Joanne Lee Phin Local Star

I like rainbows and long walks on the beach.

Joined 18 February 2009   Sydney, NSW

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  • Three Williams

    Brioche French toast and a side of scrambled eggs and hash brown. It's how we fatties roll.

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    Pastries on display

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  • The Classic Cupcake Company

    The Rocky Road cupcake

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  • The Classic Cupcake Company

    Banoffee, red velvet and rocky road cupcakes

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  • The Missing Piece

    My favourite breakfast option on the menu - the sliding start. Scrambled eggs, fried pancetta and a tomato relish in soft brioche buns.

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    Good coffees

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    Iced tea

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    Cacao and coconut milk shake

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  • The Missing Piece

    They serve an excellent cold drip here at The Missing Piece.

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  • The Missing Piece

    Felafal balls - not amazing, Sabbaba does them better.

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  • Three Williams
    Cafes    Redfern, NSW

    Three Williams, five stars. It's a large industrial style cafe with a lot of soul. I didn't expect it to be kid-friendly, but it was surprisingly so.

    We came for breakfast on Saturday morning in a party of 7 and were seated at the round table in the corner. It's a great spot -- roomy and comfortable. The menu is great, and they allowed me to order a couple of sides for the toddler, and even offer half-sized (and half-priced) juices and banana smoothies for the littles.

    The lovely waitress who served us had a huge smile on her face and was incredibly warm. She even came over to offer me a mini fork for the one year old, and allowed a friend to order an off-the-menu item (I can't say what it is) because it was his birthday.

    Coffees are great, the brioche French toast is as decadent as it sounds, and the scrambled eggs and hash brown I ordered for the one year old was delicious - I know because I ended up eating most of it.

    On the back wall is a large chalkboard which is great for entertaining older kids. The walls on either side of the cafe feature some amazing art I wish I could afford.

    We got there early and found a large table really easily, but the cafe got busy around 9:30. At the corner of my eye, I see a staff member gesturing at our table to someone waiting outside, but at no point did anyone make us feel like we had to leave. We ordered a last round of coffees and cleared ourselves out before we became a nuisance.

    You line up at the counter in the centre of the cafe to pay, and the friendly staff wishes our friend a happy birthday and cracks a couple of jokes.

    I loved the food, the service and the laid back vibe. Great first visit; I can't wait to plan the next!

  • Armory Wharf Cafe
    Cafes    Newington, NSW

    The Armory Wharf Cafe is a great spot for young families. Located right between Blaxland Riverside Park (otherwise known as heaven for kids) and Parramatta River, it's a great choice for a post playtime meal. The menu is pretty extensive, and they cater for children. The cafe is equipped with high chairs, children's plates and cutlery. The food is great, but don't expect it to blow your mind.

  • The Classic Cupcake Company
    Cake Shop    Mosman, NSW

    This is cupcake heaven. There is a good range of flavours to choose from, each stunning in its own right.

    The hot favourite is the red velvet, and on special occasions like Valentine's Day they do it with really beautiful rose shaped frosting.

    Cupcakes come in mini sizes as well, but you'd be kicking yourself if you only got yourself a mini.

    Tip: stop for traditional Breton galettes up the road at Four Frogs Creperie, then grab the $6 takeaway coffee and cupcake special from The Classic Cupcake Company.

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  • Easternian Local Star  reviewed Mary's CBD
    If you happen to come to Mary's Burger CBD at around lunch time, then expect to line up at the slightly long queue outside this whole-in-the-wall takeaway burger shop. The wait can then take up to around 10-15 minutes and the food preparation another 5-10 minutes, so if you are not really in a rush to try this burger, I would suggest visiting at less busy hours like 5pm.

    The burger offerings are quite limited. At the time of my visit, there were only 5 burgers ranging from $10 to $12 each: Mary's Burger, Cheeseburgers, Chicken burger, Veg burger, and breakfast burger. There are also shakes, soda, and fried to add to your order and make it a perfect combo.

    I bought a cheeseburger and was surprised at how small it was. The presentation was also very bland, and the taste was just alright I could almost compare it with McDonald's $2 cheeseburgers. It certainly did not warrant any return on my behalf. Maybe I should have their fried chicken burger for next time.

    3 months ago - 27/01/2015

    • Joanne Lee Phin Local Star 
      The fried chicken is worth a try. Would be keen to hear what you think.

      1 month ago - 05/03/2015

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  • Melvyn Yap  reviewed Commonwealth Bank
    I have to commend this particular branch of Commonwealth for their dedication to their customers and professionalism.

    Every time I enter the branch there's also someone there to ensure I'm well looked after. This is the reason I chose Commonwealth to apply for my Home Loan. The whole process was executed very quickly and smoothly and I was more than satisfied. I'd recommend this to anyone!
    • Joanne Lee Phin Local Star 
      It sounds like Melvyn Yap received great service throughout his home loan application process, more than just a friendly greeting.

      2 months ago - 04/02/2015

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  • Joanne Lee Phin Local Star  reviewed Kam Fook Seafood Restaurant
    So what do you do on Australia Day? Go for yum cha, of course.

    Admittedly in have avoided yum cha here at Kam Fook Chatswood because of the crowds, but we came at 11 and a friend managed to get us a table for 7 adults, 2 children and a pram.

    The restaurant is huge and it filled up pretty quickly. The steamed dumplings at Kam Fook were really good - generous portions without skimping on seafood, while other dishes like the "yong tau foo" (tofu and eggplant stuffed with fish paste) aren't spectacular. (other restaurant in Castle Hill do a great job with that one.)

    Service is decent, but they charge $3 a head for tea. That's $21 for cheap tea leaves and hot water.
    • Joanne Lee Phin Local Star 
      Haha I know huh. Go Aussie.

      Well, there definitely are some negatives as with most restaurants, but in general I had a very good experience when I visited.

      2 months ago - 04/02/2015

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