5.10.14

Kids Who Brunch: 7 Brunch Spots (and an encore) in Sydney

5.10.14 Kids Who Brunch 1 (900px)
1. Trio in Bondi

Trio is the place to be if you are looking for fine dining at 9 in the morning. Looking out onto the famous Bondi Beach, this place offers breakfast with a side of fancy and a Middle Eastern twist. If you're indecisive like me, go for their Breakfast Tasting Plate. The real winner of the day though was Trio Breakfast Burrito. Order with a Trio-customised cappuccino and your belly will thank you later.


_____________________
56 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach

2. Lumiere in Surry Hills

A spur-of-the-moment Urbanspoon search led us to Lumiere - you can't go wrong with a cafe that serves all-day breakfast. Specials of the day may include mouth-watering baked eggs, but a highly recommended from the regular menu goes to the ricotta hotcakes with mixed berry compote (tick), mascarpone (tick), maple syrup and honeycomb (holy moly, tick). Order with a side (read: bowl) of bacon - do it.


__________________
425 Bourke Street, Surry Hills 

5.10.14 Kids Who Brunch 2 (900px)

3. Stain in Lane Cove

Here's something local if you live on the lower North Shore and happen to pass through Mowbray Road. I went with a few friends and the meal was met with mixed reviews. Nonetheless, those mushrooms were as good as they look. Separated from the main road by park areas and with plenty of outdoor seating, it's definitely a nice place to stop by if you need to grab a bite.


_____________________
Cnr of Mowbray Road & Felton Ave, Lane Cove North

4. Luxe Bakery in Newtown

Brunch at Luxe Bakery not only made for a good Instagram photo, but also gave us a decent meal and pretty smooth coffee. The breakfast/lunch menu is pretty standard but well done, so no complaints there. Like all other boutique cafes in Sydney, there's not much room so make sure you get there nice and early, or order your coffee to-go.



_____________________
195 Missenden Road, Newtown

5.10.14 Kids Who Brunch 3 (900px)

5. Elbow Room in Chatswood

A new sun-lit local favourite has emerged amongst the busy streets of Chatswood - an outlier amongst neighbouring Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese restaurants. Open at 6am, go here for people-watching while munching on a chorizo hot dog (pictured above) or opt for a more traditional breakfast option of bacon, eggs and avocado on toast.



_____________________
6 Spring Street, Chatswood

6. Salvage in Artarmon

Ah. This place. I've dedicated a whole blog post to this little cafe (literally) here. If you're looking for quality coffee (they were noticed by Sydney Morning Herald's Good Food Guide Awards last year) and some pretty sick food concepts, make your way down to Artarmon station and grab a nice sunny outdoor seat.



_____________________
5 Wilkes Ave, Artarmon

5.10.14 Kids Who Brunch 4 (900px)

7. Salvage in Artarmon, encore

Yep. This place again. But seriously.

8. Devon in Surry Hills

Speaking of sick food concepts, Zacharay Tan's Devon in Surry Hills has got my tick of approval. People-watching by the window sill, chai latte, poached pear, smoked salmon, bagels....please take all my money so I can once again savour breakfast perfection. I can't wait to go back and try Devon by Night!

_____________________
76 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills

8.9.14

Vivianna Does Makeup's Lemon Drizzle Cake

5.9.14 Lemon Cake 3 5.9.14 Lemon Cake 2 5.9.14 Lemon Cake 4 5.9.14 Lemon Cake 1 5.9.14 Lemon Cake 5

I generally don't wear make-up (or know a lot about it), but recently I've found myself returning to Vivianna Does Makeup time and time again to watch her well-edited videos and read her always very well-written blogposts. Last week I decided to try out a recipe that she had posted and baked this delicious lemon drizzle cake. It's been a while since I've whipped up a cake in the kitchen so this very simple yet tasty cake was the perfect choice to mark my foray back into the kitchen. The cake disappeared into hungry stomachs within two days and I'm already planning to bake it again in the near future. 

Find the recipe here.

1.9.14

In the Moment (No. 3)

photo-4
25.8.14 In the moment 2
photo-5

I took to flatlaying my past two mornings, sans study notes for an upcoming exam. I've been busy getting inspired from past magazine issues and jotting down (hopefully) world class ideas while sipping on my morning coffee.

Shop the story:



INSTAGRAM @CORRUPTINGMIFFY