If you're after something a little different to do next weekend, why not venture a little south of Sydney and visit Bulli Beach Café.
Beautiful views across Bulli Beach.*
With it's stunning waterfront views, tranquil setting and delicious, fresh food, this café makes for a great break away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
While the exterior of the café blends in with the suburban scene surrounding it, it's the beautiful ocean views you get once inside that will really grab your attention.
Bulli Beach Café sits on the headland in between Bulli and McCauley Beach.
The café is nestled in between Bulli Beach and McCauley Beach in the Northern Illawarra suburb of Bulli. The café can be reached via car along the Grand Pacific Drive or via the Wollongong-Thirroul bike track.
The colourful menu is sure to have something to please every palette.
This family friendly café is open for breakfast and lunch from Monday to Thursday and is open all day (including dinner) over weekends.
The breakfast menu includes all of your staple brekkie meals - read; lots of eggs, bacon and grilled tomatoes. If you really enjoy the first meal of the day, selected breakfast dishes are available to order all day long.
Having visited Bulli Beach Café for a social midday catch up, I took advantage of the all day breakfast option and sampled the dukkah fried eggs ($17). Consisting of a slice of toasted rye bread, a fried egg, salad and aromatic dukkah, this breakfast option is simple and delicious any time of day. Pair it with a coffee ($4 -5.50) - my favourite is their mocha - and you're good to go.
Dukkah fried eggs - a simple twist on a classic.
The lunch and dinner menu at Bulli Beach Café is filled with a selection of fresh seafood and simple, fuss-free dishes - exactly what you'd expect from the ocean-side locale.
Can't go wrong with fresh salt and pepper squid.
Both the salt and pepper squid ($21) and mushroom burger ($16) prove to be great options for a casual weekend meal. The squid, which is golden and delicious, comes with a side salad and a dollop of creamy aioli. The mushroom burger, stuffed with field mushrooms, feta cheese, beetroot and spinach, and seasoned with dukkah spices comes with crispy fries, and is so enormous that I struggled to fit it all in!
Who said vegetarians couldn't enjoy a fat, juicy burger?
If you’re after something sweet to round off all the savoury, or are just wanting a quick coffee and cake, there is a big glass cabinet filled with cakes that are sure to make your mouth water.
One specialty juice and two chocolate milkshakes please.
While the café does get busy on weekends, especially when the weather is nice, and the wait can get a little lengthy at times, Bulli Beach Cafe still makes for a great place to enjoy a lazy weekend lunch and a few drinks away from the city crowds.