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bits + pieces. baccomatto osteria entree

Published on October 23rd, 2013 | by CE Papas


what to do in sydney? We try: Baccomatto Osteria.

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As you know, we live it up in the nation’s capital (skip the jokes… we actually LOVE Canberra! Shock horror right?!). Though every now + then it’s nice to hit the big city smoke, get caught up in the crowds + be overwhelmed with the amount of healthy café options in Sydney… we really feel for the Sydney-siders who have to decide where to eat every weekend… must be tough :P

Normally when we hit Sydney it’s for a certain event, but this trip was to break the routine + discover a side of Sydney we haven’t seen before.

Just quickly… our trip started off with friend catch-ups, which included this guy… Otis… perhaps the cutest. Puppy. Ever! Hmmm it might be time for a merrymaker mascot… Otis fits the job role quite well!


We had done our research + had a list of cafes to check out, including The Oneness Café in Coogee. This place was made for us! They had cute inspirational messages all over the walls, yoga/wellness events + a menu that had us umming + ahhring for at least 30 minutes.

We both ended up having the rainbow salad with grilled chicken (to avoid any form of food envy… we get this pretty bad) + kombucha. There is nothing better than being excited when you get your plate + it’s a mega amount of salad, plus, we literally watched the chef prepare it (fresh is best!).  Our friend tried out the ‘build your own breakfast’ option with quinoa + haloumi pattie, beetroot hashbrown (AMAZING), mushies + spinach. We were a little bummed we didn’t leave room for a smoothie… but it’s the perfect excuse to head back soon!

oneness cafe coogee

oneness cafe menu

oneness rainbow salad

sydney the merrymaker sisters

Post ‘best lunch ever’ we headed down to the beach (apparently everyone else had the same idea!). We walked the coogee – bondi walk + were in awe of how amazing the Sydney beaches are… (don’t worry… we love the beach we are just usually at the south coast). One scenic walk + about 5 blisters later (remember we live in Canberra so we have to wear-in our thongs every year!) we were inspired to spend more time outdoors this summer. More on this #onesmallchange soon.

We stayed in surry hills, which was another new experience for us. This side of Sydney is ultra-cool with little cafes EVERYWHERE (YAY). We even ran into a Pressed Juices hole in the wall… this is where we got our paleo choc almond milk inspo from.

pressed juices merrymakers

The Cambridge Hotel in surry hills was the perfect location + had us in easy walking distance to everywhere. Modest, comfy + most importantly… DELICIOUS. We ate at their restaurant Baccomatto Osteria. They mostly catered to our paleo dietary requests without a fuss (this is always a massive plus!). To make our experience even better, the waitress = lovely. We wanted to jump off our seats + give her a big hug! Just check out the delish factor of our entrée (we shared, of course): meatballs, olives, chicken skewers  + mains: lamb special (crazy tender) + beef fillet (drool). Please excuse our photography skills… it was dinner by candle light!

baccomatto osteria entree

lamb at baccamatto osteria

baccomatto osteria beef

Nothing beats a comfy bed, delicious food + friendly staff (they even mapped out nearby healthy cafes for us!) The only trouble we had in Sydney was the parking + driving… our friends say you get used to this… we’re not so sure!

Thank you Sydney for a super fun weekend. We came home inspired + full of new ideas, (like our choc almond milk + rainbow salad… seriously, you HAVE to try!) a passion for change + motivated to spend more time outdoors.

Have you experienced a lightbulb moment just like this?! #onesmallchange that made life better…? We would love to hear about it!

Always merrymaking,

e & c

p.s check out our comfy beds… they were well slept in! Thanks Cambridge Hotel!

the cambridge hotel

*The lovely team at The Cambridge Hotel funded our stay + we want to say thank you! All of these thoughts + comments are our own… in fact, we will be back to stay soon! If you want to read more about our disclaimer, click here



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Emma and Carla are the merrymaker sisters. Two aussie sisters who share original healthy paleo recipes and ways to live a healthier and more positive life! Find them on Google+

2 Responses to what to do in sydney? We try: Baccomatto Osteria.

  1. Dana says:

    Where in sydney did you guys eat and approve of? I live in sydney, and can’t find ANYWHERE near me

    • e & c says:

      Hey Dana! We LOVED The oneness cafe in coogee, the grounds at alexandria, there was also a million others on our to try list, like earth to table + whole meal cafe. There’s SO many that keep popping up, our list is ever growing! :) e & c

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