It seems like moons ago that hubby and I had a 'date night' at The Shak Organic Cafe. It has since changed ownership and with my son and his partner visiting from Sydney we decided to try it out again, but this time for breakfast on a Sunday morning.
Positioned on Burnett Street, in the centre of Buderim village, The Shak Organic Cafe are said to be the only organic cafe in the whole of Buderim. I haven't yet been able to verify this in my quest to find the best cafe in Buderim, but I'll keep you informed of my findings.
The Shak (as the locals fondly call it) is operated by a team of healthy, energetic people on the Sunshine Coast who all share a passion for creating the best quality dishes whilst promoting a strong sense of health and wellbeing within the community.
With an all-day Menu and the kitchen opening at 7.30am, The Shak offers diners a bustling atmosphere and a pretty extensive Menu to boot. The Shak works closely with a network of local farmers and producers to ensure that their food is sourced locally. They are not exclusively certified organic but use organic products wherever possible.
We chose a table outdoors, as my preference is always to feel the rays of the sun rather than being cooped up indoors. Being a Sunday I would have naturally presumed that 'everybody else' would be at the beach or perhaps participating in some other outdoor activity. But, alas! The traffic on Burnett Street is still pretty hectic on a Sunday mid-morning - where do all these people and cars come from?
Beautifully presented Simple Eggs - Image: Elaine de Wet
My choice for brekkie was the Simple Eggs - a choice of poached, herb scrambled or fried - I had the herb scrambled with toasted ciabatta and grilled tomato - $13 and a side of bacon $5. Verdict: The food was enough to feed the proverbial army but to my disappointment, the eggs had a slightly oily texture.
My son's partner's choice was Smashed Avocado, feta, shaved radish, herbs, rosemary infused olive oil, house dukkah on ciabatta $17. Verdict: The quantity to price ratio was decidedly mismatched. The dish was very small, considering the price, but luckily as Kate doesn't have such a big appetite was sufficient for her.
I chose to have an Anti-flu juice with my breakfast which consisted of orange, apple, carrot, ginger and lemon and this was an absolute treat. The coffee that was ordered at our table also had an excellent verdict.
The food was beautifully presented - I would definitely give them a 10/10 for creativity and flair. The staff were efficient and our meals were served timeously.
If one is content with great service and artistically-prepared meals with a slightly dearer price-tag, then the Shak Organic Cafe in Buderim is definitely worth a visit.
Furry family members welcome - Image: Elaine de Wet