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Richmond VIC 3121 382 Bridge Rd
Recent reviews for Gypsey & Musquito
Gypsy and Mosquito is a local caf in many senses. It's not just that local residents are frequent... More Gypsy and Mosquito is a local caf in many senses. It's not just that local residents are frequent patrons, but more importantly the menu utilises locally sourced, endemic Australian, and even indigenous Victorian ingredients in its all-day brunch menu.56 days ago
Wallaby and camel sausage, desert limes, bunya nuts, warrigal greens, and pepperbush berries to name just a fewall blended into adaptations of such European favourites as baked beans and poached eggs on toast (the toast, of course, being locally-baked sourdough).
Coffee is rich and the organic milk is tastily frothed, however like so many places in Melbourne it could benefit from heating the cups before drawing the coffee. Rather than savouring the flavour I felt compelled to neck the whole cup before it turned properly cold.
The delightfully moreish breakfast cocktails with similarly indigenous ingredients are served in large preserving jars, and milkshakes (which could be a little thicker) in classic steel milkshake tins.
The walls are plain whitewashed brick and plaster, with recycled timber shelving and an old clothes wringer on the wall; plates and cups are endearingly mismatched nana-vintage and iconic Aussie throwbacks.
This is my second visit and I returned for two main reasons: the brilliant local twists on the food, and the super laid-back and friendly service. The staff are relaxed and chatty, and clearly proud of the food they dish out. I have a fairly steady stream of visitors to Melbourne coming through my home, and I'm making this joint one of my set-piece items on the city tour.
Keep it up and keep keeping it local, G&Myou're onto a good thing.
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Similar to MrMoss - I stumbled across it by accident the first time (coffee only) and then came b... More Similar to MrMoss - I stumbled across it by accident the first time (coffee only) and then came back on a weekend for some breakfast. They use some great ingredients and I would definitely recommend their mixed breakfast goodness (in a pan). great qualidy produce, great flavours, cooked perfectly. I will definitely be heading back there soon.09/06/11
The coffee they use is 5 senses and they executed it better than a few other newer cafes offering the same coffee. Overall the coffee was great, both times and the staff were just relaxed and friendly.
The cafe itself has a warm inviting feeling - somewhat rustic with real wood and old tin cans etc - Some sort of flower pot and printing device. Great tables. It seems Gypsey and mosquitoe were the names of two bush ranges and thats obviously what has inspired them with the Decor.
A great little find and now definitely one of the best in Richmond (not bad for a cafe only open a few weeks).
I recently stumbled across this little goldmine whilst riding my bike along Bridge Rd.31/01/11
The thing... More I recently stumbled across this little goldmine whilst riding my bike along Bridge Rd.
The thing that first caught my eye was the simple rustic charm of the decor.
Simple white walls, wooden boxes as shelving and a beautifully-handwritten, simple, chalk-board sign out the front which read "Gypsey and Musquito now Open" ( At first I thought the name was just a trendy misspelling but after a little googling I learned that it was the name of 2 infamous bush rangers from the 1820's- 1850's).
Being a barrista and total coffee snob I am always on the lookout for a good brew, so the next day I came in again to sample their wares.
After being greeted by their trendy (but not pretentious or wanky) staff I was seated at a large communal table at the back of the cafe in front of a beautiful retro fan, which combined with the subtle air conditioning offered a wonderful respite from the oppressive January heat of Melbourne.
When my large strong latte arrived with its perfectly executed rosetta on top I was overjoyed to learn that it tasted just as good (if not better) than it looked. Not burned, not too hot or cold, perfect body and flavour. All around a perfect cup.
I perused the menu and was intrigued by the ingredients I saw; Chevre, crocodile, some kind of bark oil which name alludes my right now. More importantly to me I couldn't help but notice that for all of the Happy bacons and other gourmet meats they offered they also had a more than healthy vegetarian selection.
Since my first delightful encounter I have been back religiously and have tried much of their menu and happily testify that it is as delicious as it is interesting.
Overall this cafe is AWESOME and I can not recommend it strongly enough.
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