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Ginger’s Coffee Studio

Remember those orange vinyl chairs that your grandparents relegated to the back verandah because they were too loud for a modern kitchen? Or the warty green glass vase in the china cabinet? You know the one, nestling near the sugar pot decorated with geometric orange and brown fruit. These are the items you’ll need when…

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Hector’s on the Wharf

The countryside around Adelaide is dotted with little towns that were transport hubs in South Australia’s early days. There are ports on the gulf and on the Murray. Not to mention the innumerable railway towns, many of which carried agricultural produce or mining products to the Murray or the Gulf of St Vincent for shipping…

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The Asparagus Menu at Der Pimpel

A spring walk along the Danube near Vienna lets you experience a forest with a combination of new leaves, blossoms and bare branches decorated only with clumps of mistletoe. The air smells moist, the ground is muddy, and there are snails crawling along the track. It’s a far cry from the dry, peppery eucalyptus scented…

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The Demel, Vienna

If you have a sweet tooth one of your first pieces of German vocabulary should be ‘die Konditorei’, which refers to a cake shop that serves torte. Vienna has a plethora of shops that sell these moist cakes. One of the oldest and most famous of these Konditorei is the Demel K.u.K. Hufzuckerb├Ącker, that is…

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Hijazi’s Falafel

Eating with an expert is a great opportunity to learn, so when I was invited to eat Lebanese food with my mum’s Lebanese friend I was pretty excited. The Expert’s choice was in Arncliffe, which has a small set of shops including a Lebanese grocer, a Lebanese pizza shop that sells Zaatar pizza at lunchtime,…

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Cafe Bello

Bello is located within Burwood Westfield, with big glass windows looking across the road to the park. The paintings inside are of happy groups of people, and the daughter of the owner features in every picture. A mixture of booths and tables allows for different size groups to sit together, which is convenient whether you’re…