Moose and Gibson

Enjoy the most important meal of the day in this new hotspot, just far enough off the beaten track.
Meegan Waugh
Published on July 25, 2013
Updated on May 09, 2016


As your mother correctly told you, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. If you want to spend this all-important meal surrounded by sunny, semi-industrial cuteness, then Moose and Gibson is the breakfast spot for you. Located in a quiet street just around the corner from the Woolloongabba cafe/antique precinct, this new hotspot is just far enough off the beaten track to feel hidden away but still oh so central.

Moose and Gibson is the creation of rugby union player Scott Higginbotham and business partners Malcolm and Danielle Watts (also owners of Leaf Espresso in Tarragindi) and was named after the Watts' adorable pups Moose and Gibson. There is a real feeling of warmth and friendliness emanating from both the space and its very capable staff, which makes it a great place to spend a lazy Sunday morning.

From the antler light to the exposed copper pipes bent into the letters 'MG', the fit-out is all about the little touches. The polished concrete floor, high ceiling and sturdy wooden furniture leave no questions about the industrial influence, while a wall covered with plant hangings near the entrance adds a hint of greenery. Above all the breakfast action is a mezzanine level that will eventually be used for live music, but for now is hosting an old bicycle and barnyard-esque barrels and sacks of coffee.

The brekky menu is short but sweet, featuring classics such as bircher muesli ($13.90) and eggs on toast as ($13.90) well as quirkier plates such as the potato and cheese croquettes ($15.90). The Mad Moose is M+G's take on the traditional 'big breakfast,' with eggs, garlic mushrooms, spinach, bacon, black pudding, house beans, potato croquette, grilled tomato and toast, and will set you back $21.50.

A standout is the baked potted eggs, which are cooked in a rich tomato sauce with olives, spinach and chorizo. Served with toasted ciabatta and garlic butter, it's a hearty and delicious breakfast meal coming in at $16.90.

The robust coffee blend comes courtesy of Two Seasons, a single origin coffee line from Piazza D'Oro. Juice and smoothie specials change regularly, with combinations like pear and vanilla or blackberry, coconut and honey popping up on the menu. A range of ready-made sandwiches and sweets are available at the counter for those wanting to refuel on the move.


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