Black Star Pastry

It was a gloriously sunny day yesterday; perfect weather to take Sesso Bici, my lovely new bike, on a little trip to Newtown. Half the fun of riding such a beautiful bike is the conversation it creates. If you do not want to talk to strangers, do not by such […]

Best Bites of 2012

2012 was a year of amazing eating. I feel utterly blessed to live in a country where there is such an abundance of fabulous food. The culinary scene in Sydney is jumping out of its skin at the moment, and I urge you to get out and try somewhere new. […]

La Grande Bouffe

I have passed La Grande Bouffe many times, and it is always full of trendy breakfasters and their designer pooches. Mum and I, minus our designer pooches, went for a light breakfast here today and it was lovely. Although we just felt like a gold old croissant, the creations that […]

Three Blue Ducks

After the joy of the breakfast in a pan at Circa, any panned breakfast is going to have to be mighty fine to come close. Three Blue Ducks in Bronte, just won the Sydney Morning Herald award for best food at a cafĂ©, so I was expecting big things. It […]


Parramatta. It doesn’t exactly scream awesome, hipster cafe… In fact, it doesn’t even whisper it, but today, I became a believer; there are fab, trendy finds west of the border… Circa is a wonderful oasis with brilliant coffee and even more brilliant food. The fit-out is shabby-chic, bric-a-brac cool and […]


Perched on a corner in Annandale, this old converted pub (well, I assume it was a pub due to the tiled outside walls) is a hive of activity. When Mum and I first went for Sunday breakfast a couple of weeks ago, we could barely get near the place so […]