Fine Food Store’s new Coffee Bar is a cute corner hideaway on Oxford St

May 6, 2014 at 12:31 am


The Fine Food Store have set up camp in a new nook in Darlinghurst. A far cry from the cobblestone laneways of The Rocks, the new cafe has found its own niche on a busy corner at the colourful end of Oxford St.

Eat allergy free in Sydney, sans ignorant wait staff

April 28, 2014 at 11:05 pm

Eating out in Sydney with allergies is like navigating a minefield – avoiding rashes/breathing difficulties/dying can be tricky. Dining with someone allergic to eggs, dairy and peanuts has taught me two things: 1) you want to marry the waiter/chef who accommodates your needs because they’re a rare breed, and 2) there are some really out-there questions we get asked all the time. Here’s our favourite allergy-friendly Sydney spots, and a little rebuttal to questions some of the less-educated hospitality staff have been known to ask.

Cool off in Auckland: Where to get the best iced coffees in town

April 28, 2014 at 9:46 pm

iced coffeePhoto: Kanko

In the summertime, even the most faithful coffee lovers can be put off by the idea of a hot drink. While Auckland has so many brilliant cafes and coffee shops, it unfortunately doesn’t always get it right when it comes to iced coffee. I’m a bit of an iced coffee snob, so every summer I make it my mission to find the best iced coffees in the city and have come across a few very reliable favourites.

Pre-order your lunch online and beat the queue at the new Kitchen by Mike Tuckshop

April 24, 2014 at 1:48 am

Kitchen by Mike

Sydney favourite Kitchen by Mike has added a tuckshop to its Rosebery warehouse cafe, letting lunch diners beat the queue by placing their orders online. Featuring the same home-style fare and daily menu built around market-fresh, seasonal produce, KBM’s latest addition will take you back to big lunch at your school canteen.

Our Favourite Bookstore Cafes in Sydney

April 15, 2014 at 1:32 am
Gertrude & Alice


With the digital world taking over modern society, the comfort of book browsing is becoming a lost past time. Here’s our pick of bookstore cafes in Sydney to cosy up and spend a few hours lost between rows and rows of paperbacks, and if you get hungry you’ll be able to grab a tasty bite too.