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Published November 8th 2021
Great food and Cat's Pyjamas coffee
The Oak Cafe Restaurant is a rustic cafe and restaurant in Mudgeeraba, between Railway Street and Robert Street. The Oak offers unique dishes on a very special menu. In particular, Eggs (Not) Benny, Chicken Gyros and Loaded Crunchy Potato Square are famous favourites.
The Oak offers wholesome food prepared with local fresh produce at a reasonable price. A welcoming and vibrant environment for your comfort, happy times and easy conversations. Great and friendly service awaits you and keeps you coming back. A range of exceptionally good coffees, made by professional baristas, each cup is made with care to ensure you enjoy every drop of coffee in your cup. Gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian options are available.
The Oak has a sitting capacity of 75 people with chairs and tables inside the cafe and on the outside deck. At the entry, there is a reception where you can order and also the personnel help you to find a table. There is the classic bar bench with the coffee machine working continuously. The glass cabinet offers the views of croissants and pastries, amazing cakes, filled croissants and sandwiches.
Inside, the tables are lined-up near the wall and the other side is occupied by the bar.
The menu offers breakfast, lunch, dinner, hot drinks, cold drinks and bar drinks. There is also a menu for kids.
Breakfast includes The Oak Eggs Not Benny, with poached eggs on housemade herb olives and rosemary bread, fresh lemon preserve, Hollandaise and maple bacon and spinach for $18. Soaked vanilla pancakes with whipped ricotta, rhubarb, green apple crumble, seasonal fruit and maple for $15. Acai Bowl with house-made Granola and fresh seasonal fruits for $14. Breakfast is served until 11:45am.
Lunch starts at 11:45am, you can accompany your lunch with wine and beer; frozen cocktails are served every day from 10am. The Oak house-made potato gnocchi served with tomato, season greens, Grana Padano for $19.50.
Open steak sandwich is served with housemade olive bread, avocado, chilli onion, bacon, mustard, cashew sauce. Crunch Potato Square are served with cheese curd, caramelised onions, smoky bbq sauce with topping of your choice, for $14.
Dinner is served from 5:30pm and include Chicken Gyros, juicy marinated chicken, house made garlic sauce and fresh salad on the best house bread for $17. Vege burger with sweet potato, herb cashew cream, beet hummus, fresh greens on rustic bread for $17. For dessert, you can choose Affogato, espresso shot, Frangelico over vanilla ice cream.
Housemade Falafel, poached eggs, beetroot hummus, feta on flatbread sprinkled with Dukkah.
The Oak is a great place for a coffee and for refreshments. I went to the cafe after hiking Bally Mountain with the group Hiking South East Qld and More.
When we arrived at the cafe, the place was very busy. After a few minutes of waiting, we were able to have three tables to fit all the group. Everyone enjoyed the atmosphere, the coffee and the food.
We were seated on the deck in the outdoor are, and it was nice sitting under a big umbrella with a delicious coffee and a slice of gluten free cake. The atmosphere was very relaxed and it was easy to talk to each other. When I went to order inside, the personnel took my order straight away but I noticed the music was very loud and it would have made it more difficult to talk to each other.
The Cat's Pyjamas is a rich, luxurious and velvety blend of coffee. The blend has the chocolaty notes from the coffee of Latin American and the spicy notes from Sumatra's coffee.
The coffee beans are roasted just to the point to bring out the sweetness and the smoothness from the coffee beans. The best coffee beans are sourced from Columbia, Costa Rica, Sumatra. The tasting noted are maple syrup, cocoa, brown spice.
The Cat's Pyjamas is roasted in Brisbane in the roastery in Newstead and in Sydney, in Manly Vale.