Penne 4 Your Thoughts

Penne Cole's thoughts on food, travel and more

Joo Hooi Cafe: Best one stop shop for foodies in Penang

Ah Penang, Malaysia’s tourism jewel. It’s certainly been widely recognised as a great place to visit, featuring in the Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2016 list, the Huffington Post‘s list of … Continue reading

December 6, 2016 · 9 Comments

It’s not this time of year without Christmas markets

Nobody does Christmas markets like the Europeans. The Germans, in particular, have it down to an art form. Which is why, four years ago, when I was a carefree student … Continue reading

December 1, 2016 · 11 Comments

Foodie’s Guide to Newtown Part 2

Newtown, with its proximity to Sydney University, is decidedly a student and hippie town. But in recent years, it’s also become a foodie’s dream, with great offerings up and down … Continue reading

November 30, 2016 · 11 Comments

Foodies’ guide to Newtown – Part 1

Newtown was once known as a rather cheap part of town overrun by students and hipsters, and every second shop was a cheap Thai joint. The students are still there, … Continue reading

November 27, 2016 · 3 Comments

Tramsheds at Harold Park, Sydney

It’s official – our wait for Belles Hot Chicken is over. The Southern fried chicken sensation from Melbourne appeared in Sydney months ago, but the Happy Gwailo and I were … Continue reading

November 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Cheap eats: Boon Cafe

What do you get when you combine a Thai grocery store and a cafe? Awesome Thai-inspired deliciousness in the form of Boon Cafe and Jarern Chai. Boon Cafe and Jarern … Continue reading

November 19, 2016 · 2 Comments

Tiny garden delights

It was 37C here in Sydney over the weekend. That means it’s officially summer and just like that, optimal hiking season is over. Even walks with spectacular ocean views don’t … Continue reading

November 16, 2016 · 13 Comments

Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2016

I love coastal and bush walks in Sydney – the Captain and I even have two guide books about all the coastal and bush walks in the area. The Coogee to … Continue reading

November 12, 2016 · 7 Comments

Organised chaos at Tokyo’s Shibuya Crossing

A not so #busy time at #shibuya crossing in #tokyo – best views from #starbucks 🙂 A post shared by Penne Cole (@colepenne) on Nov 7, 2016 at 12:17pm PST … Continue reading

November 9, 2016 · 1 Comment

Brunch with a feel good factor @ Kinfolk

Like every second cafe in town, Kinfolk has great food and a focus on superfoods, local producers, and seasonal ingredients. What makes it special, though, is the feel good factor – the cafe donates … Continue reading

November 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Cheap eats: Oregano bakery

Oregano bakery might not ring a bell for most Sydney-siders but chances are, you’ve seen some of their delicious scrolls at shopping malls and pop up stores at festivals like … Continue reading

November 2, 2016 · 6 Comments

Sydney Night Noodle Markets 2016

October is one of my favourite months in Sydney – it’s Good Food Month, which means a celebration of all things foodie. The Night Noodle Markets has become something of … Continue reading

October 29, 2016 · 9 Comments
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