Category Archives: Food

Maroubra > Bondi Coastal Walk

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Was a really nice morning, so Cacia and I decided to get up and do the coastal walk.

swamp
By the time we got to Coogee, the wind had really picked up.

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We had a dip in the rock pool at Coogee. Lovely little spot (next door to me but I’ve never swam in it before).

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I’m always hungry after getting out of the water (it’s like being reborn, or something?!), so, some fish and chips (and fresh juice) at Chish N Fips (I like their tartare sauce!).

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Spotted: So right in white. Hard to not feel jealous!

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Also spotted this super clean Valiant.

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Cacia being pushed by the wind, which had gotten pretty crazy by the time we got to Waverly.

ocks
Love those huge rocks! Amaze!

rain
Then the skies opened up on us, hard! The rain felt like sharp pins on our skin.

wine
Wet, and not at all miserable, we made it to Bronte beach and decided to call it quits with a great bottle of red from Bordeux!

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Buffalo Dining Club

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Buffalo cheese, next level achieved.

jamon
Always craving jamon, so damn good.

gnochi
Their Gnochi dish, still the best!

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Finally got to meet Mesker!

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Black Betty Coffee Fix

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Cacia Zoo at Black Betty.

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Cold Drip goodness, on ice. Smooth as!

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Cacia tears into a croffin!

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Aromatic siphon coffee.

Always awesome dropping in to Black Betty Espresso Co. in Kingsford for a coffee hit. Cacia and I shared a croffin, a nutella filled pastry that’s not a croissant, nor a muffin, but something in between. We also savoured some refreshing cold drip, and some fruity siphon coffee too.

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Chinese Noodle & Dumplings

fungus
Black Fungus salad was an awesome way to get the taste buds going.

curry
Cacia went for the curry noodles.

fujian
Jess had the Fujian noodle soup, subtle broth was delish.

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I went for the beef noodle soup, noodles were a bit thick, but the broth was awesome (and reminded me a lot of a Vietnamese Pho).

dumplings
Xiao Long Bao is always a good test for any restaurant and I’m happy to say these guys pass!

There’s always a new restaurant popping up on Anzac Parade in Kingsford. I can’t keep up with them all! One I’ve been meaning to try since my flatmate mentioned it a couple of months ago is this new Chinese noodle restaurant which serves up some really traditional dishes (lots of intestines and offal on the menu!).

Food was good! Will definitely be back for another try.

Apologies in advance, we didn’t catch the name of the restaurant except for the huge NOODLES sign outside. It’s got a facade which makes it look like an old world Chinese restaurant, wooden bamboo like window decorations etc. It’s directly across the road from Manpuku. I’ll be sure to get a name for it when I go past next time.

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Blue Mountains

excelsiorjones
First stop, some sustenance from Excelsior Jones in Ashfield.

porkhash
Pork Hash, hearty goodness for a grey day.

peas
Beans and peas.

cheeseburger
Cheeseburger.

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Time to hit thew road. Spotted! A Turbo Beetle! I love these!

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We got up late, and only hit the road at 2pm, we finally got the the mountains close to 5PM which made it too late for us to catch the scenic railway, it turns out the three sisters trail was shut for maintenance in any case so we did another walk from the three sisters to scenic world instead.

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Them blue mountains.

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Jess.

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Jess, Cacia and big views.

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Big smiles too!

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Cacia.

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Just hanging out.

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The Yellow Deli – Jess spotted this comfy looking cafe from the outside, and it was amazing on the inside!

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Now this is what you call hearty comfort food. Something the hipster cafe’s in Sydney will never get right. Food that feels like it’s made with love and that it’s making you healthier with every spoon full, add to that a bill that surprises you to the point of leaving a generous tip.

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Saturdaze

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Cacia, and big Ocean.

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Amazing seafood basket for 2 at Driftwood on the bay.

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I’ve had a craving for black sesame ice-cream ever since being denied a serve at Sush Train over a week ago (they ran out of stock!). Craving demolished thanks to Passionflower.

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Breakfast at the Bra

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Cuties, Rob and Krysti.

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Stolen…

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…and returned!

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No waves today, but still gorgeous.

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Art around Chalk Espresso caught Krysti’s eye so we had coffee and brekkie here.

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Woody goodness.

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Funnies with our bacon ad egg rolls!

I’m an early riser, Robbie knows this, so he messaged me to see if I was up for brekkie. Yes! Let’s! He got Krysti out of bed and we went for a stroll down to the beach. Great way to start the day!

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LP’s Quality Meats + Ambush Gallery Mambo Show

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LP’s Quality Meats. Tucked away in a little laneway in Chippendale.

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Inviting!

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Surprisingly huge on the inside, and Queens of the Stone Age blaring on the stereo.

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15 Hour BBQ Beef Short Rib! Kale, and Mash!

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Next stop, the new Ambush Gallery launch night at Central Plaza.

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Massive mural finished, could still smell the paint!

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Launching with a bang! Celebrating 30 years of Mambo!

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Lots of memoriescame flooding back for me. I’ve owned a lot of Mambo gear in my past.

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Car Art.

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Great art on show but I loved the floor the most!

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Nanami.

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Group shot of a few of the artists who had work on in the show.

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Peace!

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Spotted… Jirat!

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Another Jirat piece downstairs.

gelato
I’ve really become a sweet tooth over the past few years. Gelato from Anita Gelato on the way home (watermelon and mint, so good!).

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Vietnamese Summer Rolls

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#winning When your flat mate and his girl make you dinner. DIY Vietnamese Summer Rolls. So healthy, so fresh, so good!

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Art Gallery Day with Cacia Zoo

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First stop; Bourke St Bakery to introduce Cacia to Sausage Rolls!

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Cacia x Cacti.

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Next stop, the amazing Brett Whiteley Studio. SUPER inspiring, had us both wanting to paint so bad.

kurtosh
Kurtosh! They make these coiled pastry things to order! 10 minutes and our nutella one was done, so yummy!

whiterabbit
Next stop, White Rabbit Gallery.

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A huge upside down lit cigarette.

cityscape
A cityscape on closer inspection. So cool.

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The gallery is so dedicated, they cut a circular hole in their roof to fit this piece.

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Dan/Faz from kind of gallery has an awesome new Skate shop at Central Park.

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VHS! Old Skool Cool!

mambo
Ambush Gallery are taking over the top floor of Central Park, such awesome news. The Mambo retrospective should be awesome. The floor alone is killer!

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