Nourish Real Food Cafe
NOURISH REAL FOOD CAFE HAS CLOSED AND BEEN REPLACED BY TIGHTY WHITIES WHO HAVE EXPANDEDINTO THE HISTORIC SPACE.
Nourish Real Food Café is a cool charm-filled all day breakfast café and mini-providore in a beautifully restored character building in Ipswich’s historic Top of the Town precinct.
Inside is a splendid mix of old and new with exposed handmade brick feature walls, gleaming white tiles, polished concrete floors and, out back, a mobile vertical herb garden with goldfish pond.
True to its name, the emphasis at Nourish is on healthy, with the owner Jess a qualified naturopath bringing her knowledge to the table.
Food served here is organic, seasonal and locally sourced where possible and in addition to the menu, there’s a small range of healthy ingredients available for purchase, including a line-up of serve-yourself nuts and coffee beans.
The all-day breakfast menu offers tasty choices such as Shakshuka (baked eggs in a Middle Eastern spicy tomato base, topped with feta and served with sourdough), Breakfast Chilli (Mexican-style savoury mince topped with a fried egg and served with house made chilli jam and corn bread) and a luscious Eggs Benedict (poached egg with hollandaise sauce, spinach, sour dough and country style bacon from locally renowned Schulte’s butchery) or something light and cold such as a Choc Nutty Acai Bowl or House Made Bircher Muesli with fruit and yoghurt.
Come lunchtime there’s 3 types of gourmet burger to choose from (Chipotle Chicken, BLT featuring Schulte’s smoked bacon or Steak Burger featuring Schulte’s rib fillet), each served with thick cut chips, or for something lighter, a Caesar Salad or Mezze Plate.
Nourish makes a great place to drop in for a sweet treat too, with delicious choices such as Cherry Ripe Topped Cronuts, Sticky Date Pudding, Chocolate Walnut Brownies, or GF Carrot Cake to enjoy with a cup of well-brewed Jasper coffee, Matcha or Chai Latte, Hot Choclate, Mocha or loose leaf tea.
Tea drinkers are spoilt for choice, with not just a range of standard teas such as English Breakfast, Earl Grey and a herbal selection including 9 Spice Fresh Chai and China Sencha Green, but a small Reserve Section is also available: Jasmine Pearls, Wild Ancient Black Tea, Alishan and Hong Cha Tres Assam.
Cold drinks, meanwhile, include Matcha and Chai Frappes, Acai Choc Nutty or Banana Caramel or Banana Berry Smoothies and a selection of Cold Pressed Juices.
Need to know – Nourish makes a great meeting spot for mums with bubs in prams, with plenty of space between tables, good quality high chairs, air-con, a communal table out back near the goldfish ‘pond’ and, in the covered arcade adjacent, a Parents facility with change table.
160 Brisbane St