Posts tagged ‘milkshakes’

December 3, 2012

Reuben Hills

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Reuben Hills

Cool kicks, yep. Tattoos, yep. Soy chai lattes, nope. If you’re a lover of teas and chai lattes, Reuben Hills isn’t your scene, it’s for the caffeine enthusiasts, or unless a fresh juice or milkshake takes your fancy.

Reuben Hills

Reuben Hills is an industrial inspired coffee roastery, stripped out bare with back to basics enamel tin mugs, mosaic tables, polished cement floors and lit with both sunlight and neon beams. Don’t forget to look up where there is an amazing cut out to peer into the roastery.

Reuben Hills
Double Shot Latte

Reuben Hills
Mint & Lavender Tea

Wishing I practiced what I preach, the mint and lavender tea is sweet smelling, but the taste is definitely much more of the acquired taste. Coffee is clearly king on the table.

Reuben Hills
Berkshire Ham

The Reuben Hills menu has a Latin American flavour with a great mix of brunching and lunching items. Good ol’ sandwich delights are dished up in retro plastic baskets toasted held together with toothpick pickle.

My fav is the berkshire ham sandwiched between toasted rye and juicy with machego and rocket. Toasty and dripping with tomato and red pepper chutney.

Reuben Hills
the NOT reuben

Reuben Hills
Dirty Bird

The others munch on the NOT reuben filled with wagyu salt brisket and the slightly usual suspects of pickled slaw, machego and horseradish. The boys munch on the Dirty Bird; a spiced grilled chicken on fluffy brioche and stacked with plenty of aioli, cheese and pickles.

Reuben HillsGive a Dogg a Bone

Reuben Hills
Doggs Breakfast

The Dirty Birds are on the smaller side for the appetite of hungry boys but only for the better to allow space for sugary delights. A sucker for a ice cream sandwiches, both delights were a hot favourite. Think melting marshmallow fluff, chewy biscuit toasts and incredibly, addictive salty caramel. Both same same but different.

Reuben Hills

A great addition to the alleyways of Surry Hills. Just don’t forget to BYO a bib for dripping burger juices and the extra stomach for dessert.

Reuben Hills
61 Albion St
Surry Hills, Sydney
http://reubenhills.com.au

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November 16, 2011

Bourke Street Bakery, Surry Hills

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Bourke St Bakery

Throw out your diets and detoxes, and don’t even think about coming over to Bourke St Bakery if you’re not ready to indulge. I know Bourke St Bakery is not the newest spot on the block, but it ceases to amaze me how many people know little of it. So here’s my plug and photos of what I think is one of the most amazing bakeries around Sydney.

Bourke St Bakery

Don’t be alarmed as you walk down to see a snaking queue around the corner with hungry carb-goers trying to fit through the tiny entrance. Bourke St Bakery has plenty of savoury pastry delights from sausage rolls, meat pies to sugar heaven of tarts, tarts and more tarts!

Bourke St Bakery Meat pie

Bourke St Bakery
Pork & Fennel Sausage Roll

Bourke St Bakery
Raspberry Chocolate Mousse Tart

There are so many things to choose from that you’ll be spoilt for choice, but I definitely love the piping hot pork & fennel sausage roll and the chocolate mousse tart with a hidden burst of raspberry tucked inside. The creme brulee tarts are also a hit with silky smooth custard topped with a crunchy, sugar topping. And if you’re sourhead, definitely go for a shot of the addictive yet sour lemon tarts.

Bourke St Bakery

They also bottle up some great chocolate milkshakes and juices, coffee and teas to wash down all the goodness.

Bourke St Bakery

Bourke St Bakery

Surry Hills is the hot favourite, but it’s now open in Alexandria, Marrackville and Potts Point with a lot more breathing space.

Bourke St Bakery
633 Bourke St
Surry Hills, Sydney
www.bourkestreetbakery.com.au 

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October 18, 2009

Moo Gourmet Burgers

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I first read about this burger joint in the Sydney MX and at the same moment, a friend of mine had cut out and saved the article to tell me all about it. So on a gorgeous warm Sunday morning, we decided to follow through with this burger promise.

Mad Cow mooshake

The restaurant is nicely located across the Bondi beach, so the view, weather and vibe was perfect. We begin with the mooshakes – choosing a Mad Cow which has crushed oreos, vanilla & chocolate syrup, ice-cream blended with milk. And it was a wonderfully made milkshake – perfectly proportioned ingredients so it was not too sweet yet not too bland.

Wagyu beef burger

Moo burger

I choose the Wagyu beef burger, a Wagyu beef patty with mixed leaves, tomato relish, roasted roma tomatoes and mayonnaise. The meat patty is well cooked and the quality and generosity of fillings is impressive – but the burger size and pool of juices definitely made it a challenge to eat like a lady. My accompanying foodies chose the typical Cheeseburger, Beef Burger and last but not least the, “heart-stopping” Moo Burger – containing a beef patty, bacon, pineapple, tomatoes, beetroot, tomato relish, mayonnaise topped with a sunnyside-up egg.

I took one greasy bite and the beef patty wasn’t as impressive as the Wagyu, it was definitely drier and less flavoursome. We also share a side dish of chips, and I grinned from ear to ear. Finally! Chunky home-style potato chips – less batter and oil and soft melting potato inside.

Location, quality fillings and a cute name has convinced me to come back to taste their non-beefy burgers.

Moo Gourmet Burgers
70A Campbell Parade
Bondi Beach, Sydney
http://www.moogourmetburgers.com.au

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