Since moving near the beach, A and I have been spending so much more time there. We’ve been looking forward to the new development at City Beach being completed and were excited to try the first venue to open – Odyssea Beach Café.
The weather on the weekday morning we visited was near perfect, so we decided to dine in the alfresco area to capitalise on Odyssea’s stunning location.
The modern-Australian menu is inspired by executive chef Alan Spagnolo, who has previously worked at The Beach Club in Cottesloe, and his strong commitment to local producers and seasonality. Chef Spagnolo also aims to make everything in-house, including the speciality cakes and desserts.
We were quick to order of meals, with A opting for the free range eggs (slow poached or scrambled) with Loafers organic toast ($12) and chose to add bacon ($7). We initial thought the $7 price tag for bacon was excessive however when it arrived at the table, there were no further complaints – thick cut bacon that was generous in size and slightly charred. The eggs were cooked well and A loved that the toast was slightly charred on the grill as well, adding an unique flavour. A was very happy with her breakfast.
I ordered the Tasmanian salmon, crunchy potato and kale hash, with béarnaise and toasted quinoa ($22). I don’t usually opt for fish in the morning but this dish sounded delicious, and I was happy to say that it was – perfectly balanced flavours, well-cooked fish that was generous in size and crunchy pieces of potato. It was a great breakfast dish.
When we were walking out, A and I spotted the dessert cabinet with an array of cakes available. We noticed the decadent carrot cake and decided to sit back down and order a slice to share. I then forgot to photograph it when it arrived at the table (I couldn’t wait to tuck in!), however it was one of the best carrot cakes I’ve had – cream cheese icing that was a perfect balance of sweet and savoury and the carrot cake itself was light and moreish. Ridiculously good!
Odyssea also has an extensive wine list with both local and international labels. Odyssea is open seven days for breakfast, lunch and dinner.