at Federal Cafe and Bar

Elsa had been wanting to try Federal Cafe and Bar for a while as she heard they make good breakfasts/brunches; they serve New Zealand and Australian food. Elsa and Ryo struggled a bit to find it as the place is relatively new to Manchester at the time and there weren’t many external photos of the cafe, but it was literally opposite the end of  Arndale market. We arrived at about 12:30 pm, just as a crowd was leaving and another entered. We were both surprised at how popular this place was.

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at Try Thai

Try Thai is located within Manchester’s China Town on Faulkner Street. There is a separate bar area with its own entrance, but the actual restaurant is up a few flights of stairs. Ryo has been a long fan of their set lunch menu, which offers decent food at a reasonable price, so this is a semi-regular place for us. Elsa and Ryo arrived in Manchester on a sunny Saturday and felt like having something refreshing instead of the originally planned burgers. We decided on going to Try Thai again.

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brunch buffet at Le Petit Baïona in Paris

Elsa and Ryo spent 4 and a half days in Paris and had many food adventures. This one is focused on a Basque place we found.

Ryo was researching for places that offer brunch in Paris and discovered that brunch buffets were a thing. Curious as to what exactly this entails, Elsa and Ryo chose a place to visit locally after a very sunny walk on the Coulée verte René-Dumont (Promenade plantée), an elevated green walkway on an old railway line. I highly recommend the walkway as a brilliant place to get away from the hustle and bustle of Paris!

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at Al Dabké in Paris

Elsa and Ryo spent 4 and a half days in Paris and had many food adventures. This one is focused on a Lebanese place we found.

ElsaRyo and Elsa’s sister were sightseeing in Paris during the day when they got hungry and tried to look for a place to eat lunch in.  Walking through the Marais area, this Lebanese restaurant caught our eyes (and noses) so we decided to try it out.

This is a new branch of Al Dabké in the Marais district. Their main restaurant is in the suburb of Paris, Ivry-sur-Seine.

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