Page Two, Randwick

We were, for many years, locals in Randwick. It’s a super busy place with so many people around due to its proximity to the hospital, UNSW and racecourse. There’s lots of shops, restaurants and cafes. It’s often hard to select where to eat. Page Two cafe has popped up on the brunch and lunch scene, on Belmore Road. What is so nice about this cafe is, that whilst there are plenty of seats indoors, they have a beautiful little outdoor space with a garden at the back, and decorated with hanging colourful umbrellas from the roof.

We were greeted warmly by staff and welcomed to the cafe. We chose to sit in the outdoor garden and we were given some menus to decide. We made our selection, taking three dishes to share. It was lunchtime so we decided to have two salads and a salmon crostini to share. This came atop a slice of sourdough, topped with avocado, capers, dill, red onion, cream cheese, lemon and balsamic glaze.

For the salads, we had the ‘healthy salad’ with spinach, kale, avocado, poached eggs, quinoa, pumpkin, beetroot and hummus.

Our favourite was definately the poached chicken soba salad with lotus crisps and sesame dressing.

They use in house made beans for their coffees and also sell shakes, leaf tea, and freshly squeezed juice. We tried the Tropicana; watermlon, mint and pineapple which was very refreshing.

Pop in for an easy and reasonably priced menu. There’s all day brekkie on offer too.

Page Two cafe

Address: 122 Belmore Rd, Randwick, New South Wales 2031

Phone: (02) 9399 6294

Hours: Monday – Friday: 6:30am-5:00pm

Saturday – Sunday: 6:00am-5:00pm



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Soulara – plant based delivery service

I am not a vegan, I am not a vegetarian, however I do see the benefits of it. I am a healthy eater and believe in the importance of a fresh and clean diet. So why am I eating Soulara you may ask?


There are many benefits to a plant based diet and I feel that eating plant based foods throughout the week make my diet have a really nice balance and I feel alive and healthy when eating nutritious foods.


I’ve been ordering Soulara for a number of weeks now and there’s many things I love about it.


  • 100 % plant based meals using high quality ingredients put together by experienced chefs
  • A rainbow of ingredients to boost your metabolism, increase immunity and fight toxins
  • Packed full of superfoods, grains, nuts, greens and vegetables
  • The calorie count is low and perfect for a lunch or dinner meal without overeating
  • It’s fresh and not frozen food, and is a lot tastier than brands I’ve tried in the past
  • It is a food delivery service, so it is conveniently dropped at my work (or home) on a Thursday, and well packaged with a frozen ice pack to keep it cool in an awesome silver box
  • The menu has a lot of variety; from patties, to soup, to salads and some of these change weekly so you can continue to order those you like, or swap it up a bit
  • There’s snacks too, like cacao balls, peanut butter cups, juice and kombucha’


You can have meal plans prepared for you over 9 ($103.50 a week) – 18 meals ($171 a week)


So whatever you are aiming to focus on, whether it be improved focus, weight loss, detox, meal prepping, find what works for you. I’m sure you will enjoy it.

Culture Bean, Kogarah

Culture Bean is located opposite Kogarah hospital so it’s always buzzing with visitors and public services staff. But equally you should pay this a visit for their beautiful brunch and lunch options that are as pretty as a picture.


Its a small cafe but there is both indoor and outdoor seating available, we sat outside on a hot summers day and enjoyed the sunlight and shared a number of dishes and fresh drinks alongside our coffees.

We tried the healthy açai smoothie as well as a banana smoothie with honey and coffees, which they use Gabriel’s brand.


Eggs your way, avo on toast or the much loved Shakshuka, you’ll find your brekkie favourites on this menu. There’s also a granola bowl and a beautiful açai bowl for those looking for a healthy start.

We shared a few dishes between us, opting for one healthy brekkie bowl, a savoury dish and and a sweet dish too.

The brekkie bowl, filled with quinoa, mashed sweet potato, kale, roasted pumpkin and tomato, edamame, avo and topped with and egg and a lemon dressing was great for those who enjoy fresh healthy meals like me.


We also had the eggs Benedict which looked beautiful and it was on top of some lovely charcoal toast. They were kind enough to adjust to bacon instead of salmon too.


The crumpets by Merna Taouk were a hit. You can have them sweet with coconut yoghurt pistachio crumble and seasonal fruits or savoury with chorizo, bacon, harissa and labneh. We loved the sweet version of these.


Order at the counter but the food is brought to your table. Staff are friendly and hospitable. The cafe was efficient with their service too.

Culture Bean

15 Gray St, Kogarah NSW 2217, Australia



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Dare cafe – delicious and responsible eating

DARE is an acronym for delicious and responsible eating and the name behind the café on the strip of shops in Maroubra Junction. As the name suggests, the café produces delicious food, all made in house and they focus on using fresh ingredients from sustainable and ethical suppliers. You’ll be impressed as you walk in seeing all the fresh fruits, home-made granola, and freshly baked goods.



When we were there, they’d pulled some freshly baked mango bread (like banana bread, but using ingredients they had) and it smelt amazing. We tried the coconut dairy and gluten free cake made with almond meal which was so delicious and I’d go back for this time and time again. The brownies were also amazing.


The décor is rustic and decorated with eclectic items, mostly of the homewares/kitchen theme. The walls are painted with inspirational quotes which we quite liked.


The staff are delightful and so engaged when talking with us. We like that they think out of the box with their recipes, using what they have and even some crazy opening times of 6:03-3:06 and closing at 2:58. Gotta make things interesting huh!


We shared two dishes; a home baked and roasted granola, served with yoghurt, honey, milk and fresh seasonal fruit. Today the fruits were orange, strawberries, watermelon, dragonfruit, apple, pineapple and mango.


We also had the vegetarian shakshuka, served with spinach, eggs and a few slices of bread. Both were presented really nicely.


The coffee, using campos beans is great and they do some impressive latte art.


We enjoyed our visit to DARE and love that it fulfills our perspectives on eating.

765A Anzac Parade, Maroubra, Sydney

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Where to find nourishing food that is ethically sourced – Three Beans, Mosman

Three Beans in Mosman is one of the stores in the plethora of locations operating under that name. Three Beans are known as company which focuses on providing nourishing food that is ethically sourced and healthy.


All the food is said to be free from additives and preservatives and are sourced from local suppliers to ensure the freshness and quality of the flavour. Three Beans also uses local suppliers who share the same ethics of following strict animal welfare practices so not only will you be enjoying healthy/delicious food but you will also also have a healthy/good conscience.

A variety of healthy options for those that are health conscious such as smoothie bowls and healthy bowls. Each menu item lists the kilojoules in each so that you can make an informed eating decision.

We selected some healthy options on this visit. There were so many healthy bowls which we liked the sound of such as the ancient grain salad or green breakfast bowl. On this occasion we went for the nourish bowl. It was packed with goodness such as smoked salmon, grains, peas, kale, avocado, red cabbage, carrot, onion, coriander, egg and flavoured with a ginger dressing. We loved the combination of flavours, as well as the beautiful presentation of this dish.


As we were there for a breakfast visit, we ordered one of our regular go-to’s, porridge. The porridge at Three beans is a chia and oat version which we loved! It was topped with berry coulda, banana, berries and honey.


Not to worry if you’re not in the mood to go all healthy as there’s also bacon and egg rolls, beef burger, croque monsieur or the pancakes. You can also select a range of sweet baked goods.


Drinks wise, you’ll find all your favourite coffee and tea options, frappes and smoothies. Here, they also do dairy free smoothies and we tried the refreshing açai smoothie with açai berries, blended with coconut water and bananas. Milkshakes are also an option and the cookies and Creme one would be a favourite of plenty!



There’s something on the menu here for everyone, they have a kids menu too. If you’re in the area, certainly make this a cafe to stop by at!

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Chalong’s food scene @ Phuket, Thailand

I thought I’d write this blog so if you’re staying in Chalong for a training camp, you’ll be well informed. I was here quite a while so tried lots of options. 

 The area also has a few places I didn’t go, but you may like, such as a Vegan restaurant and also an Acai cafe. There’s also plenty of bars, but they’re mostly empty given people are here to train, unless there is a big sports match on (or it’s Saturday night). The area really suits any diners. Given that people stay in this area to train, food options are predominately healthy based but you can also get a cheat meal or have a few beers if you so desire.

I also know people are hesitant to eat salad and fresh foods in countries like Thailand, but I’ve eaten salad almost every day and not sick at all. I think they understand the market and what westerners expect and wash salad with filtered water. 

 Overwhelming staff are a bit standoffish when you order, but get to know them and they’re super friendly. 

You can get incredibly cheap things but if you go to any of the healthy food style cafes, the price seems to skyrocket for the western diner. 

Tiger Grill

If staying at Tiger Muay Thai or you’re on an all inclusive package, you can dine at Tiger. They are open every day, from early until late. If you order a protein like a steak, you have access to the salad bar. They also do smoothies, protein shakes, refreshing drinks and coffee. They have a weight loss menu and regular menu. The food here is superb, albeit the most expensive for the area. I absolutely loved the whole-wheat pasta as well as the weight loss chicken salad. They have well developed flavours and extremely filling. I would have dined here more if the prices were cheaper. 



Nommy yoghurt

 When you’re training in the fitness street of Chalong, eating health food day in, day out.. you sometimes need a treat! I saw this and decided to get some. It’s pretty healthy too! Natural yogurt or three protein options that change daily (when I was there it was bounty, melon and peach. You then add your favourite toppings. There’s some healthy options like fruit and coconut and nuts as well as protein balls, protein brownies (these are great), as well as Oreos, cookies and chocolate. Reduced sugar and gluten free (if you only add fruit toppings).

The lady working was friendly and the store is super clean. 

It’s 70baht per 100 grams. Worth it for a treat! 


Real coffee 


A great little coffee shop in the fitness district of Chalong. At the back of a little plaza. You can get your typical latte/cappuccino etc and they do some pretty good latte art. Or if thai coffee is your thing, they also sell that. Friendly service. They also have free wifi 


Cafe de Kaiya

 A restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. It is indoors, so there’s air con and you can enjoy your meal without being too hot. There’s plenty of meals to suit your fancy but I really liked the shrimp Caesar salad – very fresh and flavoursome shrimp. Free wifi and service is quick. 


Latte Caffe 

 Close to the entrance of the street, in a small space (though I hear it is moving), I really like this cafe.

You will too if you just accept the staff aren’t greatly friendly or welcoming (except the lady who takes your money). They open at 8:30 which is a tad late for those of us that want to eat before training. They have lots of breakfast options, particularly fitness fanatics choices like oats, protein waffles and scrambled egg, omelettes etc. For lunch there’s a range of baguettes, salads and more.  I ordered a tuna salad, a generous serve with toast on the side. One of my favourite things here is the apple snack – cut up apple topped with peanut butter, cornflakes, chia and nuts for only 85 baht. A great healthy little cafe. 





This is a good restaurant with a spacious area to dine. It is part of a hotel, but located on the Main Street. Serving western dishes, predominantly pizza and pasta, probably less healthy than other places in the area. They also have plenty of thai options. I had a mix of both, a shrimp Caesar salad and Tom yum soup. The salad was nice, and they bring you out a few dressings to add your own. The soup was good but very spicy! Staff here are very happy and welcoming, probably better service than most places in the area.



 I didn’t plan on going here as it’s an Italian restaurant and I wasn’t wanting to eat heavy carbs, but took it as a cheat meal as my friends wanted to go. They have an incredibly huge menu with plenty of pastas and pizzas, as well as salads and a few antipasto type meals. I ordered a bolognaise fettuccine with zucchini. It was delicious and a generous portion. The cheese focaccia was amazing – a really big focaccia too. The pizzas are also proper Italian style. You can also get wine and beers here to accompany your dinner. Not cheap nor expensive, about mid range. Staff are friendly and good at their job. 


BBQ Club

 The BBQ, next to the famous “Ali’s BBQ” has moved next door and it’s pretty much the same cuisine and menu (something to do with business partners falling out) but this is in an extremely western looking venue, quite trendy inside with a huge kitchen and grill and a basic outdoor area and dessert bar.


Notorious for their meats, with accompanying sides, huge skewers and a range of other meals like wraps, pitas and burgers. They also do an amazing falafel and hummus plate, which I had, complete with pickles, breads and  it was awesome. Possibly the best hummus and falafels I’ve had (and not just in Thailand). I also got a side of chicken that was marinated really nicely. Safe to say, I’d highly recommend this.



They also do delivery if you’re in a 2 km radius. Order through Facebook or Instagram. I was getting my hair done and had the food delivered there!

Ali’s BBQ

As explained previously, it basically serves the same food as BBQ Club but in a more outdoors type version (Covered roofs). They’ve recently undergone renovations, but when we were there it was raining and the place was not coping with that too well. Food is as good as BBQ hut, just has more average presentation on plastic plates etc. They also sell juices and protein ice cream as well as alcoholic beverages. 

Puding Lodge coffee 

They open early (6:30 am) which is great because most places do not, but closed at dinner. Extremely cheap options for breakfast and lunch. For example my breakfast set of tea (or you can have coffee), fruit, a plate of eggs, toast, bacon and sausage only cost $100 baht! Very friendly lady working there too. I came here a few times. 

Muscle Bar 

 I visited here a few times. It is super popular with the fitness guru tourists, as well as the trainers. Plenty of room, air con and a tv. The food isn’t cheap, nor outrageously expensive. I would say mid range (around 300-400 baht a meal and approx 100 for your shake.


There’s breakfast, lunch and dinner foods; protein pancakes, wraps, burgers, proteins + choice of sides, healthy curries, pastas and more. 


I tried lots of things, mostly had chicken with my choice of side – salad, quinoa, sweet potato. You can get add ons too. 


I must say, before this trip, I hated anything that used protein powder. A friend I met here encouraged me to try a shake. The cookies and cream protein shake is superb. It is legitimately like having a proper milkshake. I am hooked. 

They also have protein pancakes which I tried today / made from egg white, protein powder, chia and served with a banana, cinnamon,  natural yoghurt and honey. You receive two and they’re so super filling. 


Koko Hut

A small cafe serving whole-wheat based pizzas and wraps to suit the fitness and diet conscious in the area. They also do “champ add ons”. So order your choice of meat, and add sides. I elected to have chicken breast with mixed veggies and sweet potato. Chicken was a bit over cooked and sweet potato seemed reheated. However I revisited for a salad wrap, which was lovely. The sweet potato fries second time around were freshly baked and super good. I also tried a steak which was quite good too! Fairly cheap for all meals. Staff aren’t particularly friendly but efficient. I wasn’t drinking but the sign suggested a super cheap happy hour. 

They have a TV screen with mostly sports playing and free wifi. 

Circle Coffee

 I was staying in Chalong to do Muay Thai and found this cafe about 1.5 k walk away. Seeing as though it looked superb, I went for a walk.

A cute little cafe, nicely styled (reflective of Bangkok cafes), they sell good coffee and food – breakfast, lunch and dinner of both western, thai and Japanese cuisines. They also have a dessert menu.


I had a lovely yoghurt pannacotta, compete with granola and fresh fruits and it was superb. The coffee is super smooth and not too strong. Staff are lovely too! Not expensive either! 


Phai Thai / Ooops Shakes

This little shack has a little hut selling smoothies and protein shakes at the front an the inner part of the shack selling thai and some western food. The food is extremely cheap, 75-100 baht a meal. The servings are fairly small, so I ordered two. A chicken cashew stir fry, brown rice and also a pad thai. Service is super fast. It is a covered facility with fans and can be hot in the day so I’d recommend going at night. 

O Cha Dee


The food here is outrageously cheap. Most things are around 60-80 baht and you can get a whole breakfast set including tea and juice and fruit for only 150!

A menu of predominately thai food with some western choices, they say all the food is match from scratch using proper ingredients like olive oil, sea salt, brown sugar, grass fed butter, coconut oil and they tell us they don’t use MSG, refined sugar or artificial ingredients.

I ordered chicken with sweet and sour sauce as well as “prawns” with broccoli. think she misheard, because it’s pork, but all good. Both added up to 160 THB. I didn’t have rice, but you can get normal rice or brown for the health conscious! 


The Shack

This place is a lovely healthy food restaurant, spacious inside and decorated with heaps of chalk drawn images and information about healthy eating. The menu is awesome, they have plenty of health food smoothies,  breakfast bowls and omelettes and for lunch and dinner you can order a salad or your choice of protein and sides, plus a marinade. I had lean mince chilli con carne (absolutely delicious!) with broccoli, corn and baked sweet potato fries. This was awesome. 


 Hogfather Palai


Located about 2 km from Tiger Muay Thai, you could probably walk, but in this instance I got a taxi for 100 baht. It is a smokehouse serving brisket, ribs, pulled pork, burgers and more. You can see the big smoker outside! Quite a big venue with plenty of space to dine in. I ordered the sampler of low and slow bbq which had 2 slides of brisket, 3 ribs, 180 g of pulled pork with slaw, mashed potato and bbq sauce. The meats were beautifully smoked and it was the perfect way to try everything.


IMG_4094Drinks wise there’s soft drinks and a range of beers, many on tap from Thailand, Singapore, Belgium, Germany and even little creatures from Australia. 


 What a great place to visit for dinner. The lovely staff member offered to give me a lift home when I asked about getting a taxi. How kind!

Salad Labz

This can be found close to Tiger Muay Thai (owned by one of the trainers) at the back of a small plaza. Only a small store with two benches to eat at. You can also order take away. Basically you order the base of your salad (lettuce or pasta), and select any add ons (like chicken, ham, cheese, etc)and a dressing and they mix it up for you. The portion was enormous and super tasty. Lovely lady working the shop too. (TIP – she also sells some pretty cool and amazing yoga tights).



Well there you have it – hope this helps future travellers 🙂


All day brekkie and more @ Mezzapica

Mezzapica is a cafe that is a family owned business, located on the famous Norton St, Leichardt with plenty of outdoor seating. This cafe comes to us as sister to The Tiny Giant, Leichardt Espresso and Rozelle Espresso.

 It is an italian cafe with all day breakfast is available. For those with a sweet tooth, there’s plenty of bakery goods, gelato & cakes. Grab a menu and order from the counter and the food will be delivered to you. 


We love that they serve one of our favourite coffee brands – using Toby’s Estate beans (almond & macadamia milk available).


From the breakfast offerings there’s eggs Benedict, omelettes, baked eggs, bacon and egg rolls, corn fritters to name a few. They also have some sweeter options like French toast and pancakes. We opted for a healthy choice: the gourmet granola with mixed berries, banana and yoghurt. It was served with a cute little strawberry flower on top. 


The cafe is currently offering other healthy options in collaboration with Wellness and Fitness (@WellnessnFitness04). We ordered the breakfast bowl off this menu which consisted of poached eggs, kale, black quinoa, avocado, nuts/seeds and cherry tomatoes with beetroot relish and hummus and a quadrant of lemon to flavour your dish. For the health conscious like us, we really enjoyed this.


They also had a poached chicken salad and grilled chicken burger as part of this menu. 

We would recommend keeping these options as in this day and age, plenty of people like to have these sorts of dishes as their go to option. 

If you’re planning on a lunch visit, you find wraps, burgers, salads and pastas, as well as child friendly options.

Mezzapica Cafe 

128 Norton Street, Leichhardt, Sydney, NSW

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Nourishing and beautiful food @Three Beans

Don’t be caught out by the stereotype of a shopping centre cafe. Three beans is a great cafe located inside Broadway shopping centre. This cafe has rustic styling, it is a large space and has a stack of magazines and papers to read whilst you wait.
A good spot to dine in and take a break. There are also plenty of take away options if you are in a rush maybe a pre made wrap, sandwich or cake and coffee to go.
Three Beans Cafe use their own sustainable blend of coffee. There’s also a malabar chai, matcha latte, and iced drinks too. If you’re keen on a refreshing frappe; try coffee or berry!
Their all day menu boasts good variety, with breakfast, brunch and lunch options; from the summer pancakes and bacon and egg rolls to ham, turkey or chicken sandwiches. The miso chicken and lamb wraps also sounded delicious. With a focus on healthy eating, all menu options list the kilojoules for each, helping you to make an informed healthy decision. We went for two of the healthiest options; the ancient grain salad and nourish bowl.
The ancient grain salad was a tasty option with a large serve of healthy ingredients including; buckwheat and quinoa, which also had fresh herbs, avocado, beetroot labneh, lemon and poached chicken.
The nourish bowl, had a good mix of nourishing ingredients such as kale, peas, coriander, red cabbage. Carrot, onion, grains, egg and topped with hot salmon and dressing of coriander and ginger. Very flavoursome for a healthy dish.
The granola and matcha pannacotta, is a good option if you are after a sweet option and it is a paleo too! Served with berries and coulis, this is a lovely dish and it came presented like a work of art, absolutely beautiful.
It’s the perfect place to stop for rest and whilst you’re shopping. It also suits families, with a kids menu and the famous babycinos. Be sure to check it out.
Thanks to Huddle Group for the invitation to dine and the hospitality provided by Three Beans.

We visited: Broadway

L122 1 Bay St, Ultimo NSW 2007

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La Reina for Venezualan Arepas

La Reina serves delicious Venezuelan food. This business started on the market scene and now has a permanent spot at the city end of Newtown. This is primarily a takeaway joint offering the famous Arepas, which are a popular Venezuelan street food and are also very popular in Colombia.


Arepas are healthy corn flour bread / tortillas served with an array of different fillings. They are Gluten free and you can also get vegan and vegetarian Arepas. They are huge, like a massive burrito, filled with rice, beans, pulled pork, chicken, salads, cheese and more, served solo or with grilled plantain.


This was our first Venezuelan food experience and we were suitably impressed with its refreshingly healthy fillings and amount of tasty options. We tied the famous ‘Papellon’ the popular Venezuelan choice which is designed to represents all different cultures, with chicken or pork, beans and feta – your choice when ordering.


The National dish of Venezuela is the ‘Reina pepiada’ supposedly developed to represent Miss Venezuela in 1953, filled with chicken, avo and a touch of coriander. They also offer some less traditional deconstructed Arepas in bowls with a serving of rice. Make sure to add some capsicum sauce or the avocado sauce for added flavour.



If you can’t decide what to order, the sampler is your best bet, quadrella of mini arepas. It is a colourful offeeing with the corn bread dyed green with kale and purple with beetroot. For fillings choose from varities of pulled pork, beef, chicken or vegetarian, they are all delicious and made from fresh ingredients.


The husband and wife team and their business partner are all delightful and super proud of their food. It’s great for a healthy and filling bite to eat, the food is nourishing, well priced and prepared on the spot. La Reina is a good health take away option and is well situated close to the uni and bars of Newtown, make sure to check it out when you’re in the area.

La Reina

 69-77 King Street, Newtown, Sydney

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Be inspired by flavour and design @Cafe 0.6

Cafe Zero Point Six (0.6) is a trendy little cafe and retail space in Bowden Street in Alexandria. Having driven past a number of times and not visited, I saw some instagram coverage from friends which inspired me to visit.

A big and bright space, scandi styled, it has a very beautiful aesthetic appearance. They have a small retail space selling some cool handmade gifts like cards and candles.


We were there on a Saturday morning at it wasn’t too busy at all. We sat down and ordered coffees. Unfortunately they were out of cold brew on this day, so the waitress suggested a long black over ice. We also got some filtered coffee over ice and a cappucino.

The food here is pretty interesting, with a Japanese influence. They’re quite keen on their carbs and have a range of bread inspired dishes, in particular croissants.


As a group, we all ordered different things to share, including the Farmer’s Jo granola, topped with plain yoghurt and fruit – a good option if you’re into something healthy.


The SMH was great – creamy scrambled eggs and haloumi on a brioche bun


The tastiest dish was definately the “Pop da Prawns” or lightly battered prawns and a secret sauce on a in house made croissant with fresh avocado.


Wanting something other than a croissant, I got the crispy chicken thigh (an extremely generous serving on a cauliflower puree and salad. This was a lovely dish and thoroughly recommended.


Pop on in, we’re sure you will enjoy it.

Cafe 0.6

11 Bowden Street, Alexandra

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