Down on the Noosa River in Noosaville, Moondoggy's Café Bar sits in a strip of cafés. Unlike the other places, Moondoggy's is packed to the gills on a lazy Sunday morning. The buzz was what drew me there.
The café has a great menu, obviously drawn up by someone who understands that its clientèle contains little (young) people. Bowls of Coco Pops and cornflakes sit right alongside the eggs Benedict. I was particularly intrigued by the promise of Turkish bread topped with berries and honey.
[ADVERT]The food itself is impressive, in wealth if not just in taste. My omelette was pretty tasty, and not unlike plenty of other omelettes I've eaten – other than its size, which was huge. I've never eaten a twelve-egg omelette before, but that one must have come pretty close. My companions' breakfasts were similarly generous. To judge from a conversation between the owner and a regular, the café takes a clean plate as a challenge.
My only complaint would be the coffee, which wasn't up to my (I admit, pretty strict) standards. The smoothies and juices were inventive and my strawberry and kiwi fruit-based smoothie was delicious, although my companion's mango lassi was a little light on the mango.
Positives: Enjoying a breakfast among the bustling tables with birds casually dropping by for a crumb or two.
Negatives: Having to seek my morning coffee somewhere else.