Qube on Bay | Ultimo

Bite-sized Summary: A cosy eatery located a stone’s throw from bustling Broadway shopping centre, Qube on Bay offers an Autumn menu studded with Asian influences. Must try the matcha french toast! 

A pretty instagram feed is what put this cafe on my radar, even though it’s located quite literally around the corner from my house. You’d think a lazy girl like me would’ve explored every bacon-serving option within easy walking distance, but Qube does not cater for the mid-afternoon breakfast lovers, and shuts for the weekend at 1 pm on Saturdays. Considering this small window of weekend service time, Qube was quiet on the Saturday morning that we visited, most people choosing to enjoy the airy courtyard, leaving the large inside area empty.

‘Something About Avo’

We started off with ‘Something About Avo’; smashed avocado, feta,  corn and tomato salsa, pepitas and crispy sweet potato on sourdough toast ($16) + poached egg ($2). Unfortunately, after a long wait (considering there was only one other table who ordered food) we were disappointed as soon as this arrived at the table due to it’s portion size – one small piece of bread with a tiny scattering of feta on top seemed stingy for $18 a pop.

Despite this, the creamy avocado, with the zesty salsa and crunchy sweet potato was tasty and vibrant in flavour. This dish had so much potential to be a breakfast that I’d come back for time and time again, if only there was more on the plate.

Matcha & Yuzu French Toast

I’m not usually one for sweet breakfasts, but I have a weakness for french toast, especially if it incorporates asian flavours like matcha, pandan or black sesame. Qube on Bay offers a dreamy brioche french toast topped with matcha mascarpone, yuzu curd, yuzu macerated seasonal fruit and toasted pecan ($18). Another small serving size but definitely excusable for a sweet dish in my opinion. The marscarpone was incredibly smooth with a rich, sweet matcha flavour, which paired beautifully with the tangy yuzu and bright, fresh fruit.

The Verdict
In my opinion, Qube on Bay has everything it takes to be a winning cafe in Sydney. Everything we ate tasted fresh, had well-balanced flavours and textures, and looked pretty on the plate. Unfortunately, I probably wouldn’t rush back due to the tiny portion size of our smashed avocado dish, despite the french toast being so great! If Qube on Bay were to increase their portion sizes and add more unique menu options, possibly incorporating more of those asian fusion flavours, I’d give them another shot for sure.

This post is based on an independently paid visit to Qube on Bay.

Qube on Bay
56 Bay St, Sydney NSW 2037
(02) 9212 0025

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