Gypsey & Musquito

382 Bridge Rd
Richmond, VIC 3121
03 9939 9314

Let’s explore a cafe that’s rather different for today.

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It’s Gypsey & Musquito… a brunch spot that features local and native produce. Fakegf told me about this place ages ago, cutely calling it the ‘native food’ cafe. I’m glad we’ve finally paid a visit!

Gypsey  Musquito Richmond 0993Gypsey  Musquito Richmond 3Housemade lemon myrtle iced tea – infused with mint & orange, & finished with sweet & tasty house made lemon myrtle syrup $7.5
Bluetongue lizard – crushed blueberries, cold pressed Preshafruit apple juice blended with minted goodness $7.5

It was one of those warmer days in the tail end of summer, so we kept away from the coffee pathway and picked something more cooling from the menu. I enjoyed how refreshing and lemony my lemon myrtle iced tea tasted. Fakegf’s ‘mocktail’ of blueberries, apple juice and mint also tasted delicious!

Gypsey  Musquito Richmond 1003 Raw Australian bush salad, green beans, snow peas and their tendrils, apples, carrots, sprouts, nuts, seeds, lilly pillies and native sea parsley pesto $15 GF/V

You may have noticed that I’ve gone rather vegetarian with my brunch dishes lately. That morning, I grabbed a healthy raw bush salad filled with unusual components. Nuts, swirls of unfamiliar leaves and strange fruit…!

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I liked how crunchy, leafy and healthy it was… with pesto instead of dressing, and crisp slices of fresh green apples to counterpoint the other flavours.

Gypsey  Musquito Richmond 0992Gypsey  Musquito Richmond 1004Gypseys’ granola, wattleseed, macadamias, bush berries and oat clusters, roasted in apple juice, poached fruit pure water buffalo yoghurt, Cradle Mountain honey drizzle $11

Fakegf really wanted to try the ‘croc burger w wild lime confit, pepper berry aioli’ from the menu, but sadly it wasn’t available that morning. So she went with a lovely granola of bush berries, wattleseeds and water buffalo yoghurt. It tasted uniquely earthy with a deep tobacco-like bitterness.

Gypsey  Musquito Richmond 1011Gypsey’s own house made crumpets, butter, ironbark maple syrup (Allow 15 minutes to freshly bake) $10

And here’s Fatbee’s wonderful breaky of fresh made crumpets.

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It arrived hot with tendrils of steam wafting from it. It was again very healthy, not too rich and with minimal flavouring. It allowed us to enjoy the loveliness of the ironbark maple syrup and butter.

Gypsey  Musquito Richmond 2 Yerba Mate (Daintree leaf tea – Australian Grown) $3.8 a natural stimulant, used to invigorate the mind & body, to boost immunity & improve general health

Fatbee had his crumpets with a serve of South American yerba mate. I’ve visited Argentina and have sampled the real thing, where a vessel is packed to the brim with crushed tea leaves from the mate plant and then filled with hot water… you drink from an in-built metal straw that sucks from the bottom of the container. So you can imagine I was slightly crestfallen to see it had been ‘diluted’ into a milder ‘teapot’ version here.

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Aside for Fatbee’s modified tea, I enjoyed all the other offerings at this brunch spot. There were many many other menu items that looked very appealing. So I’m definitely coming back!

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