Moose espresso bar, newtown Aroma coffee. Relaxing 1920’s music plays in the background, muting the sound of the traffic a little. The lighting is somewhat soft, ceiling fans create a gentle breeze, and the smell of bacon is in the air. If anything, the place seems understaffed this morning: one loan staff member runs the […]
Tisu, balmain east Coffee roaster coffee. It turns out that balmain east is a good 15 minutes walk from balmain itself, past sandstonje and other heritage buildings. Tisu, then, is a fish out of water with its glass walls and smooth concrete floor. A range of appealing food options fill a salad bar window, and […]
Bertoni’s casalinga, balmain Belcafe coffee. Somehow this place is crowded and friendly at once. Communal table, against a wall, surrounded with different people all going about their morning rituals. Mostly magazine reading. Coffee is made enthusiastically, but there are a few people ahead of me in the queue. Without asking, a glass of water arrives […]
Witham’s coffee, waverton Witham’s coffee. The smell of burned toast combines with a warm, slightly dark ambience inside, and a range of well-to-do locals outside. Staff are friendly to customers and each other, and a range of somewhat pricey food choices (we are in waverton, after all) compliment a serious range of coffees: this is […]
A conversation between Jared M. Spool and (Paradox of Choice author) Barry Schwartz – why having more choices makes it harder to make a decision.
Noncanonical Literature – spiritual writing that didn’t make it into the bible
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Snakes on a Plane. Another guilty pleasure of a movie. Captures some of the spirit of the old action movies, with its attitude to sex and violence… quite a few jump moments, and some content that’s not suitable for kids. The plot? I’m not sure what they’re going to do with the sequel – it […]
Balmain eating house, balmain Karmee coffee. Rustic mediterranean décor, upmarket food – almost worthy of tablecloths. Varied mix of balmain people, from the new parents to the retirees. Coffee, not their specialty, is as you would expect from a place that concentrates more on its food. Pleasant enough.
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