Reviews by scotts9
$4 for a large Capuccino - tick
Friendly staff - tick
Tasty coffee - tick
Plenty of seating - tick
This little coffee shop in the valley was the perfect spot for me to kill an hour and do a bit of uni work, I'll be back here for sure.
Approximate cost: $4
We were looking for an engagement ring and almost bought one from here straight away. Their staff were so lovely and helpful, and not rude and pretentious like so many of the other places we went to. After much shopping around we ended up back here to make the final purchase.
After reading hundreds of good reviews on this place, we made an appointment to check it out. They had lots of nice rings, and were generally good at finding something in our price range, or so we thought.
After looking at lots of rings, deciding to push our budget a little higher, and more or less deciding on what we want, we find out that the price DID NOT include GST. So having increased our budget slightly already, the extra 10% was going to be a large increase in our budget.
This ultimately annoyed my fiance and I, and we decided to take our business elsewhere.
The staff were very nice, and generally pretty helpful, but neglecting to tell us the ACTUAL price from the start resulting in us getting our hopes up and wasting our time.
Great coffee, good service, and obviously very popular. The stink from the bins at the loading dock for James Street Market next door is a bit off putting as you walk in though. If you can get past that, then you are in for a good coffee.
Approximate cost: $5
A piece of fish on it's own is $4, but adding chips and a drink adds another $5! Seemed a bit much, and took a little while to get served, but otherwise great tasting food.
Approximate cost: $12
I stayed at Quest at Singleton recently, as I was attending an engagement party near by. The staff were friendly, helpful and efficient. The rooms were not flash, but clean and spacious. There was loads of parking, and it was in a good location near a park, pool and gym.
I was looking for a difficult combination of flights, (Australia --> Jakarta --> Singapore --> Johannesburg --> London --> Australia), which was going to cost a fortune. I don't normally use travel agents, as I can usually find cheaper myself, but in this case, Damian Merola from Merola's was able to find an obscure deal with Virgin Atlantic, which saved us at least $1000.
All the staff there are friendly and helpful, and I know a lot of my friends use them too.
Approximate cost: $3000
I've just bought a new house near this store, and have had a few DIY attempts at some plumbing jobs around the house. I initially went to a large hardware store chain, which was impossible to get service at, and didn't have a great range of parts that I needed.
I went to Reece at Morningside and they were really helpful. They looked at photo's i'd taken of the existing plumbing, and offered several different solutions. Some products did seem a little on the expensive side, but did seem to be pretty good quality.
Despite this, it's the first place i'll go to for any plumbing supplies.
Approximate cost: $80
I was in the market for a new whipper snipper, and after hours of research on the internet, had decided on a particular Honda model. Of course, when ringing around, I had all sorts of different opinions given to me about what was the best to get.
They guys at The Mower Market where really helpful. They demo'd the whipper snipper, showed me how to wrap new line on the feeder, filled it full of petrol, and gave me a packet of free line.
It gets a free service at 3 months as well, just to make sure everything is okay.
I'd strongly recommend these guys, and when it's time for a new mower, it's the first place i'll be going.
I'd got a few quotes for some new front shock absorbers for my car, and after a few rip off quotes, Midas Tingalpa where the most up front, and reasonably mechanic I found.
They completed the work quickly, and sent me a text when it was done. The car now rides way better, and i'll be going there for any future suspension work.
Approximate cost: $600