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Cowbell 808

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What a weekend we had in Sydney! It’s supposed to be Autumn and we spent the entire weekend sunning ourselves on the beach. It was just the little reminder I needed as to why we made the move to this beautiful city. I suppose I have been getting myself too wrapped up in the admin of finding a job and settling into a new place (our couch has still not been delivered almost 9 weeks later!!!). I think sometimes I just need to: stop. breathe. take a look around. It’s amazing what you see when you open your eyes.

I had a little wander around Surrey Hills today and came across a cafe called Cowbell 808. This place is cool. The walls are covered in posters (reminding me of my bedroom when I was 12!), there is a vinyl collection at the counter, Michael Jackson’s Thriller album was in full swing, boom boxes and roller skates on the wall and I loved loved loved the specials “board”: a roll of brown paper! I had a great “sambo” (Aussie slang is tough to master – I presume this means sandwich?! Also commonly referred to as a “sanger”) and my usual flat white (yet another great cuppa – haha me speaking Aussie). The waitress was really friendly and I must say I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Cowbell 808
Cowbell 808

Cowbell 808

Cowbell 808

Cowbell 808
616 Bourke St, Surrey Hills

Palomino Espresso

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Things are looking up for me on the job front, I am finally interviewing! Three this week in fact! This is really great news but at the same time, it’s such an emotional rollercoaster. I feel like I am dating again: will they like me? What should I wear? What should I say? How should I say it? And then the jobs are like men; so I far I have met the cool, sexy, popular one, residing in a funky part of town, then there is the reliable one – sweet, lots to offer but I just don’t feel the spark. So will the cool one call me back? Does he want to see me again? Ugh, what am I? Sixteen?

So I am feeling like a ball of nerves at the moment, my mind is buzzing with things I need to remember and say at these interviews. But, as always, the one thing I am 100% certain about is: a girl’s gotta eat.

Finding myself in the city again after my interview, I followed some more great Time Out advice and visited Palomino Espresso on York Street. The promise of a great lunch and beverage was my inspiration. I loved the place, my sandwich was really tasty, the service was friendly and they had made an effort with their decor. And perfectly located across the way from Wynyard Station. A little CBD treasure.

As Time Out says: “Whoever said that the CBD lacked cafés with heart is clearly yet to discover Palomino Espresso”. Hear hear!

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Palomino Espresso
Palomino Espresso
Palomino Espresso

Palomino Espresso
Shop 1/61 York Street, Sydney