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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Le Pain Quotidien (Westfield Centrepoint)

So I've been off the blog for a bit: preparing and undertaking my final exams... I'm going to be an Optometrist!!

Well... soon: been recalled for further assessment regarding a placement from back in March. Stupid policy. Oh well... so next week I'll let you know how I went =)

In the meanwhile, I've let myself relax. After all the cramming and stressing and sleepness nights... (not the latter for me, thankfully), there was light at the end of the tunnel - a celebration! Congratulations to Britt and Michael - two wonderful optometrists (a few years above me) who tied the knot today =)
All the best, and blessings, to them both!

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So after the wedding, I caught up with a friend of mine - for an afternoon of catching up, relaxing, and simply while-ling the time away... navigating up and down George St in the Wynyard-Town Hall sector. Lunchtime came around, and she remembered this little place we walked by last time...

Tucked away on 4/F Westfield Sydney (or the skybridge via 2/F Myer), this quaint little cafe has a homely feel to it. Atmosphere - a lovely place to have a coffee or tea.

<Sorry for the lack of a location photo: today was more a catch-up rather than a food-exploration expedition - my fault>

Deciding to share was the easiest decision to make... but share what? We debated a bit, eventually opting for the Soup of the Day and a Tartine.

Soup of the Day: today's specials was either the Carrot (above) or the Cauliflower soup. In either a 'Cup' portion ($7.95) or 'Bowl' size ($9.95), we chose the latter to share - and you'd get about two small bowlfuls in the 'big' bowl above.

Although this place boasts about its bread... I have to admit I found nothing special about it. So it was a miss for that. Soup itself was rather nice - definitely would consider a second bowlful or more =P

Tartine - this is the Grilled Chicken and smoked Mozzarella with rocket and basil pesto. In order: ?,  ?,  'rabbit food' and 'tasty garnish...wish there was more'. It's hard to fault grilled chicken, but it didn't have any 'wow factor' about it - and either did the cheese. I need not say more about the salad, though the pesto dressing did redeem this dish. Presentation ... was better than the food. =(

Overall... it's an experience. Service was good, fast and attentive, nothing to fault there. For me, however, I miss :(

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Le Pain Quotidien (Westfield Centrepoint, Sydney CBD)
86-100 Market Street, Westfield Sydney, Level 4
Sydney, NSW, 2000

Location: via Myer Skybridge from 2/F, or the Pitt St side of Centrepoint, 4/F

Food: Mains up to $20. Desserts ~$7-10ish (didn't try - we picked up a few macarons from Laduree, then headed over to Hyde Park).

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