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Breakfast @ The Balmoral Boathouse

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by Carole Liivrand (subscribe)
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Published October 10th 2013
Wet T/Shirts, Oars, and Understated Elegance
Situated on a picturesque foreshore in the upmarket suburb of Mosman, you will find the trendy 'must visit' Balmoral Boathouse cafe.



Previously a 'hole in the wall' coffee and muffin stop for T/shirt, swimsuit and jogger clad outdoorsy types of all ages, the Boathouse now attracts a broader market. Young entrepreneurs with iPads and laptops, glamorous gals doing lunch, mums and bubs having time out, retirees with the morning newspaper, and fitness fiends renting boats, or drying off after a jog or swim. They're all there.

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Balmoral Boatshed Before Refurbishment


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Balmoral Boatshed After Refurbishment


It's perfectly located, the view is spectacular, the atmosphere is gorgeous, the decor welcoming, the food delectable, and there's such a buzz to the place.

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Great Views from every table


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Coffee Station


Food is chosen from a blackboard menu above the counter where you pay. This gives you time to peruse the delectable fare and flowers sold here. It is delivered to your table, and extra coffees can be ordered from staff, or from coffee stations positioned within the cafe.

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Order Here


The food tastes as good as it looks.

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Poached Eggs with Smoked Salmon, Kale & Potato Bake


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Baked Mushroom with Poached Eggs


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A novel way to serve tea


Seating is indoors at individual or communal tables, or on the wraparound deck.

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Be tempted to buy plants or produce


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Take me home


The Boathouse boat shed has been home to many an eatery, but this one will leave you with something to talk about.

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Why? Picturesque, yet relaxed place for breakfast, lunch or just a coffee, and meet up with friends
When: open daily 7.30am - 4pm / breakfast 7.30am - 12 noon / lunch 12 noon - 3pm
Phone: 02 9974 5440
Where: 2 The Esplanade, Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Cost: Reasonable
Your Comment
I love how everything is presented, especially the frying pan plate.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|12313) 2015 days ago
This place looks gorgeous, can't wait to try it!
by ROF (score: 2|313) 2012 days ago
Thanks Briony. No matter which way you look, everything is so nicely done.
by Carole Liivrand (score: 2|791) 2015 days ago
We visit Sydney every year and the Boat House is always on our list ... Sometimes more than once :))) The food and ambience plus the location are an absolute winner !
by Marti (score: 0|2) 1599 days ago
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