Jessalyn of Feed Me Now Brisbane, who happened to be visiting Melbourne at the same time, would be keen to pay them a visit and it turned out to be such an easy stroll in the blistering cold morning air.

    Starting the day right with breakfast at Cumulus Inc

    When friend Celeste of Berrytravels suggested we drop into Cumulus Inc for breakfast when we’re in Melbourne, I scoffed at how far it would be to walk from our hotel on Google Maps. Little did we know Jessalyn of Feed Me Now Brisbane, who happened to be visiting Melbourne at the same time, would be keen to pay them a visit and it turned out to be such an easy stroll in the blistering cold morning air.

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  • Byron Bay Chilli Co.'s OzyMex Cafe apparently is an institution in Byron Bay and a place Amanda was certain we should drop in for some nachos to take with us to the beach.

    Byron Bay Chilli Co.’s OzyMex Cafe

    Byron Bay Chilli Co.'s OzyMex Cafe apparently is an institution in Byron Bay and a place Amanda was certain we should drop in for some nachos to take with us to the beach.

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  • I've never been much of a sweets fan, but after numerous visits to Melbourne and its Queen Victoria Markets, wasn't it time we tasted the famous doughnuts from the Doughnut van? I mean, it's so popular, it doesn't even need its own name. It makes and sells doughnuts in a doughnut van. Doughnuts is its name.

    Doughnuts at Queen Victoria Markets, Melbourne

    I've never been much of a sweets fan, but after numerous visits to Melbourne and its Queen Victoria Markets, wasn't it time we tasted the famous doughnuts from the Doughnut van? I mean, it's so popular, it doesn't even need its own name. It makes and sells doughnuts in a doughnut van. Doughnuts is its name.

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  • Some of the best things to be had at the end of a long day is a home prepared meal with local produce from the market and garden, several bottles of great wine and a fantastic dessert to finish it off.

    A homemade dinner in Bangalow

    Some of the best things to be had at the end of a long day is a home prepared meal with local produce from the market and garden, several bottles of great wine and a fantastic dessert to finish it off.

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  • Our first morning in Bangalow involved a short walk into town to visit the market for ingredients to make that day's dinner. And of course breakfast. Taking the lead from Luke and Amanda, we wove our way past the bustling cafes and shops along the main strip through to the Bangalow Espresso Pizza Bar.

    Bangalow Espresso Pizza Bar

    Our first morning in Bangalow involved a short walk into town to visit the market for ingredients to make that day's dinner. And of course breakfast. Taking the lead from Luke and Amanda, we wove our way past the bustling cafes and shops along the main strip through to the Bangalow Espresso Pizza Bar.

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  • Located in the middle of Horan Street and next to the West End State School, Depo attempts to create a collaborative space that is both comfortable and welcoming. Think wide open spaces with a collection of oddities, including a Cape buffalo bust, a stuffed antelope or an entire wall of glittering gold that screams 'disco'.

    Dinner came out of a disco wall at Depo

    Located in the middle of Horan Street and next to the West End State School, Depo attempts to create a collaborative space that is both comfortable and welcoming. Think wide open spaces with a collection of oddities, including a Cape buffalo bust, a stuffed antelope or an entire wall of glittering gold that screams 'disco'.

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  • One of the things friends Luke and Amanda raved about is the quality of food in the area and insisted we visit Harvest Cafe in New South Wales – if we could beat the peak-hour Friday traffic to get there in time.

    Kicking off our Bangalow weekend at Harvest Cafe

    One of the things friends Luke and Amanda raved about is the quality of food in the area and insisted we visit Harvest Cafe in New South Wales – if we could beat the peak-hour Friday traffic to get there in time.

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  • We wanted something cozy and intimate – a local place that felt organic and a home away from home. We noticed staff prepping Cafe Kawa for the morning from across the street and I was drawn to its hole-in-the-wall English country frontage.

    A Sydney Exploration: Cafe Kawa

    We wanted something cozy and intimate – a local place that felt organic and a home away from home. We noticed staff prepping Cafe Kawa for the morning from across the street and I was drawn to its hole-in-the-wall English country frontage.

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  • The SO and I have been eyeing the renovations of Jamroc's 2nd outlet on Brunswick Street in Fortitude Valley with some interest, so three weeks after they had thrown open the doors, we walked through to try their Jamaican jerk chicken.

    Jamroc Jamaican Jerk Chicken

    The SO and I have been eyeing the renovations of Jamroc's 2nd outlet on Brunswick Street in Fortitude Valley with some interest, so three weeks after they had thrown open the doors, we walked through to try their Jamaican jerk chicken.

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  • Foodie blogger Ms Darlinghurst sprouted an extensive list of places we should check out. Unfortunately due to a lack of time, we could only visit two of them and as promised, they were definitely worth our while.

    A Sydney Bar Exploration: Grandma’s Bar and Stitch

    Foodie blogger Ms Darlinghurst sprouted an extensive list of places we should check out. Unfortunately due to a lack of time, we could only visit two of them and as promised, they were definitely worth our while.

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