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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
October 8, 2017

Café Milligram, St Ives

Prawns on Pond ($21)

Located in the middle of St Ive’s Village, it’s very easy to dismiss Café Milligram as your typical shopping centre café. You know- the ones you stop at for a quick drink and cake the when your legs get tired half way through your shop, where you probably wouldn’t give the food much of a thought.

And whilst it’s location and it’s good selection of cakes, makes it perfect for a rest stop, give the menu a go and you’ll find that Café Milligram offers so, so much more!

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In Café, Dining on
April 30, 2017

Bellaccino Espresso Bar, Castle Hill

Lazy weekends means brunching locally, and although we have a handful of go-to places, recent price hikes and deletion of some of our favourite menu items meant it was time for us to venture out and discover more good eats in the local area.

I’m not usually a fan of cafes which are smack-bam in the middle of busy shopping centres, but the huge $10 breakfast sign out the front of Bellaccino’s was certainly enticing, especially given that there were still a couple more days til pay day.

Mocha Frappe ($5.50)

The $10 menu consists of your basic brekkie menu items (think eggs on toast) and even comes with a free drink if you find yourself here on a weekday, but alas we’re not, and it’s past the 11:30am that the menu runs to. Luckily there’s plenty else to choose from on their menu, which is cleverly organised by cuisine.

The coffee is not amazing, and my mocha frappe tasted more like a milkshake than a frappe, but it worked well as a dessert-like sweet finish to the meal.

Vegetarian Big Breakfast ($15.90)

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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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