Eating out for breakfast is unquestionably one of life’s simple pleasures. It’s something that I only rarely get to experience, but given the opportunity I’ll always say yes.
Saturday morning breakfast at Utopia @ Waterfall Gully sounded like a terrific idea. I’ve wanted to go there for a while as I hear their breakfasts are quite good and the setting is quite peaceful. Moreover, they do all day breakfasts on the weekend meaning I could have a sleep in too.
We arrived on a beautiful sunny morning to a rather dated looking café/restaurant. However, the interior was quite pleasant featuring tall wooden ceilings, and a large dining area with plenty of room.
We were warmly greeted by one of the staff members who promptly took us to our reserved table.
Inspecting the menu, I immediately decided upon the Bircher Muesli…..it sounded delicious. My mother and my friend ordered the same. My friend’s daughter and her friend opted for the Pancakes (with bacon, maple syrup and ice cream) and a ham and cheese omelet. The waiter politely took our orders with no problems.
Funnily enough, this is where the problems began to emerge. I’ve never had to wait so long for Bircher muesli. My green tea arrived about fifteen minutes after ordering and the muesli about thirty-five minutes. It was the same with the omelet and pancakes.
The muesli was actually quite delectable, with a creamy texture that wasn’t too sweet. The fruit was fresh, and with the side addition of yoghurt, it was a light and nourishing start to the day. Just frustrating it was such a lengthy process to arrive.
My friend’s daughter didn’t even finish her pancakes saying she simply didn’t like them. Additionally, cream was served with the pancakes when she specifically asked for no cream.
After finishing all our meals, I ordered another green tea, which arrived about fifteen to twenty minutes later. SIGH. The restaurant was relatively quiet and it seemed they had a number of staff on, although they did look busy preparing for a wedding that afternoon, but that shouldn’t affect their restaurant service.
Utopia @ Waterfall Gully has potential. The location is serene, and the staff are welcoming, it was just unfortunate we had to wait so long for our food and drinks. In addition, with no explanation from the staff, it left a lot to be desired. It’s fair enough to say I wont be returning.
Has anyone else had a different experience here? Let me know!