There really isn’t anything better than a cafe on the beach.
‘Why?’ I hear you ask?
Because I said so.
But in all seriousness, there are a few reasons, really. Firstly, I don’t know about you, but nothing makes me happier than sitting outside, drinking a cold, thirst-quenching drink, and munching on something delectable whilst staring out at the vast blue ocean. Pretty picture, right?
Secondly, I adore the salty smell of the beach, the crisp windy air sending lovely shivers down my body and I even like the squawks of the seagulls. It all reminds me that I live in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, one of the most beautiful countries too.
And thirdly, and perhaps most importantly, you get to have a sneaky but wonderful perve on the gorgeous surfers who eventually come in to the cafes by the beach to have a well deserved bite to eat. They’ve worked really hard out in the waves, OK?
The Bogey Hole is right opposite Bronte Beach, providing you with a picturesque view of the stunning ocean and all the greenery that nature has to offer.
With its shack-like interior and beach-esque decor, I knew The Bogey Hole was an incredible cafe because it took my friend and I more then five minutes to decide on what we wanted to eat. Lots of menu choices, always a big tick in my book.
The cafe has a very relaxed vibe, most likely due to its cliental being happy, sun-tanned beach-goers or locals popping down for a lazy lunch bite. However, this beauty of a cafe should not be left just for the locals – everyone needs to come and experience it.
I finally rested on ordering the famous Bogey Hole Burger, which included a curried lentil pattie with salad, sweet chilli and yoghurt tahini dressing ($12.50).
The burger bun itself was warm and doughy, the filling of the sandwich stuffed to the brim with all my favorites, including loads of alfalfa sprouts and avocado. The sweet chilli and yoghurt tahini dressing was exquisite, the sweet and creaminess of the dressing provided a lovely cooling on the tongue after the curried lentil patty.
My friend went for the smoked salmon and ricotta cheese with rocket, avocado on beetroot oil and organic grain sourdough toast ($17).
The creamy and not-too-salty ricotta mixed with the softness of the salmon, teamed with the bitter rocket was a killer combination. Add all of those onto the sourdough bread with a squeeze of lemon and you’ve got yourself one hell of a yummy meal.
They also have on offer freshly baked goods, muesli and berries, big brekkys, delectable sandwiches and some other interesting bites that I will let you discover for yourself. They even serve a Ploughman’s Plate. How rustic is that?
The only critique of The Bogey Hole? It’s situated in a highly difficult area to park, and if you’re lucky to nab a spot, it will cost you $5.80 per hour. My advice? Catch a bus. Seriously.
Opening times: Mon-Sunday, 7am-4pm