Odyssea Beach Cafe
Part beachside Mediterranean, part Scandinavian cool, all Western Australia, Odyssea nails seaside elegance.
It was the first of three venues opened as part of the City Beach development. Owners Eleanor and Fabio Hupfer set the bar high with the 300-seat eatery. Sunset gold and splashes of sea blue fill the expansive interior, and a wrap-around deck allows for uninterrupted views of the sparkling Indian Ocean.
The kitchen is run by Alan Spagnolo, who knows all about coastal dining – before this, he was executive chef at the iconic Cottesloe Beach Hotel.
Seafood is the focus. One standout dish is the pan-fried squid with capsicum, soft herbs, and chilli-roasted eggplant. Shark Bay scallops with apple, pickled radish chilli jam and crisp tempeh is another highlight. Surf is complemented by turf, which includes Korean-spiced Linley Valley pork belly.
The extensive drinks list celebrates Western Australia’s wine producers and brewers. A range of light, easy-drinking cocktails complement the seaside location.
Odyssea is sophisticated but always welcoming. Sun-kissed, sandy bathers mingle alongside dressed-up diners, and it’s possible you’ll find the Hupfers waiting on patrons alongside their staff.