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2018

In -, Café, Dining on
September 25, 2018

Three Beans Cafe, Castle Hill

Three Beans Cafe, Castle Towers
Matcha Latte ($4.50, large)
There’s no shortage of brunch options in Castle Towers, with the opening of multiple cafes in the past year. But if you’re after a quieter spot for a quick bite, there’s also Three Beans Café, one of the older cafés in the area.

Three Beans Cafe, Castle Towers
Mocha Frappe ($6.50)
We’re visiting on a weekend, and though its busy, it’s not difficult to grab a table. Service is quick and efficient, and our coffees and meals are served very shortly after ordering at the counter.

Three Beans Cafe, Castle Towers
Smoked Salmon on Rye
There’s a generous serving of smoked salmon and guacomole on the Smoked Salmon on rye, although we’re a little disappointed there’s only one egg! It’s a simple combination, but we felt like it could do with a bit of sauce for flavour and the rye a little more toasting.

Three Beans Cafe, Castle Towers
Corn and Zucchini Fritters ($13.90)
The Corn and zucchini fritters are an impressively low energy (calorie) option, with a serve only being 1010kJ. Part of reason is that the serve size is notably smaller than what you might find elsewhere, but it’s great for a light lunch. The fritters are lightly pan fried, they’re thin and soft and tasty although nothing to rave about.

Three Beans Cafe, Castle Towers

Nourish Bowl ($14.90)
The menu consist mostly of your typical brunch staples (think eggs on toast) but what captures my attention are the selection of veggie packed bowls. And I’m not disappointed by the fresh veggies in my Nourish Bowl. It comes filled with grains, peas, kale, avocado, red cabbage, carrot, onion, coriander and egg with ginger dressing.

Three Beans Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

In -, Dining, Dinner on
September 25, 2018

Contrabando, CBD

Contrabando All you can eat Tacos

How many tacos can you eat in one seating?

The answer is probably more than you think, so if you’re a taco lover like me, you’ll want to check our Contrabando’s all-you-can-eat taco deal.
The rules are simple, you can order two flavours at once, and once you’re finished you can order again and again until you’re full. There’s 7 flavour of tacos on the menu which are about $6-7 each, meaning you only really need to have 4 tacos to make your money’s worth (or they do $3 taco Tuesdays which makes it 8 tacos!).

Contrabando All you can eat Tacos

Crispy Fish ($6)

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In Café, Dining, Dinner on
September 14, 2018

Turka, Crows Nest

TURKA Cafe Meze Bar, Crows Nest

You know you’re in for a good meal when you’re given two tables for a table for two.

I’ve only had Turkish food a handful of times and if there’s one thing I remember, it’s that it’s always a feast! And that’s the vibe we’re getting at Turka, which is filled diners with tables filled to the brim with delicious share plates. It’s a cosy Turkish cafe/meze bar located on the busy corner of Pacific Highway and Willoughby Road.

It’s a relatively new addition to the Crows Nest dining scene, one of the few Turkish restaurants in the area. And there’s plenty to choose from with an extensive breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. We’re eyeing the Turkish breakfast for our next visit, but we’re here first for dinner, a menu made of dips, cold meze and hot meze.

TURKA Cafe Meze Bar, Crows Nest

Engina – Artichoke Hearts

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In Healthy, Recipe, Salad on
September 13, 2018

Honey Soy Chicken Noodles Salad

I know I said that I’d be posting some more comfort food recipes, but the sudden change of weather meant I had to change my plans. Luckily I had this Honey Soy Chicken Noodles Salad bookmarked since the beginning of winter!

Honey Soy Chicken Noodles, Quick, Simple, Healthy Recipe

I’m not kidding either- am I the only one who always bookmarks dishes when they’re wayyy out of season?
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