25 April 2017

C9 Chocolate & Gelato, Darlinghurst (22 April 2017)

340 Victoria St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

Sugar hit central

A gelato tip by Deb Carr brings me to check out this kingdom of all things sugary. Their menu is designed for a maximum sugar hit although I keep it simple and just stick to the gelato. For the kids Miss 5 year old goes for her usual Lemon Sorbet ($2.50 kids cone) and Miss 2 year old is happy with her Mint Chocolate ($2.50 kids cone). The staff were kind enough to provide them with a cup to save their gelato from falling off the cones. I chose the decadent looking Caramel Macadamia ($4.80 single serve) which was very yummy and smooth with an abundance of macadamia pieces throughout. There's some seating inside and more to be had outside plus a toilet available. I believe this place is related to Cloud 9 but seem to have rebrand and shortened their name to C9.

C9 Chocolate & Gelato Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Fishbowl Sashimi Bar, Surry Hills (21 April 2017)

298 Crown St Surry Hills NSW 2010

Make friends with sashimi salad

Highly recommended by the Mrs I tried the FB1 The O.G. ($12.90 small) that comes with salmon, sweet red onion, shallots, beetroot, sesame, seaweed salad, tobiko and roasted sesame dressing. Really yummy flavour combo and the beetroot seems to be a golden beetroot. I chose the sushi rice as my base which was served slightly warm. To help wash it down the Capi Yuzu Sparkling Fruit Soda ($3.50) was refreshing and good although no straws were available for drinks. I'm not sure if this was just because they'd ran out or a conscious decision to reduce single use plastics although single use plastic bowls were being used for dine in. Simple decor and functional seating looked good. The display counter of ingredients looked fresh and was kept clean and presentable. 

Fishbowl Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

23 April 2017

La Renaissance Cafe Patisserie, Waterloo (23 April 2017)

PYD Building, Shop 1, 197 Young Street, Waterloo NSW 2017

French patisserie in Waterloo

I'm a big fan of the cakes at La Renaissance in The Rocks and it's great they've well established themselves now in Waterloo which is closer to home for me. Even though all the cakes looked great on display I was in need of a quick savoury eat for my late lunch. Reuben Sandwich ($10) was premade and packaged and I chose to get it toasted. Was a tasty eat with simple enjoyable flavours on nice bread. Was served with a rocket and tomato salad on the side that was well dressed. Service was friendly and love the high ceiling space filled with natural light here with a fair amount of seating. There's customer parking inside the building which is great to know about if you can't find any street parking or handy if it's raining as there's direct access to the cafe from the car park. For those with babies there's a parent toilet with wall mounted baby table on level 1 which I actually need to use on this particular visit for my 2 year old.

La Renaissance Cafe Patisserie Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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