Driving down south on The Grand Parade late on a Thursday night, we stumbled on Bay Vista as we were scanning the roads to satisfy our late night sweet tooth. I always find it hard to find a place to wind down after a long and adventurous night, but on this unusually bright lit strip of open restaurant/cafes ala Brighton Le Sands, we stumbled into the closest cafe that was still mildly occupied.
The moment we walked into the door, we were greeted by warmly by the staff and I even asked my partner-in-crime if she was a friend of the waitress, but this was not the case.
Feeling welcome, we sat down and ordered caramelised pecan, banana and honey crepes for $11, a decent price, and a lychee and coconut icy fruit shake at a pricey $7. The menu had a strong representation of pancakes and crepes which I wasn't complaining about.
As I looked around to admire the décor, I took note of some cheesy wall quotes like 'waffles are just pancakes with syrup traps'. With a cosy and modern look, the only thing I could complain about was the loud clubby music that sounded it was from 104.1 2Day FM, spoiling the mood a bit.
Although the banana was a bit bruised, the chewy texture of the crepes and the honey pecan combination was perfect with a dollop of vanilla ice cream. As for the drink, I was expecting a stronger lychee flavour and more of a hit for that $7 bill.
As we finished up, I noticed we were the only ones left. It was midnight after all, and they were ready to close up. However, Bay Vista certainly satisfied our cravings and overall a great place for midnight snacking.
Rating: three and a half teaspoons of sugar out of five.
Your article does not do this place justice. The food here is amazing! I have been a few times and even their savoury choice is great and sometimes paying a few extra dollars is worth the service and their huge servings(crepes and single pizza serves)! The decor is modern and appealing. Every time I have been there it has been full and even with two floors. It is very popular and the dessert menu is HUGE! I used to love Max Brenner but I went to the Bondi Junction one a few days ago and was let down with their waffles, they hardly put a tablespoon of chocolate on a waffle. This place is well worth it! Cannot wait to go back :)
By toves - reader Wednesday, 25th of April @ 10:29 pm
I agree with Toves! Bay Vista was amazing! I had the Belgian Waffles with strawberries and warm chocolate sauce - OMG it was a heavenly experience! The serving sizes are HUGE so it might be worth sharing with someone.