Nobody in their right mind could fault a café that tops its cappuccinos with real grated chocolate. That alone would be reason enough to love Moray Café, but luckily for locals, there are plenty of other reasons as well. Nestled into the greenery of riverside New Farm, the Moray Café feels like it's a million miles away from the hubbub of Fortitude Valley. The indoor and outdoor seating overlooking Moray Street and Merthyr Road is the perfect spot to enjoy a late start to the day.
But let's get back to that coffee. Moray Café roasts its own own blend—Reverends Fine Coffee—on site. As for that grated chocolate… well, it pushes a good coffee into amazing territory, so be sure to order a cappuccino.
The breakfast menu at the Moray Café is a welcome change to the standard bacon and eggs you will find elsewhere in town. Asian-influenced dishes such as the sweet Japanese omelette with salmon and pickled carrot ($15), the Vietnamese coconut crepes with pork and egg ($16), and the Indonesian sambal tofu ($15.50) are light options flavoured with fresh herbs. For a Mexican vibe, try the chipotle scrambled eggs with black bean and corn salsa ($15) – a bold breakfast best enjoyed with generous hits of lime and coriander. And of course, if you are a bacon and eggs devotee, you can get them (with Turkish toast and relish) for $12. Best of all, breakfast is served until 3pm for those late risers.