Cafes and Restaurants

Shelly Beach, Manly – Sydney’s Best Beaches for Kids

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So I’m a few weeks into my photography course now, and getting more and more appalled at some of the photos used in the early days of this blog. Some with horrible watermarks – too big and ugly.  I don’t believe in watermarks any more at all.

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The Grounds of Alexandria: Sydney’s Best Family-Friendly Cafes

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Please say g’day to Maxabella who’s guest posting on the blog this fine morning. Maxabella Loves was one of the first blogs I ever read and loved. The quirky sense of humour, the warmth and humanity and wit, and the beautiful images on Maxabella Loves make it one of Australia’s finest. It’s a delight to […]

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South Curly Beach Cafe – Child-Friendly Beach Cafes in Sydney

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Love a cafe right by the beach. I’m updating this post as South Curly Beach Cafe is under new management and has a lovely new look with excellent coffee. This post also needs a lovely new look, some of the photos had terrible watermarks on them – all cleaned up now.

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The Boathouse At Palm Beach – A Review For Families

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Oh I haven’t been to this cafe for years and I’m kicking myself. My sister and I were up at Palm Beach last week and we could have just squeezed in a quick lunch here before dashing home for school pickup. Curses! If you don’t already know the Boathouse Palm Beach, you need to get […]

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Governor Phillip Park And Dunes Kiosk At Palm Beach

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Here’s another informative and inspiring post from Northern Beaches insider Carolyn Darragh of Desire Empire.

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Peats Bite Restaurant On The Hawkesbury River

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Today’s post comes from a relative newcomer to Sydney, English journalist  Julie Cross. Julie writes about a gorgeous hideaway  on the Hawkesbury. I have to admit that I hadn’t heard of Peats Bite before, but now that I’ve read about this restaurant with accom.odation, I can’t wait to visit. 

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Supply Cafe in Huskisson – Great Coffee at Jervis Bay

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Right, that’s it! Three people have now asked me where to find the best coffee at Jervis Bay… there’s nothing for it but to write a blog post.

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Bronze Kiosk in Mona Vale – Sydney’s Northern Beaches

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If you’re looking for me on a Saturday morning around 10.30am this summer, here’s where I’ll be. Mine’s a skim flat white, thank you… what are you having?

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Rushcutters Bay Playground and Cafe – Updated

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Now just hold me back here.  I am looking at these photos of the gorgeous sculptures in the playground at Rushcutters Bay and am seized with a frantic desire to leap into the car and zoom over there.

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Sydney Park Playground, St Peters – Sydney’s Best Playgrounds with Cafes (Updated)

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This is a totally groovy, state of the art playground with – shout hooray!- a lovely cafe. If you’re looking for a list of the best Sydney Cafes beside playground, click here. It’s wonderful spot and will keep children of all ages – even my teens – exercised and interested. Quick, get your bag, grab […]

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Watsons Bay Hotel Beach Club – A Stylish New Bar in A Stunning Sydney Location

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Hello and good morning. It’s rare for me to post about somewhere I haven’t been myself, but I just couldn’t resist these gorgeous photos. The Beach Club at the Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel has been renovated and is looking absolutely divine.

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The Balmoral Boathouse Cafe: Sydney’s Most Child-Friendly Cafes {Updated}

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Quick, quick, hurry up. If we pack up now we can be there in 30 minutes! This cafe is in a lovely location, right by the beautiful Baths. There are scrumptious views over the beach and the harbour, I love watching all the bobbing boats.

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Watson’s Bay Tea Gardens – Sydney’s Best Cafes For Kids {Updated}

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Could there be any more sublime spot on a warm, sunny  day than Watsons Bay Tea Gardens?   The spectacular harbour views delight the adults, the bobbing yachts and busy ferries keep the children amused. A morning tea, a bit of lunch, a casual afternoon cuppa; the Watsons Bay Tea Garden provides them all in […]

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The Hard Rock Cafe, Darling Harbour – Sydney’s Best Cafes For Kids + Teens

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Well, where else would you take a teenager to celebrate a 16th birthday? Teen16 is a mad heavy metal fan, not to mention a mad burger, chips and soft drink fan, so his passion for the Hard Rock Cafe is totally understandable.

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Sydney’s Best Beachside Cafes – The Deck at Collaroy

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Think of me as this review is posted, I’ll be flying somewhere between here and Glasgow! We absolutely love this cafe. Talk about right on the beach! I took some photos there recently and went back to look at a post I did years ago. It was terrible!  Bad photos, no detail. What was I […]

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The Cocoa Room Cafe, Huskisson

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Call me a playground and cafe nerd, why don’t you? I really do love a new find. This new addition to the Huskisson cafe scene gets my vote for convenience and charm. It’s away from the hustle and bustle of Owen Street, so feels lovely and quiet. But the best thing is that it is […]

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Kyeemagh Beach, Baths and Playground at Brighton-Le-Sands

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My kids love this area for the great airport views. They can watch planes taking off and landing for hours. But there’s loads more here to enjoy, good playground and the biketrack and cafe making this a very family-friendly beach and baths. 

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Talking Heads Cafe, Killarney Heights – Sydney’s Best Cafes For Kids

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Down in the depths of darkest Killarney Heights there is a great wee kid-friendly hub with cafes, handy shops, kids art and dance classes and a couple of good cafes. Our regular haunt is Talking Heads, it’s an excellent cafe for children, especially those old enough to trot off to enjoy the nearby playground after […]

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Post Update: Terrey Hills Tavern – Sydney’s Most Child-Friendly Cafes + Restaurants

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Sometimes, we mums and dads just need to go to the pub.  And if you live in the north of Sydney, you’re luck to have a few family-friendly ones to visit. Here’s a good one!  The Terrey Hills Tavernhas a small kids’ play area, lots of wide open spaces inside and out, a Balinese style […]

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City Extra, Circular Quay – Sydney’s Best Cafes For Kids

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Babies, toddlers, preschoolers and older kids are here in droves on a rainy winter early evening. The place is awash with strollers and full of hustle and bustle. With my two six year olds in tow, we opt to sit indoors and grab one of my favourite tables, the booths at the back beside the […]

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