Sydney's weather cleared for 24 hours - they've had a terrible run of inclement weather - just long enough for our stay.
View from the window alcove of our 'front-of-house' room overlooking Hyde Park.
You can see the gloomy sky that was present when we arrived in Sydney.
The spire/tower of St Mary's Cathedral across Hyde Park the
following day, framed by a beautiful blue sky.
The walkway from St James station, Elizabeth Street towards
the Archibald Fountain and St Mary's Cathedral in the background
The steps off Elizabeth Street into Hyde Park
We had a very nice dinner in the Sheraton's Brasserie restaurant and I was prepared for the $AUS65/head charge for the 'all-you-can-eat' buffet, however, I shirked at $AUS28/head charge for dining room breakfast of buffet eggs and bacon. So we wandered out the Castlereagh Street entrance to the Sheraton and went across the road to Suncorp-Metway Building and found a nice little cafe where we had a very full hot breakfast for an economical $AUS8.50/head.
Castlereagh Street - Suncorp-Metway Building on the right adjacent the parked trucks.
Coffee lounge/Cafe for breakfast
As we ate our leisurely breakfast we were absolutely amazed to see the queues of workers lining up at the counter to get their morning containers of their favourite 'coffee-fix' and paying up to $AUS8.00 for the same.
Rhonda tells me that at her hospital the morning 'coffee run' to the canteen is a daily ritual, one she avoids as she only drinks weak black coffee and finds it cheaper to take her own little container of coffee granules.
As you may gather, I am not a coffee drinker. LOL!