Sydney Trip 2012
We started off on Tuesday morning with breakfast at this fantastic cafe called The Grounds. The food and coffee were delicious, the interiors gorgeous with beautiful details, after breakfast we had a stroll outside they have a veggie patch and a garden..really worth finding if you’re going to Sydney.
The next stop was the Donna Hay General store in Woollahra..such a beautifully styled store with alot of the props they use for styling in the magazine for sale. They were very kind to let me take lots of photos.
Around the corner and searching for lunch we found the best hot chicken rolls with gravy and salad at Chargrill Charlie’s. The store was packed..it’s healthy grab and go food..rotisserie chickens with no steroids, no chemicals and no hormones, gourmet salads, roast vegetables, curries, burgers and rolls.
My daughters fav bakery ever..The Bourke Street Bakery, you can smell their sausage rolls (pork & fennel and lamb & harissa) from metres away as you approach the shop and there is always a line out the door..the shop is so tiny it can only fit half a dozen people in there at a time. They’ve had a cookbook out for a long time with all their recipes so might think about finally getting it. Surry Hills is such a fantastic area…so much going on from funky stores and cafes to bars and nightclubs.
Kitchen By Mike is newly opened and was AMAZING..the food fresh and so tasty, seasonal ingredients selected from the market each morning by Mike and turned into these delicious dishes you see above. They bake their own bread and there is also a big homewares store as part of the complex called Koskela which sells furniture and lots of different things for your home. They also stock a big range of Falcon Enamelware products which is what they use in the cafe.
It was so good to spend some time on Sydney Harbour. Catching a ferry to Watsons Bay and having fish and chips at Doyles is what everybody does..we caught the bus back to the city so we could drive through the eastern suburbs of Double Bay, Rose Bay & Edgecliff.
There are markets on every Saturday in Sydney that sell vintage clothing, homewares and the like. We started off at Glebe Market and then caught a bus to the Rozelle Market then walked to Balmain Market. Having lunch in between at Rosebud..their Angus Beef & Andouille burger with manchego cheese, peppered bacon & onion jam on brioche bun, served with fries was really good and filled us up until dinner.
I hope you enjoyed seeing photos of my week in Sydney..this is the longest post I’ve ever done and really enjoyed taking lots of photos to give you a taste of Sydney.
I’ll be back soon with a recipe from Bill Granger. My friend Linda who lives in Sydney and is a beautiful, generous cook said this recipe is really good and lots of people have asked for the recipe.