CommuRider wrote:My friend copped the attitude at Lilies but this is what happens when there is no competition in the vicinity.
CommuRider wrote:Haven't tried Doolies yet. Do I have to be a club member or can I just wander in?
You have to be a member for Dooleys, since it's a registered club. If you're from out of area and a member of another club somewhere else, you can get a guest membership. It's $11 for 3 years anyhow and you get access to the other Dooleys clubs such as the one at Lidcombe which is just up the road from Lidcombe velodrome (disclosure: Dooley's sponsors my cycling club, but that's not why I'm recommending them - good coffee, bistro and gluten free cakes for the missus [and a kids play area inside the club]).
CommuRider wrote:Also, will they be opening any cafes on the north bank of the river across the Armory? Where the new development is?
I hope so. At the moment it's just medium density housing and wasteland. I would like to see something like they've done at Meadowbank happen there.
Oh, BTW Newington shopping centre is close to the Armoury and easy to get to. There's good coffee there and a Gloria Jeans, plus some restaurants.