Qube on Bay is an Asian fusion cafe in Ultimo that has both an outdoor and indoor seating area. I love the feel of this place, its cute and cosy and so I have been here for brunch on two weekends, keen to try it out.
For our first visit, I ordered some drinks to start, a cappuccino, Egyptian ice tea and the Mixed berry smoothie. These were presented beautifully and delicious.
Next we ordered some dishes to share, the first was the French toast with matcha mascarpone, yuzu curd, seasonal berries and toasted pistachio. I loved this dish, the matcha flavour was rich and creamy, balanced out by the refreshing fruit and the brioche was perfectly soaked in egg.
Next we tried the Cure the trout special with fennel, creme fraiche, pickle and spanish onion, cucumber ribbon and caper berries, yuzu curd, fish roe and sunflower seed. I love how the delicate ingredients in this dish, the trout was cured to perfection and the creme fraiche was nicely complemented by the pickled vegetables.
Another dish we ordered was the Granola with rose infused chia seed pudding, pandan, yuzu curd and seasonal fresh fruit. This is one of my favourite breakfast dishes, the abundance of fruit made it such a light and healthy dish while the granola was nice and crunchy.
Our last dish was the Qube eggs benedict with poached eggs, hash croquette, broccolini, yuzu hollandaise, smoked salmon on a brioche loaf, I loved the addition of the hash croquette and broccolini, definitely added an interesting twist to a classic dish!
The second time I tried their black sesame french toast, back on the menu for a limited time only. I loved the rich black sesame flavour here, balanced out by the fresh fruit.
I also ordered two of their menu specials. The first was the tuna tataki rice bowl with seared tuna, avocado, red radish, snowpea sprout, furikake, lotus root chip, soft boiled egg, yuzu sesame soy dressing and sweet chilli dressing. I loved how unique this dish was, the tuna was perfectly seared, the avocado rose was beautiful, the dressings came deconstructed and added good flavour to the rice.
The second was the Scrambled soft shell crab with chilli scrambled egg, corn salsa, nori, horseradish creme and fish roe on a croissant. This was another great dish, the crab was crispy and crunchy and the egg was fluffy, while the chilli and salsa added a nice kick to the dish.
Overall, Qube on Bay is one of my favourite cafes in this area. Its dishes all have Asian fusion elements and are creative, beautifully presented and delicious and the ambiance is cosy. A must try!
Love at First Bite dined as a guest of the establishment and / or their representatives. All opinions are my own.