The sun was out, the sky was blue, spring was definitely in the air. It's days like these that makes living in Richmond seem like the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
While Richmond is known for its abundance of dining choices, when the sun is out, one will use the opportunity to soak it up whilst getting their caffeine hit and digging into some decent tucker.
For me, that place is Gypsey & Musquito. I am simply in love with this two storey cafe. Why you ask, am I in love with two bushrangers from Van Diemen's Land? There's the story of Musquito, an Aboriginal, and Gypsey, a Brit, uniting to fight for indigenous rights; plus servings of free-range eggs and pork, 6 types of bush teas, use of leatherwood honey from Tasmania and bush tomatoes (for chutney) from the Northern Territory.
Gypsey & Musquito work under the banner of local, native and iconic produce. Recycle, reuse, upcycle, all things that encapsulates sustainability and tables that facilitate communal bonding, makes this local treasure a home away from home.
For coffee connoisseurs, 5 Senses is the choice of brew. And for those who have a soft spot for childhood favourites, Spiders (the drink) are also on offer but with a twist. Mineral sodas such as blood orange together with ice cream in jim jam jars, helps make summer not seem so far away.