There's no better venue than one that serves an all-day breakfast and, at Huskk Cafe in The Grange, you'll be spoilt for choice. All day breakfast fare includes twists on traditional favourites - granola smoothie bowls, gingerbread pancakes, and potato and leek hash with pancetta, poached egg and wilted spinach. I chose the classic Eggs Benny. The poached organic eggs broke open to reveal abundant, rich, runny yolks and the Bangalow ham was ever so sweet and tender.
Additional menu options available from 10:30am, include slow cooked garlic mushrooms served with crispy polenta, seared asparagas and a dash of truffle cream; fish tacos with pickled red cabbage and salsa; and Reuben sandwiches stuffed with pulled corned beef, Russian dressing, and sauerkraut. Besides banging Bear Bones coffee, there's Hrvst St cold pressed juices, iced tea, kombucha, milkshakes and more.
Huskk Cafe opened in October 2018 and has already garnered a loyal local following. Diners are welcome to bring kids (who have their own play area) and dogs (if they're willing to sit with their humans on the breezy wraparound verandah). There's plenty of indoor seating space too.
Housed in a sparse, simply furnished but stylish space, Huskk Cafe is the creation of husband and wife team Tracey and Alastair Macpherson who have both spent many years working in Michelin-starred establishments. They describe themselves as 'fanatical' about specialty coffee and nourishing food.
They promote local suppliers including Fortitude Valley's Bear Bones specialty coffee, Mayde organic loose leaf tea from Byron Bay, the South Burnett's Barambah Organics and Bangalow Pork. 'Our philosophy is simple,' they state. 'Strip back what isn't necessary, let the produce speak for itself.'
Huskk Cafe is positioned at the start of Days Road in The Grange. Author image.