Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Food Adventures: Moray Cafe

Location // 158 Moray St New Farm, QLD 4005

A year later, Josh and I surprised my younger sisters to a fun-filled day trip at Seaworld. It's crazy to think that this time last year was the last time Josh and I spent almost a whole day babysitting them together. When I scrolled past a few photos from last year, I was surprised myself to realise how much Lulu and Sophie had grown over this past year. 

Prior to Seaworld and picking the kids up, Josh and I had a wonderful breakfast at The Moray Cafe (courtesy of Gourmand and Gourmet breakfast vouchers). Moray Cafe is situated along a small aisle of stores located off the busy Brunswick Street and is surrounded by residential houses. We were kindly greeted by the waitress flashing a bright smile. After deciding to sit at the corner table neighbouring the large, sturdy fig (?) tree, the waitress took our drink orders.

For drinks, I ordered the Banana & Chai smoothie while Josh ordered Peppermint Tea. My Banana & Chai smoothie tasted sweet and creamy, however a bit too sweet in my opinion. After finally deciding on our drinks, I was overwhelmed by Moray Cafe's extensive menu ranging from breakfast to lunch, with a wine list attached at the end. 

I was incredibly intrigued by a few of their menu items such as Fried Chicken & Sweet Waffles with Maple Syrup and Vanilla Iceream. What a bizarre and funky sounding meal haaha. In the end, I opted for the Crispy Fried Zucchini & Halloumi Fritters with Avocado on the side while Josh had his eyes on the Eggs Benedict with Bacon + side of mushrooms.

Crispy Fried Zucchini & Halloumi Fritters w/ Harissa Poached Egg & Fresh Rocket + side of Avocado 

Eggs Benedict with Bacon, Poached Eggs, Sautéed Spinach, Homemade Truffle Hollandaise & Turkish Toast + side of Sautéed Mushrooms  

The Moray Cafe also shows off their freshly baked goods at the counter. Their caramel slice looked ridiculously enticing but I managed to resist -- I wanted to try everything in the cabinet. Upon leaving, Josh the fatty ordered a take-away Peanut Butter and Chocolate Milkshake. It tasted so rich and peanut-buttery, like a happy party in your mouth however after a couple of sips, it was too heavy for him. 

Food: ✮✮✮✮☆ 
Price: ✮✮✮☆☆ 
Service: ✮✮✮✮1/2 
Overall: ✮✮✮✮☆

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Sunday, December 7, 2014

Oh, How Exciting

Christmas is in less than twenty days away and I thought I would start this post of with a nice Christmas touch. I don't know if it's just me, but ever since I graduated from primary school, Christmas has seemed less eventful to me with each passing year. I remember we would spend our spare time in primary school colouring pictures of Santa Claus and reindeers, or we would cut out snowflakes, or make Christmas cards and wrapping, make decorations for the class Christmas and so so on, and that would really get me into the Christmas spirit.

Santa's Lip Scrub by Lush // Smells like Cola!

I have exciting news! Recently, I have been participating in @gourmandgourmet's Breakfast Battle Competition and for those of you have noticed, I have been #ggbreakfastbattle on my recent brunch photos. Last week they announced that I was one of the winners which meant free breakfasts! They mailed me my vouchers where I received six vouchers for six different cafes around Brisbane!

Another snippet of exciting news, Josh's parents have kindly invited me on their overseas trip across at the end of the year! Originally I wasn't planning on travelling anywhere during that time however I knew I couldn't pass up this offer. I am so incredibly excited for this trip and can't wait to see all the yummy foods in Korea (typical me oml). 

Due to the busy past month we both had, we haven't had the time to go go on our weekly date night (I know, I know so cheesy hehe) so I guess we had to two this week to make up for it?

Rogue Bar + Bistro // The Ark w/ Fish, Cow & Pig and Lemon Tart for dessert

'I don't like it when you're my height/taller than me' HAHA

House wine // Wild Earth Sauvignon Blanc 2014 -- Malborough 

Incredibly Incredible Seafood Platter // Increased my liking for seafood hundred-fold

Bits and bobs:
Late afternoon strolls down to Gasworks

Breakfast with Bells at Felix Espresso and Wine Bar // Organic Bircher Bowl & Avocado on Toast (GF)

Second trip to Jamie's Italian afterwork with David, Gabby and Stella // I ordered the Lamb and Ricotta Tortellini mmm

Lunch at The Single Guys with Josh // The B' hal' T ft. matching Rand Collective Randpouch!

**I'd like to point out there was really nice lighting in the room**

Much Love xx