The Boathouse Cafes

The Boathouse Shelly Beach
The Boathouse Shelly Beach
The Boathouse Shelly Beach

The Boathouse Shelly Beach

Review of The Boathouse Cafes

The Boathouse Group comprises a group of beachside cafes, located in prime waterfront positions in Shelly Beach, Balmoral Beach, Palm Beach, Whale Beach and Patonga.

Each breezy Boathouse cafe is themed in appropriate nautical style and offers both indoor and outdoor areas.  There are no reservations and you should expect to order at the counter, though your food will be delivered to your table.  Should you be able to find one that is.  These cafes get busy!

Breakfast starts at 7 am offering healthy options for those inclined such as the Whale Beach Muesli or Buckwheat and Chia Bircher or more decadent choices such as the Croissant French Toast or a Bacon and Egg Roll.  Coconut juice is served in whole coconuts, complete with Boathouse branding and the cappuccinos come topped with a chocolate anchor.  Cold pressed juices, tonics and smoothies are sure to quench your thirst, especially on a hot day.

Get your cameras ready.  This is Insta worthy food at its best!

Food at The Boathouse Balmoral Beach

Food at The Boathouse Balmoral Beach

Lunch kicks in at 12 pm and naturally includes fish and chips and a burger, along with seafood options such as a bucket of prawns and a seafood platter, as well as healthy salad options and more.

The wine list is very reasonably priced offering Bollinger Champagne and sparkling, along with a small selection of Australian and international drops.

The Boathouse Group has been consistent and kept things easy for us offering the same menus at each flagship Boathouse cafe.

Also good to know, they offer an event only space at Whale Beach – cue perfect beachside wedding.  Events can also be held at the Shelly and Palm Beach Boathouse cafes.

We think the Boathouse cafes are a top spot for a leisurely breakfast or lunch and it sure is hard to beat their spectacular ocean views, especially on a sunny day.  Choose your most convenient location.  Just be prepared, you may need to wait for a table and a hat may not go astray – that Sydney sun can get hot.  Slip, slop, slap remember!

Oh, and we hear The Boathouse Group has just added Barrenjoey House to their expanding empire.  Watch this space!

* Urban Chic Guides was invited to dine on this visit as a guest of The Boathouse Group.  All thoughts and words are the authors own and reflect their true and honest opinion.  For more information about our Editorial Policy, click here.

Shelly Beach:
Address:  1 Marine Parade, Manly
Phone:  (02) 9974 5440
Hours:  7 days – 7am – 4pm
Website:  The Boathouse Shelly Beach
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Balmoral Beach:
Address:  2 The Esplanade, Balmoral
Phone:  (02) 9974 5440
Hours:  7 days – 7am – 4pm
Website:  The Boathouse Balmoral Beach
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Palm Beach:
Address:   Governor Phillip Park, Palm Beach
Phone:  (02) 9974 5440
Hours:   7 days – 7am – 4pm
Website:  The Boathouse Palm Beach
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Whale Beach Deli:
Address:  1/231 Whale Beach Road, Whale Beach
Phone:   (02) 9974 5440
Hours:  7 days – 7am – 3pm
Website:  Whale Beach Deli
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Moby Dicks Whale Beach (events only):
Address:  227 Whale Beach Road, Whale Beach
Phone:  (02) 9974 5440
Website:  Moby Dicks Whale Beach

The Boathouse Hotel Patonga:
Address:  6-8 Patonga Drive, Patonga
Phone:  (02) 9974 5440
Hours:  Lunch & Dinner
Website:  The Boathouse Hotel Patonga
Note:  Currently closed for renovations

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Images courtesy of The Boathouse Group.