The End Of King

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Situated at the end of King St, towards St Peters train station you will find the aptly named End of King cafe. Newly opened in the old site of Tram Stop Diner & El Cuervo Cantina, it has had an interior renovation which is what initially caught my eye to try this out for a weekend breakfast.

The beautiful glass windows allow so much natural light in to the cafe, making it a very open and friendly place to sit down over a coffee while selecting some of the delicious menu items.

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The menu does have the usual breakfast staples, but it is here you start to notice a few little items or ingredients out of the norm. That comes down to the fact that Chef and owner Sal learned a thing or two about cooking from his mother and grandmother when he was growing up in Kathmandu, and it’s these techniques that show through to some of the dishes on his menu. Sal has been cooking in Sydney for 15 years, at one point business-partnering with his brother on Glebe Point Road.

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The Smokestack ($16.9) had two beautifully fluffy corn fritters, with roasted balsamic vinegar roma tomatoes and a light avocado salsa. The fritters are served with hot cripsy bacon, but if you wanted a vegetarian option you can select the haloumi instead.

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The End of King smashed avocado ($15.9) had a very healthy serve of avocado, haloumi with a beautifully poached egg delicately placed on top of a fresh slice of sourdough.

LeahStanistreet-10I really enjoyed eating at End of King, and know that I will return. The juices were fresh and tasty, all the produce was perfect and I am very excited to try a few more of the interesting menu choices over the coming weeks. It is nice to have a new local cafe on the block!

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End of King

Newtown

609 King St Newtown, NSW

The {Instagram} Week That Was…

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This week’s favourite photograph comes from Renae @colouranddust

Thanks so much Renae, I adore this photograph!

Cascade Brewery, Tasmania

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During our visit to Tasmania late last year, we made the trip out to visit the historic Cascade Brewery based in South Hobart. This is actually the oldest continually operating brewery in Australia.

Its been called a must-do Hobart experience. We learnt about Australia’s oldest brewery, its finest beers, the brewing process and a little something the brewers call ‘The Feel”. Intertwined with some of the brewers’ stories and the beautiful ‘Woodstock’ gardens, before we topped off the tour with a real taste of history – a fresh one directly from the taps.

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Cascade is unique among Australian breweries and rare among breweries worldwide in that it operates it own maltings, producing malt for its mainstream beers (including Premium Lager & Pale Ale) from locally grown barley. Specialty malts for dark beers and the seasonal range are imported from mainland Australia and from overseas.

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The cost of the brewery tour for an adult is $25, seniors and students $20 and families $65, this includes three drink tokens per guest. Tours run twice a day all year round with additional tours during holiday periods. During the tour, photos are not allowed inside the brewery itself as it is still a working site but it was fascinating learning all about the process involved in making beer!

Afterwards, we headed back to the Cascade bar and cafe where daily they hold a beer pulling competition. Ryan was up for the challenge, and even though he has never pulled a beer in his life, he still made it through to the final!

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LeahStanistreet-40LeahStanistreet-36 Have you ever visited the Cascade Brewery, or perhaps any other breweries in the world?

Weekend Wanderings…

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My first weekend wandering edition for 2015, and to be honest I don’t think it could have been more perfect! We kicked off the weekend celebrating the birthday of a friend of ours high above the city on the rooftop of his apartment complex with a BBQ. It was beautiful watching the sunset over Darling Harbour and catching up with friends over a glass of bubbles.

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 Saturday was a scorcher in the city, so when we were invited to spend the afternoon at a pool party we couldn’t resist! It was so beautiful to relax by the pool, and soak up some of the sunshine on a glorious summers day in Sydney without having to fight the crowds at the beach. A Saturday afternoon of perfection!

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Did you have a wonderful weekend too? What did you get up to?

The {Instagram} Week That Was…

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I would love to feature some of your weekend photographs as well! So start snapping away!