Recipe for Success

Today I found myself enjoying one of the things I have unwittingly taken for granted – time. Stumped for creative ideas and a deadline drawing closer, I began to wonder what it was that I was missing, what has devoured my inspiration and how could I get it back. I decided it was time; time…

Solitude at Scatter Bean

Taringa train station is a busy hub during the working week with crowds of people waiting for their connection into the CBD. Luckily for me, Scatter Bean Cafe provides the perfect suburban oasis for a little pre-work relaxation before braving the rush. The café has a vintage atmosphere, with op shop decor lending a relaxed…

Quiet Moments at Maleny

Ever felt like sitting back, relaxing and viewing the mountain scenery, the Orangery Cafe at Maleny allows you to do just that. Sit back, sip a beautiful coffee or tea and just take in the luscious view and breeze. The Orangery is a beautiful old colonial style house that was converted into ‘shabby chic country’ cafe. With…

Coffee with the Penguins Anyone?

Beyond the hustle of the city and eclectic vibe of St Kilda is a little slice of serenity in Little Blue.  At the end of St Kilda pier lies the St Kilda Protected Fairy Penguin colony where you can enjoy your takeaway coffee while spotting a penguin or two hiding in the rocks or watch the day go…

Motor Bikes, Coffee and a Camera

How this strange combination became our best holiday photo ever. If you have ever been to Vietnam and like me just love the busy streets of Ho Chi Minh (or Saigon as many of the locals still call it) then sit back with your Vietnamese Long Iced Coffee  and picture yourself sitting precariously on the…

Matcha at Mojo

If you are anything like me, you drink way too much coffee! Most of the time, i have had my daily recommended dose before i even get both eyes open in the morning. I suppose this is the curse of being a writer. So you can imagine my delight when White Mojo Speciality Coffee &…

Surfing Pigs at Donut Digs

5 weeks into the summer holidays and many mums are surviving on coffee and wine. Or is that just me? Finding a café the whole family can enjoy, well… pigs might fly…  Or in this case, surf… at the awesome Beached Barrel in Geraldton. Making the most of the picturesque beachfront location and warm tropical climate, the Beached Barrel has…

“Flat Whites, Big Apples and Laughing Man”

As an Aussie travelling through the US, nothing comes close to the smell and taste of a perfect espresso shot layered into a Piccolo or Flat White back home. Persisting with one big-chain coffee after another, I landed in the Big Apple – New York City, ready for adventure and full of expectation. But first….

A Cat Crapped In My Coffee…and I loved it!

We were on a mission in northern Bali and had heard about the Luwak Civet Coffee Farm (cat poo coffee place) up in the hills on the way to Ubud. Varying degrees of prestige, mystery and excitement shrouded our thoughts amidst rumours of world-class restaurants charging massive premiums for the luwak elixir…we couldn’t wait. The…

Dog Dayz

My partner and I like to eat out, and if we can bring our furbaby (Dexter) along its even better! So quite often we are dropping in on some old favourites, or checking out some new eateries where he can join us. Living in trendy Sydney, there is an abundance of options. We’ve crossed a few…