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In Café, Dining on
November 29, 2017

Paper Plane Factory

I still remember the day I discovered Paper Plane café. It was a day I had intended to visit one of my favourite Malaysian cafés in parramatta, only to be devastated to find that it was gone and in its place a very ordinary looking café with a funny name now existed. Paper plane café. Twas a very sad day indeed!

Fast forward five or so years, and I’ve still yet to actually try the place out, but much happier memories have been made in its sister location at Paper Plane factory. Located in amongst an industrial area, its pretty much the only business open on the weekend, which makes parking a breeze and means that theres plenty of peace and quiet, if the busy bustling streets of Parramatta are not quite your thing.

Mocha ($4)

It’s also located right next to my high school as well, which makes it an excellent location for catch ups with my high school friends too!

And it appears to be quite a popular pick, with pretty much a full house on the Sunday I visit, despite its relatively isolated location. Luckily most visitors seem to be early birds, so we’re quick to snag a table and the crowd slowly dissipates as the afternoon comes along.

Winter Warmer Bowl ($16)

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In Café, Dining on
November 15, 2017

Smoking Gun Bagels | Woolloomooloo

It’s not every day that I venture out towards the CBD these days, but when I do, it’s usually on a Sunday when more than half of the cafes I want to visit are not actually open. Boo.

I am however, fortunate enough to have friends who have excellent food recommendations, which is how I end up all the way in Woolloomooloo for a quick bite at Smoking Gun Bagels.

Mocha ($4)

It’s a tiny store tucked away in the quieter back streets of Woollomooloo- not exactly an easy find, but the promise of delicious homemade bagels and coffee is enough to draw a constant stream of visitors. Afterall- there aren’t all that many places which do bagels in Sydney!

Seating is very limited but bagels are a quick eat so it isn’t a long wait if you’re after a table. The menu is quite simple, with options ranging from the brekkie staple of bacon & eggs, to more exciting flavours like Kimcheese as well as dessert options if something like lemon meringue is more your thing.

You’re Just Too Good to Beetroot ($14)

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In Café, Dining on
January 25, 2017

The Dining & Co., North Ryde

When dining out, I tend to prefer visiting places with good reviews but every once in a while I do come across some surprisingly good eateries which are well hidden from the internet. Such was the case when I visited The Dining & Co, a little cafe hidden away in the quieter suburban streets of North Ryde (a stone throw away from my karate classes infact!).

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In Café, Dining on
November 13, 2016

XS Espresso, North Parramatta

I know I’m definitely part of the minority when I say that runny yolks aren’t my thing (I prefer my yolks just set so it doesn’t spill all over my brekkie) but when breakfast is this good, I’m definitely not complaining!

We’ve been meaning to visit XS Espresso since it opened up in North Parramatta, and are constantly reminded of it everytime we drive past the large unmissible XS logo…..which is just about every couple of days!

Monster Milkshake ($14)

The milkfreakshakes are really what we’re here for, and they have an extensive list of options which make it difficult to choose. Luckily we have about 15 minutes to spare whilst waiting for a seat, but even that wasn’t enough to narrow out choices down.
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In Breakfast, Café, Dining on
September 7, 2015

Local Mbassy, Ultimo

Cappuccino (Lge $4)

We’d been due for a coffee date at Local Mbassy before I left for Broken Hill more than 9 weeks ago now, but never had the time to go so now that I’m back and not too lazy to go out, we decided to make a trip to try out this cafe!

It’s pretty hard to not have heard of Local Mbassy, with pictures of their famous red velvet pancakes popping up everywhere around the internet these days. And so popular are these pancakes that pretty much every single table has one of them!

Mocha (Lge $4.50)

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