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Gypsey & Musquito Cafe

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by Elspeth Darling (subscribe)
Food, Coffee, Books
Published August 22nd 2012

This café is a bit of a hidden gem. Sitting at the end of the restaurant strip on Richmond's Bridge Road, Gypsey & Musquito tells you from the outset – with the misspelling of 'mosquito' and 'gypsy' – that there's something weird going on.

The inspiration for the café comes from bushrangers Gypsey and Musquito, who were outlawed in the 19th century and known for their rallying of Indigenous rights. Gypsey & Musquito centres its menu on iconic, local and native produce, putting 'bush tucker' twists on breakfast favourites.

It features bush berries, finger limes, wattleseed, Tasmanian leatherwood honey, Tasmanian smoked salmon, crocodile sausage, bush teas, smoked paper-bark oil, free range bacon and eggs, house-baked cakes, all the usual stuff (mushrooms, fetta, tomatoes, sourdough etc.) and – wait for it – bush cocktails!

All these flavours have been skilfully incorporated into Gypsey & Musquito's dishes without making them too nutty or inaccessible – all the flavours you love are there, just enhanced with a native twist.
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Where: 382 Bridge Rd, Richmond, 3121
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