Before the end of summer, I am trying my best to get round as many of the waterfront cafes as possible; Bayside Kitchen has probably been one of the most idyllic places yet. With the views of the Swan River and Bayside Kitchen being a very open plan layout, it was perfect for a breeze to pass through whilst you enjoy brunch. The only downside to the open plan layout and high ceilings is that the infrastructure isn't very good at absorbing sound, which made the venue rather noisy, even though it wasn't full.
The breakfast menu bought up the first difficult decision of going savoury or sweet. The buttermilk pancakes with whipped honeycomb cream looked very tempting, which was proven right when half of the orders coming out that morning were that option. Arguably one of the most important factors when deciding if your breakfast is up to standard is on how good the coffee is. I am not much of a coffee drinker, but I have been assured by my friend it was the perfect start to her morning and breakfast. When we got round to deciding on breakfast, I opted for the traditional eggs and bacon and my friend had the smashed avocado, asparagus, poached eggs and goats cheese on toast. I ended up with a severe case of food envy when it arrived!
I had read other reviews before I went that said the service wasn't great or consistent here, however, we were either lucky or other reviewers went on a bad day, because our waitress was lovely and really attentive. When we were ordering she told us what her favourite dishes were and made some suggestions which are always welcomed when you're as indecisive as us.
There is car park right next to the cafe, however, it is in very close proximity to UWA, therefore at certain times I have been told it's hard to get a spot in there when people are using it for the campus.
This is definitely a place I would come back with friends as quite a few of them opt for gluten free and there were numerous options for this. However, most importantly, I need to come back and try their pancakes!