Blackwattle Café, Glebe

Ever since my nephew was born, it’s a real mission to find a spacious and pram friendly café whenever we are catching up for coffee. Not far away from Pyrmont there is a nice café inside a heritage building with excellent water views right next to the Anzac Bridge. Despite of the nice view and environment the food and service was not so impressive, menu was very limited and it was a long wait before someone attended to us.

http://blackwattlecafe.com/

Ratings
Food: 4/10
Atmosphere: 6/10
Service: 5/10
Value: 5/10

Average Price
Breakfast: $6 – $15
Lunch $15 – $25
Dinner: N/A
Degustation: N/A
Corkage: N/A
Cakeage: N/A

Others
Ease of finding a car park: Normal
Ease of finding the restaurant: Normal
Brightness of restaurant: Bright
Noise Level: Noisy
Waiting time for foods: 15 mins
Booking time require: Walk in
Child friendly/High Chair: Yes

 

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Baked beans on toast, $10

I’ve chosen the bake beans because it was a homemade bake beans rather than canned one, it was a huge disappointment because the beans was extremely salty, I almost wanted to take it home and reconstructed it by adding small amounts of brown sugar. At the end I couldn’t finish it…

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Cappuccino, $3.3

Coffee was okay, more on the flat side.

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Chai Latte, $4

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Latte, $3.3

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Scramble eggs with mushroom served with toast & roast tomato, $14.50

While the scramble eggs was cooked nicely, the breakfast was very very ordinary, probably would not come back again.

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Scramble eggs with bacon served with toast & roast tomato, $15

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Address:

55 Leichhardt Street, Glebe
opening hrs: Tue – Sun: 8:00 to 16:00, Mon closed
Ph:+612-9692-9785
Web: www.blackwattlecafe.com

Getting There:

Parking: glebe point road then short walk to the park

By Train: No train station nearby

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Spicy lamb Mince Tagine

 

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I am sure a lot of you have tried the lamb breakfast tagine from Kazbah. Especially there is a branch open in Top Ryde now but I must say $18.50 for a breakfast isn’t cheap. I was so determine to make my own with more and fresher ingredients. I didn’t have a tagines dish at home and didn’t think it was necessary to purposely get one. So all my work was done on a frying pan then transfer to a baking dish for final few minutes to bake off the eggs. Result was yummy and very close to the one in Kazbah when I served it with the Turkish breads.

recipe adapted from Mindfood

Ingredients:

1 tbsp olive oil  
1 brown onion, finely chopped    
1 red capsicum, deseeded, finely sliced
2 garlic cloves, finely diced    
3 tsp ground cumin   
2 tsp ground coriander 
2 tsp smoky paprika
 
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon   
500g lamb mince
 
3 tomatoes, cut into wedges  

2 tbsp lemon juice  
40g baby spinach leaves   
4-5 Swiss brown or button mushrooms   
2-4 eggs 

Directions:

1) Preheat oven to 200˚C. Heat oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Add onion and capsicum. Cook for 3 minutes or until soft. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Sprinkle cumin, coriander, paprika and cinnamon over mixture. Stir until well combined. Cook for 1 minute or until aromatic.

2) Add mince and cook, stirring with a wooden spoon, until lightly browned. Add tomatoes and lemon juice.  Cook until mince is well browned. Add spinach and 2 tbsp water. Cover and cook for 1 minute or until spinach leaves are just wilted.

3) Spoon mixture into individual tagines or a big baking dish. Form some hole in the mince by using a spoon. Break eggs into the holes of the meats. Cover and bake in oven for 10-15 minutes until eggwhite is just cooked. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

4) service with rice or Turkish bread as desire.

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I got most of my herbs from Green Valley Spice

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The lamb mince does not have to be fully cooked as it still needs to go inside oven for extra 10 mins

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You can add more eggs if you want but I was watching for my cholesterol level

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Do not overcook your eggs, Its gotta be runny to be perfect. The best way to test this is to take it out from oven at 5-7 mins slightly move it to see if egg white is still wobbling. It should be just set and the remaining heat will cooks itself.

 

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Brunette Belgian Praline Spread from Le Pain Quotidien, Sydney Westfield

 

www.lepainquotidien.com

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picture adapted from Fontshop

 

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Surprisingly when 99% of the population loves Nutella I am the 1%. Ironically I fell in love with Brunette, a rather less sweet, creamy smooth hazelnut spread that is double of the price of Nutella. I happened to found these babies in a small cafe in Sydney Westfield called Le Pain Quotidien. JC had his breakfast there on boxing day before he broke the bank and he can’t wait to show me these. We bought a bottle for $10 and can’t wait to try when we got home. The result was way worth the $10.

Originated in Belgium and featuring four flavours:

– Brunette-Belgian Praline Spread

– Noisella-Belgian Chocolate and Hazelnut Spread

– Blondie-Belgian White Chocolate Spread

– Noir-Belgian Dark Chocolate Spread

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You can spread this hazelnut goodies on anything and everything, toast, crackers, you name it and certainly you won’t be able to find this in anywhere. You can find this in Surry hills, Bondi junction and Sydney Westfield. Address can be find on their website.

 

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Taste Baguette Bakery Café, Market Street Sydney

If you like baguette, you must come to Taste Baguette café because they baked their own bread onsite every 15 mins! Hieu who is the chef and owner of Taste Baguette café has been a baker and pastry chef since he was the age of 13. Hieu’s vision was to open a bakery/cafe where bread & pastries would be baked regularly throughout the day. With this vision, Taste Bakery & Restaurant in Surry Hills was born, where hand crafted baguettes were baked every 15 minutes for lunch and filled with freshly grilled meats & salads. This French-Vietnamese influenced café is so popular that it has spread last few years and can now be found in various places such as in Sydney uni, Surry hills, Sussex lane, World square, Market street and met centre.

 

www.tastebaguette.com

Ratings
Food: 7/10
Atmosphere: 5/10
Service: 5/10
Value: 6/10

Average Price
Entrée: $5 – $10
Main: $10 – $26
Dessert: $5 – $8
Degustation: N/A
Corkage: N/A
Cakeage: N/A

Others
Ease of finding a car park: Hard
Ease of finding the restaurant: Easy
Brightness of restaurant: Bright
Noise Level: Normal
Waiting time for foods: 15 mins – 20 mins
Booking time require: Walk in
Child friendly/High Chair: No

 
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Classic Vietnameses – Pork, pate with pickled carrot and radish, cucumber, spring onion, coriander and soy dressing. (Chilli optional) $8.50

If you are someone who is indecisive, you’ll be having a hard time picking over 10 baguettes in their menu. I have opted for the Vietnamese classic because It is something that I am familiar with and will sometimes ordered in a Vietnamese suburb such as Cabramatta or Marrickville. The baguette was light and crunchy with just enough of salad to balance out the meat and dressing.

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Chicken Schnitzel, $8.90

Herb crumbed crispy goujons served with coral lettuce, tomato, rocket, and honey mustard mayonnaise.

The chicken schnitzel was smaller than expected with more salad then meat, the taste however was very good and doesn’t give me the oily feeling which other chicken schnitzel does.

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Mini Almond and cheese croissant, $3.50

These mini almond and cheese croissant will make a good snack for the afternoon tea, it is buttery and crunchy on the outside and meltingly soft on the inside.

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Fig and fruits tart, $3.50

The tart was very light and not very sweet, if you like plain and simple dessert. You will love this fruit tart.

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Brownie, $3.50

After trying a few of their dessert and cakes, I realise everything in Taste are very light and healthy. They do not put a lot of sugar or artificial stuff in their foods. Brownie in here wasn’t my kind of sweet because it was too bland and dry.

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Cappuccino

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Pork and fennel chipolatas w/ caramelised red onion marmalade baguette, $9.50

Breakfast menu from Taste were fantastic, the idea of having your breakfast in a freshly bake baguette was interesting. The pork and fennel chipolatas was by popular demand and the next customer after me who ordered this was already sold out. It was flavoursome and juicy.

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Poached egg w/ crispy bacon, spinach and hollandaise sauce baguette, $9.50

The more standard poach egg and bacon was excellent, the fluffy bread absorb all the hollandaise sauce and when I broke the egg, the yolk was so gooey and delicious.

Conclusion: The food is great especially the French baguettes and pastries. Service seems to be luck of the draw and this place doesn’t take booking so meaning be there before 12.30 or long queues.

 

 

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Address:

Shop 1A, 68 Market Street (entrance of  City Myer store), Sydney 
opening hrs: Mon – Fri: 7:00 to 17:00, Sat – Sun: 8:30 to 16:00   
Ph:+612-9233-7778
Web: www.tastebaguette.com

Getting There:

Parking: Kent Street or Pitt Street
By train: Town Hall

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Taste Baguette Bakery Café, Market Street Sydney

www.tastebaguette.com

Ratings
Food: 7/10
Atmosphere: 5/10
Service: 5/10
Value: 6/10

Average Price
Entrée: $5 – $10
Main: $10 – $26
Dessert: $5 – $8
Degustation: N/A
Corkage: N/A
Cakeage: N/A

Others
Ease of finding a car park: Hard
Ease of finding the restaurant: Easy
Brightness of restaurant: Bright
Noise Level: Normal
Waiting time for foods: 15 mins – 20 mins
Booking time require: Walk in
Child friendly/High Chair: No

 
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If you like baguette, you must come to Taste Baguette café because they baked their own bread onsite every 15 mins! Hieu who is the chef and owner of Taste Baguette café has been a baker and pastry chef since he was the age of 13. Hieu’s vision was to open a bakery/cafe where bread & pastries would be baked regularly throughout the day. With this vision, Taste Bakery & Restaurant in Surry Hills was born, where hand crafted baguettes were baked every 15 minutes for lunch and filled with freshly grilled meats & salads. This French-Vietnamese influenced café is so popular that it has spread last few years and can now be found in various places such as in Sydney uni, Surry hills, Sussex lane, World square, Market street and met centre.

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Classic Vietnameses – Pork, pate with pickled carrot and radish, cucumber, spring onion, coriander and soy dressing. (Chilli optional) $8.50

If you are someone who is indecisive, you’ll be having a hard time picking over 10 baguettes in their menu. I have opted for the Vietnamese classic because It is something that I am familiar with and will sometimes ordered in a Vietnamese suburb such as Cabramatta or Marrickville. The baguette was light and crunchy with just enough of salad to balance out the meat and dressing.

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Chicken Schnitzel, $8.90

Herb crumbed crispy goujons served with coral lettuce, tomato, rocket, and honey mustard mayonnaise.

The chicken schnitzel was smaller than expected with more salad then meat, the taste however was very good and doesn’t give me the oily feeling which other chicken schnitzel does.

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Mini Almond and cheese croissant, $3.50

These mini almond and cheese croissant will make a good snack for the afternoon tea, it is buttery and crunchy on the outside and meltingly soft on the inside.

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Fig and fruits tart, $3.50

The tart was very light and not very sweet, if you like plain and simple dessert. You will love this fruit tart.

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Brownie, $3.50

After trying a few of their dessert and cakes, I realise everything in Taste are very light and healthy. They do not put a lot of sugar or artificial stuff in their foods. Brownie in here wasn’t my kind of sweet because it was too bland and dry.

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Cappuccino

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Pork and fennel chipolatas w/ caramelised red onion marmalade baguette, $9.50

Breakfast menu from Taste were fantastic, the idea of having your breakfast in a freshly bake baguette was interesting. The pork and fennel chipolatas was by popular demand and the next customer after me who ordered this was already sold out. It was flavoursome and juicy.

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Poached egg w/ crispy bacon, spinach and hollandaise sauce baguette, $9.50

The more standard poach egg and bacon was excellent, the fluffy bread absorb all the hollandaise sauce and when I broke the egg, the yolk was so gooey and delicious.

Conclusion: The food is great especially the French baguettes and pastries. Service seems to be luck of the draw and this place doesn’t take booking so meaning be there before 12.30 or long queues.

 

 

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Address:

Shop 1A, 68 Market Street (entrance of  City Myer store), Sydney 
opening hrs: Mon – Fri: 7:00 to 17:00, Sat – Sun: 8:30 to 16:00   
Ph:+612-9233-7778
Web: www.tastebaguette.com

Getting There:

Parking: Kent Street or Pitt Street
By train: Town Hall

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Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne

www.qvm.com.au

 

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It’s a fairly standard norm for food bloggers to blog about the Queen Victoria Market (QVM) in Melbourne and I am no exception. We first visit the dry food section and slowly eat our way up to the meat and seafood section. This landmark of Melbourne impressed me alot because of the way the shops are structure and the variety of food it offers.

The Market is open every day of the week except Mondays and Wednesdays. On Wednesday evenings in the summer months, there is a night market which offers dining, bars, live entertainment and a variety of other stalls.

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Weisswurst with Sauerkraut from the Deli Hall

Weisswurst is German sausage, Sauerkraut is shredded cabbage fermented in brine, so basically to simplified things this is a damn good sausage roll. The sausage has a really crusty skin and the roll was nice and hot.

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Bread rolls and all kind of snacks

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Meat store which have fresh wild rabbit for sell

The meat are nicely prepared and marinated with all different kinds of herbs, Chicken wraps, fresh wild rabbit, they even have chicken & prawn dim sims…umm… impressive!

 

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Cheese , olive oil and Salami

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The heaven of Olives

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KoKo Black in QVM

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prosciutto and Jamon, the most expensive I saw was $425/kg which is aged 24 months

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The hearty selections of meats

We were so tempted to get some of those nice Scott fillet and Wagyu beef score 7 for $65/kg, thinking back and forth how the hell can we transport it back to Sydney and just saw the meat store selling cooler bag for $3.5 and we finally managed to find some ice packs from Big W too. So here the crazy two of us bought 1kg of Scott fillet, few slices of the Wagyu beef and some chunky pork chop with bones.

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Cappuccino to clear our pallet and get ready for the next round

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 Spicy lamb borek

Our eating journey didn’t just stop here, we saw everyone was sitting on the benches eating this little babies and we were walking round and round to find it. This is like a turkish bread stuffs with lamb mince and garlic and heaps of herbs. The flavours was strong and the bread was fluffily soft.

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Jam doughnuts, $4.50 for 6

The highlight of the day was these jam doughnuts, the doughnuts van is a veritable institution at the QVM, cooking hand rolled, jam filled, sugar crusted yeasty little beauties for over 50 years. So don’t waste your calories on Doughnut king anymore.

 

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Address:

Corner of Victoria and Elizabeth St, Melbourne VIC
opening hrs: Tue & Wed 6:00 to 14:00, Fri 6:00 to 17:00, Sat 6:00 to 15:00, Sun 9:00 to 16:00  
Ph:+613-9320-5822
Web: www.qvm.com.au

Getting There:

Parking: onsite parking 
By Train: Melbourne Central Station  
By Tram: Any tram heading north along Elizabeth and William St
 

 

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Armory Wharf Cafe, Newington

www.armorywharfcafe.com

Ratings
Food: 6/10
Atmosphere: 8/10
Service: 6/10
Value: 6/10

Average Price
Entrée: $15 – $20
Main: $15 – $25
Dessert: $8 – $15
Degustation: N/A
Corkage: Restaurant fully licensed, no BYO
Cakeage: $1.5 p/p

Others
Ease of finding a car park: Easy
Ease of finding the restaurant: Easy
Brightness of restaurant: Bright
Noise Level: Normal
Waiting time for foods: 25 mins
Booking time require: walk in
Child friendly/High Chair: Yes

 
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The Armory Wharf Cafe in Blaxland Riverside Park located not far away from Homebush Bay, It provides a great meeting and breakfast/lunch place for the cyclist or walker undertaking one of the many tracks that pass through the Riverside Park. The view here is amazing, the cafe is right next to the river and you can see the river cat passed by if you are lucky. This restaurant is really child friendly not only they have high-chair but I notice the colour pencils and drawing paper they provided to the kids too. Highly recommend for family with kids looking for outdoor activities during weekend.

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Eggs Benne’ with Tasmanian salmon & spinach on toasted casa panotte, $14

After a long walk, I felt like something hot and gooey so I ordered the Eggs Benedict. The serving size was HUGE and the casa panotte was at least 4cm thick, because this is the first time I tried the casa panotte it feels more like a French toast than an ordinary piece of bread. Due to its thickness I even had difficulties cutting it and asked for the help from JC haha. The eggs were nicely poached, salmon was fresh and well seasoned. However, the let down of this dish was the hollandaise sauce it was overpowered by lemon juice and lack of texture.

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Corn cakes served with grilled bacon with avocado and tomato salsa, roquette, $14.50

As the name suggested, this is a corn cakes not corn fritters. Maybe because I am too used to corn fritters so corn and pan cakes doesn’t join the dot for me. But with all that said, the bacon are fried nice and crisp with colourful avocado and tomato salsa next to it.

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Conclusion: Great location for breakfast on a sunny day. Generous serving size but slow service toward lunch time as more people finished walking and cycling. Food is a bit of hit and miss but given the nice location and waterview, they have scored extra point. One thing I would like to praise about this restaurant is, the management take customer’s feedback seriously, as I was checking out their website and click inside eatability, for each feedback they received the management team actually took their time to respond and pass any complaints to the staff accordingly.

 

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Address:

Building 13, Blaxland Riverside Park, Jamieson Street, Newington  
opening hrs: Mon – Wed: 9:00 to 16:00, Thu – Fri: 9:00 to 21:00, weekends: 7:30 to 21:00
 
Ph:+612-9714-7513
Web: www.armorywharfcafe.com

Getting There:

Parking: Blaxland Riverside Park carpark  
By Train: No Train station nearby  
By Bus:

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Le Renaissance Café Patisserie, The Rocks

Although birthday cakes tend to be more common, but I thought it would be nice to celebrate JC and my anniversary with some cakes too. I already had a thought in mind to buy some cakes from Le Renaissance in The Rocks on the actual day and take it back home as a dessert. I absolutely adore their cheesecake because it tastes so smooth and rich that the first time I tried I fell in love with it. And since JC never tried it so it’s the perfect excuse for me to get a couple of pieces of cakes there.

www.larenaissance.com.au

Ratings
Food: 8/10
Atmosphere: 7/10
Service: 7/10
Value: 7/10

Average Price
Entrée: $8 – $10
Main: $15 – $25
Dessert: $7 – $10
Degustation: N/A
Corkage: Not allowed
Cakeage: Not allowed (come on they sell cakes)

Others
Ease of finding a car park: Hard
Ease of finding the restaurant: Easy
Brightness of restaurant: Bright
Noise Level: Normal
Waiting time for foods: 15 mins
Booking time require: walk in
Child friendly/High Chair: No

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Being a Friday afternoon, the place was absolutely packed with people. As you can see the crazy queue outside the little café. I have no choice but to line up for 15 mins to get my dream cheesecake.

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Cheese Cake, $5.50

I made use of the 15 mins queuing up time wisely and choose the 3 most appealing cakes out of the colourful window. I told myself, cheesecake gotta be one of the choice, Lemon tart next as I fancy anything lemony…then the 3rd probably something chocolate and rich so I decided to get the Aroma. The cheese cake was really nice, smooth and cheesy, it is the major reason why I kept coming back.

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Lemon Tart, $5.00

First of all, tart itself looks amazing with the shiny glaze on top, the size is big and the base looks crunchy. Everything was nice, I mean the tart has a soft and smooth lemon filling but oh my dear god! It was so sour… that I got the worse sour-face ever. I couldn’t take it anymore so JC was happy to finish it all.

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Aroma, Eat in $6.00

Aroma has 3 layers of mouth-watering chocolate mousse, bottom being a milk chocolate mousse, middle is a white chocolate mousse and at the top is a thin layer of dark chocolate mousse with a dash of coffee. The cake is really nice as it is moist and not overly sweet.

Conclusion: This place was a bit of trouble to find a parking but well worth the wait and long lines. Le Renaissance food can be enjoyed in the outdoor courtyard between historic sandstones walls with a cup of delicious coffee. It may also be packaged for take away. If you want to impress family or clients, La Renaissance also does catering for parties and events.

 

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Address:

47 Argyle Street, The Rocks  
opening hrs: Mon – Sun: 8:00 to 18:00 
Ph:+612-9241-4878
Web: www.larenaissance.com.au

Getting There:

Parking: Hickson St  
By Train: Circular Quay Station  
By Bus:

circular quay

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Le Renaissance Café Patisserie, The Rocks

www.larenaissance.com.au

Ratings
Food: 8/10
Atmosphere: 7/10
Service: 7/10
Value: 7/10

Average Price
Entrée: $8 – $10
Main: $15 – $25
Dessert: $7 – $10
Degustation: N/A
Corkage: Not allowed
Cakeage: Not allowed (come on they sell cakes)

Others
Ease of finding a car park: Hard
Ease of finding the restaurant: Easy
Brightness of restaurant: Bright
Noise Level: Normal
Waiting time for foods: 15 mins
Booking time require: walk in
Child friendly/High Chair: No

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Although birthday cakes tend to be more common, but I thought it would be nice to celebrate JC and my anniversary with some cakes too. I already had a thought in mind to buy some cakes from Le Renaissance in The Rocks on the actual day and take it back home as a dessert. I absolutely adore their cheesecake because it tastes so smooth and rich that the first time I tried I fell in love with it. And since JC never tried it so it’s the perfect excuse for me to get a couple of pieces of cakes there.

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Being a Friday afternoon, the place was absolutely packed with people. As you can see the crazy queue outside the little café. I have no choice but to line up for 15 mins to get my dream cheesecake.

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Cheese Cake, $5.50

I made use of the 15 mins queuing up time wisely and choose the 3 most appealing cakes out of the colourful window. I told myself, cheesecake gotta be one of the choice, Lemon tart next as I fancy anything lemony…then the 3rd probably something chocolate and rich so I decided to get the Aroma. The cheese cake was really nice, smooth and cheesy, it is the major reason why I kept coming back.

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Lemon Tart, $5.00

First of all, tart itself looks amazing with the shiny glaze on top, the size is big and the base looks crunchy. Everything was nice, I mean the tart has a soft and smooth lemon filling but oh my dear god! It was so sour… that I got the worse sour-face ever. I couldn’t take it anymore so JC was happy to finish it all.

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Aroma, Eat in $6.00

Aroma has 3 layers of mouth-watering chocolate mousse, bottom being a milk chocolate mousse, middle is a white chocolate mousse and at the top is a thin layer of dark chocolate mousse with a dash of coffee. The cake is really nice as it is moist and not overly sweet.

Conclusion: This place was a bit of trouble to find a parking but well worth the wait and long lines. Le Renaissance food can be enjoyed in the outdoor courtyard between historic sandstones walls with a cup of delicious coffee. It may also be packaged for take away. If you want to impress family or clients, La Renaissance also does catering for parties and events.

 

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Address:

47 Argyle Street, The Rocks  
opening hrs: Mon – Sun: 8:00 to 18:00 
Ph:+612-9241-4878
Web: www.larenaissance.com.au

Getting There:

Parking: Hickson St  
By Train: Circular Quay Station  
By Bus:

circular quay

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Café Morso, Jones Bay Wharf Pyrmont

www.cafemorso.com.au

Ratings
Food: 7/10
Atmosphere: 8/10
Service: 6/10
Value: 7/10

Average Price
Entrée: From $5
Main: $12-$15
Dessert: $6-$15
Degustation: N/A
Corkage: Less than 14 people can do BYO $7 per bottle
Cakeage: $2 P/P

Others
Ease of finding a car park: Normal
Ease of finding the restaurant: Normal
Brightness of restaurant: Normal
Noise Level: Normal
Waiting time for foods: 15 mins
Booking time require: 2-3 Days
Child friendly/High Chair: No

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You don’t need to own a million dollar home in order to enjoy the water view. Café Morso here not only located in a good location with the fantastic water view but also offered an extensive brunch menu to cater for everyone. The Jones Bay Wharf is an integral part of the maritime history and forms a key element of the historic Pyrmont waterfront, now you can see many restaurants lining up alongside the wharf. To take advantage of the buy 1 get 1 free entertainment book voucher, we end up at Café Morso on a Sunday morning.

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The Café Morso Breakfast – Eggs (poached, fried or scrambled) with toast, bacon, mushrooms, roast tomato, chorizo sausage, $18.00

No doubt, the big breakfast is always for the greedy one. We decided to order the Morso Breakfast to test out how good a restaurant can be by using its own name as a dish. First impression – was good because portion was generous, chorizo are cooked nicely with smoky flavour from the char grill with a crispy skin. The hero of the dish was the scrambled egg, it was cooked perfectly and texture was smooth like silk. As you can see from the picture the middle is still a little bit wobbly.

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Potato, dill and Spanish onion pancake with house cured salmon, watercress, lemon crème fraiche and fried egg, $16.50

I ordered the Spanish onion pancake because it is unique and something I do not find easily in other café. The dish wasn’t as good as expected because every element on the plate was rather cold. I am not a big fan of chewy rice cake and the pancake tasted exactly like one. (Initially I thought the pancake would taste something like a fritters) The egg however, was nice and runny. Towards the end of finishing my breakfast, it tasted grossly salty. I think it was because of that big pinch of salt sitting on top of the pancake (as you can see in the picture) which I did not noticed and mixed well…

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Free range eggs; scrambled with crusty toast and butter, baked beans with onion and relish, $12.00

This was more of a “build your own” breakfast, my friend ordered the scrambled egg with adds on bake beans and relish. The egg again, was the hero, the relish was light and refreshing but the baked bean was nothing special, probably one of the can baked bean.

Conclusion: The café could become very full if you don’t book. We didn’t book that day and was given a time limit. The food was okay but not the best. This place only open for breakfast and lunch so no doubt their business are doing well enough to generate profit without opening for dinner. To summarise: Stylish breakfast menu, courteous staff and great location.

Address:

Jones Bay Wharf, 19-21 Pirrama Rd Pyrmont 
opening hrs: Mon – Fri: 07:00 to 18:00, Sat – Sun: 8:00 to 16:00 
Ph:+612-9692-0111 
Web:
www.cafemorso.com.au

Getting There:

Parking: Pirrama Road 
By Tram: Casino station or walk from Wynyard Train Station
By Bus:

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Cafe Morso on Urbanspoon

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