Meet Tim Kirk, owner and winemaker at the much sought after Clonakilla out the back of Australia’s capital, Canberra. The cool southern tablelands produce some of the best shiraz in the country.
“Damn, you people take coffee seriously,” said the visiting American staying in our apartment. We do. So so seriously. Especially in our state capital cities. We spend more time in cafes, buy more fancy home coffee machines than we used to and buy more coffee beans than we used to. We love it when visitorsContinue reading “Coffee snobbery dissolved in an instant”
In a narrow street directly behind the state-of-the-art Acropolis Museum, Leonidas and Ioanna have been serving traditional food to Athenians and visitors at To Kati Allo restaurant for over 30 years. Oven-baked peppers stuffed with rice, spit-roasted lamb, robust fish soups, hearty moussaka, salads, baked chicken with lemony potatoes. Comfort food that Greeks love andContinue reading “To Kati Allo homestyle Greek fare”
I’m an Athenian. I first came here in 1980. No other city has ever challenged me so much. It’s richly cultural yet abrasive and tumultuous. I’ve had my fair share of love-hate with the ancient Greek capital. My Athenian-born children spent most of their childhoods in Australia. But I keep coming back. So do they. Many visitorsContinue reading “I’m an Athenian”
Ex-Sydneysider Todd Moore has taken Australian traditions of coffee, meat pies and lamingtons to Boston in his specialty shop CuppaCoffee. Delicious!
Greek cafe culture is at the heart of summer in my adopted homeland. Everyone is keen to be outdoors to drink, eat, talk, and people watch, any time of day or night.
Floriditas is a cool cafe and restaurant in the heart of Wellington, New Zealand. It’s streets ahead of competitors with simple, fresh food and consistent service.
Today I’m tasting Ramsgate Organic Foodies Market which is pure yum, from the new Belgian waffles to the smoked trout dip, cheeses, gluten-free banana cakes and good coffee. Not fattening. Much.
Zesty South American food and coffee is the flavour of the month in Sydney. Belaroma Coffee Roasting Company at Manly Vale on Sydney’s northern beaches is one of those go-to places.
On-trend coffee oasis smack in the middle of Sydney’s industrial suburb of Alexandria. If you’re visiting Sydney and want to ditch touristy joints, go where hip locals hang out.