It’s been a while since I did one of my usual Sydney food, shopping and exploring adventure weekends so I though what better time then the Easter long weekend.
My sis in law and I arrived in Sydney Thursday night after working half the day in Canberra so we were pretty tired. For that reason we decided eating nearby to Ratts apartment in Ashfield would be our best option. Steaks, schnitzels and pasta from The Garden at West Ashfield Leagues Club. The food was nice enough for club food but the fitout was super cute, not a bad little place. After dinner it was home to bed.
Friday morning we had plans to do breakfast and a day walk around the Sydney Harbour. We set off to Waterloo in search of the majestic and legendary vegan pancakes from Hale and Hearty. Sadly I was the only person who got pancakes, Red velvet and Raspberry with vanilla vegan ice cream.. completely amazing! But if you aren’t a sweet kind of person they also do great breakfast bowls and other kinds of breakfast which is what the other girls went for.
After breakfast we caught a train to Wynard station then bus 178 to Spit Bridge where we started the Spit to Manly scenic walk. The walk is roughly 10km and suggested to take 3-4 hours but seeing as we didn’t start the walk until 1.30pm and had dinner plans we managed to smash it out in just under 2.5 hours. The walk is made up of steps, dirt paths, boardwalks, streets and beach areas all with beautiful views of the Harbour and surround areas. I also thank Sydney for providing us with a fantastic sunny day.
Seeing as we were a little short on time we ended our walk at Manly (would’ve liked to have done Sydney Harbour National Park but that will have to be next time). As a reward we had a late lunch of fish and chips from Manly Wharf Chippy which was really yum, maybe even the best I’ve ever had. After lunch we did a quick lap of the main area before jumping on a ferry back to Circular Quay then a train back to Ashfield.