coffee Archives - the little lioness


Cafe Macquarie, Belmont

by Fiona on July 9, 2015 · 0 comments

Cafe Macquarie Belmont Iced Coffee
Iced Coffee

Just back from a very filling lunch at the (surprisingly hipster) Cafe Macquarie in Belmont. Why surprisingly? Well, I just didn’t picture mason jar iced coffees in the highway suburb of Belmont. Nor the haloumi salad with quinoa that I nommed down!

Cafe Macquarie Belmont Haloumi Salad
Haloumi Salad with quinoa and greens, $17.50

The greens were a lovely mix – snow peas, broccoli, asparagus, fresh mint leaves, baby spinach and sprouts, with the crunch of pistachio nuts and the zesty lemon juice.

Cafe Macquarie Belmont
Club sandwich with chips, $15.50

These chips were awesomely crunchy! Would be lovely on their own or with their house made aioli.

Cafe Macquarie Belmont Cappuccino
Skinny Cap

The cafe was also involved in the “Block by Block” street art project that’s brightened up the ageing building in the area

Cafe Macquarie
26a Macquarie Street
Belmont, NSW 2280
02 4947 0658


B-Side Espresso, Charlestown

by Fiona on July 3, 2015 · 0 comments

Do you want the cheapest, but quality small coffee around?

b-side espresso charlestown coffee

B-Side Espresso do a small, single shot (cap, latte etc) coffee for $3.50. Great for heading to your employment provider :p

B-Side Espresso
Cnr of Pearson St and Smart St
Charlestown, NSW
(02) 4023 1811


Aroma’s Cafe, Glendale

by Fiona on June 28, 2015 · 0 comments

Aroma’s is the cafe we tend to go to when, it’s lunchish and we haven’t yet eaten, but would also like to head to K-Mart or Bunnings (but that’s moving soon!) or perhaps to browse at EB games ;)

purple coffee aroma's glendale

(yes, we have a Kinnect. Yes, I own a fitness game. I got the older version that DOESN’T have Michelle Bridges, because she makes me gag)

Aromans big breakfast

So we brunch… the “big breakfast” is above, and the yummy Spinach and feta quiche with chips and salad below.

spinach feta quiche chips salad

Coffees and meals always satisfy!


A soothing cup of tea

by Fiona on April 10, 2015 · 0 comments

Tense therapy session on Wednesday because we ended up writing the letter for my “job Capacity Assessment” with Centrelink that I had yesterday. Yes, the assessment went well, reaffirmed my love of Occupational Therapists. and I’m going to be going to a new Job network/ Disability provider next week…. One that is all into aka specialises in people with mental health issues. I also got a rating of being capable of
only” 8-14 hours of work a week. Given I’ve not worked full-time in over three years, this is a relief to have on my record. A relief to be honest and say that I really wanna be a a speech pathologist again, but my mental health issues are holding me back.

Oh we got the coolest coffee cups from Playing the Goat across the road from Centrelink. Tawny frogmouth!!!


So, when I got home from that, I went for my first cup of tea for the year. Dilmah.


Oh, and did you see that I got ordained? *grins*

(that certificate is NOT A4, so if anyone can help me fid a frame to fit it – US sized I guess- I’ll bless you with 2 minute noodles)


Speers’ Point Park

by Fiona on March 1, 2015 · 0 comments


I love the new playground, as well as the cafe (despite being a salvos venture) at Speers Point Park!!!


$6 smoothie

Ice Coffee

Coffee coffee




Happy Year of the Goat!

by Fiona on February 20, 2015 · 0 comments

Why not celebrate with a takeaway coffee from Playing the Goat at Charlestown?

playing the goat

Certainly makes the long waits at the Centrelink across the road more bearable!! (Spent way too much time on the phone to them lately! But got there!) The coffee is yum!!

playing the goat

Playing the Goat
12/338 Charlestown Rd
Charlestown NSW 2290
0413 564 459


newcastle mirage blog meet


moon boy Murrays beer

I love a good blog meet, talking “shop” with people who get that google analytics and referral terms are a thing that matters! A huge thank you to the Newcastle Mirage boys (did you know ZINES were still a thing???) for organising it and getting the beer from Murray’s Brewery for us gals to try!

being the little lioness

I may have kittied up, thanks to Kitten Cream and Kitten’s Playpen.

Murray's Whale Ale

angry man murrays pale ale

Mmm…. beer

common fix cold brew coffee

And COFFEE!!! Some gorgeous yums from Common Fix Cold BreW. Gorgeous team behind it and nommy coffee…. esp with VODKA!

four to the floor

Me and the peachy keen mumma!

Oh hello there Peachy Keen Mumma!!!

hello naomi bikkies

mmmm Hello, Naomi bikkies!

you're a mug mate

You’re a mug mate….


Pre-Chrissy Brunch @ Custom Espresso, Speers Point

February 3, 2015

Organised a family brunch shortly before Chrissy at Custom Espresso, which is walking distance from my parents’ place and their new regular coffee joint. We got to relax over some great food, and got to meet my sister’s boyfriend :) Look at me eating eggs!!!!!

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C is for COFFEE, that’s good enough for me

January 27, 2015

I got sent a Dolce Gusto Circolo towards the end of last year to have a play with. I’ve previously reviewed the one that looks like a penguin here…. So, even though I don’t actually like the milk pods (I would use them in an emergency, but most of the time I just use fresh […]

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Playing the Goat, Charlestown – Funky cups and great coffee!

November 3, 2014

How awesome are these cups at the newishly opened “Playing the Goat” in the Hilltop Plaza block (across the road from Centrelink) in Charlestown? :) I got a delish cold coffee (espresso, milk and ice) the other morning and wished that the cup was for keeps! The had some nice looking wraps and toasties, perfect […]

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Maitland Aroma Festival

August 17, 2014

Minion Cake-Pops, by the local TAFE Went up to the Maitland Aroma Festival yesterday to wander and sample some coffee, chocolate, wine and other delicious local yums. The Wine It was one of those occasions where you buy your sampling plastic glass ($5) and then pay $2 for a 50mL sample, or $5 for a […]

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