Well Connected, Glebe

This is just a quick post to remind you all that we are not dead. One of us has returned to the homeland as part of essential end of year activities for an Asian, while the other (me) has run depressingly low on funds. The toss up between new clothes ad shoes versus eating out always has me tending towards shoes and staying at home scabbing free meals off the parents.

On this occasion, my partner and I headed to Glebe because I was craving froyo from Y Frozen Yogurt Bar… …but … its closed on Mondays… whut… but in any case, I’d long wanted to introduce the boy to this little cafe. Their tables leak onto the side walk and there is cozy seating inside, as well as upstairs on the balcony. On my first visit I expected very little of it, but the menu was very extensive and the food had me wishing I’d come on an empty stomach. I’ve been back several times, but only for breakfast and lunch, and am missing the dinner menu.

null Iced Chocolate + Caramel Milkshake

We just wanted a light meal as we’ve been on a health binge lately (ignore the fatty drinks). But the portions here are never small, especially for such a relatively cheap price. PS, I don’t have the prices because I was too busy eating and forgot the take them down.

null Chicken Quesadilla

The chicken was juicy and flavoursome, and this was toasted perfectly. It was a bit cold, but I shouldn’t complain since it was such a hot day. There seemed to be a lot of barbecue sauce on it, but I didn’t mind, despite my usual dislike of the sauce. However I should remember to ask for Tabasco sauce next time; everything tastes better with Tabasco!

Steak Sandwich, with a side of fries

This order was following a failed steak the previous night. In a bid to fulfil his steak cravings the boy took a chance and ordered another steak. This one did not disappoint, it was juicy and flavoursome. Though he may have been opposed to the extra order of fries :P but I was adamant :D Even the bread alone was tasty, tasty! :D

Definitely worthy of more visits! I want to come back for dinner again :) And hopefully next time I wont come on a Monday, so I get to have froyo for dessert :) Or even try their much talked about chocolate lasagne!

Well Connected Cafe
35 Glebe Point Rd
Sydney, 2037
T: (02) 9566 2655
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La Banette Patisserie, Glebe

About a week ago on our way to have Spanish Tapas for dinner, my friend and I walked past this little store, and glanced in… then proceeded to double back and go inside for a look. With the both of us being dessert people we were salivating, and cursing ourselves for not discovering this place earlier, as well as already having booked the restaurant for an early dinner. So we stored it in our to-eat section in our brains.
Having been at home working on assignments all day, I trekked over to to Glebe, with said friend, and decided it was time to try out La Banette.

Now, this place does not have table service, but they do have tables :) Cute little tables at that, with imitation sandstone chairs. (I forgot to take a picture, I was too excited with all the tasty goodies).


Initially I opted for the vegetable quiche, but they were out of the warm ones, so i chose the ratatouille one instead.

Ratatouille Quiche, $5
It was not like the usual quiches. Instead of it being milky, it was full of stew, and tomatoes, and I’m a sucker for zucchini. Gorgeous on such a cool, windy day.

Bacon and mushroom quiche, $5
I took a small bite out of this one. Just like your everyday quiches, but in my opinion, much better pastry :) I am also a sucker for pastry… actually, anything fattening and not good for me.

So with our lunch out of the way, and with dessert only the point of a finger away, we deliberated for a while which was our best option.
Mini chocolate eclair, $3
It was mini, and the friend was stingy, so I didn’t get any.. but there was tasty looking chocolate cream inside. And the white flakey stuff on top was white chocolate. I didn’t get one because I thought it was coconut. :\


Opera cake, $4.20
Look at the layers on that baby. Soft and spongey, and sooo decadent. Good thing we shared one between the two of us but now thinking back to it, I wish we hadn’t; I want more.

They had a green tea cake that I know a certain someone would like, so I will definitely be going back and buying more cakes, and maybe even the cute petit fours :)

La Banette Patisserie
18 Glebe Point Road
Glebe, 2037
T: (02) 8095 9688

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Spanish Tapas Restaurant, Glebe

It’s a Friday night and I’ve just finished a long day at uni, and a dinner with a mate was long overdue. With both of us having eaten not too long ago we scoured Urbanspoon for something light, and decided on tapas. Now, I hate walking, so I decided against any located in the CBD, and opted for Glebe Point Road, as it was closer and had free parking not to far from it.

This place looks deceptively small when you’re standing on the street looking in, but there is a whole back section. The back section seems like a nice place to sit, were it a breezy summer night, as opposed to the cold night that it was. But the atmosphere was still very nice, and considering that we were dining early, we had the place almost all to ourselves :)

Sangria – 0.5 litre, $11
Not the best sangria I’ve had, but I needed the alcohol for what was to come. I’m not happy about this review, because I really don’t like saying bad things about places I’ve visited, but I want to write (my) truth

Chilli Bread, $4
I loved this bread! I could just come back and order an entire bag full for take away for me to eat back at home. initially our first reaction was ‘…so where’s the chilli…?’ But after a while it kicked in =] tasty =]

Albondigas a la española (meatballs cooked in tomato sauce), $12.50
There are four meatballs somewhere hidden under all that tomato sauce! They were actually pretty big. If you join the tips of your thumb and finger together, that’s about the size of it. They were a bit dry, and mate thought they tasted gamey. I guess its personal preference. The sauce was nice though, and went well with the mushrooms (below).

Patatas bravas (potatoes in spicy tomato sauce), $11
,I can never go to a Spanish restaurant without ordering patatas bravas :) but I’m sorry to say that these just tasted like diced potatoes that they put in the microwave. It’s not a good feeling to be peeling off the skin from the rest of the potato ):

Champiñones rebozados (crumbed mushrooms), $12
These mushrooms were nice (relatively). They did taste a lot more like mushrooms when they were cold. But it was a cold night, and I wanted hot food ):

Alas de pollo al ajillo (chicken wings cooked in garlic and white wine sauce), $10
Basically this tasted like wine. Well I suppose it’s what I ordered. It might be just my taste buds, but there wasnt much else to it. Yup, chicken textured wine…

Churros Con Chocolate, $8.50
These churros made me sad ): They were obviously hours, maybe even days, old. My guess is that the chocolate dip was just microwaved again to remelt the chocolate… very poorly. There was a layer of oil on the top. From the chocolate being remelted? so disappointing ): and did not curb my churros cravings at all ): ):

In all honesty, if I had the ability to decide again where I opted to have dinner, I definitely would not have chosen the eat here. Though I would like to mention, it may be a whole other story if I were to have a group event, where $55 pp would get us all unlimited sangria and soft drinks… assume the point of my event would be to drink and not to eat good food.

But ahh, I feel bad writing this up, but there’s no point lying about it ):

Spanish Tapas Restaurant
26 Glebe Point Road
Glebe 2037
T: (02) 9571 9005
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