Friday, December 18, 2009


Finally, a post about brunch :) Even though it's in the blog's name, but this is my first brunch post. Awaba is a very nice little cafe. Located right next to Balmoral beach. We went to Balmoral beach the other day for our pre-wedding photo shoot session. Not sure how the photos turn out, but didn't really like the photographer because he made us feel very awkward. Anyway, had to go there early morning, so we skipped breakfast. We were starving after photo shooting. Just as well we went Balmoral, because I know exactly where I want to go for brunch there :) 

When I looked at the menu, I had a hard time deciding between buttermilk flapjacks w berry compote & maple syrup OR eggs w smoked salmon, chives & toast. Looking at the photo you know I ended up with the smoked salmon. That's simply because I felt like something savoury instead of something sweet. Will get their buttermilk flapjacks when I go there for brunch next time. 

Robin tried to be healthy that day. Picking the awaba muesli w yoghurt & banana over bacon, eggs and stuff :p He had a flat white with his muesli and I ordered a strawberry smoothie. I thought they would use fresh strawberry, but I don't think they did. It was just strawberry syrup and it was too sweet. Food was great but very disappointed with the smoothie. 

Overall, I think their lunch/dinner is probably better than their breakfast. I've been to this place 3 times now: once for breakfast, once for lunch and once for dinner. Wouldn't say they have the best food ever, but  it's just 1 that I really like. Good food, good service, good water view, good atmosphere. It's just a place where you sit back, relax and enjoy the sea breeze with friends/family or a newspaper/book :)  

Awaba Cafe
67 The Esplanade
Balmoral Beach, Sydney
Tel: 99692104


  1. The Strawberry smoothie was definitely a let down. Nulla Nulla @ Cronulla's so much better ...

    **hint hint: Sunday** !!

  2. hahaha.. o.k.. Sunday brunch is set then .. :)

  3. When we went there we had to wait for quite a while and the food was cold :( But apart from that the view is beautiful!

  4. oh .. that's not very good.. yeah, they can get quite busy and understaffed. I waited for a bit before I manage to flag someone down to replace the dirty fork ..