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The Top 8 Patisseries & Bakeries in Sydney

Whether you’re pining after an irresistibly flaky croissant, a rich creamy cake or hunting for the ultimate sourdough, Sydney’s patisseries & bakeries are sure to leave you satisfied. But where can you find the best on offer? We have tried and tested eight of the best. After all, if we are going to blow our weekly calorie quota on a few mouthfuls, we need to make it worth it.

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Café of the Week: The Boathouse Balmoral

No matter how many times you may have visited, observing the immaculate flower arrangements and strolling to the back patio of the Boathouse Balmoral is always a wonder. Established back in 2008 in their original space at Palm Beach, owners Andrew and Pip Goldsmith have grown the Boathouse Group into a Sydney empire ever since.

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Café of the Week: Cooh Alexandria

Longstanding Curl Curl institution Cooh has been giving The Grounds of Alexandria a run for their money ever since their arrival to the area in 2015, and for good reason. Consistent with Cooh’s sterling Northern Beaches reputation, the famous coffee roasters’ latest outpost has seen them expand into even more extensive menu choices, an assortment of Australian wines and an internal bakery kiosk for the masses of creative professionals that work nearby.

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Sydney's Best Farmers Markets

Market life is about embracing the best that local traders have to offer. It’s everything from fresh produce (fruit vegetables, meat, seafood, cheese etc..), to local artisan creations. Every market in Sydney offers a truly local experience and create a unique environment, and here are my top picks on our very best…

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Café of the Week: The Bonython Café Paddington

Nothing could ever hinder for my undying love for Mosman, however it’s hard not to get caught up in the beauty of the quiet the backstreets of Paddington, especially when there's a cafè that comes in the form of a hidden garden oasis. While Mosmanites are usually the ones with suburban envy bestowed upon them, anywhere The Bonython Café is the called the local ‘go to’, proves paradise can be found outside of paradise.

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Café of the Week: Against The Grind

See that long line of people snaking around the corner of Young Street? You're in the right place. Pouring perfect cups of Campos Coffee, Against the Grind is Neutral Bay's newest player on the café scene. Judging by the queue of workers that flock for takeaway coffees every morning, it looks like this hot new café is here to stay.

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Best Happy Hour on the Lower North Shore

Located in the heart of Cremorne, Barrel Bar and Dining offers a unique dining experience on the lower north shore.  Since top chef Jeremy Pace was lured from Bistro Guillaume where he worked for eight years,  he has completely transformed the venue's food offerings.  The menu can be enjoyed in the stylish cocktail bar at the front of the restaurant or in the leafy courtyard at the rear. 

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Café of the Week: The Grounds of the City

There's something to be said about travelling into the city for a nice long lunch. To take an afternoon that's all about indulgence: delicious food, free-flowing bubbles or wine, great conversation and a chance to just let time slip by when there’s nowhere else you have to be. You'd be hard tasked to find a more vibrant venue in the Sydney CBD to enjoy said long-lunch than The Grounds of the City

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Café of the Week: The Source Mosman

For years The Source has been a cornerstone of the Mosman café scene. Perhaps it's the convenient daily opening time of 6:30am, paired with some of the strongest and richest coffee our fine suburb has to offer; however you frame it, expect no debate when listing The Source among the Mosman elite. This is mainly due to the fact that none of the other Mosman haunts roast their own coffee, with a heritage roaster no less, proudly displayed front and centre of the café. 

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