30 April 2017

Doughnut Time, Surry Hills (29 April 2017)

330 Crown St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

Donut Sugar Hit Guaranteed

You definitely shouldn't have these everyday as the sugar hit is real with these donuts. The O.G. ($6.70) was for me, Slim Shady ($6.70) for the kids, and the vegan Liam Hemsworthy ($6.70) for the Mrs. They only serve donuts here but probably best washed down with a coffee. I like the thin icing on my O.G. with a soft textured and slightly bready donut base. The kids loved picking off the M&Ms and then licking off the icing before eating their Slim Shady donut. The first time I tried the Liam Hemsworthy I didn't realise it was vegan and it was one of my preferred favourites at the time. It does look a lot richer than it looks. Service was friendly and these shops are popping up all over Sydney.

Doughnut Time Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

29 April 2017

Three Bottle Man, Sydney Harbour Marriott, Circular Quay (27 April 2017)

Bulletin Place, Circular Quay NSW 2000

Coffee love in Bulletin Place

Three Bottle Man is a small cafe/bar  that can be accessed via Bulletin Place or from within the Sydney Harbour Marriott. There's comfortable seating both inside and out and I love the high ceiling space. Service was friendly and keen to please. Cappuccino ($3.50) uses a custom blend by a 'mystery roaster' they're keeping secret. I really enjoyed the flavour which seemed like a medium roast and the coffee art was surprisingly very good. Three Cheese Toastie with cheddar, blue, brie served with chips or side salad ($18) had a nice buttered bread that's toasted to a pleasant crunch with a great tasty cheese combo. I chose the salad over the chips for a healthy option although could have done with a bit more dressing throughout and some added colour from other vegetables would have been welcomed to make it more interesting than just mixed lettuce greens. Apparently this place is a cafe during breakfast and lunch time and then turns into more a bar in the afternoon.

Three Bottle Man Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

28 April 2017

Spice Market, Double Bay (25 April 2017)

340 New South Head Road, Double Bay NSW 2028

Thai takeaway in Double Bay

Lazy dinner sorted with a first time Thai takeaway from Spice Market. Fish Cake ($3) was a good choice with lots of flavour in these rustic presumably house made entrees. Curry Puff ($2) had nice flakey pastry and decent flavoured filling. Prawn Crackers with Peanut Sauce ($5) were a great one to share with a noticeably spicy flavour to keep the tastebuds entertained and wanting more. They remind me of the prawn crackers I used to get at the KB Hotel many years ago. Chicken Red Curry ($15) was pretty good with quite a creamy style sauce best matched with some Steamed Rice ($2.50). I've had takeaway curries from other places where they cling wrap the container for safer delivery which might be worth considering here. Prawn dishes were unfortunately hitting the $25 mark due to the prawn wholesale cost price increase that's been hitting Sydney. Service was friendly enough. There's some seating inside amongst the simple decor although it looks more like a place for takeaway. 

Spice Market Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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

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