Hurruh! itscaketime has passed 400 followers on INSTAGRAM!
Although 400 isn’t a lot by many standards, for us it’s a special milestone. The instagram and this food blog started simply because we love food as much as we love each other and we didn’t want the food to just go to our waist, we wanted to share it with the world as well, and to help everyone make good food choices when it comes to ordering from a menu, because I know how painstakingly difficult it can be.
So, to celebrate this momentous occasion, here are some of our favourite posts from @itscaketime_
CONTENTS: BRUNCH MUNCH – DINING MADE FINE – STREAT EATS – SWEET TEETHS
Haven Tailoring Coffee JOYOUSLY: Although some may call it an instagram hype, the food there is very decent, as is the coffee (versatile, that’s for sure!). We really love its ever-changing menu, beautiful presentation, light and spacious seating and healthy fresh choices. Haven is definitely somewhere I would visit a second or third time around.
BREWRISTAS: Funny play on name of cafe, funny play on its food. In the middle of Glebe (i.e. the middle of nowhere), this is a bit of a trek but worth it! Sit in the lovely outdoor seating area and catch up with friends over brunch, lunch or coffee. This is the Matcha Soba with peanut soy broth, pickled tomatoes, cucumber and egg. It’s super refreshing on a hot day!
The Picnic: One of the newest cafe attractions in the inner west (Burwood)! It’s a bit of an eye popper, set in a hut in Burwood Park, which once used to be a toilet (still is half a toilet). The Picnic offers insta-worthy cafe food with a mediterranean twist. Greek influenced with plenty of figs, persian fairy floss, zaatar and cheeses – it’ll appeal to that other brunch side of you that you never knew existed. Try their ‘not so french toast’ for a sweet treat!
DINING MADE FINE
The Little Snail: Not so little snails pop up during entree and this duck liver pate dish is bound to pop up on at least every second table. The little snail has become an institution for French food in Sydney. It’s menu is not ever-changing, but is consistent. The food is simple but hearty and you’ll always manage to walk away feeling full, even though you just dined like a princess.
Sails on Lavender Bay: Arrive at McMahon’s point via ferry and you’ll find a shed. A high class fine dining shed, that is. The location is simply superb, with nothing but a glass window between your table and Sydney harbour. Go on a sunny day and you’ll the find water glistening and reflecting the suns rays. The food is gorgeous as well, taking the best seafood and proteins and turning them in to masterpieces and feasts for you eyes. Their bread and butter is one of the best I’ve had!
Spice Alley / Alex Lee Kitchen: Turn up the spice and turn left on Kensington street to reach spice alley, a genius of a street with Asian street food lined up in a narrow outdoor corridor with outdoor tables and rackety metal chairs. This place is the go to for affordable asian cravings with Vietnamese, Malaysian, Japanese and KOI at the end of the street (so much temptation)! Featured here is Alex Lee Kitchen – roti canai, hainan chicken rice, chicken with dry flat noodles and an iced milo. Eat in Spice Alley or go home.
Ho Jiak: Previously ‘Petaling Street Express’ (the sign is still there which is why I missed this place the first time), the plastic plates say it all. Ho Jiak is a local gem in Strathfield, where you’ll have a hard time finding anything other than Korean BBQ restaurants or cafes. Ho Jiak is restaurant quality food on crappy tableware … which makes it so damn addictive. Oh and best. satay. ever!
SWEET TEETH (cause we have more than one tooth that is sweet)
Textbook Boulangerie Patisserie: Just look at these cakes and need I say more? You’re probably already drooling and itching to come here. Situated in Alexandria (sigh, yeah I know, life sucks – at least it’s closer than Grounds of Alexandria to Green Square Station!), you’ll find this magical patisserie serving up even more magical cakes, desserts and coffee in the middle of an industrial suburb. This is their take on apple crumble and blueberry cheesecake … textbook perfect.
Passiontree at Chatswood Interchange: Desserts shouldn’t be all about dense and creamy and fatty things … which is why this watermelon is so cool! A real summer treat, you get this whole half watermelon to yourself! The flesh is dug out in the middle, filled with ice and balls of its own flesh AND a watermelon ice-block pop. This is one of my favourite ice-blocks from my childhood and it is so underrated. The texture of this ice-block is so perfect the flavour is A+ of a watermelon and the ‘seeds’ are choc chips. This review became about the ice-block … woops.
Until the next milestone of 500, it’s always cake time.