Quick, quick, hurry up. If we pack up now we can be there in 30 minutes!
This cafe is in a lovely location, right by the beautiful Baths. There are scrumptious views over the beach and the harbour, I love watching all the bobbing boats.
With new owners and a magnificent makeover, Balmoral Boathouse, by the Boatshed, is now bigger and better than ever.
It’s come a long way from the kiosk we used to frequent when we first arrived in Sydney with kids over 15 years ago!
Balmoral Boathouse Cafe
By the Baths, 2 The Esplanade, Balmoral Beach 2088
Phone: 9974 5440
Check out the website here.
Open: Seven days a week – check website
Alongside the baby and toddler-friendly Baths area of Balmoral Beach, right beside the water, is this terrific cafe.
Food can be taken away as well as eaten in the cafe, very handy for mums and dads of littlies. You need to order food from the counter and then it is brought to you.
Drinks, snacks and full breakfasts and lunches are served. And don’t forget the ice blocks.
The cafe is fully licensed.
A large deck overlooks the baths, it can be very crowded at times and strollers can be a problem. Although the cafe can be a very hectic place on warm summer days, but the staff remain swift and cheery under pressure.
Toilets/Baby change: There are toilets in the changing room, shower and toilet block at the baths.
Children’s menu: Yes
Mum’s report: When the children are a bit older you can watch them play on the beach from the cafe—luxury.
Extra: The excellent playground is close, its rubber softfall making it good for crawlers. All the joys and pleasures of Balmoral Beach. The Cafe is part of the actual Boatshed and you can rent various water craft from there, see the website.
Map reference: Gregory’s 317 E7, Sydway 258 J19, UBD 217 E7
Parking: There are meter parking spaces all along the Esplanade and also a pay carpark at the southern end of the beach, beside the oval
Nearest ferry: Balmoral Wharf, summer service only
Bus stop nearby: Yes
I’ve had a few wonderful times sitting on this cafe deck, mind you, not with the kids. When the kids come too, we only get takeaway as I can’t pry them off the beach or out of the playground.
Which is just the way it should be.
Have you enjoyed the views from this lovely cafe?
Or shall I meet you there in 30 minutes?
C’mon, pack the cossies, lets go!
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