Friday, 4 September 2009
Search for the best brekkie - Bistro C
Ahh, Noosa - so hard to go past.
There are times of the year when Noosa is definitely best avoided - Christmas and Easter - only because everyone else is there first and you can never find a park.
The rest of the year it's often a mini paradise with great food, surf, sun and a wonderful National Park to walk through.
I've been heading north to Noosa since the days when you could camp at the end of Hastings Street. Yes, you used to be able to do that! Now I usually get my fix from the occasional shopping excursion and meal.
Bistro C is right on the beach front and is a reliable spot for a meal. They offer breakfast from 7.30 - 11am and the menu is reasonably extensive.
We just strolled in and were lucky to get a table outside, right at the front with fabulous views to the ocean. There are plenty of tables inside which also offer ocean views.
First up was a Sunshine Bliss fresh fruit juice with pineapple, orange, banana and strawberry. It came with great bi-colour appeal and went down well.
My choice was my standard bacon and eggs poached on toast with tomato. ($15). The egg yolks were bright yellow and the bacon crispy. There was a nice side of rocket as well A good brekkie that left me feeling happy and well fed. I'd definitely do it again.
If you are looking for a healthy choice the Fresh local pineapple, papaya and banana with minted kaffir lime syrup toasted macadamias and yoghurt ($12) will keep you happy.
Number one daughter choose the coconut pancakes with lychee, strawberry and garden mint salsa. It came with a kaffir lime green syrup and a of dollop cream. It's hard to make something swimming in green look attractive but this did. The pancakes were dense with a subtle coconut flavour and a great portion size. It was sweet without being sickly ($13).
I would like to try the grilled goats cheese polenta with artichoke and parsley pesto, mushroom spinach and pimento ragout. ($14).
There's also a Big Breakfast. ($19)
The coffee is Segafredo.
When we visited a couple of weeks ago there was still a bit of a sand issue at Noosa but work was busily underway to restore the beach. They have achieved this so many times I bet it looks just peachy by now.
Bottom line: Go there and enjoy but probably book ahead.
Bistro C, 49 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads. p 5447 2855