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.
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.