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Published February 10th 2017
Eat With Breathtaking Views of the Ocean and Excellent Food
There are many cafes/restaurants now on Perth beaches and Hamptons City Beach is a relatively new one.
ABOUT HAMPTONS This cafe has uninterrupted views over the Indian Ocean and this view can be seen through the full length windows and from most positions in the cafe. It almost feels like you are perched above the ocean.
The stunning clear blue beach below Hamptons Cafe - Image: Their website
They specialise in local seafood, however I did not get to sample this on this occasion, as we went for a late breakfast or brunch.
Here is a clip on Hamptons - it shows you the surrounds and the actual cafe, and is told by Marcel Slobe:
Hamptons is a large cafe, and is ideal for groups, as well as small parties, or just two people.
There are several booths at the side of the Cafe
The area overlooking the beach inside would hold about 200 people and then there is the outside area (which was not being used due to rain), plus more tables on the other side of the restaurant, though, of course, these would be the last to fill.
Enclosed outside area on the beach
They also cater for children, and have little sets of coloured pencils and a colouring-in book to keep them amused.
Give aways to keep the children amused
SERVICE The service was quite fast although they did forget one coffee and apologised profusely for this. Several wait staff came over to ask did we have everything, and all were very pleasant, smiling and friendly.
Large amount of staff at Hamptons City Beach - Image: Their website
There were probably around 20 wait staff on from the time we arrived at 10 am and there seemed to be someone around if you wanted anything. It was a pleasant change to have table service as I am finding that fewer and fewer places offer this now, AND this is a cafe that allows separate billing, which was an added bonus as there were four of us having brunch.
Our glasses of water were constantly filled up out of stainless steel jugs, and this was another nice added touch, with the water being nice and cold. Our glasses were also filled regularly without us having to request it, which was also a welcome change.
MENU Their menu is particularly exciting being made from locally grown products where possible or the best available, if not local. They had local seafoods, and a vast array of other dishes, and also pleasing was the fact that they had "lighter" dishes on the lunch menu for those who do not want such a huge meal.
Their full menu can be seen here. Make sure you check out their desserts if you are a sweet tooth as I will go back there purely to sample some of these. They also had a counter filled with cakes which would go very well for afternoon tea with a nice cup of tea or coffee.
Hard to resist display of cakes
Hamptons have some unusual dishes on their menu such as:
Wild mushrooms, caramelized onion, goats curd, truffle oil, hazelnut and lemon dust, with flaky pastry chards
Pan roasted Cone Bay barramundi, white bean and chorizo cassoulet, with a sauce vierge and grilled broccolini
Local mussels, Shark Bay clams, saffron cream sauce, on grilled ciabatta
The food we saw waiters carrying looked SO delectable and by the time we left at around 12.30, they were already serving lunch. The plates were decorated in a very professional, inviting way making just about any meal look like something I wanted.
Delicious lunches available - Image: Their website
A few in our group of four had the bacon and eggs. I was toying between the brioche French toast, fresh berries and maple cream, which sounded fabulous, or the eggs Florentine. I LOVE smoked salmon so I eventually decided upon the eggs Florentine with smoked salmon, spinach, hollandaise sauce, and toasted ciabatta, which cost $20.
The poached eggs were perhaps the best I have tasted in that the whites were perfectly done, and inside was a just-cooked, runny yellow which oozed everywhere as I cut into it - DELICIOUS!
Scrumptious eggs Florentine
Other interesting items on the breakfast menu included:
Confit field mushroom, Jamon, poached egg, grilled asparagus, toasted almonds, Pecorino cheese, pangrattato, and white truffle oil
House Cured Yuzu** and Beetroot Huon Salmon, zucchini fritter, pomegranate, lemon and hazelnut crumble, crème fraiche, with wild rocket
New Orleans fried chicken and sweet potato waffle, chipotle Hollandaise sauce, together with pickled chillies
**Citrus fruit originating from Japan. A cross between lemon, mandarin and grapefruit
I find it difficult to chose when there are so many good items on the menu.My friend next to me had the avocado smash on toasted ciabatta, with citrus salt, Danish feta, and cherry tomatoes at $17.
I tasted a mouthful of this and it was also delicious.
Smashed avocado with Feta and tomatoes
They are fully licensed and have a large range of beer, wines, and also soft drinks such as:
They do cocktails and some of their wines are stored and served from the middle section of the cafe.
Super cocktails available
The Service section
Their coffee is also made in this section, and my coffee was extra hot, as requested, with a full bodied flavour that was not bitter.
A very serious looking barista!
You can come straight from the beach into Hamptons and they have provided a tap to wash your feet before you enter. This is a great idea as it is casual enough that you can have a swim and then eat.
There is plenty of parking in the car park adjacent to the restaurant
Seven days at week from 7 am to 12 am
Medium to high range
A great dining experience, and one that I can highly recommend