HOLIDAYS, Living in... Australia, Uncategorized SYDNEY: SeaChange for Dad’s birthday 14 January 2010


SeaChange Cafe & Grill
The Strand
Dee Why, Australia

PRICE: $$$
RATING:

The next morning, on 31 December (New Year’s Eve!) it was…………….. DAD’S 60TH BIRTHDAY!!!!!!

Okay. Not sure if he’s that keen for his age to be broadcasted here on my blog, but too late now. Bwahahaha! I wasn’t going to mention it, but then I figured I couldn’t then really explain the birthday celebrations (and our grand finale dinner) without using that as our reason.

So anyways, it was a perfectly brilliant and sunny day for his birthday, and EVERYONE was in a celebratory mood since it was New Year’s Eve as well ๐Ÿ˜› I still always think of my parents as in their early-40s, for some strange reason, so it’s a bit surreal when I really stop and think about their actual age. Luckily, they haven’t changed/aged much since and both of them are healthy – thank God for that!

Anyway, we kicked off celebrations by heading (yet again) to the beach for a casual brunch at SeaChange Cafe & Grill. I love the food there and especially like how it’s a hop and a skip from the beach across the road. Plus, it brings back fond memories of when Chris was a Dee Why Beach lifesaver (sexy!) and we used to hang out there.

They do a fabulous Aรงaรญ (berries that originate from the rainforests of South America)! They blend it so it’s like a very smooth sorbet, and top it off with muesli and fruit. It is FANTASTIC. Best eaten on a hot summer’s day and relaxing by the beach.

All their other dishes were also delicious, and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. It’s a fantastic little place for a weekend brunch, and you can jump into the ocean afterwards or chill out on the beach. Only downside is their prices – they are expensive considering they’re a casual cafe. I suppose it’s all about location, location, location!


An awesome pic of my parents!

At SeaChange

Lovely beverages

Blueberry bagel with cream cheese and jam ($5.90)

Frozen Aรงaรญ with fruit ($12.90)

Smoked bacon and eggs benedict ($13.90)

Grilled barramundi with lemon caper, mayonnaise and lemon ($16.50)


40 Comments

  • rollagirl9 posted on January 14, 2010 at 4:31 am

    Happy birthday Mr Chua! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    • beverly posted on January 15, 2010 at 12:08 am

      Heh that is sweet of you ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • starbucksweetie posted on January 14, 2010 at 5:07 am

    All the food looks lovely.

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    • beverly posted on January 15, 2010 at 9:07 am

      It was really fab, so nice to eat right by the beach

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  • sh4r0n posted on January 14, 2010 at 5:27 am

    your dad doesn’t look 60 at all!!! Miss your entries ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • beverly posted on January 15, 2010 at 9:11 am

      Aww that will make him happy, hee!

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  • joni_to0622 posted on January 14, 2010 at 8:39 am

    happy belated birthday to your dad!! and by the way, that smoked bacon and eggs benedict looks very delicious!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    • beverly posted on January 15, 2010 at 9:13 am

      The eggs were done PERFECTLY!! Was so delish… mmm

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  • luvluvg posted on January 14, 2010 at 8:42 am

    Yay! Welcome back! Happy bday to your dad. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • beverly posted on January 15, 2010 at 9:14 am

      Thanks for the bday wishes to my dad!

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  • thefragrantelf posted on January 14, 2010 at 10:14 am

    The food looks amazing.

    Happy belated birthday, Mr Chua!

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    • beverly posted on January 15, 2010 at 9:21 am

      I just loooved hanging out by the beach in sydney’s fab weather. miss it already ๐Ÿ™

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  • catpuccino posted on January 14, 2010 at 11:13 am

    Hmmm those prices don’t look $$$ at all! ๐Ÿ˜›
    Guess that’s from living in Canberra now.. prices are even WORSE here. And food is not always tasty!

    Happy birthday to your dad!

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    • beverly posted on January 15, 2010 at 9:24 am

      Gah seriously, canberra is more expensive? totally not warranted!!!

      Reply
  • joannako posted on January 14, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    the smoked bacon and eggs benedict looks amazing!!

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    • beverly posted on January 15, 2010 at 9:24 am

      Man it was FREAKIN’ GOOD… want mooooooorrrrrrrreee

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  • rollagirl9 posted on January 14, 2010 at 4:31 am

    Happy birthday Mr Chua! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    • beverly posted on January 15, 2010 at 12:08 am

      Heh that is sweet of you ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on January 14, 2010 at 5:07 am

    All the food looks lovely.

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    • beverly posted on January 15, 2010 at 9:07 am

      It was really fab, so nice to eat right by the beach

      Reply
  • sh4r0n posted on January 14, 2010 at 5:27 am

    your dad doesn’t look 60 at all!!! Miss your entries ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • beverly posted on January 15, 2010 at 9:11 am

      Aww that will make him happy, hee!

      Reply
  • tiffanyx posted on January 14, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    happy birthday papa chua!

    what did you give your dad as pressie, bev? ๐Ÿ˜›

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    • beverly posted on January 15, 2010 at 9:02 am

      The dinner at Tetsuya, of course!

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  • joni_to0622 posted on January 14, 2010 at 8:39 am

    happy belated birthday to your dad!! and by the way, that smoked bacon and eggs benedict looks very delicious!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Reply
    • beverly posted on January 15, 2010 at 9:13 am

      The eggs were done PERFECTLY!! Was so delish… mmm

      Reply
  • luvluvg posted on January 14, 2010 at 8:42 am

    Yay! Welcome back! Happy bday to your dad. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • beverly posted on January 15, 2010 at 9:14 am

      Thanks for the bday wishes to my dad!

      Reply
  • thefragrantelf posted on January 14, 2010 at 10:14 am

    The food looks amazing.

    Happy belated birthday, Mr Chua!

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    • beverly posted on January 15, 2010 at 9:21 am

      I just loooved hanging out by the beach in sydney’s fab weather. miss it already ๐Ÿ™

      Reply
  • catpuccino posted on January 14, 2010 at 11:13 am

    Hmmm those prices don’t look $$$ at all! ๐Ÿ˜›
    Guess that’s from living in Canberra now.. prices are even WORSE here. And food is not always tasty!

    Happy birthday to your dad!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on January 15, 2010 at 9:24 am

      Gah seriously, canberra is more expensive? totally not warranted!!!

      Reply
  • joannako posted on January 14, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    the smoked bacon and eggs benedict looks amazing!!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on January 15, 2010 at 9:24 am

      Man it was FREAKIN’ GOOD… want mooooooorrrrrrrreee

      Reply
  • tiffanyx posted on January 14, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    happy birthday papa chua!

    what did you give your dad as pressie, bev? ๐Ÿ˜›

    Reply
    • beverly posted on January 15, 2010 at 9:02 am

      The dinner at Tetsuya, of course!

      Reply
  • finding_tricia posted on January 20, 2010 at 4:39 am

    uncle doesn’t look 60 for sure! happy belated birthday to him! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • beverly posted on January 20, 2010 at 8:29 am

      He’s v young at heart, hehe

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  • finding_tricia posted on January 20, 2010 at 4:39 am

    uncle doesn’t look 60 for sure! happy belated birthday to him! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • beverly posted on January 20, 2010 at 8:29 am

      He’s v young at heart, hehe

      Reply

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