The second day was a long day!
We left hotel around 8 o’clock in the morning and walked the whole way to an area called The Rocks. We planned to visit The Rocks Markets which normally starts from 10 am. This is very different from our at home local Gold Coast market which starts from 7 am.
Since it was a bit too early to visit the market, we decided to have breakfast first. After Googling the best breakfast places around The Rocks, we found a cafe called The Fine Food Store. We looked into the shop and it’s quite tourist oriented. The coffee smelt just ok but because there’s not much around we decided to give it a go.
Luckily we got the best table near the street so that we can enjoy a little bit of the street/lane view. We ordered 3 soy flat whites and one skinny cappuccino. For breakfast we order one spicy beans with toast, one ricotta cheese with avocado toast and one poached egg and bacon burger. The best dish was the spicy beans.
After breakfast we walked around the market and found a couple of interesting stores. We bought some chocolate, one pair of cute baby shoes and some organic beeswax.
After market we made a trip to Bondi Beach, one of the iconic places in Sydney. We have some tips for you if you are interested to visit around Sydney by using public transportation on Sunday. It will only cost $2.50 for the whole day no matter how many trips you make and how far away you go. For us, we only spent $2.50 for the whole trip back the city to Bondi and then back to city. You can easily catch Bus 333 or 380 to Bondi.
The weather was not great and very windy. We walked along the beach and had a view of the famous swimming pool right next to the beach.
After the walk, we decided to grab something to eat. We were in the mood for some tacos and burritos. There is a famous burrito place – Beach Burrito Company right next to the beach. We ordered the prawn and fish tacos to share and one burrito with pulled pork. The food was really good and everyone enjoyed it.
After lunch, we quickly visited the Bondi Market.
On our way back to our hotel we stopped by Strand Arcade to have coffee at Gumption which is one of the best coffee places in Sydney CBD.
Our dinner was booked at Longrain Sydney which is a award-winning Thai restaurant and has been listed on lots of food/travel magazines. We ordered four dishes: yellow curry with pumpkin and cauliflower (vegan), stir fried prawns with baby corn, green pawpaw salad and char grilled eggplant with okra and banana blossom. The best dish for us was the yellow curry with pumpkin and cauliflower. The curry sauce was so creamy and tasty. You can easily finish a couple bowls of rice by adding the sauce!
Let’s face it food tourism is so very interesting. We saw so many great places and ate great local foods at all sorts of iconic restaurants. Australia is blessed with great food and very clever chefs!!