Three Blue Ducks – 141-143 Macpherson St, Bronte. http://www.threeblueducks.com
There aren’t many experiences more glorious in Sydney than doing the Coogee to Bondi walk. Well, maybe shortening the walk a tad and flipping it to be the Bondi to Bronte walk so you can end at Bronte Beach and finish with brunch at the Three Blue Ducks.
Three Blue Ducks has been mentioned countless times in lists of Sydney’s best breakfast and brunch. So much so that when I first went there and just missed breakfast (it’s only til 11.30am), I decided to leave and come back another time just to try their breakfast first. What’s unique about TBD is the locally sourced produce, some of it even grown in the backyard or the spaces by the side of the alleyway at the restaurant. Three Blue Ducks was started by three friends who came up with the idea to start the restaurant in Morocco, with one of them ex-Tetsuya’s.
What we ate and drank:
- Poached eggs, spinach, sauce hollandaise and king salmon ($20): an eggs benedict, but the freshness of the dish was incredibly striking. Rather than getting smoked salmon with the eggs and hollandaise, you get a substantial piece of fresh Tasmanian salmon. A luxurious touch to a traditional dish.
- Coddled eggs with chorizo, capsicum and cannellini beans ($20): another great dish, love the combination of the eggs, chorizo and beans. Solid breakfast food.
- Ginger ninja fresh juice – ginger, apple, carrot and watermelon ($6): such a refreshing fresh juice with a bite, especially for ginger tragics like yours truly
- Refresher mint organic tea (by the Rabbit Hole) – pineapple & mint mix ($4.50): absolutely loved this tea, and I would imagine all the other ones on the list.
It’s a treat to see simple food that is executed so well and made from locally sourced, fresh ingredients. Love the concept, space & the experience. Make this the end to your spectacular coastal walk.
the verdict: 8.5/10 – a casual breakfast experience that does not come at the expense of freshness or quality of dishes on offer
don’t forget to order: poached eggs, hollandaise sauce w king salmon. the generous serving of salmon is a real treat.
to try next time: pecan and raisin fruit toast with ricotta and homemade berry jam