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.
Salt & Pepper Calamari ($12)
One of my favourite dessert flavours is black sesame, so when I found out Qube on Bay was bringing back their Black Sesame French toast, I was super keen to try.
The location, just a short walk across from Broadway shopping centre, has left me wishing that it had opened just a couple of years earlier when I was still in uni. I’m guessing it probably gets quite busy during the uni semester, but on Saturday afternoon it’s not nearly as packed as I had imagined.
Black Sesame Milkshake
Every neighbourhood has their own local pizza joint, but Vincenzo’s is the kind of homely pizzeria that makes you wish you lived in the area!
Garlic Bread ($4.9)
We’re here today with a small group of foodies to check out some of Vincenzo’s menu.
Garlic Prawns ($24.90)
It’s not often that I have Greek food, so when the team at Zeus Street Greek invited me to try their menu, I was only too happy to check it out!
There’s multiple locations, but the Gladesville branch is convenient, and nice an spacious too which made it perfect for a post-work dinner.
The Zeus for two is the perfect answer to those unsure of what to order, a $49 feast which is made up your choice of meat from the spit, a sharing plate (side) & a salad with pilaf, tzatziki & pita bread.
Sydney-siders most likely will have heard of Avery Cafe, with their signature pink lighting and super cutely decked out space, complete with cushions and pink panther plushies. By day it’s a cafe, a trendy brunch spot in the CBD, but by night it transforms into a bar, with a sophisticated cocktail menu and dinner options to pair.
We’re here for dinner, and although the lack of natural lighting means that the it’s more neon pink that we’d imagined, it’s not stopping the many diners from taking selfies with the beautiful backdrop and food!