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Parlour Lane Roasters, Sydney

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Parlour Lane Roasters, Sydney CBD
Hidden in the laneway next to the palatial State theatre is this cosy nook filled with kitsch decor from the mannequin floor lamps to the seductive bar stools. Given the association with the quirky and provocative QT Hotel just three floors up, Parlour Lane Roasters is a great place to escape from the hustle & bustle of the city streets; open from breakfast to a late afternoon aperitivo. 
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Wharf Rd, Nowra

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Wharf Rd, Nowra
Burnt margherita - tequila, apple schnapps and cinnamon sugar $14
Limoncello blush - house made Limeoncello, cranberry and lime juice
$10
Australia is such a big place! You don’t really notice it until you go on a scenic road trip for 2.5 hours yet still remain in the same State! Late last year, mum and I decided to go on a day trip to drive my sister down the South Coast of NSW to Jervis Bay for ‘Schoolies’, end of secondary school celebrations. On the way, we stopped for lunch at Wharf Rd - Nowra, a cosy casual restaurant overlooking the water. We decided to have a light lunch since we couldn’t resist and were already munching on some fluffy warm donuts from the Famous Berry Donut Van, a mandatory road trip down South NSW pit-stop! 

For those interested, she stayed at the Pavilion Beach House, Culburra Beach

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Soft shell crab tacos $16
Ermahgerd.. heavy breathing.. best taco I’ve ever had! Soft tortilla wrapping a lightly battered and meaty soft shell crab, pico de gallo (tomato salsa), creamy housemade mayonnaise and crustacean oil. I loved how the soft shell crab didn’t leave an oily taste in my mouth, and the crustacean oil really brought the dish together by heightening the sweet fragrance of the crab.  
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Papi Chulo, Manly

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Papi Chulo, Manly
Papi’s barbeque is not as you and I know it, everything is cooked ‘low and slow’ hot smoked over wood in his special oven, for a minimum of six hours. Papi’s recipes originate from the deep south of the USA and are the real deal.
Slow cooked BBQ meats is one of the main reasons that draws me towards Manly to feast at Papi Chulo whilst kicking back to the sweet scent of the ocean breeze as the waves roll in. 
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Pea guacamole w/ tortilla chips $14
Iced tea
Seriously the best guacamole I’ve ever had! I loved the addition of the juicy round pop of peas sitting atop the mashed avocado mountain. The crunch of the tortilla chips used to scoop up the smooth guac is such an addictive snack.The refreshing iced tea is served in a carafe and is the perfect thirst quencher when you’re about to indulge in a BBQ spread. If you want to add sweetener, make sure you let the waiter/waitress know when you’re ordering. 
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PaperPlanes, Bondi

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PaperPlanes, Bondi Beach
Tokyo POP - Pimms & St Germain built tall with garden fruits, lemonade & a pop rocks rim $16
Harajuku Girl - A chilled martini of watermelon, coconut water, St Germain & Bombay Sapphire $16
What can I say, this joint is the embodiment of the quirky and wonderful Tokyo, Japan I know and love. Having heard many positive reviews, PaperPlanes has actually been on my list to go to for quite some time and it’s definitely going to be one that I’ll frequent more often! I love the pop of colour from the skateboards on the ceiling and pieces of artwork on the walls, the Be@rbrick Bear chilling out at the bar and the hanging ceramic origami cranes. Dinner with my sister started off with some delicious cocktails :)
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Homemade Gyoza pan-fried dumplings 5pcs
PaperPlanes prawn gyoza w/ creamy lemon wasabi foam and crushed wasabi peas $16
Crispy pan fried gyoza with a whole prawn in each dumpling. The creamy lemon wasabi foam was such a delight to eat and the crushed wasabi peas made this dish even more moreish. 

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