Cafes Chatswood, NSWA handy cafe on the ground floor of the Mandarin Centre. It's so easily wound into the building architecture you could almost miss it. They give a little biscuit with their nice coffee which is a nice touch.
Restaurants Tempe, NSWAbsolutely smashed the pies. The meat inside is decent and the mash, peas and gravy top it off to perfection. The service is friendly too and it's an easy drive up location with in and outdoor seating.
Supermarket & Grocery Stores Balgowlah, NSWI have re-visited this store a few times lately after a bit of a break and I am remembering why I stopped coming here. The shelves are always bare. And then I have to go shopping elsewhere to find everything I need. I really don't think it's the day or time I shop as I'm erratic in my shopping habits, it's just always empty. Well laid out and spacious are the redeeming features.
Supermarket & Grocery Stores Balgowlah, NSWI purposely don't come here if I'm in a rush as you have to park in the shopping mall and walk right the whole way around the mall to get to it and with a toddler in tow, that means it takes ages!!! Always well stocked though.
Shopping Centres Balgowlah, NSWA good shopping centre with a variety of high street stores. It's a great place to come gift shopping or for yourself, ladies shopping particularly, if you are looking for something quieter than the Mall.
Supermarket & Grocery Stores Belrose, NSWIt's a smaller Woolworths so the selection is not really huge but the location is great at the intersection of major roads. Just go to the top floor of the car park for faster parking.
Restaurants Avalon Beach, NSWA delicious Indian curry based on cashews. However the prawns were tiny in the curry and popadoms not the freshest. They kindly offered a free drink for the wait to pick up takeaway.
Restaurants Manly, NSWDinner with Mr under two and I was impressed the staff had brought colouring in as soon as we sat down. He had the kids schnitzel and chips and the breadcrumbs on the chicken were quite strong in flavour for little ones, even I found it too much. I had the chilli prawn linguine and it was good.
Wholesalers Brookvale, NSWI have had excellent phone customer service over the phone with Bruce who was able to very clearly recommend a window unit to me in my limited description and understanding. Upon visiting the store the excellent customer service continued. Plenty of staff and they understand communicating and assisting customers so well. Thank you
Restaurants Mosman, NSWLovely place for breakfast with standard cafe prices. I had the homemade beans with ham and tomato. I wouldn't have minded more than half a tomato but for $20 the rest of the plate was a reasonable size and delicious. Fresh juice is a smaller size glass for $7 so I think it'll be the large for $10 next time. The setting wins the plate however!
Pet Groomers Brookvale, NSWWe organised a late booking on the day and were able to be squeezed in. The place is very clean and pooch came home exhausted. I guess it's better than them being home alone but seeing them all hanging about in small enclosures is a little un-animal-like. The staff for the best part seem friendly and caring.
Pet Shops Brookvale, NSWI came here for the large Advancd dog food which was on sale in the paper. It didn't ring up as such and so I assumed this day was earlier than the sale dates. However the lovely friendly staff member gave it to me st the sale price anyway. That gesture means I will definitely be going back. Thank you.
Cafes Mona Vale, NSWThis cafe is new so we thought we'd give it a go. The cup cakes and muffin were both dry, it was late afternoon but they tasted like yesterday's. Coffee was good. Service was average. We will give it another go.
Home Decor Retailers Belrose, NSWSo much more than just pillows, but their pillow selection is just awesome and so easy to chose from all easily laid out along a wall in colour code. They have an excellent bathroom section with hard to find soap dispensers.