I'm very surprised by all the negative comments on joe bardetta as I had a great experience. If you are put off by an old school salon then you must remember not to judge a book by its cover. I thought the hair dressers were lovely people. I had a full head of colour, half head of foils and a cut which I'm in love with. I recommend this salon to anyone that isn't fussed by equipment and appearance but to those that appreciate a good hairdresser and quality hair result! They know what they are doing!!
I've been getting my hair cut as well as getting a full head of foils every 8 to 10 weeks for the past year. I've had a lot of hairdressers mess up my blonde hair and it looks brassy and a bit flat. But Bruno is amazing and gets it right everytime :)
First time client. I'll be back. Great cut and good service. Booked online and got an appointment on short notice (helped I was going during non-peak times I guess). I walk past all the time and they're always busy. A few friends go here too (where I got the recommendation). They weren't wrong. It's great.
Always been great, but, I've rediscovered again after moving closer recently. Bread options are fresh and always scrummy. Love the pastries and sweets and they do a mean coffee too! I had an almond croissant today that seemed bigger than my head! (may be slight exaggeration). Crunchy toasted almonds on the outside of light flaky pastry with moist inside. Yuuummmmy!
Great cafe with a funky vibe - if you don't find a seat at the front, there's a back room with graffiti on the walls and a roller door that opens up to the back alleyway. Service was friendly and helpful with explaining the menu options. I ordered the Kaya Toast (coconut jam toast) with runny egg and although it was tasty (and interactive), I would probably try a different dish next time (sweet coconut jam toast, runny egg and soy sauce don't mix well for me - apparently a traditional dish). I also ordered the V8 juice which was fresh and a good serving.
Cute little cafe just up the road from Central Station. I went here for breakfast and ordered the "my Asian cousin's summer breakfast". Yummo! Tapioca cooked in coconut milk then served with fresh coconut slivers, puffed dried lychees, fresh mango, chia seeds and macadamia nuts. Will try to recreate this dish at home.
Could not agree more with John J below. We came especially from Manly and were not even let into the club. One of our party of nine was accused of being intoxicated. Ignoring the fact none of us had had anything to drink so far that night, he was standing with us quietly, not bothering anyone, not being aggressive or behaving in any other manner. He was singled out for some unfathomable reason and when he politely spoke to the staff to explain he was not intoxicated in any way, we were faced with an uncooperative and frankly rude attitude. I understand drunk patrons cannot be allowed in, but to be accused of being drunk when you haven't had a drop is somewhat insulting. I have been to the Soda Factory previously and have enjoyed the place once we were inside, but unfortunately I will not be returning again. Thoroughly disappointed. Especially after the $70 taxi we took especially for the pleasure.
The place is not bad, good music and good bar. The problem is all the security staff. They are so rude! I cannot understand how they can hire people like that. At least they should hire people who are able to think by their selves! They spend all the time annoying the patrons with alcohol-related questions even if you are just dancing and having fun without doing nothing bad. And they can kick you out for no apparent reason! Crazy! Without doubt the WORST security staff EVER! What a shame, because the club is very good for the rest.
How unfortunate that such a nice shop offering a great selection of cheeses and other products has staff that make comments about customers. I was shocked to overhear what the staff said about a very nice customer. I hope the customer didn't hear them and I hope I didn't get the same comments after I left! One can't help but wonder what the owners of the business would think about such unprofessional conduct ?! Although I loved the shop , the sandwiches and desert were delicious I am not at all sure I will return!
Wow. I might just have had the best meat pie ever here. Yep, I think it was. Light flaky pastry with big meat chunks that melt in your mouth. I was a fool, and added sauce - old habit - and totally not needed.
Lorraine Godsmark is a Lorraine godsend. The tiny little patisserie smells divine and it's great to see that they've dedicated most of the space to the kitchen. A small little counter and window displays on two sides of the shop boast a selection of perfectly crafted cakes and pastries.
I pick up a lemon tart and the Bert's Beef Pie - technically not from Lorraine - it is an Alex Woolley (of est.) creation that is available across a number of the Merivale establishments.
Both are absolutely delicious. The beef pie has a perfect pastry with a soft, tender beef filling. No soggy bottoms for our mate Bert. I got tomato sauce with it but it really didn't need it at all.
The lemon tart is not too sour or sweet - just the way life should be.
A very strategic location and easy to be reached. The interior of this place a little bit different with another cafes or restaurants also a very stylist and modern cafe I ever seen. The most popular menu is the burger called Crab Po Boy which is soft shell crab mixed with salad and home made coleslaw. For the drinks peanut butter milkshake is a must to tried. Help you easier to through the day with this awesome breakfast menu.
Great spot in Surry Hills across the road from Longrain. I popped in for lunch a couple of weeks back and then again today for breakfast. Both times, I failed to order anything healthy or nutritious. What I can say though, is that the brioche french toast and peanut butter waffles are delish. Not great if you are meant to be cutting down on your sugar intake, but awesome if you are feeling like a cheeky meal. The coffee is great too. The "Mecca" is nice and citrusy, and the "Small Batch" - which I ordered in a piccolo - was perfect, something I'd happily have everyday.