Surprise coffee on the beach!

Surprise coffee on the beach!

So here we were, taking our dog for a visit to the beach. We were hot, clammy, and new to Darwin. We took along a picnic which consisted of chicken salad cups, cheese and biscuits and a few bottles of water. What lacked – a nice coffee.

As we waddled up the grassy dunes to the life saving club we noticed that there was lots of shade and not many people enjoying the lawns at the Life Saving Club (like I said, I hate crowds.) We laid our picnic blanket under the shady treed and spread our bodies out on the blanket. It was delightful, our dog panting next to us in the shade trying to catch a whiff of some chicken.

I went up and ordered two coffees (which were tasty, strong and delivered in a quick motion). We  were surprised when they delivered them straight to us on the blanket.

Our afternoon was so lovely, lying under the shade, looking up at the trees and feeling the sea breeze in our hair. Thank you!

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Debbie

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Chow down on the Waterfront

Chow down on the Waterfront

This place was so yummy that I visited twice in one day! OK, the second visit happened by accident.

LUNCH: I visited the restaurant as I was wandering around the waterfront one day in late April. I was hot, sweaty and just needed a place to sit and have a cool drink of coke and a delicious feed. All of the restaurants along the waterfront look inviting. I remember an Oyster bar, fancy Greek and an Irish pub. I was looking for somewhere that I could sit for a while in private, that’s why I chose Chow. The beautiful plants that line the outside eating area provide a tropical feel and a place for me to hide. Ever since I visited South East Asia a few years ago, I have had this obsession for the food.

I ordered Chicken Pad Thai (Surprise) $18.00

It was delivered quick and it was nice and warm – also delicious.

DINNER: Only a few hours later my nurse friend called and said lets go for tea at Chow. Being a newbie to town I had to accept and I told her in the car that I had been there during the day. Luckily, I was in the mood for a Bun’s Vermicelli Bowl $17.00. It was a mixture of cold, warm, crunchy and fresh, just perfect.

My nurse friend ordered the Mussaman Curry $24.00 and I had a cheeky taste – it was really yum. I was actually a little jealous as I always want to order Mussaman curry but constantly stick to my old favorites. Next time I will take a risk and order something different.

Debbie

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The website – http://www.chowdarwin.com.au/