For those of us hanging out in the ‘burbs, it’s not often that we get up to anything exciting after work- we don’t get the luxury of walking out of the office on Friday night, straight into the night life like the city dwellers! So when Left of Field announced their ‘Queen’s Feast’, a dinner collab with N2 Gelato, we couldn’t get out hands on those tickets quickly enough!We’re used to Left of Field by day, but with Queen tunes blaring out of speakers, and a dinner set up complete with tablecloths and blankets, it’s a completely different vibe at night!
Freddie Mercury Chilly
Although Rhodes can feel like it’s in the middle of nowhere, it works well for a work location. Walks by the foreshore make for relaxing lunchtimes, and there’s no shortage of good cafés for us to try. I’ve written about how much I’m loving Bare Witness, and right across from it, Left of Field is another café we’re loving just as much!
Salad of spring vegetables ($18)
It’s probably the Asian in me, but I’m never one to say no to a buffet!
So when I came across the sign advertising the IKEA Buffet for Easter during one of my lunchtime IKEA walks, I was quick to make plans with some colleagues to check it out!
It’s nothing new, IKEA have been running buffets pretty much since they opened in Rhodes. They’re usually around Christmas, Easter and occasionally throughout the year, and you can always guarantee there’ll be crowds.
But the fact that it was a short walk away from work and it started right as we finished work made it a perfect start to our Easter Long Weekend. And at just $18 per person, we did’t have much to lose!
Large Mocha ($4.80)
The sunny summer weather is perfect for cafés but when the mercury hits 40 and above, sitting outdoors or anywhere without air conditioning doesn’t make for the most enjoyable experience. This is where cafés like Bare Witness are perfect- it’s indoors yes, but the big open space with glass floor to ceiling windows facing the water means it feels like you’re still making the most of the great weather without constantly sweating.
Green Tea Frappe (7.50)