Located just 20 minutes from the city, the Watershed Café is a great place to enjoy various café style dishes for breakfast, lunch or tea. The restaurant is on Salisbury Highway, overlooking a picturesque wetland so you get to enjoy your meal in an idyllic environment with water around you. We had a lovely breakfast there on a Sunday.
A great choice for those wanting the classic "big breakfast", the Kerasi's Classic Breakfast features free range eggs, smoky bacon, wilted baby spinach, slow roasted tomato, baked button mushrooms, beef chevapchichi, hash brown and char-grilled ciabatta. The house made hash brown served here was fried to golden brown with the texture being notably finer compared to the hash browns we have tried at similar cafes. Both the beef cevapcici and bacon had a delightful smoky flavour and the scrambled eggs had a light, fluffy texture. If you prefer the eggs can be made fried or poached instead.
Kerasi's Classic Breakfast (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Ideal for those that do not have the appetite for a big breakfast, the Spanish Omelette was cooked just right, partnered wonderfully by the pancetta, baby spinach and mushrooms. The blanched asparagus added an element of freshness and the toast provided a bit of contrast.
Spanish Omelette (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Considered to be a traditional American breakfast or brunch dish, their Eggs Benedict can be made in your choice of champagne ham, bacon, vegetarian or smoked salmon variation, with the last option requiring a bit of an extra cost. The poached eggs had runny yolks which were complemented perfectly by the spinach, mushrooms and caramelised onions. The smoked salmon we chose for the dish had the right degree of smoky flavour. My sister doesn't like too much hollandaise sauce on her eggs and the staff kindly served it on a separate dish.
Eggs Benedict (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
For those that want a light breakfast, the Watershed Croissant is a good option. The croissant had a flaky texture with buttery flavour. The pancetta, spinach and mushrooms served as a good partner to the croissant. A drizzling of balsamic glaze helped to tie everything together with its slightly tangy flavour.
Watershed Croissant (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
The Watershed Café also has a selection of tarts and cakes which changes daily to keep things fresh and interesting. The cakes looked so tempting we just had to order one for tasting. The Lemon Cheesecake we chose had the texture we expected from cheesecakes with a lemon flavour that was not too strong. The crisp, buttery base contrasted well with the filling which had some whipped cream on the side to somewhat cut through the rich flavour of the filling.
Lemon Cheesecake (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
For drinks, you can choose from a range of tea, coffee and juices. The juice is notable for being prepared fresh from your choice of up to three fruits. Extras can be added for a bit of an additional cost.
Coffee (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Tea (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
We enjoyed a complimentary main meal by using the Entertainment Book gold card. Aside from their breakfast items, the Watershed Café also has a selection of dishes for lunch. The wetlands give the place a serene feel with the tables spaced a fair distance apart. Plenty of parking spaces are available in the carpark located in front of the café.
The food is a bit pricey, but it was delicious - check the website for prices. You can always take a walk around the wetlands afterwards they have lots of birds there. There is also good signage to explain about the different animals that reside in the wetlands.