23 August 2017

L'Expresso House, Woolloomooloo (22 Aug 2017)

65 Cowper Wharf Rd, Woolloomooloo NSW 2011

Coffee fix ahoy

Spotted this cafe while driving by and thankfully checked it out. Barista doing a good job with Barrel One Coffee Roasters 'Honey Pot Blend'. Really enjoyed my Cappuccino ($3.50) and the Mrs very happy with her Piccolo ($3.50). I'd have to say this is my favourite spot for a decent coffee fix in the area at the moment. Babyccino ($1) is mostly froth and comes with a marshmallow to please Miss 2 year old. Ham & Cheese Croissant ($6.50) using Brasserie Bread has the right amount of flaky texture on the outside and soft and buttery on the inside. Croque Monsieur - double smoked ham, béchamel, mustard, gruyere ($10) was very yummy with plenty of cheese to please and buttered on the outside for extra crunch. Poached Eggs with sourdough ($10) comes with two perfectly gooey eggs and tasty sourdough. Service is friendly and there's a decent amount of seating for dine in. Handy location for the navy base which it seems to draw a regular crowd.

L'Expresso House Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

19 August 2017

Nectar Cafe, Bondi Junction (14 Aug 2017)

101 Grafton St, Bondi Junction NSW 2022

Triple pick coffee fix

I accidentally stumbled across this tiny cafe when I was checking out the new David Jones Food Hall as the entrance is right next door. They're using Triple Pick Coffee which is roasted in Bondi Juncton and achieving good results. Cappuccino ($3.50) was good with a decent flavour strength. This hidden gem is very popular with the local office workers that pass by to get to the lifts for their coffee and homemade soup of the day which rotates on a daily basis. Breakfast sandwich with off the bone ham, avocado, fried egg, aioli, mozzarella, tomato relish ($8.50) is a tasty breakfast to go that's reasonably priced. The barista and service is very friendly and polite and take their time to greet all their customers, both regulars and new. There's four large tables near the window as a dine in option but only takeaway cups and packaging are available. Handy location across the road from the Bondi Junction train station for a morning coffee run.

Nectar Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

04 August 2017

David Jones Food Hall, Westfield Bondi Junction (3 Aug 2017)

500 Oxford St, Bondi Junction NSW 2022

Sydney's next level food hall

I've always enjoyed the food hall at David Jones but this new renovation has taken the experience to a whole new level of food heaven. It's hard not to be tempted to want to try everything as you walk around the food sections. Seafood looks vibrant and fresh, vegetables and fruit look flawless and the tarts and cakes in the patisserie section look amazing and the prices don't seem to be crazy expensive for the high quality appearance. I spotted a French toast with strawberries, mascarpone, chocolate and hazelnut spread and roasted hazelnuts coming off The Kitchen pass and that's priced at a reasonable $12 on the menu. For those with a bit more money to burn there's the Raw Lobster Tails ($139.95/kg), Holy Goat La Luna Ring ($215.95/kg) and Manjimup Winter Black Truffle ($4500/kg) to fill your basket. I'm most curious about the Sydney Rock Oysters shucking station but labelled at '$22.95 per unit' I'm hoping that's not actually per oyster? Otherwise I'm heading for the King Crab Clusters instead for $79.95/kg and a slice of a great looking Free Range Roast Porchetta.

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