The Blue Duck Restaurant is a much loved place for the locals of Perth to go for an early morning coffee, breakfast, lunch or dinner. The modern Australian restaurant is located on the sand dunes overlooking North Cottesloe Beach in Perth’s western suburbs. The main attraction of The Blue Duck is the fabulous view (pictured below) and only a handful of restaurants in Perth can claim to offer uninterrupted views of Western Australia’s pristine ocean and summer evening sunsets. For me I prefer the mornings at the beach especially when there is no wind or much of a swell which is what I was greeted with this morning when we pulled up in the car on Marine Parade.
It took us a while to get going this morning and luckily for us the breakfast kitchen at The Blue Duck is open daily until 11:30 am. The Blue Duck is quite a large restaurant and there are plenty of tables on the balcony area, there are also a lounge outside to soak in the beach atmosphere along the strip.
The breakfast menu offers many choices including ‘add on’ options to a few of the meals. I think it is reasonable priced for Perth. The restaurant is fully licensed and you can also order a sneaky glass of Champagne, Bloody Mary or Espresso Martini cocktails with breakfast, we passed on this opting for the regular coffees instead.
The Blue Duck use Fiori Coffee and have a trained barista behind the coffee machine. Fiori Coffee is a West Australian company and it is always good to see the cafes supporting local products!
As we waited for our meals we watched a few regular swimmers go about their morning swim a few metres from the shoreline.
Breakfast with a view of Cottesloe Beach
The french toasted brioche was surely a sight to admire as the lady placed our dishes on the table. The dish consisted of one and a half slices of a buttery French Brioche, poached pears, deeply coloured berries, a drizzling of honey, sweet Mascarpone cheese and cinnamon sugar.
Brioche is a sweet yeast dough that is normally served either on it’s own or with some jam, it is crumby in texture and an ideal choice for French Toast. The berry compote perfectly complimented the brioche and I think the Mascarpone cheese was a good choice as cream would have maybe changed the taste of the dish.
The mashed sweet potatoes was the star ingredient of this vegetarian sweet potato, feta & herb hash dish. The sweet potatoes were nicely mashed with feta, garlic and herbs and surprisingly being a big bread eater Dk did not miss his toast at all. The menu does give you a choice to add bacon, panchetta or salmon and Dk ordered an addition of bacon.
Living in Perth during the summer months there is one thing you learn about pretty quickly and that is the sea breeze, it is a god send when the temperatures hover around the 4o degree mark for a couple of days. This morning the breeze was in early and the ocean was a little ‘choppy’ but just as picturesque.