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  • JojoM Aug 8, 2009 05:05 PM
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We're leaving in a week for Australia. We're looking for a good coffee shop and good seafood (casual or fancy.) We have been to Tetsuya already. We like laksa and fish & chips. Our goal is to find the places that stick in your mind, whether it's street food or high end. A good coffee shop is a must!

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  1. Where will you be staying?

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    1. re: mr_gimlet

      Sorry for the delay...utter chaos trying to get ready. We'll be in Palm Cove, Cairns, Port Douglas and Sydney (Four Seasons).

    2. Sydney

      Fish : Either Watsons bay or Le Kiosk at Shelly beach near Manly both offer an enjorably ferry ride getting there if its a nice day.

      For Le Kiosk walkt acroos the esplanade to the other side of manly then turn right and and follow the water/path till you get to another sandy spot.

      Reccomend the Beer Battered John Dory. Thats what was reccomended to me and I absolutley loved it even though Im not really than into fish.

      Another alternative is Flying fish which alot of people usually talk about

      http://www.lekiosk.com.au/
      http://www.doyles.com.au/
      http://www.flyingfish.com.au/

      And then theres always the sydney fish markets. Somewhat less salubrious, but can be quite good if you want volume, and not too bad either

      http://www.sydneyfishmarket.com.au/

      In regards to coffee you will find many places, but in the below Time out review gives a good guide

      In it I would personally reccomend Mecca, The Wall cafe, and Single Origin. Single Origin always seems to have alot of people around & the wall cafe is near to there if you want to do two in a row!

      Cheers

      http://www.timeoutsydney.com.au/resta...

      1. Hi
        For Port Douglas totally recommend either Salsa - great vibe, fantastic seafood jambalya, award winning cuisine and good prices - or "On the Inlet" -great seafood - a bit pricier than Salsa but amazing setting on the water and gets an incredible sunset view.
        links:
        http://www.portdouglasseafood.com/

        http://www.salsaportdouglas.com.au/

        am very jealous - port douglas is just fantastic!!
        ps great coffee to be had at Rehab
        http://www.rehabportdouglas.com.au/

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        1. re: food fascist

          Fantastic! I always think that you can face any challenge with a good cup of coffee in you. That hopefully counts for scuba diving (I'm new at it!)