New horizons at New Farm institution The Moray Cafe | The Gourmand & Gourmet

New horizons at New Farm institution The Moray Cafe

With the blesse’d coming of tax return, we’ve all been reminded of how good it feels to splurge on new things. Here at G&G ‘new things’ pretty much always means ‘new ways to fill our stomachs’.  And while we love when Brissie scores a hot new cafe or cocktail bar, nothing warms the cockles of our hearts more than an old favourite getting a facelift. The Moray Café is known as one of New Farm’s classic go-to’s, and we think you’re beginning to realise what we’re getting at here (new goods, people!). With new owners, a new look, a new menu, and being in NEW Farm – your itch will definitely be scratched (and we promise we’ll stop saying new now). The Moray’s revamp has transformed the café into a modern, contemporary space – complete with striking green leaf print walls, and black and white minimalistic detailing. Can you hear the ‘grammers screaming, or is that just us? Most importantly, the menu is packed from breakfast to dinner with mouth-watering eats, and sips ranging from capp to nightcap. The kitchen serves up all day breakfast seven days a week, with classics like eggs benny and smashed avo to more unique dishes like pumpkin french toast and breakfast panna cotta – plus acai bowls for the health conscious.  We’re all about taking advantage of breakfast foods at lunch time, but if you’re in need of something a little more grab the classic burger (bonus points if you get the Simpsons reference on the menu). Open for dinner Thursday to Sunday, must-eats include the twice baked crab and gruyere soufflé, pan fried quail and porcini mushroom risotto. Complete with a great wine list and scrumptious desserts, The Moray Cafe is sure to re-establish itself as the perfect neighbourhood hang. That’s a-Moray. Words by Nicole Portacha