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by Carole Liivrand (subscribe)
I love to explore & share my experiences and photographs with others on the off-chance that they too get a buzz out of simple things at their own back door. www.instagram.com/photoopportunity/
Published August 1st 2020
Tunks Park's Waterside Barista
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Coffee at Tunks Park
Morning walkers, joggers, cyclists, kids and fitness enthusiasts, boaties, lovers of the outdoors, dog walkers and fresh air fiends all make their way to Tunks Park in Cammeray at various times of the day.

Situated at the Western End of 'Long Bay', the iconic Northbridge Stone Bridge spans a vast area of green within a stone's throw of Sydney's CBD and creates a seamless border between Northbridge and Cammeray.

It's an area that is well removed from cafes and stores, and the perfect place to enjoy a coffee and a snack after an energetic walk or work out. On weekends, the ovals are dotted with school sports competitions.

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Coffee, Tea, Muffins & More


It's always busy here. Both weekends and weekdays see boating enthusiasts launching their boats from the ramp. Fishermen throw a line or two from the jetty and clean their catch at the council-installed fish-cleaning facilities. Outdoor exercise classes are a regular sight, especially during Covid-19.

One person you will find here almost every day is the Man in the Coffee Van. He starts around 6.00 am, and finishes somewhere between 2.00 and 3.00 pm. If it's raining, he stays at home.

Known as Café Carino – well, it is a Café in a Car – he serves a variety of coffees using regular, almond or soy milk, as well as hot chocolate. For those who prefer tea, you're in luck too with both black tea and herbal teas. There are also some yummy toasties, muffins and chocolate brownies for those who have worked up an appetite or just want to spoil themselves.



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Muffins & Brownies


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A Simple Menu addresses most needs


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A few spots to sit and enjoy your coffee; maybe even fire up the BBQ


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Perfect Spot for Exercise


There's plenty of parking, both in the carpark and on the street. Weekends are busier, so you might find yourself doing a short walk.

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Children's Play Area, Appropriately Sign Posted


Tunks Park is a not-so-hidden gem, but worth a visit if it's not in your local area, and warming up with a cappuccino or cooling down with an iced coffee might be just what you need.

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Outdoor Space for Everyone

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Where: Tunks Park, Cammeray, NSW
Cost: Very reasonable
Your Comment
How lovely Carole.
by May Cross (score: 3|7139) 50 days ago
I wish there was a coffee van at many of the parks and walks I have visited Carole. Mr "Cafe Carino" is a very enterprising gentleman. Neil.
by Neil Follett (score: 2|758) 50 days ago
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