Kelly Eastwood has stopped at Bermagui, perhaps to catch her breath, perhaps for good. She certainly likes the place, and, for the first time in her life, has the time and inclination to adorn her walls with some paintings. Farewell suitcase.
I relax first with a coffee, roasted in Stanmore by Five Senses. It is excellent — packed with flavour but certainly not bitter.
That’s paired with a good, old-fashioned jaffle — in name at least — but filled with exceptional ingredients such as double-smoked ham, béchamel sauce, pickles and cheddar cheese, and lovingly browned into a delightful package of goodness. Well, I like to think it’s as good for me as it tastes.
After a quick drive around Bermagui, I return for a second-course. I have another coffee, this time accompanied by a burger-style offering filled pan-fried, rather than deep-fried, chicken schnitzel, laced with sriracha chilli sauce inspired by the Vietnamese and Japanese mayonnaise, and topped with a mountain of fresh salad.