If there was a prize for best concept for a café it would definitely have to go to Cheatday Sydney.
Not only is it
decked out with the gym theme, complete with dumbbells for table numbers, a
mini gym set up in the corner, and shakes served in protein shaker bottles,
they’ve even got a big glowing sign that reads #eatcakenotkale.
But it’s not just about the environment. They’re well known for their Cheesecake pavlova (another statement worthy of a sign, albeit not a glowing one), and rightly so….we’ll get to that later.
If hidden hole in the wall joints are your kind of thing, then Shanghai 18 is one for you. A small Shanghainese restaruant located in the quite corner of Sussex street, its dim lighting which makes it looks like it’s not even open means it’s easily missed.
So it’s not surprising that it’s fairly quiet when we visit.
The menu consists of a variety of dumplings, buns, noodles and your typical Chinese stir fries.
I think I might have found my new favourite Italian place. I don’t really play favourites, but we were so impressed with Toki Italian Inspired that we came back for a second visit shortly after (shortly after) even if it meant an hours drive.
It’s named ‘Italian Inspired’ as it’s not run by Italians (some customers can get offended over thees finer details it seems). But regardless, it’s a delicious menu featuring many of your Italian classics, with some Asian influences which really make it standout.
When it comes to high tea in Sydney, you can’t go past the high tea experience at The Tea Room in QVB. Tucked away in the top corner of the QVB building, it’s a fancy setting complete with pretty floral tableware, nice comfy cushioned chairs and excellent service.
The regular high tea will set you back $55 per person, and for that price you’ll get plenty of food. Two three tiered stands of it in fact!
We’re impressed with the savoury starters, of which we get a plate each, a selection of three small bites. Our favourite is the spinach and gruyère cheese pastry.
Scones are very substantial in size. They are nice and moist and go well with the accompanying jam and cream.
Sandwiches are not so exciting, the selection including your classic fillings like chicken, ham and cheese.
We find the desserts to be a tad on the sweet side, especially the blueberry cake. The caramel mousse a little burnt tasting.
The lemon meringue tart is our favourite though, the tartness of the lemon cutting through the sweet.