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In Burgers, Dining on
August 5, 2018

Bare Grill on Bourke, Surry Hills

Bare Grill on Bourke, Surry Hills

As a dietitian, I try to make healthy choices most of the time. This means that when I do have a treat I make sure it is one that is pretty damn good! And when it comes to burgers, Bare Grill definitely fits the bill.

It’s not our first time at Bare Grill- we visited them a couple of months ago to try their awesome breakfast towers, but given how well their burgers rate, we had to make another visit to try them!

Bare Grill on Bourke, Surry Hills

Nutella Thick Shake ($8)

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In Café, Dining on
April 10, 2018

Haven, Surry Hills

With such a unique name, there’s probably not many Sydneysiders who havent heard of Haven Tailoring Coffee Joyously. And whilst the idea of tailored coffee doesn’t appeal to me (I’m not a big coffee drinker), I am a huge fan of their menu, so when I was particularly excited to try our their new menu with some foodie friends when FCBA invited me along.

Havenly Affogato with Vanilla Bean or Matcha Ice-cream $ 6 (top left, bottom right)

It’s been a while since my last visit so the menu has changed quite a bit, although the classic favourites are still there, along with some creative new options.

But first, drinks.

If dessert for breakfast is not your thing, then I’d suggest staying away from the Havenly Affogato. But if you’ve got a crazy sweet tooth like me, then this is the drink to order. I say drink, but this version of affogato is much more of a dessert than a drink, with an impressively large serve of ice cream (two scoops!)

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In Asian, Dining, Dinner, Restaurant on
July 28, 2016

Komachi Japanese Restaurant, Surry Hills

Japanese food isn’t really the first thing thing that comes to mind when thinking Surry Hills, it’s exactly what we’re here for on a chilly weeknight.

If you’ve ever been on Cleveland Street, you’ll probably have noticed Komachi Japanese Restaurant- the one with its front windows transformed into a wall of fame, featuring customers who have successfully completed their 1 kilo ramen challenge. There’s 34 on the wall so far, but we’re not quite brave enough to face the challenge- we’re here to try their normal menu thanks to Washoku Lovers.

Edamamae ($5)

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In Café, Dining, Lunch on
November 9, 2014

Cowbell 808, Surry Hills

If cafes with quirky names which don’t really seem to mean anything related to the cafe itself are your thing, then check out Cowbell 808. If it’s not really your thing, check it out anyway, because the food is great!

It’s another one of those dreaded exam periods again, and to make things a little more exciting, I made a study date with a friend at uni with a lunch at Cowbell 808 to energise us for a long day of hard work. It’s a short 10 minute bus ride from uni, and quite easy to get to, though not exactly close, but it was good to get away from uni for a bit.

Mocha $4

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In Café, Dining on
March 19, 2013

Watts on Crown +Sony Ultrabook Review [Sponsored Post]

First week of uni is always quite sad, especially after having gotten used to getting up at 11:30 in the morning and lazing around for most of the day! Luckily for me, the wonderful people at Intel sent me a Sony Ultrabook Convertible to review and brightened up my week! So naturally, I did away with my chunky laptop (for the week anyway) and spent my free time playing with the new toy! Yay!

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m quite dumb when it comes to working with electronic devices so it took me a while to figure out how to open the Ultrabook…..

Now before you start laughing at me, it’s because the screen slides out rather than opening up like my laptop!! What I love about this particular Ultrabook is that it’s touchscreen, so as well as using it as a laptop, you can also use it as a tablet……but with all the functionalities of a computer. And with its Intel processors, it’s super-fast too! 🙂
Being a food blogger, the main thing I was really interested in besides internet browsing of course, was the photo editing functionalities (and the high resolution of the screen definitely helped with that!). I was pretty impressed with a couple of apps I downloaded which made photo editing super easy, allowing me to fix up photos with the touch of a button.

Mocha  at Watts on Crown

As well of plenty of fun ones which turned my pictures into paintings:

Did anyone-else visit this cute rubber ducky in January?? 

Or ones where I could finger paint!!

So I used the Ultrabook to edit the pictures in this post. The food pictures are all from a visit to Watts on Crown- a small cafe in Surry Hills that I visited earlier this year. We came with a voucher for breakfast- at $19 for 2 breakfasts with a drink each, it was excellent value.

As usual, I went for the big breakfast, which included the usual eggs, bacon, sausages, mushrooms, tomatoes and baked beans. Everything was cooked beautifully, and I thought the house baked beans were pretty delicious (completely different to the canned baked beans I’m used to!), though my favourite were definitely the mushrooms!

Anyway that’s all for now- I’ll be back next week with a more detailed review of the Ultrabook!