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Monkey and Leo

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Don’t be confused by the title of this post.  It’s the name of a new cafe I’m showcasing, in a bid to get to know a few more of the local cafes in the inner Sydney area.  Reviews aren’t really my thing but I thought I would try something a little different for my blog.  Do tell me if you enjoy these posts.  (or even if you don’t).  Plus it gives me a chance to practice my photography!

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I love this place!  Robbie, the owner,  has spared no expense in making this place look good.  In a sea of calming spearmint Bellini chairs and Matt Blatt bar stools, you can sip your latte and enjoy a  number of gastronomic goodies from the  menu.  I ordered three coffees over a two day period and each was made exactly to my specifications (yes ! I’m picky!).  The walls are adorned with beautiful artwork and the attention to styling is impeccable.  The Country Trader workstation is an art piece in itself!

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The menu is packed with dishes such as a “meze” plate, mushroom risotto, salads and an array of organic breakfast items.  And if you look on the counter you can spot Greek “melomakarouna” (walnut honey biscuits) and a flourless orange cake made with semolina!  I ordered a poached chicken sandwich with mayo, celery and shallots…simple and delicious.

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I particularly love the white tulips sitting on the bench top facing the window.  Fresh flowers always seem to brighten up people’s moods.  I  tell you I had a great time photographing this place.  If you’re from Sydney or visiting soon, go on down and check it out.  You’ll love it!

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MONKEY AND LEO

SHOP 1/17 ELIZABETH BAY RD

ELIZABETH BAY

NSW 2011

OPEN 7 DAYS