Wanna go to foodie heaven?

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Sweet Vanilla Cafe where have you been all my life? I laughed when I drove by this quaint cafe in the burbs of Lower Hutt, as their outside blackboard was advertising devilled kidneys. That’s all it said. Yuk my stomach churned and that smell and taste brought back childhood memories! However I did think, how clever, how very   “Paleo’ of them,  to boldly advertise their organ dish of the day! As I was now intrigued , I “sweetly vanilled asked” my Dad to treat us to lunch there. Not that I was wanting to try the kidneys of course, however I would have eaten chicken livers in a flash.

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Have you been to Caffe L’affare, one of Wellington’s iconic cafes?

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Do re me..la far ray so- L’affare (pronounced la-far-ray) is music to my Italian ears with its noise and smell that heightens my senses. Caffe L’affare- translates to Coffee Business and they indeed do the ‘bizo’ when it comes to coffee.

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Will Charlie pay the bill?

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Will Charlie pay your bill?

Charlie Bill’s Fine Food Bistro is in one of Welly’s upmarket suburbs of Thorndon. My husband chose this venue and it was definitely a surprise, as I was expecting to eat somewhere in the CBD. We tend to (not intentionally), neglect places that are nestled in the ‘burbs. We have been only once before and really enjoyed it but it just kinda slipped off our radar.

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