Bistro Aubergine – Great Sandy Straits Marina, Hervey Bay

To say this place is a hidden gem, really does not do it justice.  Service, food, atmosphere, everything is superb here!  Our biggest problem here?  We so wish this fabulous place was open for lunch & dinner as well as just breakfast.  In saying that, they do open at other times if the year, but during our visit it was breakfast only.

During our three night stay at The Mantra Hervey Bay, we visited Bistro Aubergine for all our breakfasts.  Located just outside the Mantra gate, with a charge back to the room, the menu had enough choice to cover everyone’s tastes.  Zucchini Fritters pictured above, were my first choice, and I have to say, a wonderful start to the day.  And that marina view, wow, awesome!

Not only was there coffee available, there was also a good choice of teas.  I made my way through the the herbal menu, tasting a peach infused tea as well as a couple of the others.  To be honest, it was lovely to have a choice of teas.  Yes they are teabags, but, to see all the tea and coffee accompanied by a lovely little gingerbread, put a smile on your face for the day.   

 According to hubby, the Cramel & Vanilla lattes he tried, were among the best ever.  Possibly that was the little gingerbread treat…I’m not sure 😄!

To cater for hubby’s tastes, he was delighted to find lambs fry, English fry up and savoury mince on the menu.   Ax it turned out, I enjoyed the savoury mince on one occasion, but he had two days where breakfast was the lambs fry.   Apparently the lambs fry was just too good to pass up – not saying there was anything wrong with the Engkish fry up either!! 

 The infamous lambs fry!

Most definitely recommend a visit here, the prices are reasonable, servings generous, fresh and very tasty.  The big added bonus, very friendly, personalised service!  Keep up the good work, we look forward to returning soon!

Below- one of the lightest, fluffiest omelettes I have ever tasted and the not too spicy, savoury mince.  

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