DUCK DUCK GOOSE is a fantastic rustic cafe in Randwick. I had heard some great things about this place, mainly because they make burgers, but was very keen to check it out. Thanks to the Ompty boys I got to indulge in a brilliant brunch that truly satisfied the stomach and surprised me in its level of awesome.
DUCK DUCK GOOSE VENUE:
The venue for DUCK DUCK GOOSE is a rustic looking recycled double-width outlet that utilises some decent up-cycling. Exposed and whitewashed brickwork, recycled pallets and old bike wheels hanging with exposed Edison bulbs make for a relaxing and somewhat hipster venue.
But DUCK DUCK GOOSE truly caters for the local Randwick mums, the venue is completely kid friendly with abundant things for them to play with. And apparently a fully stocked change station is available for your baby needs complete with nappy rash cream and fancy soap for parents to feel a little bit special after.
I learned a couple of cool bits of trivia when visiting. Firstly, my childhood was a little lacking, I never knew Duck Duck Goose was a children’s game, but sounds pretty cool – I can imagine always being picked as the goose :). Secondly, and a pretty cool bit of trivia if my memory remembered correctly. The venue itself is located in a very old, heritage building that was the original stables of Randwick back in the horse and cart days. I love hearing history of buildings.
DUCK DUCK MENU:
DUCK DUCK GOOSE has a strong focus on seasonal, sustainably farmed, organic and locally produced ingredients, and this impressed me the most. Their juice and smoothy game is strong, their boutique beers and wine selection decent and their locally sourced Origins coffee is much loved. The food itself is not your average cafe food, it is nuanced, well thought out and incredibly healthy, but also balanced out with some impressive burgers. Their is much to love on the vast and seasonally changing menu and meals suitable for everyone, veggoes included.
We started out with some delicious coffees and a wicked bacon and egg takeaway muffin. We got an extra egg and double hollandaise sauce because I wanted some good ooze on the pics. I wouldn’t recommend ordering it like this for takeaway. It was delightful to eat however completely messy and beard destroying.
Next up was a healthy and much loved Smoked Trout and Blood Orange salad with fennel. This was my favourite meal of the visit and not on the menu currently due to season change. But have no fear, there is more than enough epic salads currently on the menu to get you salivating. This salad was perfection and I could live on it.
THE FATTIES BURGER:
Final dish up was the massive Fatties Burger. Designed as a burger to impress the Fatties Burger Appreciation Society it did just that for this fatty. Two patties, American cheese, Beachwood smoked bacon, Special Sauce, Spicy Ketchup, Westmont pickles on a milk bun. I LOVED THIS BURGER. But like the bacon and egg muffin my beard needed a shower following the meal. It’s $16- for a single patty and $22- for a double – tell them your a FBAS member and you get the double for the price of s single. I rated this burger a 4.6/5 when I reviewed it on the Fatties’ Page.
They also have a Korean Fried Chicken Burger I NEED TO EAT.
If I lived in Randwick this would be my local. The venue, the food, their appreciation of fine food quality and the staff – all fantastic. Says it all really.
Duck Duck Goose Deets:
PH: (02) 8318 0463
BAR: Yes – limited wines for a delightful cafe lunch
VEGETARIAN OPTIONS: Yes
KID FRIENDLY: Yes
Mon – Fri: 7am – 330pm
Sat – Sun: 8am – 330pm
*** JK (and any guests of Spooning Australia) were invited guests of the establishment. However, as always, if it was shite I would happily tell you as such.