On a recent trip to Brisbane, I dropped into Indooroopilly Shoppingtown, which has recently undergone a major overhaul. I needed some brekky, and decided to try my luck in the new gourmet food court on the lower level of the shopping centre. After browsing the options, I settled on Oliver & Co, a deli come café.
I hadn't read any review about this place before I went, and I am glad that I didn't. Some of the reviews are quite negative, but I enjoyed my brekky experience.
I started off with a skinny flat white coffee ($3.80), which came out quickly:
The coffee was fine - no complaints.
For breakfast, I chose avocado salsa and cherry tomatoes on sour dough with poached eggs ($14):
I really enjoyed it, I would have preferred no red onion in the salsa (not being a red onion fan) - but that is a subjective thing. The eggs were perfectly poached, as I was asked how I wanted them - and they came out with pleasingly runny yolks that I could soak up with my toast. I thought that the plating with the bright red cherry tomatoes and contrasting green rocket was quite attractive.
While I was waiting for my order (which came out promptly), I wandered over to the amazing looking row of cakes on the counter. This is one of them:
I bought two slices to take home - one slice of poached pear and caramel cake ($4.90):
and one slice of orange and ginger cake ($4.90):
The poached pear and caramel was my favourite, although of course very sweet from the caramel. It also had a nutty topping. If you like your cake denser and less sweet, the orange and ginger cake is for you.
I had no issues with the service. Admittedly, I arrived early and appeared to be the first customer for the day, but I was served promptly with cake, even though by that stage several other tables had been seated.
I would love to try some of the meats and cheeses on display at Oliver & Co, but because I was travelling, it was not possible on this visit.
I'd go to Oliver & Co again - I enjoyed the food and the French inspired décor is charming.
Oliver & Co
322 Moggill Road
Indooroopilly QLD 4068
Ph: 07 3327 2817