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November 2015

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November 30, 2015

Travel | Broken Hill: Temptations Cafe and Dessert Bar

Apologies for my lack of posting over the past couple of months- they’ve been quite hectic and stressful, trying to put everything we’ve learnt over the previous year into practice within a short time period of 10 weeks. But it’s over now, and I can finally say that I’ve finished uni for good this time.

I haven’t had a chance since I got back from Broken Hill to properly finish my posts from then, so I thought I’d quickly put them up on my blog before I forget, starting with one of my favourite Broken Hill cafes, Temptations.

The problem with staying up late on Friday night in Broken Hill is that you end up waking up late on Saturday morning, so by the time you cycle your way into the main street of town, most of the cafes and shops are just about closed.

I can’t say we’re too fond of the 1-2pm closing times, because it leaves us with little time to explore and not much to do in the middle of the day. Luckily, Temptations Cafe is open almost all day, and this so we end up here for a late lunch when almost nothing else was open.

Mocha (Lge $4.50)

We’d been meaning to visit Temptations since the first week we’d arrived in Broken Hill, being the only dessert bar in town but we hadn’t really considered visiting for lunch as their menu didn’t seem quite as exciting as everything else on offer in town.

Housemade Strawberry and Dragonfruit Iced Tea ($4.50)

Their drinks menu was quite exciting with a selection of smoothies, shakes and teas in addition to the standard coffees. The house made strawberry and dragonfruit iced tea was surprisingly good, a refreshing drink with a hint of strawberry and dragonfruit. There’s no dragonfruit used in the tea of course so its flavour is quite subtle.

Steak Sandwich ($16.50)

The menu mostly consists of your typical cafe fare- burgers, sandwiches and pastas. We’re not sure what to pick so we go for the waitress’ suggestion of the steak sandwich.

And boy are we glad we did!

It’s an unexpectedly impressive steak sandwich, with so much filling it is not possible to eat it without a mess! It’s a delightful combination of steak (of course!), bacon, egg, onion jam, tomatoes and salad between the two lightly toasted pieces of Turkish bread. It’s quite similar to my all time favourite steak sandwich at my local cafe and I must say, it does come close to being my favourite!

Caramel Macadamia Cheesecake ($12.90)

And we can’t leave a dessert bar without trying their desserts, so we pick the caramel macadamia cheesecake of their specials menu. There’s also a dessert display inside the restaurant, but most options are on the menu anyway.

The caramel macadamia cheesecake was a one off special, we’d been trying to order it again for a few weeks after but they didn’t make it again 🙁

Caramel Macadamia Cheesecake ($12.90)

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In Recipe, Salad on
November 26, 2015

Tuna Salad with Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

I’ve tried countless numbers of salad recipes over the past two years, because I seem to keep making salad for lunch. It’s the easiest option when there’s not always access to a microwave, and though it’s not the nicest thing to have in the middle of winter, the recent warm weather in Sydney has been perfect for salad so I thought I’d quickly share with you one of my favourite salad dressing recipes.

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