How blessed are we to have all of the delicious eateries that we do, here in Sydney? You can make a game out of exploring all of Sydney's suburbs because I'm sure you'll find some sort of new and exciting deliciousness. So what about St Leonards?
Arguably, St Leonards is an area that is evolving and developing as time moves forward. St Leonards boasts some adorable little spots and its proximity to Crows Nest makes it difficult for it to be a true food hot spot. Some eateries do such a good job that I even forget about Crows Nest from time to time.
I've written about my absolute favourite coffee shop in a previous article about the Coffee Pot on Atchison and it continues to amaze me all the time. The coffee remains the best and the food is brilliant. Custom food is the way of the future and everything here is always personalised.
What about the other cafes in the area? What are they like? What happens if you work too far away from your favourite cafe that you have to run down, get food and run back up again? There are other places, such as the Rice Den, which another writer reviewed earlier. I've been at a team lunch there and it was great. I loved their tea smoked chicken salad, which is sadly gone now, but the food is still nice there nonetheless.
I am also not a stranger to running downstairs to Coles for lunch. You can indeed enjoy a cheap chicken schnitzel as Serena pointed out in her lovely article, but you can also go inside and get a diet-friendly tuna and salad if you wish.
Across the great Pacific Highway, there is a whole strip of little restaurants and cafes, including a Subway for those who like to see familiarity.
There are plenty of eateries at St Leonards, without even considering the McDonalds and Oporto's. Which one is your favourite?