21 May 2017

Yummba, Westfield Bondi Junction (21 May 2017)

Food Court, Shop FC03, Level 5, Westfield Bondi Junction
500 Oxford Street, Bondi Junction NSW 2022

A favourite spot for falafel fix

Yummba has been a long time favourite place for a falafel fix since I tried it many years ago. Today is no exception but I also found out its sadly their last day at Westfield Bondi Junction after 13 years. It seems it's either renovate the shop front at a huge expense or move on time for these guys. Thankfully I hear they also have a Yummba at UNSW which I'll definitely have to check out. Today's lunch was the Yummba Plate ($23 large) to share. Falafel Balls with hummus, babaganoush, salsa, tahini, garden salad, tabouli, red cabbage and pickles. Love the size of these falafel which are cooked to order plus a great crunch and good flavour. Goes well with the dips and salad inside the soft pita bread or simply on their own. One of my top three places in Sydney for a falafel fix. I also love the falafels at Sabbaba in Bondi and Jasmin One in Punchbowl.

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

10 May 2017

Macelleria, Bondi Beach (7 May 2017)

g09/180 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach NSW 2026

Meat market in Bondi

This place was pumping for an early Sunday dinner service. Greeted with an impressive display of cut meats I wasn't quite sure of the procedure to dine in so asked a waiting takeaway customer. Everyone queues up to order first and then after you pay they aim to find a seat for you even though many of the available tables had reserved signs on them. I got the 'Formaggio' with 100% Cape Grim Angus Beef Pattie, Cheddar, Pickles, Onion, Ketchup and Mustard ($9.90). It's a nice soft old school bun but I thought way too much out of proportion for the size of the smaller pattie and I suspect it's to accommodate for larger sized burger fillings although I don't think it quite works for the humble cheeseburger option as well as it should. The pattie meat itself quite nice and tasty although it's shaped more like a rissole than a pattie. Cheese is tasty but could benefit from being more melty. There was also shredded cheese on the bottom which I think tasted a bit like parmesan but it's not listed on the menu so perhaps it's cheddar. Presentation wise looked very much like what you'd make at home. I got a side of Rustic Potato Fries ($4.90 regular) which were good. Fairly crispy and nice flavour. They go well with the Sweet Baby Ray's Hickory & Brown Sugar Barbecue Sauce on the table. Service was friendly and efficient. Cool decor and setup. The cheeseburger needs more refinement for my liking though.

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

07 May 2017

La Bretagne Patisserie, Rose Bay (7 May 2017)

15 Plumer Rd, Rose Bay NSW 2029

French patisserie in Rose Bay

This little take away only patisserie is located in a quaint village of shops in the back streets of Rose Bay. Strawberry Tart ($5.90) looks a bit rustic with the messy presentation on the side of the pastry but thankfully it's a very nice pastry lined with chocolate on the inside. Strawberries are fresh tasting and there's plenty of custard underneath which isn't too sweet. Free street parking in the area is handy. I might be tempted to visit for another sugar hit treated if passing by. 

La Bretagne Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

04 May 2017

Shorty's, Randwick (2 May 2017)

36 St Pauls St, Randwick NSW 2031

New shorty kids on the block

Taking over from where BiancoNero Espresso used to be in The Spot it's a fun name for a place with a bit of tongue in check reference to the owner who's not so short like Little John. Cappuccino ($3.50) is made well using Single O Paradox. Babyccino ($1.50) comes in a paper cup with a side of marshmallow and is about half froth so a pretty good result. The Breakfast Toastie with ham, cheese, tomato chutney, hollandaise on sourdough ($10) is a great choice as a hunger buster. Very tasty and a generous size using The Bread & Butter Project sourdough. I'd definitely get again or share again with the Mrs. Hash Brown on the side ($3) helps complete the carbs and always a winner when deep fried to a golden brown crunch. Free parking in the area is always a challenge but locals have a great new spot for their coffee and breakfast fix. Decent amount of seating and there's also a back deck out the back. On the wishlist for next visit will be the Prana Masala Chai, Bacon & Egg Milk Bun and their Reuben Sandwich.

Shorty's Randwick Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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