Something For Jess cafe, before the White Rabbit Tour.
The place is as lovely as always. Unfortunately we had to share a table with some others, and felt judged as we tried to take our less-than-mainstream pictures…
Need to work on: Skin-Thickening.
Final stop for the day, where we got to enjoy yummy lemon polenta, aesthetically appealing wooden tables, and time to reflect in comfortable silence.
Have been hearing the name of this bakery at almost every other turn. Numerous cafes get their pastries from them, and it’s rumored that they sell out whatever they bake, everyday!
So I decided to visit the newly opened branch at Parramatta and give them a try. They open at 8am on Saturdays. When I reached at 7.55 (yes I wanted to beat the crowds), can you believe it – there was already a small hoard of people waiting outside their closed shop!
The initial small hoard – at 8am on a Saturday morning!!
Having tried one of their savory tarts, I guess I can see why people have been raving about them. Interestingly, this shop space used to belong to another bakery which apparently didn’t do so well. What a difference a good reputation makes!
The lack of art was made more disappointing by the fact that the gentlemen after me got a wonderful baristarific cup of coffee art. What a difference a barista makes.
But still, I’d support them just because I heard one of them behind the counter saying how they’re a social enterprise – they give youths-in-need skills in coffee making, so that “they’d always be in demand” – at least until the world’s coffee beans run out.
And… Halfway through the latte, this beautiful macaron appeared in front of me, courtesy of another one behind the counter. It tasted as good as it looked.
Good intentions always make my day.
Cosy, homely place. With cute art.
The one in the East.
Had the chance to read an issue of Delayed Gratification here as well, and I must say it seems like a worthy investment, for personal development and enrichment. Shall KIV for future self-growth plans.
Early-morning perks: Space, quiet, time 🙂
Had a day out with the coursemates just before we flew back to our respective countries. As I type this now, I realise how nice it can be to have conversations with people who share the same interests and passions in the work we do/study. I resolve to be more pro-active in creating closer bonds between us in the coming academic year. MTs are already small in number all over the world – it won’t hurt to have a few more friends in the field!
Watermelon Strawberry cake from Black Star Pastry
Coffee from Chapter 5 Espresso
Cronuts from Brewtown Newtown
Is it any wonder that I put on weight while living in Aussieland!
Salute the lady boss (name presumably Jillian) who gave up her corporate career to pursue her passion and interest – baking cakes!