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,…

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…

The Apprentice Restaurant

“I’m not coming with you! They’ll serve gluten free bread, and all the coeliacs will talk about their diagnosis.” That was James’ refusal when I invited him to the Coeliac Society dinner, and he gave it with certainty. Luckily not everyone shares his aversion to these events. When I invited the Personality Profiler she said…

Kammadhenu

Seeing dogs being taken for a walk in the evening is unexceptional, but seeing a pair of goats being led down the back streets of Newtown was a bit of a surprise. They looked quite spoilt. One was walking on a leash. The other was trusted to walk alone, and wore a coat to keep…

Swasdee Thai

When a regular arrived and ordered Drunken Noodles without even consulting the menu I was glad we’d chosen the dish. Hopefully it would be a good representation of what Swasdee Thai did best. The regular was eating alone for a quick meal. After ordering she headed straight for the magazine rack, which is a thoughtful…

MuMu Grill

Sustainable food is something worth striving towards. We want our children to eat as well as we do, and for this to be possible we need to protect the quality of the soil and water that ultimately affects the quality of our food. Meat is a food with a particularly high environmental impact, so changing…

George’s Cafe

A recent review by Two-KG said that the desserts at George’s Cafe were a failure, so I was puzzled to walk past the other night and see this cafe bursting at the seams. Sunday nights are busy in Burwood, but this was a rainy night and many cafes were only half full. This was certainly…