Hello bush turkey.
And what we had was a menu that is only one page long and a little bit retro. When we first arrived in Sydney over 12 years ago, it seemed as if every cafe did a toasted focaccia number. Over time, we noticed the focaccia less and less, until that afternoon at the boatshed, where we again came face-to-face with such classics as the chicken and avocado focaccia combo, and the racy smoked salmon and caper mix. I even got myself a prawn baguette! And of course, all the food wore little garnish hats.
Kids meal - tomato and cheese sandwich
Don’t get me wrong, the food wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t earth shatteringly delicious either. It was...nice. The coffee was more than drinkable and our dessert was certainly worth having, but again, nothing to write home about. Price-wise, we averaged $12 a head for drinks and sandwiches (not including desserts) which isn’t cheap but not too exorbitant. All in, if this cafe had been situated in a nondescript place, I wouldn’t have bothered blogging about it.
Oreo cheesecake - not something I'd order normally but I let Mr. Kicthen Hand choose (we were sharing). I was surprised at how good it tasted!
After I scoffed cheesecake, I looked up to see someone swimming laps in the lake! See the splash?
But, the location is what makes this such a great place to drop into. As we whiled away the afternoon, the kids amused themselves by feeding the fish over the side of the boatshed. A friendly waiter had given them surplus charred bits of focaccia. And it isn’t every day you get to watch your fellow diners get up and leave by motor boat! After lunch, we strolled along the water's edge to the nearby playground so the kids could work off their dessert energy. Bonus!
Trying to look at the fish between the floorboards.
If it rains next time we’re camping this way, I know where we’re heading for lunch :).
Frothy Coffee Boatshed
Amaroo Drv, Smiths Lake, NSW 2428
Great Lakes, Hunter Valley, Mid North Nsw Coast
p: (02) 6554 4202