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Nielsen Park Cafe and Restaurant.

The cafe/ restaurant at Nielsen Park dates from 1914.The verandah is a particularly pleasant spot to sip coffee, and watch dolphins travelling up the harbour.Inside there's a lovely dining area as well.Website here.

Gelato Franco, Marrickville

The happy spill of families on the footpath at 9.30pm says it all. Gelato Franco has been welcomed by locals with open arms, finally scoring its own Italian gelateria for these balmy summer evenings. It's good news for Bar Italia gelato fans. Show More Summary

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This woman was having the best time floating around in the swimming enclosure at Nielsen Park.

Nielsen Park - looking west

Another view from the water at the swimming enclosure at Shark Beach, Nielsen Park, Vaucluse

View from the water, Nielsen Park

Floating, looking back at the cafe/restaurant at Nielsen Park.

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Shark Beach, Nielsen Park, Vaucluse

Continuing the Nielsen Park Series. See yesterday and the day before. Trees are also a feature of this lovely setting.

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