A few weeks ago, Daisy from Never Too Sweet contacted me and let me know she was coming up to Sydney from Melbourne for a few days and would I like to meet up with her for lunch. Of course I would!
Daisy hasn’t yet been blogging a year and although we’ve never met I feel as though I know her quite well as we’re always visiting each other’s sites. We were to meet at a tiny cafe in Woolloomooloo (and that’s still a word I have trouble spelling) just one hour from when Daisy landed in Sydney. I parked in the Domain Car Park that costs $20.00 for a couple of hours so it’s not cheap but in that part of the city you have few other options.
That’s not my car – I just parked beside it!
The cafe, Flour and Stone is tiny! Most of the space is taken up by the kitchen so they have seating for just a handful of people and the bulk of their business happens with the takeaway crowd.
Daisy and her partner, Mr Bao, are on a week’s annual leave so it was lovely for me to be able to meet both Daisy and her partner because on her blog, Mr Bao is so well featured that I felt I knew him too.
Now…Daisy promised she would bring her appetite with her and so after ordering coffee Daisy and Mr Bao ordered toasted sandwiches that are freshly made every morning with the bread they bake on the premises.
Mr Bao’s sandwich…
I ordered a pie…
The pie was delicious with plenty of chicken breast and no nasty surprises like gristle! It was lovely with the tarragon flavour.
We then ordered a few desserts that we shared. (That’s a salted caramel tart in the background that Mr Bao and I didn’t think was very ‘salted’.)
I loved this and thought it was the freshest and healthiest and lightest donut I’ve ever had – absolutely nothing like those horrid Krispy Cremes.
These lamingtons were very popular with many people ordering them and often sharing between two. The lamington was delightfully fresh and light with masses of coconut and fabulous jam. It would have to be the best lamington I’ve ever tasted. And it’s huge!
The carrot cakes are made with purple carrots but I couldn’t see the difference between using purple or orange carrots. It was a very nice carrot cake full of spices.
They had a lot of gingerbread cookies in many different shapes but Daisy chose the rainbow…
The gingerbread is spicy with the ginger giving it lots of flavour and not too sweet – a great way to end a meal.
But regardless of the great meal, I had a wonderful few hours meeting Daisy and her Mr Bao and felt honoured to have been invited to meet with them for lunch. Daisy and I talked about what we love about blogging and what we both agreed on was that the unexpected benefit has been the friendships made with strangers that occasionally turn into meetings – in small and surprising cafes in suburbs with names that are difficult to spell; (or even pronounce!)
I hope to catch up with Daisy again on my next visit to Melbourne – whenever that may be!