Sunny, bright, and beachy, The Boathouse (as the name suggests) is set on the water’s edge in a converted boathouse on a pier. It might be a little further than you’d usually go for brunch (an hour’s drive out of Sydney), but it’s well worth the journey if you’re looking for something really special. Sit out on the deck at wooden picnic tables on the pier and take in Sydney’s northern beaches while you eat fluffy muffins, granola, egg and bacon rolls, smashed avocado on toast, or a fish burger. It’ll feel like a vacation on your vacation.
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