I was not planning to go to Black Star Pastry at the beginning of my trip but I happened upon one of their newer locations in a Japanese bookstore called Kinokuniya in The Galeries (a shopping centre). The watermelon cake is their most popular item and it’s gorgeous! Perfect for Instagram photos. ;)
Black Star Pastry is located right at the entrance of the bookstore. The bookstore is massive and sells tons of cool stuff akin to Chapters here. For example, they were selling the gold crown thing that Sailor Moon has on her forehead and I got kinda giddy over it. Read more
Passion Tree is located in Chatswood and it’s like a big shopping mall/shopping area on the North Shore of Sydney. I must say their shopping malls are really nice!!! There are also a lot of small cafes in the middle of the mall for people to eat at while shopping. They seemed like nice cafes, not like Starbucks or something. Also, I noticed that some places even show how many kilojoules/calories are in each food item!
Doughnut Time seems to be everywhere in Sydney! I’ve passed by five locations and I just had to give them a try! These babies are huge! It’s like a doughnut meal! The shops are really small with just a window displaying the sugary goods and you just take it to go. With a neon doughnut sign on the front of the retro green shop, they’re hard to miss.
As I was researching where to eat in Sydney (because that was obviously more important than sightseeing), I noticed that they had so many more brunch places! There are cafes that are just focused on brunch and lunch and they close at night. We need more all day brunch!!! We need to start a petition!!! AHHHHHHHHHH
Foodcraft Espresso and Bakery is known for their famous Tella Ball Shakes and the Nutella one took over the internet last year. The “Tella Ball” is basically a filled doughnut. They are located on the main floor of an apartment complex. They have lots of outdoor seating available but on the day I went, it was super windy. Read more
As a Vancouverite, I’m used to seeing Asians everywhere but I was surprised that there was such a large Asian population in Sydney too! There are possibly even MORE Asians there. I also noticed that they have a lot more bubble tea shops in their “downtown” area, known as Central. Like how we have a Starbucks on every block here. With that being said, I was happy to find that there were a lot of Asian food options!
I was researching where to get ramen and I found that Ramen Zundo had good reviews. It is located in World Square Centre and there is a little “alley” inside the mall with small eateries! By the way, I must say that the mall layouts in Sydney are really cool! They all have small cafes/restaurants inside with their own seating areas making it super convenient! Here at Ramen Zundo, you order at the counter and they will give you a number and bring the food over. Read more