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Posts from the ‘Restaurants & Cafes’ Category

Atrium of the ANZ Centre

April 15, 2017

Looking like something out of the future – the ANZ Atrium is now open with the Arborista Cafe in residence for coffee and a bite to eat.

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Mona Vale Homestead

February 13, 2017

Mona Vale homestead re-opened recently after a restoration – and it’s looking fantastic. I took the opportunity to meet some friends there for lunch and then a short walk around the rose garden.

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Sign of the Kiwi Cafe

January 27, 2017

The Sign of the Kiwi Cafe recently re-opened after being restored due to earthquake damage. I headed up there today to grab a bite to eat and check out things out.

It’s proving to be very popular, and if you do visit just be aware that it’s cash only at the moment until they sort out their Eftpos / internet set up.

You can learn more about the restoration at

Here’s one of the views – the observant will spot a chair lift going up the hill (the Adventure Park).

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Curry en Route on Soleares Avenue

January 29, 2015


On the recommendation of our local hairdresser we dined tonight at Curry en Route which is located on Soleares Avenue in Mt Pleasant (they also have restaurants in Amberley and Parklands). The food was absolutely delicious – some of the best Indian food I’ve had for sure. Plus very friendly service.

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You can learn more at their website at

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The Lemon Tree Cafe on St Asaph Street

January 23, 2015


Every time I walk past this cafe on St Asaph Street I think to myself I must go in there sometime. Well today I had the perfect excuse as I was working just down the road a bit and needed somewhere to have lunch.

The outside of the cafe really draws you in with the colourful planters and outdoor seating. But the magic is on the inside! Wow, what an eclectic mix of vintage furniture, artworks and d├ęcor, lots to look at. And the food and coffee was excellent too. And I wouldn’t lie about coffee being good, I’d just not mention it if it was bad. Yes, bit of a coffee snob.