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When you’re on your own, it’s all about the coffee. With kids, it’s: “How can I keep these rascals – I mean, loves of my life – entertained while I enjoy a moment of peace?” Thankfully a handful of café owners in the Blue Mountains understand this parental plight and cater for both children and adults, […]

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***NOTE: THIS RESTAURANT CLOSED DOWN JUNE 2017*** City fare, Blue Mountains feel… this Blackheath restaurant offers the best of both worlds.  When Vesta opened a few years ago I was so relieved. Here was a restaurant that tasted like we were eating in Sydney but felt like we were eating in the Blue Mountains. There’s that sophistication to […]

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A playful menu and premium coffee give this Blue Mountains café extra spark. “I’ll have the poached eggs and avocado,” I say to the waiter at Kickaboom café in Glenbrook in the Blue Mountains. I’m half-expecting an eye-roll at the banality of my order when there are so many other interesting things on the menu, but […]

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From specialty grocers to big-name supermarkets, here’s where to stock up on food and essentials when visiting the Blue Mountains. Eating at restaurants and cafes in the Blue Mountains is part of the fun of coming here, but – let’s face it – sometimes there’s nothing better than tucking into a home-cooked meal when you’re travelling. […]

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This buzzing bar and restaurant turns up the cool-factor of the mid-Blue Mountains yet another notch. It’s slightly exciting when talented people with very good taste team up to open a bar and restaurant in your neighbourhood. Mesa Barrio is the work of four local lads with plenty of skill and no pretensions. Yet their […]

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The last thing Anonymous needs is another blogger telling the world about how good it is, but I’m about to. The café’s photogenic fare served on wooden boards makes it an Instagrammer’s paradise, which probably accounts somewhat for the fact it’s almost always packed – that, and it’s located on the can’t-miss-it corner of the Great […]

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If I lived any closer to Springwood I’d spend so much time at Dbl Ristretto I’d have to start paying rent. It’s very hard to find fault with the coffee, atmosphere and food here, and while I wish it had wifi I suspect there’s a reason it’s not offered… to deter people like me from lingering too long! The […]

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We were nervous about having High Tea at the refurbished Hydro Majestic in Medlow Bath. After years of driving past its fenced-off façade imagining what it would be like inside, the moment had come to find out. Our biggest fear was: what if it wasn’t any good, even after the $35 million restoration? The Blue Mountains has […]

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06
Mar-2016

It was love at first latte at this cool new little café in Lawson, and with the simple, contemporary décor, the quality of the food and friendliness of the staff (and being next door to Bullaburra!) I can tell the love’s going to last. At this stage there is only a handful of sweets and […]

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05
Mar-2015

Here’s where I’ll be reviewing my favourite places to eat out – from cheap and cheerful to special-occasion restaurants. I’ll be basing my price categories on the combined cost of an average entree and main per person (pp). The categories will be: Cheap & cheerful <$40pp Fancy & friendly $40–$75pp Fine dining >$75pp More reviews coming soon!

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