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Berlin: a tale of cheesecake, more coffee, less lycra

Berlin has so much going for it. Over the last 20+ years, it’s transformed itself from a grim, antisocial, graffiti-covered orphan to an artistic, happy and cosmopolitan metropolis. This post will serve as a guide for my friend ShirleyTemple, visiting soon, but it’s also an update of my favourite Berlin places. But first, a rant […]

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Sydney’s best burgers

A good burger place is like a good dentist, a good GP or a good mechanic. Actually, scratch that – a burger place is harder to find, won’t make you wait as long and should cost less… I love a Shake Shack burger in NYC, and always head to The Bird for a ghetto burger when in Berlin […]

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Berlin baristas on fire

Can we blame the Europeans for Starbucks being so bad? Maybe I’m being a little unfair, but please bear with me. The Italians and Scandinavians have got coffee right, but much of Europe seems trapped in a love of filter coffee and burnt, watery espresso that tasted like someone emptied their ash-tray into your cup. […]

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Best coffee in Berlin – Double Eye

The Berlin coffee scene has finally gathered momentum. There are a few cafes I’d recommend – No Fire, No Glory!, Five Elephants, The Barn – but Double Eye remains my favourite. Seating is limited, there’s no wifi, and if you’re a typical tourist then it’s on the other end of town (but Prenzlauerberg is soooo […]

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