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Cafe | Posse - Part 2

Binge eat through Balmain

November 17, 2014 at 2:50 pm
The Cottage Bar & Kitchen

The Cottage Bar & Kitchen. Source

Sitting proudly along Balmain’s blossoming tree-lined streets are a generous number of dining spots pouring some of Sydney’s best coffee, and plating up tender treats for their patrons.

Many among them are already local institutions, but we think it’s time the word got out for people far and wide to swing on by, enjoy a cuppa and chow down for breakfast, lunch, dinner or any naughty snacking in between. We’ve done the intense work (if you call eating your way through two suburbs a life-ruiner), and come up with our favourite dining order – but that doesn’t mean you can’t commit to a future return for any other mealtime munching. Words by Ryan Auberson-Walsh

Gluten-Free New York

January 9, 2014 at 9:05 am

Chocolate Vanilla Muffin
Photo: family freshcooking.com

Whether you’re a bona fide celiac or someone with similar digestive issues, I feel for you pal, I 100% do. As a self-professed obsessive lover of carbohydrates in their numerous forms, it breaks my heart to think of you having to miss out on a variety of delicious fares. That’s why I decided to do some leg work for you unlucky few, and picked out the tip top of New York’s gluten free dining options. Eat away! PS I suppose if you’re one of those health nuts and/or weirdos who choose to do without carbs, this could also be helpful to you.

Mad about the bean: Melbourne’s Best Coffee Breaks

September 19, 2013 at 10:50 pm

friends coffee

Melbourne has an iconic coffee culture and for those of us aficionados out there, there’s more to it than the bean. The sense of familiarity and comfort a coffee break brings, weighs in heavily on our overall experience. The smell, shot colour, and silkiness of the milk are the kind of details barista’s dedicate their time and passion to; and there is a uniform sense of pride in making that perfect coffee. A coffee break is that little part of a person’s day that can make everything better; a moment of solitude and a ritual that should not be passed up for anything. Melbourne is a city that moves quickly, but if you’ve got time for a break, here are 7 places that I personally deem to be the best coffee break spots in Melbourne! 

Mayor Darcy Byrne’s Guide to Leichhardt’s Best

September 17, 2013 at 10:01 pm


Councillor Darcy Byrne is well known as an articulate and passionate advocate for change and renewal in his local area. Growing up in Balmain, he has been a life-long resident of Leichhardt Municipality which includes the suburbs of Leichhardt, Balmain, Rozelle, Lilyfield, Annandale and Birchgrove. In 2008 he was elected to Leichhardt Council as a Councillor and today continues to fight for a more fun, affordable and fairer Sydney. When he’s not managing the Glebe Youth Service or pushing for positive change, he can be found at the following six great locations within the Leichhardt Municipality, as shared via Posse:

8 Ways to Cure a Hangover in Melbourne

September 10, 2013 at 3:37 am
Everybody's favourite hangover movie..

Everybody’s favourite hangover movie..

It’s a universal truth that enduring a hangover sucks. There is always that debate over whether the right meal will turn you back into your old self- or whether you can actually stomach anything at all! Let’s be honest- we’re not the best decision makers when we’re hungover (or when we’re intoxicated for that matter), so I’m here to guide you back to health! Here are my favourite spots to wake up, eat up and reminisce on last night’s adventures!

Bondi to LA with Trio Restaurant Owner Ronen Howard

August 26, 2013 at 2:20 am

ronen howard

Ronen Howard is the owner of Trio, a cafe/bar/restaurant located at the iconic Bondi Beach. Trio has been standing strong for a decade and if you’re lucky, you could do some celeb spotting there during brunch. Not just a successful restaurant owner, Ronen is a talented chef who’s recipes have been published in the Australian Women’s Weekly. Talk about swaying a girl’s heart! Being a self confessed tech-fan, Ronen has joined Posse to share his favourite places in Bondi and LA  - a city he often frequents to visit his re-located brother. Here they are:

8 Melbourne Brunches Worth Waking up For!

August 22, 2013 at 2:46 am

melbourne blog

‘The Weekend Brunch’ trend shows no signs of slowing down- especially in Melbourne! It seems that every other week another great eatery pops up, meaning there’s a never-ending list of places to get through! To help you narrow it down, our Melbournian Posse Ambassador, Zheng Yi Lee,  shares her top eight ‘must-go’ brunch spots with Posse. Give it a try!

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