Bayside Kitchen, at Matilda Bay has picture postcard views over the Swan River, is a perfect spot to take family and friends that are visiting Perth, to give them a little taste of our laid back life in WA. Our family, from England, were visiting Perth for the very first time over the New Year. Initially, we went to the cafe for a coffee, though as the aromas from nearby tables were so good, we all decided to order a little food too for a late brunch/early lunch.
The main area to sit in is very open and on a very hot day does tend to get warm, though there are plenty of fans about. What a veiw!
My daughter, who drinks a lot of coffee, tells me the coffee at Bayside Kitchen is very good. They have soy and almond milk options for lactose intolerant coffee lovers too.
I enjoyed a summery Aperol Spritz with our lunch. I discovered it recently and love the citrus aperol flavours mixed with a crisp prosecco. Ooo yes, it a delicious drink and it went to my head a bit!
There is an all-day menu at Bayside Kitchen, so some of us chose breakfast dishes, while others opted for lunch favourites like open sandwiches and salads. I ordered fish and chips. The fillet of fish was very tasty, you could tell it was a good quality fish and cooked well.
My husband, who LOVES his food, chose a brunch dish. The mushrooms bruschetta, $19.50, was a big hit. He enjoyed meaty mushrooms served with kale, feta, Italian salsa, orange candied walnuts, and a soft poached egg.
My daughter loved the Thai beef and mango salad, $21. She said it was a flavour packed dish, which proves that salads need not be boring! With coriander, chilli and mint, this salad of rainbow cabbage and Brussel sprouts is very tasty, mixed with an onion jam and lime dressing.
The grandkids have a few breakfast and lunch options like pancakes, mini burgers, bacon and scrambled eggs ($11) and fish n chips. There are cakes, slices and other freshly made food in the display cabinet.
The service is good. You order your meals and drinks at the counter and the staff are friendly and helpful. I busy café, but we didn’t find the wait times too long.
All In All
The food was beautiful at Bayside Kitchen. Even the walk from the carpark was very relaxing, spotting Black Swans as we walked back along river to our car. You’ll get a million dollar view of the city and river from every table at Bayside Kitchen as well as a tasty brunch. And with such reasonable prices, we said we’d absolutely go there again, and we did. We had lunch at Bayside kitchen about a month later and it was just as good as the first time!
Address: 5 Hackett Drv, Crawley, Perth.
Phone: 9386 9229
Mon to Fri – 8am to 5pm
Sat & Sun – 8am to 6pm
Disabled Access: Yes; no steps to entrance, and disabled toilet facilities. Parking is a short way from the café, connected by a footpath
Parking: There is paid parking near to the cafe, with just a short stroll to the cafe. At peak times (UWA term times and summer weekends) this car park can be busy.
Regular cup of Coffee: $4.20
Grandchild Friendly: Yes. There is a children’s menu available.
Furbabies: Yes. Dogs are welcome to sit at the outside tables.
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