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Harry's Café de Wheels

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The attraction of this all-day dockyard food stall is not so much the delectable meat pies and coffee served as the clientele. Famous opera singers, actors, and international rock stars have been spotted here rubbing shoulders with shift workers and taxi drivers. This "pie cart" has been a Sydney institution since 1945, when the late Harry "Tiger" Edwards set up his van to serve sailors from the nearby Garden Island base. Drop in any time from 8:30 am (9 am on weekends) until the wee hours for a Tiger Pie, made with mushy peas, mashed potatoes, and gravy. Harry's now has nine other locations in Sydney.

Updated: 01-15-2014

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    A True Aussie Experience

    Most long term Aussies know this place. It's been around since WW II. You can get to it on bus route 311.
    The top two meals are a small 4" diameter pie shell with a peppery beef stew filling topped by a heaping ice cream scoop of #1 - Mashed canned peas and mashed potatoes or #2 - Mashed potatoes alone. After talking the girl into giving me a small taste of the peas I remembered why I don't like canned peas and settled for the mashed potatoes instead.
    The price was reasonable and food filling (although a little peppery for me). Seating was on the wharf bumper logs next to the trailer (yes, it's a food trailer).
    Would I go again? No, but I did go one time for the Aussie experience and it was worth the effort it took.
    Dr. Ken Rich

    by drkenrich, 4/6/07

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