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Chilli-Choc

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Offered by Australia’s Cupcake Bakery, the Chilli-Choc cupcake is a striking sight in rows of delicious sweets. While not the first place to create such a combination, the Cupcake Bakery does a great job of ensuring the flavors all shine with every bite.

As you bite into it, you get the lusciousness of the chocolate buttercream and the supremely moist cake. The bonus arrives as you swallow and the heat of the chilli comes forward and creates the fantastic sweet and spicy combination you enjoy with this cupcake.

The Cupcake Bakery offers "cupcakelicious" locations in Sydney and Melbourne.

The Cupcake Bakery offers “cupcakelicious” locations in Sydney and Melbourne.

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Written by Paulo Loreto

March 21, 2014 at 6:26 AM

The Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel

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Locally known as The Lord, the Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel has written on its façade: “Sydney’s Oldest Hotel.” The hotel is located in Sydney’s The Rocks district, at the corner of Kent and Argyle streets. In 1831, Richard Phillips opened a pub called the Shipwright Arms at that same intersection.

After changing the name a couple times (along with ownership), the then-Quarrymans Arms, under the ownership of William Wells, was converted into a pub and hotel in the 1840s: The Lord Nelson.

The Brewery was added to the Lord Nelson in 1987.

The Brewery was added to the Lord Nelson in 1987.

Written by Paulo Loreto

October 16, 2013 at 6:59 PM

Posted in Australia, Hotel, Sydney, Travel

Emperor’s Puffs

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Located in Sydney’s Chinatown, across from Paddy’s Market, Emperor’s Puffs is, literally, a hole-in-the-wall stand that sells fresh cream puffs. You can get them for 30¢ each, or what appears to be the standard order, four for $1.

The puffs are served warm and fresh out of their oven, which is basically a conveyer belt of pods, each pod cooking puffs individually. Served at a fairly rapid pace, there is always a line.

A hidden gem that is a must if in Sydney.

A hidden gem that is a must if in Sydney.

Written by Paulo Loreto

July 24, 2013 at 8:54 AM

Palisade Hotel

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Opened in 1916, in Sydney’s Miller’s Point, this historic locale is a short stroll from the tourst-heavy Rocks district and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Closed since 2008, conflicting reports say whether it is permanently shut down or just for renovation.

There is a great desire from many locals to resurrect the pub, during the World War I, it was said to be the last stop before diggers were deployed to Gallipoli.

Guests say the balcony offered a spectacular view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Guests say the balcony offered a spectacular view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Written by Paulo Loreto

July 6, 2013 at 10:40 AM

Posted in Australia, Sydney, Travel

Baroque Bistro Macarons

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As stated on their website: “After 35 years and two generations of experience, our Patissiers have perfected the art of Macaron-making.” Located in Sydney’s historic section, The Rocks, the Baroque Bistro offers some of the best and unique macaron selection in city.

Just a short stroll from the majestic Sydney Harbor Bridge, some of the flavors include Rosewater, Jasmine, and Salted Caramel.

Baroque Bistro also has a stand in The Rocks Market, which is set up right outside the restaurant.

Baroque Bistro also has a stand in The Rocks Market, which is set up right outside the restaurant.

Written by Paulo Loreto

June 30, 2013 at 9:16 PM