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by Ian McKenzie (subscribe)
Freelance writer and photographer. Internationally published author of paperbacks and e-books.
Published December 17th 2014
A Gourmet Bush Tucker Experience
Indigiscapes, capalaba, environmental centre
In the Grounds of Indigiscapes

Unique gourmet bush tucker experience.

Indigiscapes Cafe is in the Indigiscapes environmental centre at Capalaba. I found the cafe by accident, but what a great find it was.

The main purpose of my visit to Indigiscapes was for photography. It had been recommended to me and I had arrived there in the morning when the centre first opened with a group of models for a photography session. We had a successful shoot which finished around lunch time, and someone suggested we have lunch together.

In keeping with the Australian native fauna and flora at Indigiscapes, the choice of drinks and food on the cafe menu was distinctly Aussie. The menu described it as a "Bush Tucker Experience", but I would go further and describe it as a gourmet bush tucker experience. For the main course I chose the "Crispy Lemon Myrtle Chicken". I have had crispy skin chicken before, but this dish had the crispy skin with a distinctive lemon flavour from the native Aussie Lemon Mrytle and other spices used in the baking. The dish was served with a fresh garden salad and a container of home-made lemon myrtle dressing to pour over the dish. It was deliciously different.

I had a cold ginger drink with my meal, which also was refreshingly different. Others in the partly chose from the extensive coffee and tea range. The teas included; Aniseed Myrtle, Kangaroo Green Chai and Wattleseed.

The cafe is open from 10.00am to 3.00pm each day and offers morning and afternoon teas and lunch. The Devonshire Bush Tea had a choice of different jams some of which were uniquely Australian; Lillypilly, Quandong, Wild Lime Marmalade, Davidson Plum and Strawberry Wattleseed.

I live quite some distance from Indigiscapes, but if I didn't I would be returning just for the cafe experience alone. My photographic equipment had all been packed away by the time I got to the cafe, so photos are of some of the models I worked with in the grounds of Indigiscapes.

Indigiscapes, capalaba, environmental centre
In the Grounds of Indigiscapes

Indigiscapes, capalaba, environmental centre
In the Grounds of Indigiscapes

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When: 10am to 3pm, everyday
Where: 17 Runnymede Road, Capalaba QLD 4157
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