16 July 2018

Sweet Belem Cake Boutique, Petersham (14 July 2018)

35B New Canterbury Rd, Petersham NSW 2049

Cake life in Petersham

The legendary Portuguese Tarts are all sold out on this sugar hit visit but enjoyed my strong flavoured Cappuccino ($3.50) using Seven Miles 'Firenze' coffee, Custard Doughnut ($4.50) and Salted Caramel Tart ($6). Seating can be crowded and noisy when busy and there's plenty of temptations but best to arrive early for the full selection including those tarts. Service seemed younger and friendlier than a recall from my last visit a few years ago. Parking in the area can be a challenge especially on weekends.

Sweet Belem Cake Boutique Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

13 July 2018

The Cupcake Princess, Waverley (12 July 2018)

48A Albion St, Waverley NSW 2024

Cupcakes to please since 2004

For a guaranteed cupcake fix Carissa aka The Cupcake Princess is sure to please your sweet tooth with her signature cupcake designs. A box of 4 mini cupcakes ($10) or large cupcake ($4) has plenty of icing on a nice soft and fluffy base. Just next door you'll find the party room suitable for kids birthdays. One of the very few dedicated cupcake shops in Sydney.

The Cupcake Princess Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

12 July 2018

Coogee Pavilion, Coogee (11 July 2018)

169 Dolphin St, Coogee NSW 2034

Kid and Adult Friendly

I love how you can still feel like an adult in this very kid friendly venue. Sydney Rock Oysters ($4 each) from Merimbula are shucked to order and retain some nice flavoured brine. Margherita pizza with tomato and mozzarella ($12.50 kids menu) has a nice soft and tasty base and is demolished by Miss 6 year old. There's plenty of seating and a kids play area that's always filled with loud screams of joy. Handy location right next to the beach. There's free street parking in the area but highly popular on weekends. One of my spiritual homes when I'm on daddy daycare duty and in need of a casual eat with the kids. The free wifi is handy as well.

Coogee Pavilion Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

10 July 2018

The Owl House: A Small Restaurant & Bar, Darlinghurst (9 July 2018)

97 Crown St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

Small bar with a big heart

Eight good years for this true local gem ends this week before they move on to new pastures up the road on Victoria St where Tigerbakers used to be. Owner and Sommelier Amir Halpert is one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet and it's always a true pleasure when I get to chat with him. As my final week drink choice the 'The Bushfire' ($20) with Botanic Australis bushfire gin by Mt Uncle Distillery, orange peel and bitters caught my eye on a cold Winters night. The description of “A Fair Dinkum smokin' gin Old Fashioned” was most appropriate. Loved this drink with the right smokiness and plenty of botanical love. Thanks so much Amir for your kind shout. I look forward to checking out the new Owl House which will eventually be open for breakfast, lunch and dinners and a bar that I hope will retain the lovely cosy bar intimacy many have appreciated and loved at The Owl House.

The Owl House Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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