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Home Dot Café

Isms and I headed for Home Dot Café in Glebe. It was hard to miss it was this light blue structure sticking out of the neat row of buildings.

After much confusion on how to order and where the menu was, the lady (could be the owner) talked to us about what we could have and drink and where to sit. I give her a thumbs up! She was really nice. We decided to sit in the beautiful courtyard.

For some reason Isms and I felt like little girls again and started running down the small path way to the courtyard. We weren’t disappointed, it was just as and more beautiful than in the photos on the website.

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It was such a beautiful day! Not a cloud in sight! And the courtyard was covered with so many trees! It was lovely!

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We decided to sit on table 21. I think it was the best table among all the tables. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

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In the courtyard you can get sweet looking areas to sit at like these.

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This how the back of the building looks. It blends so well with the surroundings.

Anyway this is a foodblog so let us talk about our meals.

This is what Isms had.

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A Swiss chicken toasted wrap
There was so much cheese in it. Isms was in Love.

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Forest Blend

Wasn’t too sweet and was extremely healthy and crammed with berries! It had a lot of ice to keep it nice and cold when Isms and I took our time talking.

I was craving for some red meat. So I had a…. *drum roll*

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A gorgeous looking Steak Sandwich
And when they say steak, it is really a nice piece of steak. It was juicy and matched extremely well with the bread. The veggies were fresh and crunchy. The sauce was to die for. I ordered mine without the Beetroot.

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My match for that was the Perfect Pear. It was yum-yum smooth with yogurt, honey and pear.

By the way: the drinks were filled right to the top of the glass, it was just that isms and I couldn’t keep our hands off it.

The service was wonderful, though our drinks came after we had already finished our meal. So that’s 1 less damn. The atmosphere of the shop was cosy and spacious. I simply love the all the blue and design. You can even read books or surf the net there. Isn’t it great?

Verdict: 9 out of 10 damns

Though everything was nice and lovely… I would have liked my drink with my meal.

Open 7 days a week
9a.m to 9p.m

91 Glebe Point Road
Phone: 0296609845


September 20, 2006 Posted by | 9 Damns, Lunch, Sydney | Leave a comment

Beard Papa at Chatswood

So ShibaInu & I finally made the trip to Chatswood Westfield for Beard Papa on Friday, accompanied by a mutual friend, J.

Beard Papa box

Beard Papa makes the best cream puffs in the world. They have over 200 stores in Japan, and have stores in the US, Singapore, Taiwan, China, Indonesia, Philippines, Korea and Hong Kong.

The puffs are fresh, soft inside, crisp outside, and the custard is absolute heaven. The custard comes in several flavours, depending on where you buy them from.

The pastry shells are first baked and cooled, and filled with custard only when you order them so they remain fresh. A sprinkle of powdered sugar/green tea/cocoa (for vanilla/green tea/chocolate respectively) and they are placed individual sleeves before being packed into boxes.

Box of 6 puffs

The Sydney version has 3 flavours, Vanilla, Chocolate and Green Tea. We didn’t get the chocolate ones because prior experience told us that the vanilla was still the best. However, J and I did try the green tea ones.


The puffs were as good as I remember them~~~ While ShibaInu and I have eaten them in Singapore, it was J’s first time and she said she really enjoyed it.


Tips when eating Beard Papa puffs:

Start from the hole where the custard was introduced into the puff. This way, the custard will only end up in your mouth and not anywhere else.

No matter how tempting, do not suck the custard when it is dripping out. Doing so will usually result in choking on the powdered sugar/green tea/cocoa. That is not a pleasant experience. Using your tongue is a more effective way.

Verdict: 9 out of 10 Damns
Because isms doesn’t give 10s.

1 puff: $2.50
6 puffs: $12.00
12 puffs: $20.00

K353a Chatswood Westfield (behind Nandos, near General Pants)
1 Anderson Street, Chatswood, Sydney
Tel: +61 (02) 9412 2214

Weekdays (except Thursday): 9am-6pm
Thursday: 9am-9pm
Weekends: 9am-5pm

August 26, 2006 Posted by | 9 Damns, Puffs, Sweet stuff, Sydney | 1 Comment