The Duck’s Nuts has been through many transformations. Formerly noted for its French-inspired international cuisine, it is now a local haunt for reliable breakfasts, coffee and lunch. It’s tucked away in the unimposing Sorrento Shopping Village, has a shoebox kitchen and counter, with all of the al fresco seating scattered around the edges of another shop. When the weather’s fine, it’s really pleasant to soak up the sun, however seating’s at the mercy of the elements and there is little dining refinement. So the restaurant’s success is really a testament to the consistently fabulous food that the partnership of Jacqui Parkhouse and Stephen Russell provides at a very reasonable price. In fact, it’s one of our favourite breakfast spots!
Breakfast includes Bubble and squeak with two poached free range eggs, tomato and bacon on a toasted baguette, Lamb’s fry with sweet onion sauce, bacon and baguette toast or French toast with bacon and maple syrup ($14.90). The Big Brekkie will see you through lunchtime! It’s one of the places which can always be relied on to serve a ‘creative’ breakfast using the freshest ingredients, however you’ll dine without frills. The extensive take home menu includes both fresh and frozen foods – soups, pasta sauces, lasagne, casseroles, curries, as well as desserts, fresh salads and wraps from the display cabinet. There’s ample parking nearby and with busy Bundall Road at the door, there is easy access to grab a good take away Merlo coffee, with complimentary mini muffin.