Sydney

TRIED & TESTED: KOSKELA STORE SYDNEY

May 29th, 2014

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Last week I wrote about my visit to¬†Kitchen by Mike. A restaurant in a very large industrial building in the district of Rosebery, just outside the center of Sydney. The property is owned by Koskela, a design studio in Sydney that designs the most beautiful furniture (such as the Jack Chair) since 2000 and also decorate businesses and homes in a very tasteful way. Nowadays they also give workshops, organize exhibitions and they display the finest furniture and home accessories in the Koskela store. Right next to Kitchen by Mike (which they also designed). You can easily spend an hour in the store (and then another in the cafe). When you enter the store you find beautiful design- and cook books but also small home accessoires for kitchen and garden. On the walls Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: KITCHEN BY MIKE SYDNEY

May 24th, 2014

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The location. Kitchen by Mike isn’t located in the center of Sydney, but under the roof of this industrial building in Rosebery. There you will also find the huge interior shop Koskela (where you will easily spend an hour looking at all the beautiful items they are selling). So it’s definitely worth Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: PARAMOUNT COFFEE PROJECT SYDNEY

May 16th, 2014

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The coffee. Surry Hills is full of great cafes and restaurants. And especially for those who want their daily coffee fix they’ve come to the right place. Earlier I wrote about The Stables Cafe and Reuben Hills, but there’s another not to be missed spot and that’s called the Paramount Coffee Project. The guys behind Reuben Hills and Seven Seeds in Melbourne are behind this spacious cafe in the old Paramount Film Offices. So by that Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: REUBEN HILLS SYDNEY

May 15th, 2014

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Most striking feature:

The coffee. Reuben Hills is one of the most popular coffee brands in Australia and their coffee cafe and roastery is located in Surry Hills. When I was there in March the atmosphere was great: people were walking in for a cup of coffee or sat down to read the newspapers and have breakfast or lunch. Just like I did. I ordered the dish with the best name on the menu: the Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: NOMAD SYDNEY

April 26th, 2014

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Nomad is located in Surry Hills and when I enter the restaurant the whole bar is full of wine glasses and wine bottles. This afternoon, there’s a wine tasting going on, so they are already preparing the event. The restaurant is not only a good place to try the Australian cuisine, but also the wines coming from Australia. And if you know that chef Nathan Sasi previously worked for Heston Blumenthal’s Dinner, I don’t need to explain something about the quality of the food. That’s outstanding. What they want Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: THE STABLES SYDNEY

April 18th, 2014

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In Surry Hills you will find one nice restaurant after another. One of the latest additions is The Stables. A cafe and shop opposite the Beresford Hotel, one of the most famous pubs in Sydney. The Stables is actually more than just a cafe and a shop, because there’s also a creative company, a modeling agency and a rooftop in the building. So much to discover! I started my visit with a lunch in the lovely black/white cafe where they serve Five Leaves coffee and work in beautiful designed aprons. After the Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: PAPI CHULO SYDNEY

April 4th, 2014

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When you go to Manly Beach by boat you arrive at the Manly Wharf where you will find Papi Chulo. This new restaurant, with a North & South American cuisine, comes from the guys at Merivale, a restaurant group in Sydney who are also responsible for Mr Wong and Palings for example. This is their first restaurant in Manly and the atmosphere is unforgettable. The entire front consists of Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: NORTH BONDI FISH SYDNEY

April 3rd, 2014

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Everyone knows Bondi Beach ofcourse: one of the most famous (surf) beaches in the world. And that you will find a lot of cool cafes and shops there is also something we know. New to the scene is North Bondi Fish which is, as the name suggests, located in North Bondi. The restaurant is only open for lunch and dinner and has an inspiring interior. From the blue colors to the giant lights and from the nice Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: RUSHCUTTERS SYDNEY

April 2nd, 2014

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At Rushcutters you will find everything that I love in a hotspot: it is located in a large industrial warehouse, the floor-to-ceiling windows are always open, the food is perfect and the design unbeatable. Rushcutters is divided into several areas: a casual cafe with those floor-to-ceiling windows, a take-away bar, a communal table in the back of the restaurant and ofcourse the restaurant itself. I went there to have breakfast (frittata with mushrooms and a tea) and it was really good. You can go here by yourself or with friends. At night they Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: THE GROUNDS OF ALEXANDRIA SYDNEY

April 1st, 2014

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A complete cafe-experience with a stunning design. The Grounds of Alexandria was one of the places I wanted to visit as soon as I landed in Sydney because I wanted to see the interior of this fantastic cafe. Not knowing that it’s definitely more than just a cafe: it’s an experience complete with a terrace, a take-away coffee corner, a market on Saturday, yoga-lessons, a new building in development and a pig named Kevin Bacon. Whenever you’re there it’s always full of people: with or without kids. Kids love it here too because of the animals and the tiny little animal farm on site. When I visited there was a line of people waiting for their good coffee, but I didn’t join them because I wanted to have breakfast here. I’ve ordered eggs on toast with banana cake with it and I didn’t have to eat for hours after that: I was stuffed – in a good way because it was al so delicious. The manager gave me a tour of the property and I’ve learned that Read more…


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