Clothing Retailers St Ives, NSWSt Ives Centre boasts better clothes shopping that you would expect. AnnaKat is a bit part of this with their lovely selection of womens clothing and accessories. They stock a range of dresses, skirts, tops, trowsers and more. Great sales on at the moment - don't miss out!
Scuba Diving Mooloolaba, QLDThis was my first ever diving experience. There isn't much to the divepool it but it is a great little enclosure for your first practice dive. There is plenty of gear here for purchase and the staff are very knowledgeable.
Bourke Street Bakery is the answer to world hunger, world peace and the meaning of life all at once.
It is one of the many establishments sprinkled throughout the inner west like stars in a beautiful night sky or glitter on the chests of The Village People - shiny, scary yet friendly, soothing and warmly beckoning with a sultry finger. People from North Sydney may argue, "but we have a better view!" but we in the Inner West will answer, but we have the Bourke Street Bakery. Those from the Eastern Suburbs will say "we have beaches and the best tourist spots!" but we Inner Westies will whisper, Bourke Street Bakery. Those in the far West and Sydney's South will say "awww give us a durry bruv?" and we will answer, NAY! NAY peasants! For we are Inner Westies and we only have rollies! But we will welcome them into the warm oven glow of the Bourke Street Bakery like Jesus did the leper!
The Bourke Street Bakery is not just the best thing since sliced bread, they took sliced bread and made it an artform. The Bourke Street Bakery doesn't make pies or sausage rolls, they took the word of God and baked it for your oral pleasure. The Bourke Street Bakery offers coffee and milkshakes but delivers liquid poetry.
Seriously though. This place is amazing and the service is wonderful.
As a regular at St Ives village I was initially excited by the opening of this cafe, particularly when I saw they used Campos coffee beans. Unfortunately, after three chances I've decided never to venture into here again. 1) The management has been terribly rude 3/3 times despite me being a very friendly and accommodating customer at all times. Management has this bizarre manner which makes you feel guilty for asking for a table and when I asked for 3 high chairs today (for 3 infants under 12 months), despite seeing a stack of approx. 6 of them, they looked at me in bewilderment and said they could probably only manage 2! They seemed quite put out to get them for me, despite seeing that I was carrying my baby. 2) The food is overpriced and very bland. I ordered a barramundi burger when it first opened and it lacked flavour immensely. It was basically a piece of fish on a soggy burger bun with a small amount of mayo and a lump of soggy iceberg lettuce. Today I ordered a pumpkin and balsamic vinegar bruschetta for lunch. Boiled pumpkin slices on soggy bread? Not very appetizing at all. 3) I was under the impression a cafe had to maintain an excellent standard of coffee-making to use the Campos logo but unfortunately, despite friendly feedback from me in the past, my coffee has been weak 3/3 times. It was reasonably ok today but that was because I ordered 3 shots in my large soy cap. That shouldn't be necessary in my opinion. Would highly recommend avoiding this one.