Cafes Mosman, NSWLove coming here for a take away coffee to take to the nearby Memory park. The staff are friendly and they often have a little booth at hte front of the store on weekends selling shaved ice in summer or dessert specials in winter. There are seats on the outside and the cafe has a very homely, rustic feel.
Clothing Retailers Sydney, NSWA very busy H&M store, but they have lots of stock. I bought some great tights for baby girls, they were $9.9 each but they had a promotion where you buy two get one free. They are great quality and make a good layering piece for winter. They also recently had some sales where some items where only $5! Sometimes you wonder how they can make clothes so cheap. My husband often frequents this store too as it is right in the heart of Sydney's shopping mecca - pitt street mall.
Clothing Retailers Mosman, NSWHerringbone is an iconic Australian brand, selling business attire donned by the bankers and lawyers of Sydney. I came here with a friend, a lawyer friend, who tried on multiple suit combinations. There was a sale whereby you recieve two 3 piece suits for $2000. The fabrics are devine, italian yarn and wool and cashmere blends, silk blouses and beautifully cut jackets. Many of the women's suits come with a choice of skirt or pants. The staff were very friendly and made some good comments regarding 'fit' and styling.
Clothing Retailers Chatswood, NSWLove the fresh modern clothes in here and it is especially hard to resist purchasing all the kids clothes. The quality is fantastic too. The prices are a little on the high side but when the sales come around they are pretty affordable. This store is well staffed and they are always happy to find you a particular size or style.
Gourmet Mosman, NSWArancini here is great and makes a perfect start to a nice relaxing dinner. There are three varieties and they are crunchy on the outside and soft and creamy in the centre. The pasta here is also delicious, crab tag alibi with shreds of zucchini and a light sauce. The other favourite is the sage and burnt butter ravioli, filled with a creamy centre.
Clothing Retailers Mosman, NSWI can't even explain my shock when I walked into this kids clothing store to see the prices. The clothes are beautiful but their clothes were still out of my price range even though they were on sale! I saw a dress which was around $120, and that was on sale...
Juice Bars Mosman, NSWLove these juices and I come here so frequently I set up an account with them. It's a great service which saves you lots of time especially if you have a crying baby in a pram but want a healthy pick me up. You prepay an amount, I did $50 and you get bonus credit so you essentially get discounted juices! Hen when you pick up a juice they just type in your email and it gets deducted from your account. You even get an email telling you what juice you got, though that makes it difficult to grab a sneaky juice if you share the account with your husband :) I love the Greens range, it looks very...green and 'not fun' but they taste quite good and your body will thank you later.
Cafes Mosman, NSWI come here more often than most other cafes in the area because the food is delicious. I still can't go past the eggs Atlantic. The chucks of smoke salmon and the creamy homemade hollandaise sauce gets me every time.
Restaurants Mosman, NSWAbsolutely loved this place. Saw a review in the newspaper that a new restaurant had opened in this iconic building in the heart of mosman village. We came for breakfast with friends and their three kids, it was spacious, warm and welcoming. They were a little short staffed but the waitress was still super friendly and apologetic. The food was incredible. We tried the crab Benedict and it was amazing, perfectly crispy crab cakes that were soft and sweet in the centre. They were accompanied by perfectly runny poached eggs and some delicious capers. We also had the five cheese toast which was rich and creamy, with a strong blue cheese flavour. Call in advance to book a table to avoid disappointment. Very clean, modern and child friendly. Will definitely be back!
Cafes The Rocks, NSWA beautiful view of Sydney harbour! This cafe was surprisingly very busy, but I think it was because it was raining so the tourists in the museum decided to eat in. The menu is totally new, with a Korean theme to match the current exhibition. The salads are delicious and the place is licensed so you can enjoy a nice glass of wine. Prices are reasonable for a dining experience in The Rocks and I used an entertainment book voucher to get buy one get one free.
Cafes Cremorne, NSWSaturday afternoon, sitting outside, quiche, latte, watching the world go by...perfection. This is an authentic French casual cafe with delicious baked goods and good coffee. The prices are reasonable and the staff are friendly.
Home Decor Retailers Mosman, NSWA really pretty store selling gifts and homewares. The lady in the store was so lovely and welcoming, I browsed the store and saw fun items such as an inflatable swan, some cute soft toys and some nice pieces of art. A small store but lots to look at.
Photography Stores Chatswood, NSWGot my passport photos done here and they were friendly and patient with my 5 month old baby who seems to not like looking face on at cameras and keeping her mouth closed. $25 for passport photos but they touch up the images, removing shadows etc so it is worth the money get it done right the first time.
Department Stores North Ryde, NSWThey had further 40% markdowns on their reduced baby range and I ended up buying a few pieces, then after I paid I found more, paid, and then found more and paid again. The service was exceptional and the staff member who served me was so patient and helpful, helping me find other sizes and styles.
Coffee & Tea Suppliers Chatswood, NSWI usually love this place but today I had a rude girl serve me. She didn't hear my order properly, then gave me a greasy, then said it was $5.30 when on the display for 'top 10 drinks' it clearly says it is $5.20.
Removalists Killara, NSWWe needed to move out piano from Cherrybrook to north Ryde and found this business on Truelocal. It has good reviews and thought we would give them a try. Gary the owner was very courteous and helpful. On the day of the move two young men came on time and were very professional, carefully handling the piano as they moved it. They also brought a cloth and put it on the ground to ensure they didn't leave dirt on the carpet. Would highly recommend.
Chemists Neutral Bay, NSWThe pharmacist here was so helpful and advised us on which products to use to help our baby's skin heal with the harsh winter air. She took the time to explain the product and recommended how we use it too. She was very lovely to deal was full of knowledge!
Restaurants Neutral Bay, NSWJust discovered the Tanpopo salmon carpaccio and believe this is one of the best dishes here. Thin slices of fresh salmon sashimi with a special tangy vinaigrette dressing with capers. It is such a great dish we will be ordering it every time we come here, which is quite often! Love this place!