Birkenhead Point is well known for its premium outlet shopping, but little did we know that their dining game is on point too. A cafe by day and a function centre by night, Cafe Birkenhead is a waterside venue with so much to offer, regardless of whether you’re in for a casual feed or a reason to celebrate.
With its rustic vibes and nautical interior decor, Cafe Birkinhead is a perfect place to spend a lazy spring day, with views for days and a menu to match. We were seated by the windows, which provided an exquisite backdrop for our brunch experience.
What could possibly beat a view like this? Looking out over the Parramatta riverside, we were transported into some kind of surreal paradise, but really, we were right in the very heart of suburban Sydney.
Our beverages arrived first, perfectly chilled to counterbalance the pleasant temperatures of a warm day. The Mango Smoothie was as refreshing as it was flavoursome; and the Pink Lady was a delicate symphony of freshly squeezed apple, pineapple, strawberry and ginger juice.
This sweet potato and corn fritter is definitely one of the best we’ve tried. With smoked salmon, smashed avocado, poached eggs, chia seeds on their signature sourdough toast, it hit all the high notes of our tasteful expectations.
The wagyu bresaola omelette was juicy and tender, surrendering an eloquent variety of sensations and textures when served with misto funghi, mozzarella cheese, dried cherry tomato, snow pea tendrils and sourdough.
The presentation of our brunch was on point too, the aesthetic appeal meant that we were all too ready to devour this delicious masterpiece as soon as it was served. But of course, we had to restrain our tastebuds in order to capture enough photos to do this meal some justice.
As delectable as our savoury dishes were, we were so excited to taste the finale: classic strawberry stuffed french toast. This ensemble of fresh strawberries, maple syrup, marscapone cheese, icing sugar and subtle hints of ground cinnamon truly lived up to its mouthwatering description.
Overall, this was an amazing experience across so many categories: decor, service, food, presentation and views. It’s hard to believe that this lovely cafe is tucked away in such a beautiful local suburb, but I’m glad we were granted the privilege of discovery.
Special mention to the staff, who were friendly and welcoming throughout. By the end of it we were fuelled up and ready to breeze through the rest of the day. Birkenhead Point is a divine location for shopping, for an peaceful stroll by the waterside, and most definitely for a spot of brunch at Cafe Birkenhead.
Shop 70A, Birkenhead Point Outlet Centre
Drummoyne, NSW 2047
Contributed by Karen, who dined as a guest on behalf of 2 Hungry Guys