Sunday, 16 December 2012

Secret city garden

Today I want to write about Café Dov in Potts Point, where yesterday I ate yummy corn fritters with egg, smoked salmon, spinach and tomato relish, and all this at 1pm (I do love a good late brunch on the weekend!). I've had the pleasure of eating at this establishment for both brunch and dinner, and each time I have been treated to a scrumptious meal. The ricotta pancakes with strawberries, berry compote and maple syrup also come highly recommended. And for those looking for a little bit of Paris in Sydney, Café Dov even offer the choice of a croque monsieur or a croque madame :)

This delightful café also has another feature: its own fresh produce garden growing various herbs, strawberries, cucumbers and more. I'm loving this new trend of Sydney restaurateurs growing some of their produce to use on their menus and to make their outdoor dining areas more ambient (I also highly recommend The Grounds of Alexandria for another café/garden experience, but I'll save that for another post!). 

What: Café Dov Potts Point
Where: 130 Victoria Street, Potts Point
When: Monday, 7am-3pm, Tuesday-Saturday, 7am-11pm, Sunday, 8am-3pm
How: Around a 5-minute walk from Kings Cross train station

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Cute coffee

Those who know me will no doubt appreciate just how much I LOVE to drink a good cup of coffee! So it was much to my delight when the cute as a button café Coffee Tea & Me opened up their second store just around the corner from me in Potts Point :)

The Campos coffee is expertly prepared, and the staff are super bubbly and friendly. If you happen to feel peckish, there are yummy bagels to be had with excellent fillings such as haloumi, avocado and tomato or bacon, egg and cheese. One of my favourite things about this small café is that it is perfect for solo sippers. Chairs facing outwards onto the street are placed at the front of the café so you can take a seat and watch the world pass you by (as well as the many Potts Point locals with various small dogs in tow!). 

I've not yet been to the Redfern version of this gem, but I'm sure I won't be disappointed! 

What: Coffee Tea & Me 
Where: 87C Macleay Street, Potts Point (or 93B Redfern Street, Redfern)
When: Monday through Sunday, 7am-8pm
How: Around a 7-minute walk from Kings Cross train station, or a half-hour stroll from Circular Quay via The Royal Botanic Gardens and Woolloomooloo 

Where can we find 
your favourite Sydney coffee? Please let me know by commenting below!

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Spring is in the air

On a sunny Saturday I love to head out and about in my local neighbourhood, and one of my favourite people to visit is the flower lady at the Kings Cross Organic Food & Farmers Market.

This weekend I picked up two beautiful bunches of pink antique roses for only $10! The market also showcases delicious international food stalls, games, a juice stand and organic fruit and veg. 

Whilst on Saturdays the market is food-focussed, on Sundays stallholders sell clothes, jewellery, antiques, candles and books. 

What: Kings Cross Organic Food & Farmers Market (and Rotary Kings Cross Sunday Market)
Where: Fitzroy Gardens, Macleay Street, Kings Cross 
When: Saturdays for food from 9.00am-2.00pm (and Sundays for clothes, jewellery, antiques, candles and books!)
How: Around a 5-minute walk from Kings Cross train station, or a 25-minute walk from Town Hall