Twas two days before Thanksgiving and the blogger was thinking about FOOD. Shopping and planning for the feast while reminiscing about food in Australia.

We ate lunch at one of the many restaurants by the river in Sydney:

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Near Bondi Beach we enjoyed lunch at a sidewalk cafe:


P1060371After lunch, you could get a tattoo next door. My friend considered it. I did not. (I didn’t even get pierced ears until I was 30. (About a year ago. 😉 ))


Looks like I had seafood again.


In Melbourne, Leanne Cole and I split a basket of blueberry scones here:


And of course, I had a flat white.


Leanne then took us through more arcades and streets. At the end we saw DeGraves Street, which is closed to cars, lined by restaurants and filled with tables and heating lamps. We went back that night and had dinner at a tapas bar. We sat at a bench table inside as it was raining a bit, and just people watched. Since we accidentally ordered way too much food (tapas are supposed to be small plates!) we spent a few hours drinking champagne and lingering over the amazing food.

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The next day was epic! Leanne took us along The Great Ocean Road. We stopped for lunch in Lorne:


where we all ordered the most amazing barramundi:


I can’t leave out dessert! So here is a picture of a gelateria where we stopped to fortify ourselves with a couple scoops in Watson’s Bay, near Sydney.

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Watson’s Bay is stunning. On one side of this peninsula is the Pacific ocean:



and on the other side is Sydney harbor:


Watsons Bay


Come back in a couple days for pictures of our Thanksgiving feast. In the meantime, enjoy life and bon appetit!

14 thoughts on “21 Food! (and setting) reasons to love Australia

      1. Now you’re making me very hungry….and isn’t that Melbourne cake shop just Devine. It always looks wonderful in photographs. Looks like you got the chance to sample some of the wonderful Aussie Seafood too. Hope you enjoyed it.


  1. Now I feel hungry! It is only 7.30am here in Townsville but after seeing the great food on this blog I’m ready for lunch. I have left over (from last night) seafood laksa in the fridge. Maybe an early brunch methinks!


  2. Sounds like you enjoyed the food Nia. Thanks for the mention, and I had a great time to. That lunch in Lorne was spectacular. The pav was a bit ordinary, but the rest was great.


  3. Great photos. I love Melbourne (my son lives there) and love the little streets with the outdoor heaters. Lorne was one of my favourite places along the Great Ocean Road. 🙂


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