The Blue Duck, North Cottesloe
The Blue Duck Restaurant is a much loved place for the locals of Perth to go for an early morning coffee, breakfast, lunch or dinner. The modern Australian restaurant is located on the sand dunes overlooking North Cottesloe Beach in Perth’s western suburbs. The main attraction of The Blue Duck is the fabulous view (pictured above) and only a handful of restaurants in Perth can claim to offer uninterrupted views of Western Australia’s pristine ocean and summer evening sunsets. For me I prefer the mornings especially when there is no wind or much of a swell which is what I was greeted with this morning when we pulled up on Marine Parade.
It took us a while to get going this morning and luckily for us the breakfast kitchen at The Blue Duck is open daily until 11:30 am. The Blue Duck is quite a large restaurant and there are plenty of tables on the balcony area, there are also a few lounges outside and in the entrance which looked perfect for a quick takeaway coffee or drink. The breakfast menu offers many choices including ‘add on’ options to a few of the meals. The restaurant is fully licensed and you can also order a sneaky glass of Champagne, Bloody Mary or Espresso Martini cocktails with breakfast, we passed on this opting for the regular coffees instead.
The Blue Duck use Fiori Coffee and have a trained barista behind the coffee machine. Fiori Coffee is a West Australian company and it is always good to see the cafes supporting local products!
Breakfast with a view of Cottesloe Beach
The french toasted brioche was surely a sight to admire as the lady placed our dishes on the table. The dish consisted of one and a half slices of a buttery French Brioche, poached pears, deeply coloured berries, a drizzling of honey, sweet Mascarpone cheese and cinnamon sugar.
Brioche is a sweet yeast dough that is normally served either on it’s own or with some jam, it is crumby in texture and an ideal choice for French Toast. The berry compote perfectly complimented the brioche and I think the Mascarpone cheese was a good choice as cream would have maybe changed the taste of the dish.
French toasted brioche ($16.00)
The mashed sweet potatoes was the star ingredient of this vegetarian sweet potato, feta & herb hash dish. The sweet potatoes were nicely mashed with feta, garlic and herbs and surprisingly being a big bread eater Derek did not miss his toast at all. The menu does give you a choice to add bacon, panchetta or salmon and Derek ordered an addition of bacon.
Sweet potato, feta & herb hash with bacon ($19.00)
Full Breakfast ($22.00)
Living in Perth during the summer months there is one thing you learn about pretty quickly and that is the sea breeze, it is a god send especially when the temperatures have been hovering around the 4o degree mark over the past 4 days. This morning the breeze was in early and the ocean was a little ‘choppy’.
Free parking is available on the street
Daily breakfast from 7:00am – 11:00am
Coffee from 6:00am during the week and 6:30am on weekends
Perfect spot to watch the sunset
Venue hire is available for parties and celebrations
151 Marine Parade
Western Australia 6011