Posts tagged cafe

Gramme (Paris)

Gramme Cafe is so new you can literally still smell the fresh paint on the outside walls of the establishment. I got the tip from a good friend who is a local here now, and whose wife hunts out the best haunts like the Sherlock Holmes of the Haute Marais. Initially stopping in for a… Continue reading

Partisan Cafe (Paris)

Spiking out of a corner of Rue Turbigo is the beautifully styled and well-positioned coffee roaster Partisan. I say coffee roaster because as much as Partisan is a cafe, any establishment that boasts a beautiful old roasting machine as this one does, probably deserves a more grand title. George Karam stands beside his roaster like… Continue reading

Maison Plisson (Paris)

A few years back, from the balcony of my Airbnb on Boulevard Beaumarchais, I noticed a freshly painted pastel-green terrace, that stuck out like an olive on a cheese board. That olive turned out to be Maison Plisson, my first stop of the day for coffee and breakfast. I returned recently to see how things… Continue reading

Two Chaps (Marrickville)

It had been a while since I had the luxury of sitting at a forty five degree angle on a wobbly wooden bench while enjoying my lunch, so a visit to Marrickville local favourite ‘Two Chaps’ sorted that particular hole in my calendar right out. If you’re not aware of ‘Two Chaps’, they’re also the… Continue reading

Barmuda (Newtown)

The outdoor seating at Barmuda leaves precious little space between you and the adjacent lunch crowd, making awkward silences, well… awkward. No stranger to uncomfortable social situations I remained stoic in the face of silence, until the unbearable lack of chit-chat got the better of the couple sitting beside me. “Are you a local around… Continue reading

Orto Trading Co. (Surry Hills)

Years back, Orto Trading Co. was a staple for my friends and I. With its concealed location (advantageous for facilitating private conversations, when people-watching is off the menu), its frontage is anything but – and its al fresco garden area – comfortable for any lunchtime configuration. On this occasion I noticed an ever-so-slight dip in… Continue reading

Natty’s Cafe (Stanmore)

A stone’s throw from the horrendous sounds of nearby Parramatta Road, Natty’s Cafe service the surrounding commercial and residential streets of Stanmore, in what is beginning to become a hotbed of competition for the suburbs affections. Who would have thought Stanmore had competition in anything besides attaining junk mail. Now with Natty’s, I revel simply… Continue reading

West Juliett (Marrickville)

I could throw a severed top-knot while blindfolded and hit a decent cafe, from wherever I stood in my neighbouring suburb of Marrickville. Stumbling across an exceptional cafe however, occurs far less often, in any suburb. West Juliett is one of those exceptions.   I’d arrived late for lunch the day before, and had begrudgingly… Continue reading

Charlotte Cafe

Balmain and its surrounding suburbs of Birchgrove and Rozelle, have become awash with visitors from all corners of the city, keen to tuck in to its cosmopolitan selection of trendy cafés and restaurants. Precisely why a visit to Charlotte’s Café in Birchgrove, provides such pleasant respite from the hustle and bustle. A place where locals… Continue reading