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Sabor in the Hunter, Hunter Valley

During our weekend trip up north to the Hunter Valley wine country, we had afternoon tea at this dessert bar called:

Sabor in the Hunter:

  • Website: http://www.saborinthehunter.com.au/
  • Address: 319 Wilderness Road, Lovedale
  • Open: Fri and Sat (10am – 10pm), Sun (10am – 5pm or earlier if sold out), public holiday Mons (10-4pm).
  • Features: desserts, coffee, light meals
Sabor in the Hunter
Sabor in the Hunter

Like many places in the Hunter Valley, the Sabor was situated on a big piece of land! Next door was a little house with a barking cattle dog (chewing up a ball) and birdhouses hanging by the front door.

Anyway, the red roofed place is the Sabor. As you can see, seating inside and out! But since it was a cold/sprinkling day, we went inside…

Counter
Counter

Here’s a picture of the chocolates on offer, but it doesn’t really capture the MAGNITUDE and MULTITUDE of desserts available behind the bar! These are all showcased and look very big and very yummy – why oh why are our stomachs so small!

The prices range $10 upwards with differences for takeaway/ eat in and pairings with wine.

Tasting platter - $25
Tasting platter – $25

Since the desserts are quite big, we opt for a tasting platter to maximise what we can try. From the end, it appears to be:

  1. Layered cake with chocolate and caramel (I think) topped with a gold coloured nut
  2. Lemon meringue tart
  3. Strawberry mousse (I think) with chocolate curl, strawberry
  4. Tiramisu
  5. Pistachio thing….not too sure….

Each was quite nice (particularly 4 and 5), but we got full too easily. We saw some other people eating a whole tasting plate to themselves! :O

Hot tea
Honey dew green Hot tea – $5

We also ordered hot drinks to warm up from the cold day. Here is my honey dew green hot tea. See that steam? Hot hot!

Flat white - $4
Flat white – $4

D2D also got his usual flat white.

Sabor!
Sabor!

Sabor in the Hunter is definitely a nice spot to treat yourself to some dessert after a long day of driving and wine-ing! It’s also right next to the historic Gillies Bridge where you can take some photos (but don’t get run over!).

What else is around:

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Anita Gelato, Chippendale

This is a short sweet post – about Anita Gelato! This was our afternoon tea break after walking from Circular Quay down to Chippendale on the way to the new White Rabbit Gallery exhibition Reformation.

Anita Gelato

Yes, open at 7am! You can have gelato for breakfast!

Anita Gelato
Anita Gelato

Basically, Anita Gelato is a gelato/froyo/coffee cafe.

Located in the new Central Park shopping centre and apartment complex, this is one of many shiny new shops now on Broadway (what George St becomes when it goes past Central into Chippendale…) and across from the lovely UTS Tower. You will recognise it as a very shiny series of towers with plants and grass growing on its walls.

On the side of the centre that’s not facing Broadway (it faces the smaller inside road), you find:

250 L are churned daily
250 L are churned daily

So what flavours do they have? Their chocolate and variety section was pretty standard (although it’s topped and decorated quite nicely).

With a regular size (about $6-7), you get two scoops. We ordered passionfruit (zingy and crunchy) and something a bit different: watermelon and mint!

Gelato regular
Gelato regular

I really liked the watermelon and mint – something different. D2D also got a flat white, which came with two little biscuits which were quite yummy.

Flat white
Flat white

This is quite a nice relaxing place, and that’s the general feel of Central Park so far – not too many people and still shiny and new.

Nice views
Nice views

If you look out, Anita Gelato faces a pretty great view of the green lawn, BBQs and water features that Central Park residents can call their shared backyard.

Apparently, the park was developed by the Central Park developers, and then basically donated to the City of Sydney! That’s why it’s a public (not private) park and it also means less strata for the residents…

Anyway, Anita Gelato is a nice gelato stop in Chippendale/Central where a lot is sure to be happening in the years to come as they finish development of the apartments!

What about the name? I’m not sure – maybe Anita is the owner. Or maybe it’s because Anita Gelato also sounds like “I need a gelato”?

What else is around:

  • Central Park lawns has two BBQs (free) so you can do a cook and picnic
  • New shops, including Pigeonhole which has quirky stuff (think Monster Threads), a Daiso, restaurants and food court, Din Tai Fung (coming soon)
  • Level 3 currently has free pool table, table tennis and Foosball
  • Level 4 features art exhibitions and workshops
  • White Rabbit Gallery, which is right behind the lawn
  • Chippendale is also home to a number of art galleries and restaurants to be explored