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Published January 30th 2014
Drop Anchor at the Boatshed Café
Nestled between the hills and the sea, lies the old Hallett Cove Surf Life Saving Club building enjoying a new lease of life as the Boatshed Café.
The covered outdoor eating area, built in 2013, has greatly added to its appeal. The café was opened in 2008 and changed ownership late 2010. Great food, longer opening hours and word of mouth recommendation has made the Boatshed Café a constant shipping port of activity.
The Boatshed Café has a lovely indoor-outdoor extension
Boatshed Café is situated right on the foreshore overlooking Hallett Cove's beach of beautiful stones.
Hallett Cove Beach
The entrance to the world renowned Conservation Park is only a stones throw away.
Glorious coastal views from the Boatshed Café
Surf Life Saving history on display at the Boatshed Café
There is an extensive breakfast menu. I really must try something different next time, but the Eggs Benedict and Pancakes with Berry Compote are firm favourites. Perhaps I will venture into unknown delights and order the beautifully layered muesli, yoghurt, berries and peaches in the tall sundae glass.
Fresh seafood and salad, burgers and wood oven pizzas are the stand out features of the lunch and dinner menu.
Delicious Wood Oven Pizzas are born in the sizzling hot pizza oven
Everybody's favourite – hot chips – are among the best I've tasted. At Boatshed Café they are served with aioli and tomato sauce.
The coffee is good, hot or iced. They also cater to tea drinkers, cocktail lovers and those that need something cold and refreshing from the fridge. Boatshed Café is licensed. If you arrive between meals, there are delicious savoury and sweet scones and a cake cabinet full of enticing treats.
Many fitness groups, Council workers, Mother and Baby groups have made Boatshed Café their home port. Step Into LifeHallett Cove can be seen here refuelling after their morning cardio and toning session at the beach.
The Boatshed Café is a regular meeting place for local groups
If you have been strolling the boardwalk in the Conservation Park the Boatshed Café is conveniently placed for an ice cream stop on the way back to the car. The newly refurbished upstairs room is available for functions and weddings.
The cute jar of Boatshed Mixed Lollies makes a great souvenir to take away.
So funny to see this in my inbox today as we just has breakfast there yesterday. The outdoor extension has been a huge draw card. It is such a lovely spot to sit and eat with the ocean and conservation park as the backdrop. We have even sat outside on quite a chilly day and they brought cute little lap rugs around for cold dinners. We watched a storm roll across the ocean that day from our table which was quite spectacular. On another note the food is never a let down. I can't go past the corn fritters and I always declare "I made the right choice!" as I'm savouring my first bite. My husband has declared the mushrooms in the Boatshed Classic a real winner and our little-y loves a fluffy stack of pancakes. Last but definitely not least... The coffee is always up to standard and VERY enjoyable. And a bad coffee can make or break a breakfast spot.