Top 5 pizza places in Sydney

Who doesn’t love a good slice (or 8) of pizza! There are so many Italian places around Sydney that is can be hard to decide which ones are best. We’ve been to a lot of them, so we’ll help you out. See below our list of the top 5 pizza places in Sydney.

1. Georges Gourmet Pizzeria

Every time we drive past this place, it is packed! And if you taste their pizza, it explains why. Located in Bella Vista, this pizza place is probably our favourite place to go to at the moment. The range of pizza options is huge (our favs being the Mediterranean Grill or Bella Vista) and they even have a Nutella pizza for dessert, which won our hearts.

Where can you find them: 1 Circa Boulevarde, Bella Vista
When are they open: Tues-Sun 11am-10pm or Mon 11am-2:30pm

2. Bondi Pizza

Our second choice is more a of restaurant chain option, but their pizzas are still good. Bondi Pizza are known for their pizza and they also have a huge menu with many options. Everytime we go, we try something different because of the different options. The good thing about Bondi Pizza, is that they have locations almost everywhere. This means no matter where you are, there is probably one close by.

Where can you find them: Various locations
When are they open: Depends on location but generally Mon-Sun 11am-10pm

3. Da Mario

A bit more on the fancy side is Da Mario which has a range of red and white based pizzas. You’ll usually catch us ordering the pizza with the olives and anchovies on it and they have the perfect one. The Partenopea consists of tomato, mozzarella, anchovies, olives, capers and oregano (heaven). It gets busy here as well so get their early or book!

Where can you find them: Shop 1/36 Morley Ave, Rosebery
When are they open: Tues-Thurs 5pm-9pm or Fri-Sun 12pm-3pm and 5pm-9pm

4. The Pizza Pasta Kitchen

Another one of our favs is The Pizza Pasta Kitchen, a hidden gem in Toongabbie (it’s worth the drive). I think because of its hidden location it doesn’t get the recognition it deserves. The menu is huge here as well but we always order the same pizza (Vegetarian Supreme) as we can’t imagine any pizza tasting as good haha!

Where can you find them: 5/4 Claudia Rd, Toongabbie
When are they open: Mon-Sun 7am-9pm

5. Frankie’s Pizza

If an underground bar is more your style then Frankie’s Pizza is probably the best place to be. Especially if you are into the rock n roll scene with pinball machines haha. They serve all your classic pizzas and they taste great too. It gets really busy here too, so try to get here early or book ahead.

Where can you find them: 50 Hunter St, Sydney
When are they open: Mon-Sun 4pm-3:30am but on Fri they open at midday

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Restaurants with a view outside the Sydney CBD

Who doesn’t love to eat a nice meal whilst overlooking a beautiful bay, beach or mountain range? It’s the perfect thing to do on a weekend after sitting in an office all week staring at a computer and wall haha. We’ve done some research and listed all the places you should visit if you’re after a view next time you’re going out to eat. So here it is, our summary of restaurants with a view in Sydney:

1. Echo on the Marina

This place is stunning to visit during the daytime, the place is filled with light and has a deck overlooking the water with breakfast and lunch options. It almost feels like you’re on a holiday. So, what can you expect on the menu? For breakfast you have Belgian Waffles, House Cured Salmon or for the simple types – Eggs on Toast. For lunch you can expect to see seafood and pastas!

restaurants with a view in sydney
Photography – Echo on the Marina

Where can you find them: 15 Normac St, Roseville
When are they open: Wed-Sun 8am-4pm

2. Gunners Barracks

Did someone say high tea? If you’re looking for a restaruant with a view in Sydney whilst you are having some high tea, Gunners Barracks is your solution. As you eat you can look over the stunning courtyard and down to the harbour. They also have a lunch menu with seafood, chicken and the key our heart – haloumi!

restaurants with a view in sydney
Photography – Gunners Barracks

Where can you find them: Suakin Drive, Mosman
When are they open: Check their viewing and booking options on their website

3. Jonah’s

How about a restaruant with a beach view in Sydney? If you willing to drive about an hour north of the CBD you will reach Jonah’s at Whale Beach. This place has beautiful panoramic views from every window and they even offer accomodation. The menu consists of an Australian cusine with a little italian influence.

restaurants with a view in sydney
Photography – Jonah’s

Where can you find them: 69 Bynya Rd, Palm Beach
When are they open: Mon-Sun 7:30am-10pm

We hope you enjoy eating one of our choices of restaurants with a view in Sydney – make sure to take a photo!

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New Cafe in Sydney: Cadenza Floral Cafe

If you are a North Sydney local or are wanting to try a new Instagram worthy cafe than we have found a new cafe you must visit. Cadenza Floral Cafe, looks exactly as what you would imagine it looks like after reading the name. It has your good looking dishes with beautiful pink and floral background decor (that’s bound to get you a few Instagram likes right?)

New Cafe in Sydney – Cadenza Floral Cafe

The cafe is influenced by Korean cooking with meals including waffles, bulgogi burgers and huge bacon sandwiches! They also have some beautiful drinks and regular breakfast items including french toast and granola! It seems to be the perfect place for your next girls day brunch. Or i’m sure you can drag your boyfriend along haha.

The pricing seems quite reasonable for the area and has quite a lot to pick from, which is great for our fussy eaters! It also has a great kids menu with cute little meals for them. It does seem to get quite busy, especially during brunch time so make sure to get there early.

New cafe in Sydney – Cadenza Floral Cafe

Where can you find them: 2a/211 Pacific Hwy, North Sydney
When are they open: Mon-Fri 6:30am-5:30pm or Sat 7am-5:30pm or Sun 7am-3:30pm

Happy eating! And let us know your thoughts on the cafe in the comments below if you go!

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Top 5 places for ice cream in Sydney

Who doesn’t love ice-cream? With the current soaring temperatures in Sydney at the moment, ice-cream is especially needed in our lives haha! But, why have regular ice-cream when you can have out of the ordinary, fancy ice-cream? We’ve done the hard work for you and found some of the best spots to find this treat in Sydney.

Heet Tea

We can’t leave out our bubble tea lovers when it comes to ice cream choices. Heet Tea in Burwood, is the place to be to find soft-serve milk tea flavoured ice cream! Amazing, I know and it is as good as you expected, especially with the added pearls inside. I dream of one of these opening closer to my house to I can have it more often.

Pimp my Chimney

If food trucks are more your style then Pimp my Chimney, may be your calling. They travel around to different locations serving ice cream in cones made of doughnut. It is actually delicious and you look forward to eating the cone instead of just the ice cream! I just recommend you eat it quick before the warm cone melts the ice cream all over you.

Cafe Crop, Stratfield

What about Korean ice cream? You may have come across the name Bingsu, which is a Korean ice cream that comes in many flavours. Cafe Crop sells this near Strathefield Station. My personal favourite is the melon flavoured Bingsu, it also has real melon instead as well. All there servings are for 2 or more so I suggest you bring a friend.

Duo Duo

Another food truck to add to our list of best ice cream places in Sydney is Duo Duo as we couldn’t leave deep fried ice cream off the list. They move around a lot, but you can generally find them in the inner west. They usually sell 2 flavours of ice cream at a time, the two times we have been, they have had different flavours. I guess that gives you more reason to keep going back for more haha!

Cow and the Moon

This place definitely wins the contestant for best range of flavours. It is easy to get overwhelmed by your choices here, but that isn’t a bad thing when it comes to ice cream. Every flavour is beautifully presented. They have your normal every day flavours as well as a few unique ones. Every time we go we try a different one (you’ve got the try them all haha)

Enjoy your ice cream adventures and make sure to not get a brain freeze!

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New Spot: PeanutButterLove Dessert Bar

As Peanut Butter lovers, we are excited for Market Lane Manly’s newest edition PeanutButterLove Dessert Bar. As would any other Peanut Butter lover right? The best part is, it was the idea of fitness fanatics and designed to be healthy! So if you want a guilt-free dessert, this may be the right place for you.

For all our friends that are gluten free, dairy free, sugar free, paleo, vegan, (I think I mentioned them all) the majority of the menu is made for them. Some of their signature and permanent menu items include:

1. Triple Decker

As the name suggests this 3 layer slice, that is full of peanut butter has definitely got your sweet tooth covered. Oh and its healthy and did I mention full of peanut butter?

2. Pineapple Express

For our Hawaiian… or pineapple lovers, there is a healthy option for you too. Pineapple may not belong on pizza but it belongs with peanut butter haha. It is the perfect summer snack to have especially when you are having a sweet tooth for fruit.

3. The Pim and Pams

Are you craving a Tim Tam, but a healthy version? Well this is similar and has rocky road vegan ice cream inside and includes peanut butter of course! I think this is the option I would pick from the menu. Yum!

Photography – PeanutButterLove

We hope you enjoy your healthy peanut butter desserts! And let us know your thoughts if you end up going.

Where can you find them? 13 Market Lane, Manly 
When are they open? Tues-Sun 10am-7pm

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Where to find a sausage sizzle in Sydney

It is that time of year again, Australia Day! No matter what you are doing today, your inner Australian is probably yelling out for a sausage sizzle. Am I right?

We’ve put together the some of the sausage sizzle places we are aware of in the Sydney region. Let us know if there are any others you know of!

1. Bunnings Warehouse

If you aren’t aware of this one, are you even Australian? Bunnings has been the go to for a good weekend sausage sizzle for some time now. And for just $2.50 you can have your typical white bread with a diagonal sausage and sauce. The best part is their sales go towards charities and community groups, which is great!

Photo by – The Brag (Sausage Sizzle)

Where can you find them: Everywhere, check their website for your closest one
When are they open: Depends on each store

2. Good Co Coffee

If you’re in the CBD during the week and need your sausage fix, Good Co Coffee is the place for you. They serve New York style street food, which includes your good ol sausage on bread, it costs $5. You can find them outside the NAB building on George St. Only downside is the they are only open during the week.

Where can you find them? 255 George St, Sydney
When are they open? Mon-Fri 7am-5pm

3. Club York

Another CBD sausage sizzle is at Club York. On the 3rd Wednesday of the month, they sell their sausage sizzle for $3 and all proceeds go to a charity of their choice. Another great cause to get behind, when you’re craving a sausage. The $3’s also includes a beer or soft drink to go with your meal.

Where can you find them? 95-99 York St, Sydney
When are they open? Sun 11am-7:30pm or Mon-Tues 10am-12am or Tues-Sat 10am-1am

Photo by Thomas Bormans on Unsplash

Enjoy your sausage sizzle and have a lovely long weekend!

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Where to find the best Maltese food in Sydney

Whether you are Maltese or love the cuisine, you are probably on the hunt for a good Maltese food in Sydney. There aren’t a lot in the area but the few we seem to have are quite good. See our list below of our top cafes to visit.

1. Limestone Cafe

In the western suburbs of Sydney, you’ll find Schofields and you’ll also find Limestone Cafe. This Cafe opened a few years ago in the area and serves up some delicious Maltese food. We can’t go past the all day breakfast menu or their dinner option of Rabbit Spaghetti. They also have coffee and pastizzis for eat in or take-away. It is definitely worth the visit if you are not from the area as well.

Where can you find them? 119 Railway Terrace, Schofields
When are they open? Sun-Wed 5:30am-3pm or Thurs-Sat 5:30am-3pm and 5:30pm to 9:30pm

2. Pastizzi Cafe

The name of this place definitely gives away the type of food they are serving! Pastizzi Cafe is located in the busy inner-west suburb of Newtown. There are plenty of pastizzi flavours to pick from as well and large portions of ravioli and every other pasta you can think of. Oh and goodluck on finding a parking spot – I would get their early!

Where can you find them? 523 King St, Newtown
When are they open? Mon-Sun 10am-12am

Unfortunately, with only two options, that is the end of our list. There isn’t a lot of Maltese food in Sydney to pick from but both options above are great!

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Top 5 Spicy Restaurants in Sydney

Spicy food seems to be the craze going around at the moment. From YouTube videos of people doing the spicy noodle challenges to looking for your local cafe serving spicy food. We’ve complied a list of spicy restaurants in Sydney for you to visit next time you get the craving.

BYO fire extinguisher!!

1. Jean Chilli Chicken

Spicy food in a beer garden setting? Jean Chilli Chicken is the place for you. On there website, they even have a warning that their food is hot and to not say they didn’t warn you haha. I’ve been told the Cheesy Chicken Set has a nice slow burn, if that is what you are after. And if you are bringing friends who are not a fan of spicy food, do not fear. They have quite a large menu with a range of dishes with different spice levels.

Where can you find them? 115 Rowe St, Eastwood
When are they open? Mon-Sun 11:30am-11pm

2. Shalom Indonesian Restaurant

If noodles or curry are more your thing, try out Shalom Indonesian Restaurant. They have a large menu of noodles, curry, soup and more. Their spiciness comes in different levels, they have up to 5 levels and I have been told it is super spicy. Each dish has a number of chilli’s next to it on the menu. Their meals are halal as well!

Photography – Shalom Restaurant

Where can you find them? 4/299 Sussex St, Sydney (they also have Kingsford, Mascot and Sunnybank Hills stores)
When are they open? Mon-Sun 11am-10pm

3. Home Thai

I love Thai food so I had to add a Thai option to the list. I’ve tried this place myself and some of their dishes are super spicy! I’d recommend you order the Kao Rad Pik Sod, it contains, stir fried and fresh chilli and long chilli, garlic, onion, green bean and basil on rice. Seems like the perfect dish for any spice lover. This places gets busy too, so make a booking if you can.

Where can you find them? 2/299 Sussex St, Sydney
When are they open? Mon-Sun 11am-10:30

4. Belles Hot chicken

For a more southern style approach to the spiciness, Belles Hot Chicken is calling you name. You basically order from a range of chicken options on the menu and then select your heat level that ranges from 1-6. 1 being southern, which I have tried and wasn’t spicy at all. But from 2 medium, 3 hot, 4 really hot, 5 really f**kin hot and 6 sex panther. All I have to say is good-luck if you try any of those last ones!

Where can you find them? 5/33 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo (they also have a Haymarket and Forest Lodge store)
When are they open? Mon-Sun 11:30am-9:30pm

5. Ze Pickle

Generally speaking, spicy doesn’t come to mind when thinking of this place. But they have Suicide Waangs that are made with ghost peppers. Their menu even states – ‘Warning these wings are made with the hottest chillis on earth. By ordering you accept all responsibility and eat at your own risk.’ They images of these wings are bright red – again, good-luck to you if you try this haha!

Photography – Ze Pickle

Where can you find them? 6/17-51 Foveaux St, Surry Hills
When are they open? Mon-Sun 12pm-10pm

Good-luck to you and whatever you chose to eat!

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Alcohol-free Happy Hour in Sydney

Whether your new years resolution is to drink less in 2020, you’re pregnant or you are looking after your health, you may dread when you’re invited out for some drinks with friends. But it doesn’t have to be like that, more and more Sydney restaurants are adding alcohol-free beverages to their menus and happy hours. We’ve complied a list below, so you can suggest them next time you’re invited out for drinks. (Did you know: According to Australian Bureau of Statistics, in 2018 alcohol consumption in Australia dropped to a 50 year low?)

1. PS40

PS40 cocktail bar is definitely one place to add to your alcohol-free night out. Instead of making your normal cocktails and removing the alcohol, PS40 look at it from a different angle. They focus on having the fresh, key ingredients to make up for the lack of alcohol and the flavour it adds to drinks. This is done through layer building of ingredients!

Where can you find them? Shop 2, 40 King St, Sydney
When are they open? Mon-Sat 4pm-12am

Photo by PS40 – Pina Kombucha

2. Bodhi

Now this place specialises in vegan tapas and mocktails. Some of Bodhi’s most popular alcohol-free beverages include the California Dreaming, which has lemon, vegan egg white and soda. And also the Riders in the Storm, made from apple juice, lime, passion fruit, mint, sugar and soda! Oh and the food menu here is amazing as well, even for your meat eating friends (they won’t be able to tell!)

Where can you find them? 2-4 College Street, Sydney
When are they open? Mon-Sun 11am-3pm and 5pm-10pm

3. Quays

Talking about equality – Quays have 10 cocktails and 10 alcohol-free mocktails on their menu. One mocktail they caught my eye is the Gin Martini, it has Seedlip garden, tonic and elderflower reduction and apple slices! Yum! So, if you want a place where you have the same amount of options as your alcoholic friends, this is the place.

Where can you find them? Upper Overseas Passenger Terminal, The Rocks
When are they open? Fri-Sun 12pm-1:30 and 6pm-9:30pm or Mon- Thurs 6pm-9:30pm

Photo by Kobby Mendez on Unsplash

4. Alex & Co

Nestled in Parramatta, Alex & Co is a hot spot for drinks and food. Although they don’t have a huge alcohol-free range. They do have 4 decent options to pick from, one even making us laugh, the “I am Driving” Mocktail! It includes pineapple & raspberry with citrus, mints, cranberry and fizz.

Where can you find them? Shop 2/4/330 Church St, Parramatta
When are they open? 11:30am-12am

5. Black Bar

If you were looking for something high-class Black Bar has you covered. If you love your sour drinks the Pink Grapefruit is the one for you. It contains juice with elderflower, lemon and lime juice and bitters – sounds good right? And they will have your alcoholic friends cover too with interesting Liquid nitrogen cocktails.

Where can you find them? The Star, Level G/80 Pyrmont St, Pyrmont
When are they open? Mon-Sun 12pm-3pm and 5:30pm-10pm

Enjoy your alcohol-free night out in Sydney!

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Beyond Meat? Where can you find it in Sydney

The new meat-free craze from late 2019 and into 2020 is Beyond Meat. A beef alternative that looks and tastes like real patty but is made completely from plant products. It’s not your typical boring veggie patty either! Beyond Meat claim the alternative patty looks and feels like beef and it full of plant protein.

So where can you find the plant-based alternative when you eat out in Sydney, do you ask? We’ve done the research for you – See our list below:

1. Grill’d

Probably the most popular option is Grill’d. The best part is, you can turn any of their burgers on there menu to a Beyond Meat patty for an extra $3. I’ve tried the Beyond Garden Goodness and it was delicious. It was hard to tell the difference between this burger and a their normal range of burgers.

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2. Lord of the Fries

As you probably already know, Lord of the Fries have never sold animal products. However, they have now added the Beyond Meat range to their menu. Lord of the Fries allow customers to change their Original and Spicy burgers to Beyond Meat. They claim you can get 20 grams of protein from this patty, which is great!

3. Ribs and Burgers

Another place to add to the list is Ribs and Burgers. They have created and added two new burgers to their menu with the Beyond Meat pattie. The Beyond Original Burger and Beyond Old School Burger. Both burgers include all your favourites as well – Pickles, mustard, onion, lettuce and more!

4. The Morrison

If you want to go somewhere a little more fancy, The Morrison, have now incorporated the plant-based pattys into their Menu. They have the No Meat Cheese Burger that includes a Beyond Meat patty, vegan cheese, pickles, chipotle mayo, lettuce and tomato. Yum!

Photo by Lord of the Fries

5. Soul Burger

Another place that doesn’t serve animal products that has added Beyond Meat plant-based patty to their menu is Soul Burger. From August 2019, they have been trailing the plant based patties with lettuce, tomato, onion, aioli.

Let us know if you know if any other places that are now serving Beyond Meat on their menu!

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