April 30, 2009

Coffe + Cake

yesterday the boys went back to school after Term 1 holidays, i think it was a sigh of relief from most parents as they left the school grounds as having kids at home all day long, i think most will agree, is just hard work!

Peter was my eldest was constantly bored always asking me what he can do - i knew that meant he wanted to play computer games but I kept giving him other suggestions which again bought on the same banter 'Im bored...Im so bored....'

anyway i met up with my sister and friend Patty straight after the school drop off for coffee and cake.
We went to 'Pasticceria Papa', an italian bakery in Haberfield which is an area where many Italians settled after immigrating to Sydney in the 60's...so the area still has some of the traditional shops and food that I just love to visit
Delicious treats to eat and great coffee as well!
I also bought something savoury for my lunch at home (too tempting not to!) as well as some extra Cannoli for Andrew and the boys....it was a nice way to start the day!














19 comments:

  1. Oh yum. I couldn't live near such wicked food.

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  2. i know! im the same way....there's always a stream of people in that place - its always so busy!! 'Sulfaros' cake shop up the road is great too!

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  3. Yummo, it does look like a good way to start the day. Perhaps I will have to go past when I am in sydney.

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  4. Seriously- that looks so good I am salivating! Do you ever go to Honeybee for Portugese tarts in Petersham- my old stomping ground- I am not sure if it is still there or if its still good- but it was really great. those tarts got me through uni!

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  5. Hey Cath are you talking about 'The Honeymoon' Patisserie? delicious portugese tarts - so fresh and flaky, cheap too!

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  6. Yum, chocolate Cannoli. Have you tries the south American cakes, filled with Caramel, there is a good bakery in Fairfield....

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  7. Yum Yum Yum, I need some Cannoli.

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  8. How delicious are all those goodies. It sounds like a perfect start to the day.

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  9. yum...they all look so nice...
    i really wish we had such places like that here...

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  10. Wow yummy,LOL.I just got up and havent had a thing yet.Youre lucky to have such a nice place.We have mostly grocery stores.No specialty shops.

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  11. Good afternoon,
    What a beautiful blog.
    Universal kid problem about being bored. Someone used to tell me why not clean your dresser and put in some scented shelf paper:)

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  12. yummo! So tempting for you especially as the weather is getting cooler

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  13. yes yes! Its all good. Kids at school, mums eating cake. There is a marked improvement in my cake sales, but less time for craft. The bakery at haberfield looks DIVINE, I must get there some day

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  14. I know what you mean about kids at home. And then there is the guilt of not being like those super crafty-super creative-take the kids treasure hunting in the woods mamas I read about in blogs everywhere. I must begin searching for a community of not-so-creatively-inclined moms, I think!
    Otherwise, delicious!

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  15. Thanks everyone! the cake and coffee was good...nothing like a sweet treat to start the day! lucky its not an everyday activity as Id be piling on the weight!
    Joanne - Yes! i have tried South American cakes, my good friend Patricia's family is from Uruguay so she always has them when we go over!

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  16. Are you a Haberfield girl? I'm a Leichhardt girl : ) Often sugaring up with my boys at Papas! Try Belli Bar on Norton street too-family owned and the treats are sensational.We llike the ciambelle and the cornetti.Delicious!!! Glad you enjoyed the boys going back to school-didn't we all-a sigh of relief rang out over NSW!!

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  17. Hi Clare - no, im an Earlwood girl but grew up in Stanmore...very familiar with Leichhardt and inner west - love the areas!!

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  18. I love that place!!! Their ricotta cheesecake is AMAZING :P

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  19. Oh gosh, that stuff is super tempting, I think I can live there :)

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