Tag: Marrickville


Breakfast in someone’s garage at Two Chaps Dine out

At least that’s what it felt like… we drove down a street lined with orange brick warehouses and reverse parked against a wall padded with a cushion of grass and weeds. I’m super good (most of the time) at reverse parking courtesy of Sydney. Driving anywhere is a challenge and finding a park can be worse unless you are comfortable squeezing into small spaces or parking half in/half out against a yellow line because other people can’t park properly. My logic is if my car is only half out of the designated parking area then I can only get half a...

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Vietnamese pork rolls Dine out

A tiny, slightly dodgy looking shop front in what used to be a public toilet does not sound like a place where you would find delicious food. I am a firm believer that in order to find the best Asian food you need to learn to appreciate the mystery and have a sense of adventure, so take a breath and make your way to the Vietnamese Pork Roll shop. The prices have gone up a whole 50 cents since we moved here and the queues have increased but the quality and value is still outstanding. Word is getting out about these pork...

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Reuben Republic Dine in

We discovered real Reuben sandwiches in New York and they were a revelation. Thick slices of rye bread with a stack of slow cooked corned meat and/or pastrami with slaw or a pickle and mayo is a (large) slice of heaven. When we returned we went to a wine bar in Sydney that also served Rueben sandwiches and our friend ordered one. The sandwich was delivered with one slice of pastrami, more bread than meat. One slice. That’s not a Rueben! I had steered clear of them since then until I heard this place served the real thing. We were...

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Hidden gem in Marrickville Dine out

Friends were in town last weekend, so it was an opportunity for us to brunch on Saturday morning. West Juliette in Marrickville is too cool to have signage, but you can tell there are delicious things coming from the kitchen and coffee machine when there is a queue at 10am in the morning. When we first moved to Sydney I refused to queue for food. However, I soon figured out that it’s just what you have to do for a great plate that is going to be as good or better than what I can cook at home. I take snacks (or eat...

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