jojostuff Local Star

I like rainbows and long walks on the beach.

Joined 18 February 2009 Sydney, NSW

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  • Reuben Hills Coffee Cart

    Cafes Sydney, NSW
    Great addition to Martin Place! This coffee cart (and soon to be cafe) is located in the lobby of 5 Martin Place. The coffee cart doesn't have a street presence but don't be afraid to venture into the mysterious dark building.

    The blend is good, but a tad fruity for my everyday coffee.

    The cafe (in the same location) opens mid March 2016.
  • Vivo Cafe

    Restaurants Sydney, NSW
    I don't trust main road coffee, so I would normally never have given Vivo Cafe a go. I did today because I was talked into trying "someplace new". Located right opposite Louis Vuitton on George Street, it's situated on one of Sydney's busiest intersections.

    We arrive, and there is a long line which moves pretty quickly. I order my usual a piccolo latte and it arrives fairly quickly. The coffee is piping hot, but it lacks "punch". It's a little weak yet bitter for my liking.

    I can't really comment on service as I had but a fleeting moment placing my order. The cafe itself is big and offers an abundance of indoor and outdoor seating.
  • Zilia

    Cafes Sydney, NSW
    Zilia offers a good selection of food -- freshly made salads, pre-made wraps and a selection of pastries. The custard tart pastry they sell is supplied by Luxe Bakery, one of my favourites.

    I've had the breakfast wrap and their salads, which are both decent, both not amazing.

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  • atan7 Local Star reviewed Tokkuri
    Came here for an impromptu lunch with the family and really loved it. Super fresh ingredients and really interesting menu items. Popcorn prawns, miso cod, teriyaki salmon, everything was delicious. They are a sister restaurant of Sake but in a more relaxed setting. I will definitely be back!
    • They're not a sister restaurant of Sake in The Rocks. I believe they just "took inspiration" from some of Sake's popular menu items. :)
  • 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.
    • Great tip re: tap payments! I saw your review after I just visited for the first time. I did a tap credit card payment for my purchase, but I was greedy and ordered a couple of things, so it's good to know they accept card payments for smaller purchases too.
  • 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.
    • The fried chicken is worth a try. Would be keen to hear what you think.