brekkie quest: bird and bear boathouse, elizabeth bay
Bird and Bear Boathouse
Ithaca Road, Elizabeth Bay
3.10 ‘Sunny Sundays, here I come’
Hello Bird and Bear. You’re the perfect spot for a sunny spring morning. For sitting on the deck, by the harbour; for nibbling on toast and sipping on cappuccinos. Probably not so perfect for a rainy day given you don’t actually have a roof. But for a day like this, you’re the business. Your menu’s quite sleek. I had the avo toast with tomato, chili and truffle oil. Gosh. Your quesadilla also looked tasty. Sadly, your service wasn’t as impressive – a bit slow and a bit cranky. And your knife didn’t really cut it either. But heck, who can be sad in a set up like this? I also enjoyed my post-brekkie wander through the Cross markets — they have some very pretty flowers.
Eggs: ? Didn’t have eggs today. But I’d give the quesadilla a go next time.
Toast: 3.5 It was cold when I got it. But the avocado, chili, truffle concept was killer.
Knife: 2 Nothing to write home about.
Ambience: 4.5 4.5 in the sun. Probably a 0.5 in the rain. You’re a superb location by the water, with an order and pay system at the small kiosk out front and a big deck for sitting by the water behind.
Price: 2 Not bad for price. But given your meals are small and simple, I wouldn’t say it’s great.
By Katherine Riches
Hello Sydney Cafes. Katherine Riches wants the creamiest coffee, the gooiest eggs and the crustiest toast. Do you have them for her? She’s also looking for sharp cutlery. What kind of cafe serves thick sourdough toast with a butter knife? She does not like these cafes. They make eating hard work. Her brekkie quest aims to seek out all you groovy cafes from you cruel and daggy ones. P.S. She’ll also be scoring your elements from 1 to 5.
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