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by Jenny Rossiter (subscribe)
Writer, photographer, educator, explorer of places new, with a passion for adding fun back into life.
Published January 30th 2014
Drop anchor at the Boatshed Cafe
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 Cafe.

Boatshed Cafe
Boatshed Cafe

The covered outdoor eating area, built in 2013, has greatly added to its appeal. The cafe was opened in 2008 and changed ownership late 2010. Great food, longer opening hours and word of mouth recommendation has made the Boatshed Cafe a constant shipping port of activity.

The Boatshed Cafe has a lovely indoor-outdoor area
The Boatshed Cafe has a lovely indoor-outdoor extension

Boatshed Cafe is situated right on the foreshore overlooking Hallett Cove's beach of beautiful stones.

Hallett Cove Beach
Hallett Cove Beach

The entrance to the world renowned Conservation Park is only a stones throw away.

Glorious coastal views from the Boatshed Cafe
Glorious coastal views from the Boatshed Cafe

Surf Life Saving history on display at the Boatshed Cafe
Surf Life Saving history on display at the Boatshed Cafe

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.

The Pizza Oven
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 Cafe 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 Cafe is licensed. If you arrive between meals, there are delicious savoury and sweet scones and a cake cabinet full of enticing treats.

The cake cabinet at the Boatshed Cafe
A selection of delicious sweet and savoury items at Boatshed Cafe
Boatshed Cafe

Many fitness groups, Council workers, Mother and Baby groups have made Boatshed Cafe their home port. Step Into Life Hallett Cove can be seen here refuelling after their morning cardio and toning session at the beach.
The Boatshed Cafe is a regular meeting place for local groups
The Boatshed Cafe is a regular meeting place for local groups

If you have been strolling the boardwalk in the Conservation Park the Boatshed Cafe 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.
Boatshed Mixed Lollies
Boatshed Mixed Lollies

Drop anchor at the Boatshed Cafe
Drop anchor at the Boatshed Cafe
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When: Wed-Thurs 9.30-4.30pm
Fri-Sat 9.00-8.30pm
Sun 9.00-5.00pm
Phone: 08 8322 4000
Cost: $10-$30 per meal
Your Comment
I've been here a couple of times, but not since the outdoor area has been built. That's a great addition! And a very good reason for another visit!
by Paula McManus (score: 3|3667) 2632 days ago
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.
by heath (score: 0|4) 2634 days ago
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