Countries

Automata Sydney
Sydney

Automata – Extraordinary Food

Automata – Introduction Automata is a sleek yet charming restaurant in the inner Sydney suburb of Chippendale serving absolutely delicious food overseen by talented chef Clayton Wells. Clayton has assembled talented staff for both the kitchen and the front-of-house. Clayton and his team turn out the beautiful food, the dining […]

Gauge Brisbane Fried Prawns
Australia / Brisbane

Gauge – An Enticing Restaurant

Gauge Brisbane – Introduction Gauge is a very good restaurant in South Brisbane that we have enjoyed on a number of occasions including a quite recent trip prior to the latest lockdown. On this recent trip we were looking forward to our weekend lunch booking as we were meeting up […]

Miller + Baker Perth
Coffee / Perth

Miller + Baker – Strong baking and coffee program

Miller + Baker – Introduction Miller + Baker is the first time we have written a story about a place that is both a flour mill and an excellent café and coffee house. Miller + Baker is a place that exudes a friendly atmosphere while, at the same time, being […]

Brisbane East St outside Snack Man
Brisbane

Brisbane – Exciting Eating and Drinking

Brisbane – An Introduction to Eating and Drinking Over the past decades we have made many trips to Brisbane to sample the food and drinks without being too excited about many of the venues. We have also noticed the continuous encroachment on the CBD and surrounding areas of ugly, too-high […]

Snack Man Brisbane
Brisbane

Snack Man – Delicious Chinese Food

Snack Man – Introduction On our first visit to Brisbane in a number of years, one of the highlights of our visit was discovering Snack Man in Fortitude Valley and the story of the people behind this exciting, busy venue. First the setting. You reach Snack Man from East Street […]

Longjing tea plantation where our leaves were picked
China / Hangzhou

Longjing Tea: An amazing trip to remember

Longjing tea – Introduction Our quest for finding great tea has been an ongoing obsession for many years. Whenever we have been in Asia we have sought out the best tea merchants to explore their offerings whether it be white tea, green tea, yellow tea, black tea, oolong tea or […]

Gelato Messina Brisbane
Food store / Brisbane

Gelato Messina – Great Sorbets and Ice Creams

Gelato Messina – Introduction Gelato Messina is a small outlet just off James Street in Fortitude Valley selling ice creams and sorbets made with care from good ingredients. Gelato Messina is a shop we first became acquainted with in NSW where they now have many outlets. They have also now […]

Ruchotte sign
France

Le Ferme de la Ruchotte – Great Farm Produce

Ruchotte – Introduction La Ferme de la Ruchotte is a gourmet paradise in the hills behind the city of Beaune in Burgundy. The farm is a source of much of their produce which is cooked with skill and flair. Their vegetables are picked fresh from the garden and there are […]

Deep Coffee Marseille
Marseille / Coffee

Deep – Fantastic Coffee in Marseille

Deep in Marseille – Introduction In our story about coffee called The Fascinating Story of Coffee we wrote about how France has been very slow to embrace premium coffee. We proposed a couple of reasons that included their colonial history where many of the countries they occupied grew the less […]

Switch Coffee Tokyo
Coffee / Japan

Switch Coffee – Strong Coffee Program

Switch Coffee – Introduction Switch Coffee is a small coffee shop and roastery in the Tokyo district of Meguro where you can drop in and enjoy an espresso, a milk coffee or a pour-over filter coffee all made with beans roasted on the premises. The proprietor is an engaging host […]