Since moving over to Sydney’s inner East, I have found myself spending far more time in the city. Whether it’s to buy a cookbook, look for homewares for my new little place, or most importantly to meet a friend or my mum for a catch up over coffee and a bite to eat. Located along Martin Place, a stroll from the Quay or Wynyard or one stop on the train for me, Hills Bros has become the perfect, central place to meet. Continue reading
I only need to see the words tahini, falafel and figs on a menu and I’m sold. To me, Mediterranean style food is perfectly balanced and utterly delicious, always bursting with fresh flavours like lemon, pomegranate molasses and lots of fresh herbs. After falling in love with this, I suppose, ‘modern’ Mediterranean food from eating at Ottolenghi and Honey & Co. in London and feasting in the Marais area of Paris, discovering Kepos Street Kitchen has been so exciting and heart-warmingly reminiscent of my travels.
Sitting by the big glass windows overlooking Circular Quay and the Harbour Bridge, with trains passing by, rattling along the tracks, and the smart, white-shirted waitstaff diligently topping up glasses of wine by the carafe, as you admire the horseshoe bar, French tiling and the light hues of the decor, you are transported to seaside Nice.
Romolo sits inside the picturesque and elegant Strand Arcade in Sydney’s CBD, a historic shopping centre that is still in its original form since it’s opening in 1891. Sitting at the little benches of Romolo along the walkway of the Arcade is such a relaxing and calming experience, sipping away on a coffee and admiring the stunning architecture and decor. I take every opportunity to detour through the Strand when I’m walking through the city, and Romolo is one of my regular spots to stop and admire this beautiful, historic building.
The Opera House… It’s my favourite building in Sydney, bursting with history, beauty & culture, drawing crowds together to experience some of the best and most unique music and artistic performances in the world, from Peter Wright’s ‘The Nutcracker’ to Sir David Attenborough’s ‘The Third Dimension’, it really does cater to all!
Up at the crack of dawn and need an early breakfast? You’ve found the perfect spot!
Doppio Espresso is a great little cafe in Sydney’s CBD, serving up a delicious breakfast and killer coffee from 5.30am. You’ll find plenty of businessmen/women grabbing a quick bite to eat or a coffee to go, or others lingering over a morning newspaper.