Turka | Crows Nest

Occupying the corner where Willoughby Road meets the Pacific Highway, Turka is a newly opened cafe, bar and restaurant this year, which is immensely popular with the locals. Known for its traditional Turkish big breakfast, which presents a smorgasbord of items such as cheeses, spreads, yoghurt, fruit and traditional Turkish scrambled eggs with capsicums, tomato and parsley, its a refreshingly different offering from...

Waterdragon | Freshwater

If you're a fan of the ever-popular Mr. Wong in Sydney's CBD, then you'll adore Waterdragon! To the envy of city-dwellers, this sophisticated modern Asian eatery is one incredible addition to the Northern Beaches food scene...

Crepe House Cafe | Earlwood

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with the entire menu available at anytime, its evident that the locals love Crepe House Cafe. Located an easy 20-30 minutes from Sydney CBD and open until 10 pm, its the perfect spot for an evening cruise to a blissfully sweet destination. Although not an authentic French crepe, these were for me, the best crepes I've had in...

The Mews | Mosman

At first glance, the menu is filled with the usual cafe suspects - granola, smashed avo, eggs benedict and a ricotta hotcake. Upon further inspection, you'll notice a burst of yuzu gel, a drizzle of lemon garlic balsamic, hollandaise speckled with nori and lashings of black sesame caramel. These elements add so much unique dimension and pure deliciousness that it shames regular avo on toast into hiding...

Pillar of Salt | Richmond

The kind of eatery that makes me consider the move to Melbourne! Pillar of Salt's menu is dotted with influences from around the world where Japanese matcha pancakes and eggs with Turkish sausage mingle with a Greek breakfast board, Korean bibimbap, Italian linguine and Malaysian duck roti. Confused? Perhaps. Brilliant? For sure! Paired with...

Gogyo | Surry Hills

Hands down one of my favourite new restaurants this year, Gogyo has reconfirmed my admiration forΒ Shigemi Kawahara, i.e. the same guy that brought us Ippudo, i.e. the creator of my ramen dreams. After two visits, I'm absolutely in love with this eatery, which serves up stunning, refined small plates alongside big bowls of slurpable Kogashi-style ramen...

La Sen | Randwick

With a charming, local vibe, Randwick's La Sen is a cheap and cheerful spot for fresh, delicious Vietnamese cuisine. Offering an extensive menu with all the classics, La Sen also features a variety of dishes less commonly found around the CBD and Eastern suburbs, including the likes of claypot caramelised fish, sugarcane prawns and their signature chicken wings (finger lickin' good is an understatement)...

Flour Drum Nights | Newtown

After three years of careful planning, Newtown's favourite brunch spot is now open for dinner! Serving truly unique, modern Australian food dotted with influences from around the world, Flour Drum is the perfect spot to catch up with friends over a unique, delicious meal and a glass of local, biodynamic wine. Highlights include...