The Blue Duck

13 September, 2010

151 Marine Parade, Cottesloe
Breakfast served every day 7am – 11.30am
Fully Licensed

What started as breakfast for two ended up as an awesome catch up with four of us – Mono Lisa, myself and two debut appearances to the blog – Suzie Sparkles and Fully Charged Rhino headed to The Blue Duck in Cottesloe on Saturday morning for a champagne breakfast. Suzie and Fully Charged Rhino couldn’t resist coming along to try this place out with us!

From the moment we walked into The Blue Duck we were treated to fantastic service. We were seated by the window as requested when I made the booking (it was too cold for the balcony at 9.30am) and straight away water was poured and our coffee orders were taken. We sat there for a while taking in the beautiful ocean view and having a chat about what we were going to have from the menu… and of course which champagne we were having!

Scanning down the menu the prices are fairly average for Perth, ranging from $4.30 for toast to $19.50 for the Blue Duck Breakfast, which is a typical full breakfast. I liked that they had the “Little Nippers” breakfast for the kids where they can choose from fruit salad, bacon and egg on toast or French toast with maple syrup, all for $8. The overall menu choices were the usual you would find on a breakfast menu with fruit salad, muesli (Bircher and a Blue Duck mix), bacon and eggs as well as a vegetarian big breakfast. The French toast looked quite fancy with it being described as a brioche with mascarpone and dried fruit poached in vanilla syrup. YUM! It was the Rye bagel with shaved prosciutto that really got my mouth watering. It came with King Island triple brie, fresh avocado, soft boiled egg and basil aioli. The waitress said it perfectly – it was the most unexpected thing on the menu.

Mono Lisa ordered poached eggs and toast with a side of hollandaise and mushrooms, Suzie Sparkles ordered bacon and eggs (scrambled), Fully Charged Rhino ordered toast with berry jam and a side of spinach and I ordered the Rye bagel. .. of course!

Our coffees came out rather quickly and I loved that we each got a little biscuit! The coffee was a good temperature and had a full flavour. As soon as we all took a sip there was simultaneous “mmmm that’s good coffee”.

I was surprised that our meals didn’t take much longer to come out considering they were a bit busy. Mono Lisa said – “LIZ! Your bagel is coming, it looks awesome” and it did… I couldn’t believe how good it looked. We all thought the presentation of our meals was fantastic. So we all said “cheers” with our champagne and started enjoying our meals.

Mono Lisa said her hollandaise was light and very tasty. Her eggs were a bit on the cold side but they were nice and runny and she said the taste made up for it.

Suzie Sparkles was enjoying her scrambled eggs until she found a small piece of shell in the eggs. Despite this she commented the eggs were nice and thick and not at all watery. The serving size was also very generous.

The toast that Fully Charged Rhino ordered came with its own cute little jar of berry jam. Her spinach was well seasoned and not soggy. Don’t worry, she didn’t eat the jam and spinach together on the toast!

Now… for my magnificent meal! WOW! There were so many flavours that all went so well together. The basil aioli was light in flavour and creamy. The brie was nice and soft with a strong flavour which complimented the avocado slices lying on top of it. The prosciutto had a light salty flavour that I liked to eat with soft boiled egg. There was a perfect balance of everything in this meal to the point where it was JUST about to get too rich towards the end of the meal and then I had finished. I didn’t feel overfull at all.

The Blue Duck has wonderful service and delicious food to match its beautiful location. All of us enjoyed this cafe and I highly recommend it for any style of catch up – with friends, family or a romantic breakfast for two.

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  • Reply Coolio 13 September, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    >your bagel looks sooooo good lizzy!!! more like lunch than breakfast…my favourite kind

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