Haven Tailoring Coffee Joyously | Surry Hills, Sydney

This is a story about the day I woke up at 7.00am for breakfast at 9.00am in the city and then went back home straight to snuggle up in bed. Was it a productive day? Not at all. But if you ask me if it was a good day, then yes it was.

For coffee lovers enthusiasts, the name Haven Tailoring Coffee Joyously is already inviting enough. Not only is your coffee tailored to your taste, it’s tailored joyously! 🙂 This spacious and well-lit cafe is located within metres of Central Station!! So what are you waiting for?

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Paper Plane Cafe | Parramatta, Sydney

Visiting Paper Plane Cafe has been on my list for a while now – especially after all the hype it received last year! It’s always nice to see new trendy cafes popping up in the suburbs. No more hour-long bus rides to the CBD and surrounding suburbs for a nice cafe meal on the weekend.

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Elbow Espresso | Chatswood, Sydney

Oh, how glad I am to be home today. The last two days put some serious strain on my muscles: fighting nature doesn’t really get you anywhere. I would start on one side of the walkway and be blown by the crazy wind to the other side! Nature, you win. Hopefully everyone will stay safe in the midst of this dreadful weather! While it’s not the ideal weather to go out for brunch, it’s never too early to plan, right? Here’s a place I would recommend for your next breakfast/lunch destination once the blue sky is back again. Read More »

The Missing Piece Cafe | Macquarie Park, Sydney

While there’s a lot of reasons to go to Macquarie, the food isn’t really on my main agenda when I visit. Sure, they have Papparich, Chef’s Gallery, Snag Stand and even Ippudo is coming too, but they’re not food places unique to the centre. When my friend suggested going to The Missing Piece Cafe, I was happy to know that there’s a well established cafe located in the heart of the centre. Finally, a cafe worth going to Macquarie for!

Enjoy a short but nonetheless delicious review of The Missing Piece Cafe, located just outside of Uniqlo.
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Mrs P’s Coffee | Burwood, Sydney

One thing I have noticed since I’ve started the design component of my course at UNSW Art & Design (previously COFA, but COFA is much easier to say), is that my awareness for the little things around me has grown. The textures of the buildings, the noise pollution of the city, the simple fact that I can feel the floor with my soles of my feet… Simply put, I have gone a little crazy. However, other than the fact that all this soul-searching is for an assignment, it’s interesting to see why things exist and how they contribute to our lives, even if it’s minor. Just like how each meal with your friends and family is a unique experience as you learn a little more about each other over delicious food. Yes, I am just trying to make excuses to eat more despite certain resource shortages (i.e. money and time). See how I am applying my first-week uni knowledge into my blogs now? I don’t just eat all the time, I swear I study.

As studious as I am (ha ha), there is nothing that will stop me from going on food adventures with my friends. Like, absolutely nothing. So when my friend urged that we go to Mrs P’s in Burwood after having a very positive experience on her last visit, I dropped my pen and textbook and went!

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Circa Espresso | Parramatta, Sydney

Just because I took the day off work because I am sick doesn’t mean I can’t write a blog post! Worked 6 days this week – I think I just had a clue of what it’s like to be a full-time working adult. Definitely a bit more physically challenging than being a full-time university student but hey, I’m enjoying it so far! I’ve always enjoyed working a lot more than studying – $$$ is motivating. Because with more money, means more food adventures! That being said, I guess I’ve been going on too many of these adventures since my bank account is looking a bit slim. Payday, why are you still a few days away?!

But let’s look back to a blissful time when Jenny still had money and entered this neat little cafe tucked away in the suburb of Parramatta, where she found one of her loves.

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Element 6 | West Ryde, Sydney

It’s been less than a week since my last update and SO much has changed! I am proud to say (for once) that I am finally enrolled in a degree I am genuinely excited about. I feel like I have hurdled over a few milestones within these few days: new degree, completing one successful drive without my mum screaming, cleaning my room and having the heart to throw away 50% of my crap, overcoming the painful pimple in my nose, building an alpaca nanoblock and (something a little more relevant) getting over 10,000 views on my little blog! To others, it’s a pretty small number; to me, it’s a huge milestone and a great source of motivation. So thank you to all of you who continue to support what I love doing (that is, writing essays about food over and over again, basically repeating the same thing with different synonyms provided kindly by Google) and the friends who always encourage me to do more. HOORAY FOR POSITIVITY!

Let’s keep that positive attitude for a little longer for this blog post about a small but impressive cafe, Element 6, located in the humble suburb, West Ryde. This place was actually chosen by a friend of mine – usually I love it when people choose restaurants for me, especially when it’s usually me doing the choosing (that’s what you get for being a food blogger, I guess). Actually, we came here because I lost a bet I though for sure I would win (and was so very wrong) and I had to shout him food. But hey – the food was good so I will just pretend I was just doing a good deed.

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Kanzi Fashion Cafe | Haymarket, Sydney

I’m sure some of you are familiar with the fashion brand Kanzi which has a few stores throughout Sydney. They offer very cute  Asian-inspired clothing as well as an equally cute cafe next to their Haymarket store! Ever since it opened, I’ve been visiting it quite frequently as it’s a perfect place to just chill with some friends and order some quality drinks and dessert. And that’s exactly what me and a friend did on a rainy day after we chowed down at Mad Spuds Cafe in Surry Hills. It provided to be the perfect location to shelter from the pouring rain and also a great choice for dessert with a comfy atmosphere!

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Mad Spuds Cafe | Surry Hills, Sydney

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope everyone had a great time celebrating the new year! I spent mine in a more modest way by sleeping and spending new years day at work (but whatever, just means more money for food right??). I still haven’t done my own little reflection of 2014 so bear with me for a bit; I’ll keep it short! If I were to take one thing from last year, focus on what matters and what is important to you and be less concerned about what others want you to do – because #YOLO. Took me a few years to figure that out but I think I’ve gotten a little braver on my end to pursue the things I want to do. On a more positive note, 2014 was a super eventful but fulfilling year where I could try and experience a lot of new things. Like travelling with friends and being able to afford my own travel experiences for the first time! And of course, actually having the motivation to continue this food blog and not giving up half way. But none of this motivation would have existed without everyone who visits my blog – I hope by reading my posts, I have encouraged you to grab some friends and family to spend some quality time together, bonding over good food. I hope 2015 will treat all of you well and may great opportunities come your way.

Enough cheese (just kidding, there’s no such thing as ‘enough cheese’), let’s start the year off with a small but mouthwatering food blog post on Mad Spuds Cafe that is guaranteed to fulfill all your potato dreams.

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Brewtown Newtown | Newtown, Sydney

First of all, I am finally back. I finally found time to just sit down at my computer, edit some photos and write about food, something I craved to do during those two hellish weeks of exams. Secondly, I am so sorry about my lack of time management and bad organisational skills – I’m sure I could’ve squeezed a review in the middle of my (somewhat) busy schedule if I really wanted to but I felt stress building up so I just decided to tackle some important issues first so I can deliver some quality content.

Actually, right after I finished exams like two weeks ago, it was my birthday! And how else would a food blogger celebrate her birthday? By fulfilling all her foodie dreams (and also by taking advantage of free food for birthday deals, of course) and abusing her power as birthday girl to take as looong as she wanted to take photos before everyone ate. Three foodie dreams were fulfilled this day – cronuts at Brewtown Newtown (yes, I also can’t believe it’s my first time), world famous gelato at Cow and Moon and some delicious ramen and green tea lamington at Ippudo! But let’s just take it slow and start off with Brewtown.

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