The Water’s Edge is my absolute favourite little place locally to have brunch. The food, the view and the relaxed atmosphere here make it an unbeatable spot to soak in the sun on a warm summer’s morning. The coveted lounge chairs right on the edge of the boardwalk are the best spot in the entire restaurant and, if truth be told, I have been known to move tables in the middle of a meal if one of these tables becomes available part way through the meal. The welcoming and comfortable atmosphere lends The Water’s Edge to feeling like a restaurant run by friends.
In summer we park a few kilometres away and walk along the lakefront or shore to The Water’s Edge, have brunch and, after a coffee and some time enjoying the view, walk back to the car. With Pelicans cruising by overhead, the laughter of children learning to paddleboard, the sun glinting off the water and the comforting thought that there is an ice-cream parlour within 30 metres, The Water’s Edge is the perfect setting for a morning in the sun. And when the sun is hiding you can enjoy the spectacular view with glass paneled walls to sit by to stay out of the wind and rain.
Primarily a fish restaurant, The Water’s Edge does breakfast/brunch surprisingly well. We were a little hesitant the first time we went for brunch knowing their superb lunch and dinner menu. I can say I was impressed with the selection and lack of fish on the breakfast menu. Their eggs benny is done to perfection and you can mix and match items from the menu – very important when the eggs benny doesn’t come with mushrooms as standard. To accompany your eggs and hollandaise, the choice of bacon, ham or salmon is yours. They even have berocca on the menu for those slightly headachy, might-have-over-indulged-with-the-girls-last-night mornings. (Not that I would know anything about that.)
If you’re up for trying to give yourself a heart attack before midday, the Big Breakfast is a must. Three eggs, bacon, Italian sausage, mushrooms, tomatoes, hash browns and toast is sure to sate even the most hearty of appetite. The Country Breakfast is even bigger and not for the faint of heart or hard of artery. Those looking for a lighter start to the day will be pleased to find omelettes, fruit salad, and muesli on the menu.
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