Baroque at The Rocks Foodies Markets, The Rocks

TGIF!!! Friday lunch at The Rocks Foodies Market Markets is really my highlight of the week. Working at the far end of the CBD I’m glad the markets are enticing enough to lure my unsuspecting friends to trek to this end of town. Here you’ll find a huge assortment of food ranging from Gozlemes (this queue is ridiculous – I wouldn’t bother unless you get a 2 hr lunch break) to crackling pork buns and sushi to freshly made marshmallows and cupcakes.

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Truffled cheeseburger with mac & cheese side ($13.00)

The Food Zoo experience: The truffled cheeseburgers from the Baroque stall are basically my default option for Friday markets. There’s a juicy beef patty which with an overpowering truffle flavour – Mmm yum! There are a variety of options (vegetarian burger, regular cheeseburger or truffled cheeseburger) and three sides to choose from (slaw, mac & cheese or quinoa salad for the health conscious). The burgers seem small but is actually a good size for avoiding Friday three-thirtyitis. As mentioned before, there are a lot of stalls and a huge selection of cuisines but for me personally, why try something else when the burgers are just too good?!

 The Rocks Markets

George Street
The Rocks, NSW 2000
9:00AM – 3:00PM Fridays

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Chur Burger, Surry Hills

Chur Burger is just a short walk from Central Station and located on the corner where Assiette used to be (good riddance to that place). I love the American diner ambiance – order at the counter and pick a place amongst the round communal tables or high bar tables in the back corner.

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Pheonix range soft drinks ($5.00)

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Salted Caramel milkshake ($8.00)

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Pulled pork, Chur BBQ sauce, red slaw, fennel mayo ($10.00)

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Grilled beef, cheese, tomato jam, mustard mayo, pickle ($10.00)

The Food Zoo experience: Burgers are pretty good value – my favourite was the grilled beef (didn’t notice there was a fish filled and pickled cucumber variation T___T). A bit disappointed by the overpriced salted caramel shake which just tasted like a malt milkshake… I’ve read some reviews about bad service but didn’t experience any of that. Food was served quickly and when they realised it was for sharing they even offered for the kitchen to halve the burgers (I quickly declined as I wanted photos of a complete burger!) There are a few large share tables so waiting time is limited. I would say, good for a casual meal amongst friends, maybe not for a date…

 Chur Burger
8 Albion Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010

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Anvil Coffee Co., Kirribilli

Look who finally decided to start this back up. New job = more time to do the things I love to do.

So I’d seen such lovely pictures of the view from this place I wanted to treat Mr. Auie to breakfast/early lunch. But it was raining and cloudy, not that the rain didn’t add a different sense of beauty to the shoreline.

Breakfast starts with a coffee!


Flat White, $3.50

Not my type of coffee here unfortunately. Too bitter, and tasted like burn to me. :( But to each their own!


Buttered Arabian Eggs, $16 + side of smoked salmon, $5

Pretty much Greek yoghurt on most things will get me excited on the breakfast menu. The eggs were a little too poached as there was no ooze at all from the yolk :( But otherwise the bread was crispy, the yoghurt sour, and the mint refreshing. The salmon was a good choice!


House Cheeseburger, $12 + Side of Bacon $4

Big fat juicy burgers make me weak at the knees! It didn’t have the traditional cheeseburger flavour, especially without a pickle. A cheeseburger is not a cheeseburger without a pickle. But that aside, it was indeed a big, juicy burger. From the sesame seeds on the bun, to the moist patty and the crisp greens and gooey cheese.

We were lucky that we didn’t have to wait for a table, as after we were seated and had ordered there was quite a long line. So I’m going to say based on experience that 1100 is a good time to go.

Anvil Coffee Co.
Kirribilli Commutter Wharf, Holbrook Ave
Kirribilli, 2061
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