Inner West

The Pig & Pastry, Petersham (Jul-16) (♦♦♦)

The Pig & Pastry, Petersham (Jul-16) (♦♦♦)

The Pig & Pastry is like a 3hr marathon pacer. A middle-pack plodder with popularity mainly justified by extreme predictability. They strategically focus on nailing curly fried bacon. Cafe competition in Petersham really lacks depth; a few egg-flipping mom-and-pop operators and then the nearby St Vincent’s Aged Care home which specialises in mushed…

Cornersmith, Marrickville – Revisit II (Mar-16) (♦♦♦♦)

Cornersmith, Marrickville – Revisit II (Mar-16) (♦♦♦♦)

Compare the crowd outside Cornersmith to the homeless community in Woolloomooloo. Both groups are hungry and congregate all year round. Refer to my last update (here). It’s best to ignore the marketing spin of ethical sourcing and an in-house-beehive. Quality-wise, Cornersmith > copycats including SFJ, 485, The Cove and even WJ. Just…

Brewtown Newtown, Newtown (Dec-15) (♦♦♦)

Brewtown Newtown, Newtown (Dec-15) (♦♦♦)

12 hours separation between croissants for breakfast and doughnuts for dessert – this is the norm. Brewtown Newtown disrupts conventional meal plans through a clever cross-breed of the two. The Cronut. Despairing competition return fire with bruffins (brioche + muffin) and even doughnut milkshakes. BN is one-step ahead and now we have the…