I first visited Tramsheds back in February when it was still relatively undiscovered. At that time, it was still quite easy to walk-in and grab a table. Of course, it didn’t stay that way for long. We visited again a week ago and quickly realised some of the more popular restaurants had already been booked out. We ended up finding a table at Sir Chapel’s Bistro & Brewery. We should have taken this as a sign there was something wrong at Sir Chapel’s.
The experience was a complete letdown, for what could have been great with a few simple changes. The waitresses lure you in with a huge smile, but we quickly discovered this smile was a facade for forgetfulness, untrained staff, slow service and a heap of hidden charges.
Lately, I’ve been obsessed with burgers (I know, not very womanly). Fortunately, with the number of burger trucks popping up in Western Sydney, dinner has been an easy task. However, as the burger trucks only open for dinner, the only option for burgers before 6pm has been the dreaded golden arches (which I’ve decided to boycott).
Well, I’m pleased to say, I’ve finally found a solution for these pre-dinner burger cravings at Black Elk Espresso in Carnes Hill! Best of all, it’s not just the burgers that are great, everything else I’ve had on the menu has not disappointed.
Lisbon wasn’t originally part of our itinerary, but when we checked our map we realised it wasn’t far from Madrid, so we added it last minute. It turned out to be a great decision as it was such a beautiful city.
From Madrid to Lisbon it was a short 1 hour 15 minutes flight. If you are on a budget, compare flights on Momondo to find the best value. We ended up going with TAP Portugal Airlines. If you want to save one night accommodation you can choose to catch a sleeper train from Madrid to Lisbon instead.
Once in Lisbon, we caught the Aerobus into the city centre for €3.15.
Just as we started to get sick of all the hipster cafes with 5 items on their menu, that charge a fortune to add a slice of avocado and drinks that cost almost the same as a meal, we were invited to try out Beanie Cafe. It’s been a while since I’ve seen a cafe with such an extensive menu.
No fancy renovations, no expensive furniture – just simple no frills good food!
Beanie Cafe is your local old school style cafe, even though it’s only been around for 3 months. No fancy renovations, no expensive furniture – just simple no frills good food! Plus, prices are cheaper than many other cafes. They offer a $10 lunch special as well as 10% off for WSU students. If you attend WSU, the cafe is just on the other side of the road.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you must have noticed by now, the growing popularity of food trucks. Popping up in random locations, rotating menus, live music and personalised orders are all rewards for going on what we like to call a “Food Truck Hunt“.
…I was so thankful to finally find the local answer to my burger addiction.
Living in Western Sydney, it is always a struggle to find good quality local food. So, when I was introduced to Holy Heffa a couple months ago, I was so thankful to finally find the local answer to my burger addiction. The best thing about Holy Heffa is it has a permanent location in the parking lot of Fred’s, a local grocer. So, when those sudden burger cravings arise, I know exactly where to go! (Holy Heffa is open Thurs-Sunday 6pm – 10pm, outside of those hours I’m screwed).