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The Rabbit Hole Organic Tea Bar, Redfern

January 15th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Bars, Cafes, Favourites, Latest | Leave A Comment »

The Rabbit Hole Organic Tea Bar, Redfern

The Rabbit Hole Organic Tea Bar reopened in Redfern last week, so it’s a good time to respark interest in this great one-of-a-kind venue. It’s gotten a lot of worthwhile attention for proving that there’s more to tea than a bag thoughtlessly dunked into a mug – and even though steeped leaves are a headline […]

Redfern Continental, Redfern

February 18th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Latest, Restaurants | 3 Comments »

Redfern Continental, Redfern

The team behind Arcadia Liquors has opened an all-day Euro-style diner across the road in Redfern. Not only does a visit feel like an express stop to the EU, the menu is refreshingly straight-up and gimmick-free. The daytime offerings include Panini with Eggplant Parmigiana ($10), which is as comforting as you’d want; Chicken Schnitzel ($20) with good garlicky blocks of […]

Moon Park, Redfern

November 16th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Favourites, Restaurants | Leave A Comment »

Moon Park, Redfern

Moon Park modestly claims to be the “2nd best Korean restaurant at 34 Redfern St, Redfern”, ceding all bragging rights and competition-beating honours to Danny’s Rice Bar downstairs. By that logic, Danny’s establishment must be category-killing awesome, because Moon Park sets the bar damn high. You’ll find the eatery above Jason Mowen Decorative Arts. The […]

Milk Bar Pizza, Redfern

November 11th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Restaurants | 3 Comments »

Milk Bar Pizza, Redfern

Hot Dog, Fish Taco, Sunday Roast – these are some of the not-so-standard toppings on offer at Milk Bar Pizza in Redfern. Here, you can also order slices flavoured with Korean Chicken or Cheeseburger elements and there’s even a Vego “Meat Lovers” creation that’s loaded with almost everything you could buy from Suzy Spoon’s Vegetarian […]

Kepos Street Kitchen, Redfern

November 20th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Cafes | 4 Comments »

Kepos Street Kitchen, Redfern

Here’s a sweet story about the new Kepos Street Kitchen in Redfern. Michael Rantissi and Kristy Frawley (both of Bathers’ Pavilion) were on Location Watch, looking for the dream spot to start a restaurant. On the way to Waterloo’s Aldi supermarket, they noticed the vacant Strangers With Candy site nearby and remarked that it would […]

The Milk Bar By Cafe Ish, Redfern

July 16th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Cafes | 11 Comments »

The Milk Bar By Cafe Ish, Redfern

You can expect “Burgers and Things” at The Milk Bar By Cafe Ish in Redfern, which opened on Thursday. The menu allows you to mastermind many variations on this classic order – you can “double up”, or even extension-build further and go for a three-level beef pattie/cheese/pickle/ketchup/grilled-onion combination (watch out for the lockjaw). You can […]

Arcadia Liquors, Redfern

June 28th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Bars | 2 Comments »

Arcadia Liquors, Redfern

Arcadia Liquors in Redfern is a fine hideout on a cold winter night – as Matt and I discovered on Tuesday, eating ourselves into toastie comas. The staff made him a “joke” sambo, so big that it hardly fit into the griller. They warned him it was so large and crammed with ham and cheese […]

Dry Land Bar, Redfern

July 8th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Bars | 5 Comments »

Dry Land Bar, Redfern

There’s nothing less fun than playing the “where should we go next?” lottery after dinner on a freezing winter night. So here’s the two-in-one charm of Dry Land Bar, which recently opened near Baffi and Mo in Redfern: you can order food from a small menu, claim a cosy corner and basically not have to […]

Wild Cockatoo Bakery, Redfern

April 6th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Uncategorized | 15 Comments »

Wild Cockatoo Bakery, Redfern

There are parts of Botany Road in Redfern that are like a shopfront cemetery – filled with empty display windows or long-shut doors. So you instantly notice when a once-vacant space starts showing vital signs and encouraging proof of a new existence. I came across Wild Cockatoo Bakery on the weekend, when it had been […]

The Fern, Redfern

March 14th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Uncategorized | 9 Comments »

The Fern, Redfern

Surry Hills has long been the natural habitat of the upcoming cafe, but, according to last week’s Good Living, Redfern may be (slowly) taking over. I’m always a little dubious when a suburb is pronounced as ‘hot’ – maybe because it sounds like slimey real-estate speak – but there’s definitely case-supporting evidence for this claim. I […]

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