If you are venturing North of the river with a local, it won’t be long you end up this favourite, Voyage Kitchen in Sorrento. You’ll find it on West Coast Drive, right near the beach with plenty of open outside tables to capitalise on sea breeze.
There was a line when we arrived so we had to add our names to the list and wait for a table to be free. We were hungry and keen for coffee but all the waiting was made up for when after being seated we were immediately served by a friendly and incredibly efficient waiter who took our coffee and food orders without delay.
While we waited we had a chance to soak up the vibe, beachy, relaxed and cool, even with the crowd Voyage Kitchen had some seriously chill vibes, perfect for a summers day.
Our coffees came out fast, especially given how packed the cafe was. The brew was creamy and smooth with a rich flavour and served at a good temperature. It was satisfying without being brilliant and tided us over while we waited for the food, which took a lot longer to arrive.
Our first dish was the Farmhouse, a Voyage Kitchen take on a big breakfast. The pork sausage and the bacon were the best parts of this dish though the eggs were a little overdone and the hashbrowns could have been better. A tangy relish helped to give this dish a kick and the mushroom and pesto were well received.
Our seasoned northern suburbs bruncher went, as she always does, with the salsa. This was a delicious mix of spinach, avocado, cherry tomatoes and feta. The eggs were poached as standard for Voyage, a little over soft but still satisfying.
For a sweeter meal we tried the pancakes. Though arriving a little cold the pancakes themselves were light and fluffy. The coulis showcased plump berries, with a mix of strawberry, blueberries and mulberries and our only suggestion would be to have a little more liquid to mop up with the pancakes. We also really enjoyed the inclusion of a vanilla mascarpone as opposed to cream or ice cream as it gives a more interesting flavour to the dish. Sometimes you don’t want something over the top, just a little sweet, creamy and tasty.
Voyage Kitchen offer a reliably good meal with all the beachy vibes your weekend needs!