Can a love of restaurants with water views be hereditary? It certainly seems to run in my family – for both my mum and myself, a restaurant with a waterfront view combined with any one of delicious food, good coffee or an alcoholic beverage, is a winner.
Which is how on numerous occasions so far this summer have found myself tucked in under an umbrella at Bomboras Kiosk, side by side with my parents (and their border collie Archie) looking out over the beach, coffee in hand.
For me, its possibly the perfect start to a day – a long walk on the beach followed up by breakfast or lunch (that someone else has cooked) while looking out of the ocean sparkling in the sun. People pay millions of dollars for the same view from their house and my strong dislike of cooking means I’m more than happy to purchase a meal or coffee in exchange for the view for free!
Bomboras Kiosk is the only cafe on the beach side of Torquay Esplanade and apart from a small carpark road, it looks straight out over Fishermans Beach or ‘Fisho’s’ as it is affectionately known by the locals. The cafes big sister, Bomboras Restaurant, is in the Torquay township and both are owned by two blokes who started the restaurant first after finding the inspiration on a year long surfing ‘sabbatical’.
Healthy gourmet meals and good coffee are the staple of any successful breakfast joint in Torquay (you have to be good to succeed in this town) and Bomboras does this well, with a side of hello beautiful view. When you order a meal it comes out beautifully presented and my go to choice, smashed avocado is always made with fresh products and full of flavour. It includes Meredith feta, a local product that has become popular all over Australia, and its hard describe just how creamy and soft to taste this feta is until you have tried it. Topped with poach eggs, its a great way to re-fuel after a beach walk and its good that even with a select menu they cater for a variety of dietary requirements.
When visiting Torquay it will quickly become obvious to you that it is a town of dog lovers and Bomboras is not only dog friendly but they even have hooks to attach your lead and water bowls at each umbrella table so your furry best friend can come too! While Bomboras Kiosk is entirely outdoors there is an undercover area that is smoke and dog free for those who prefer a little more shade.
With stunning views, healthy food options and a relaxed vibe that screams shoes are optional, Bomboras is a winning choice not just those who inherited a vista obsession from their mum but for all who love a restaurant with a view.
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