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, 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!
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.
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Expanding from its already popular shop at Enmore, Great Aunty Three opened a new takeaway corner at the edge of Sydney CBD and Surry Hills. The modern, intimately sized shop braces the outside air from its slightly open atmosphere and provides a few seats for consumers who prefer to eat their food at the premise.
Great Aunty Three serves all things Vietnamese, ranging from bread rolls, noodle soup, salads, and rice paper rolls. The barramundi noodle salad was freshly made, and although the portion was a little small, it tasted delicious. The rice paper rolls were very fresh and came with thick garlic gravy sauce on the side instead of the usual peanut sauce.
One good thing about Great Aunty Three is they accept tap payments even on small transactions, something that is quite rare for a small takeaway shop. Having been there several times, I can say that all the staffs are friendly and accommodating.
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.
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!