Date of Visit: August 17 2013
If you are reading this post, because I mentioned ‘Breakfast with Ashton Kutcher’, then I’m sorry – I lied, I didn’t. I went there because I read that many Hollywood stars had dined here, including Aston Kutcher (goss here)
But if you insist, I did see a well-know chef there – she’s Asian and there’s only a couple of famous Asian female chefs in Sydney, so go figure!
Alright, I sound though I’m gearing up for a bragging contest, but I’m really, really not. The reason, I’m doing this way-overdued post on Three Blue Ducks was my craving for something hot, sweet and filling. *Blinkers on* I remembered the awesome dessert-ish breakfast porridge I had there.
The black rice, tapioca and quinoa porridge is something very Asian (reminiscent of Thai) that I can replicate here in Borneo – black rice and tapioca are easily accessible here and I have brought with me a pack of quinoa from Sydney. Although the TBDs’ recipe called for poached fruit, yoghurt and honey, in my version, I can use fresh tropical fruits, coconut milk and palm sugar! Likewise, I can also toast some nuts and coconut flakes to make my dessert smelling as sublime!
This is a picture of the Thai-ish, dessert-ish, warm winter breakfast porridge I had – gosh – 3 months back!
Since, it’s a Friday today, this is my plan hatched for the weekend – watch this space for my version!
But before I sign off for my grocery-run, let me give a brief intro of Three Blue Ducks which opened its doors in 2010.
A super busy cafe – a businessman thinks and a businessman does – expand and acquire the adjoining shop! So, on this morning, when we dropped in for breakfast, we sat in ‘quieter’ room which I assume to be the dining room of the cafe with a corner wall heaving with booze. Now, isn’t this a clever and versatile restaurant idea? Caffeine to work through the day and ample of spirits to propagate a jolly night?
I especially like the funky rustic vibe in combination with colourful wall murals and raw materials such as timber and bricks. I was extremely impressed by the colourful duck in flight, but unfortunately, my iPhone could not capture the colours properly. Well, to be fair, the duck was in full flight and was in a hurry – no time to stop to pose for me!
So instead, I focussed on a more sombre drawing of a man reflecting in black-and-white – who had his attention totally focused at the bar – betcha he’s waiting for nightfall!
The other side of the room was lined with timber planks and had bric-and-bracs of household stuff. The one below had bottles, wooden ruler, box and spindles.
Since breakfast is served until 11:30am, we better hurry along to order our brekkie…
My 2 sidekicks, Mom and Bro chose Paleo to power up their day…
Bro had Scrambled eggs with black sausage, dill cucumber yoghurt salad and red currant jam ($21.50). The black sausage is supposed to be the stand-out dish there.
Mom had Coddled eggs with chorizo, pulled pork and cannellini baked beans. The eggs were awesome, you can ask for gluten-free sprouted bread here. Pulled pork and baked beans were rich and sweet to kickstart a perfect weekend!
Needless to say, coffee was good – we ordered 2 cups each.
For those interested in sustainable living, TBD has a veggie patch at the back of their cafe, so feel free to take a look.
Seeing how gullible I can be, on our way back home at Bondi Road, in front of Kemeny’s , my Bro shouted “Hey, that’s Russell Crowe!”, he got me all excited, but nah, that fat man can’t be him!
At the time of review, Three Blue Ducks scored 79% out of 282 votes