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There's a funky new cafe opened up among the industrial warehouses and auto workshops in Woolloongabba, and after a recent friendly, energetic and most importantly delicious breakfast experience, it's now joined the ranks of my favourite southside breaky spots.
Moose and Gibson is a feast for the eyes, and the stomach
The cafe is named after come owner's dogs Moose and Gibson who apparently can be spotted 'sniffing' around the cafe on the odd occasion. Sadly I didn't get a glimpse of these two handsome hounds, but here an impossibly cute picture of the duo, courtesy of the Moose and Gibson Facebook Page.
Moose and Gibson seems a strange yet catchy name which was named after the owner's two dogs, Moose & Gibson
Located off Logan Road at 77 Jurgens Street, this new addition is a welcome sight in an otherwise uninspiring and industrial area of Woollongabba. Cleverly however, they've embraced their industrial setting by paying homage to it in their design choice by choosing a charcoal and metallic colour scheme, rustic lighting and vintage furnishings to give this cafe a real edgy, modern and yes - an industrial interior.
There are also plenty of sandwiches and other grab and go options at the counter for people on the run.
The white painted rendered brickwork and stunning moose antler timber chandelier at the cafe's entrance add an extra level of style, not to mention,a vintage road bike up in the loft area and rustic iron garden swing also provide a visual feast for the eyes.
Speaking of visual feasts, I could keep parroting about their interior for longer, however when it comes to their food thankfully Moose and Gibson offer substance as well as good style.
The perfect spot to 'swing' into the weekend
As well as offering robust Two Seasons coffee blends which were brewed to perfection, their breakfast menu, has a modest but pleasing list of options with plenty of wholesome 'hunter and gatherer' style ingredients.
I can personally recommend the Quark eggs ($15.90), which I was thankful to learn were not eggs from a random bird called a Quark as I had first assumed in a particularly ditzy moment. Thankfully instead they were regular poached eggs (from a regular hen) with a creamy 'Quark cheese' sauce.' I hear it's a popular cheese in Germany. Anyways the point is, it was a sensational sauce.
The quark eggs were not from strange 'quark' bird as it turned out... Thankfully so, they were delicious.
With the accompanying asparagus,wilted English spinach leaves, toasted Turkish bread and thick cut ham off the bone (the only ham I can get excited about), I had quickly died and gone to breakfast heaven.
I can only guess how good some of the other options on the menu are, and looking over at the table next to us, the baked potted egg in a chorizo, spinach and tomato stew appeared to be the perfect brunch option for those looking for a heavier and heartier option.
One thing is for sure, I'll be returning to try more of the menu as this place is within walking distance to where I live, making it the perfect place for a leisurely weekend breakfast.
With a lunchtime menu and liquor license awaiting approval, Moose and Gibson also has the scope to become a very welcome (and much needed) after hours wine bar in the suburbs - complete with scope for live musicians up in the loft area.
Open just 2 months, and with an already extremely fervent following, Moose and Gibson definitely deserves a big breakfast mention AND all the attention.