Bangbang Espresso Bar and Cafe, Surry Hills, Sydney

Bangbang Espresso Bar and Cafe is located on a hill, on one of the quieter terrace-lined streets in Surry Hills. It is owned by award-winning former Ministry of Sound DJ Alan Thompson. The cafe is stylish and funky with large windows that open out into the street. On the white wall is a painting of […]

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Jus Burgers, Leederville

I recently had a chat with chef Justin Bell about his fantastic new sausage shop in Leederville, Snags and Sons. Just a couple of shops away and still going strong is his original burger bar, Jus Burgers. Whenever interstate or overseas visitors ask for Perth food recommendations, I don’t hesitate to include Jus Burgers on […]

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Mrs. S, Maylands

Granny June’s cornbread, bacon, poached eggs and maple syrup. OH yeah… that’s me. Granny June’s cornbread, bacon, poached eggs and maple syrup Mrs. S Cafe is cute. Mismatched furniture, antique light fittings, vintage teacups and saucers, paper doilies, biscuit tins and printed tea towels give it a comfy, op shoppy feel. It&…

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Competition: win a Scanpan 32cm Classic Covered Wok/Chef Pan

Thanks to Kitchenware Direct, Australian readers have the chance to win a Scanpan 32cm Classic Covered Wok/Chef Pan. The prize: 1 x Scanpan 32cm Classic Covered Wok/Chef Pan This Scanpan Classic Covered Wok/Chef Pan measures 45cm from handle to handle, with a diameter of 32cm. It is made from aluminium, has a ceramic titanium nonstick […]

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Chefs Gallery, Sydney

During my 10 days in Sydney last November, I realised one thing I love about dining in Sydney: cooking is really put on show. There’s so much more to great dining than eating. Whether it’s Northern Italian, Thai desserts, Malaysian roti, Chinese dumplings or Argentinean barbecue or fresh noodles, it’s all prepared with incredible …

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Snags and Sons, Leederville

Update 13 November 2013: Snags and Sons has closed its shop in Leederville and moved into Jus Burgers Northbridge store to form JUSS. Now trading instead at Leederville is their new pintxos bar, Pinchos. The last few years have been the Golden Age of the gourmet burger bar in Perth. There are many reasons we […]

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Choux Cafe, Swanbourne

I’m always envious of people who live within walking distance of a good French bakery, who can quickly nip up the street at 7am to grab fresh croissants or hot sausage rolls for breakfast, or newly baked bread that’s got the crackly crust you just can’t get from a supermarket loaf. In this neighbourhood, there’s […]

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Zumborons, Manly NSW + macaron book/zine competition

After dim sum feasting at Marigold for brunch, Jac and I walk to Circular Quay where we take a ferry ride to Manly. It’s my first time visiting Manly. At my urging upon arrival, we look for Zumbo Patisserie. We actually walk past it the first time. The recognisable black and pink “adriano zumbo” sign […]

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Little Creatures Brewery, Fremantle

In a converted big old airy tin boat shed in Freo that was once a crocodile farm, you’ll find Little Creatures Brewery, established over a decade ago by a group of mates with a passion for great beer. Since then, the range of beers has expanded, Pipsqueak Cider was born and many of us Perth […]

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City Farm Cafe, East Perth (April 2012)

City Farm Cafe in East Perth has been under new management since late January. Keeping with the philosophy of City Farm, the cafe menu is still driven by organic ingredients and produce, used whenever possible. The meat and eggs are from free range and organic animals, the toast thickly sliced from wonderful crusty loaves baked […]

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