This Mt Gravatt Cafe’s Poached Eggs Are Made For Instagram

When Jordan Iovenitti opened The Gift Shop Food & Drink in Upper Mount Gravatt in 2018, his goal was to focus on espresso and offer simple eats. Today, more than three years later, the cafe has become very popular for their food, particularly an Instagram-worthy poached egg dish called the ‘Golden Egg.’

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The Gift Shop’s Golden Egg –poached egg with avocado, huevos rancheros, enoki mushrooms and Swiss cheese, stacked on a potato gem waffle, with chipotle mayo and sumac –is a runaway hit on Instagram for its beautiful and cooked-to-perfection appearance.

But there’s more to the Golden Egg than the visual appeal. The Swiss cheese and red and black beans give the dish a much-needed saltiness whilst mayo adds a tingle of heat. The smashed avo gives it an earthy and almost buttery taste and the enoki mushroom adds some crunch and delicate flavour to the poached egg.

“The Golden Eggs were scrumptious, I was particularly fond of the crunchy potato waffle it was served on. 10/10 will be back with some friends in no time,” shared one customer.

The team at Mt Gravatt’s The Gift Shop cafe (Photo credit: The Gift Shop Food & Drink/Facebook)

Tucked away in a complex of shops along Newnham Road, The Gift Shop Food & Drink serves breakfast and lunch seven days a week. Other than their signature Golden Egg, it’s worth checking out their toasties, crispy avo tacos, and the housemade beetroot gnocchi.

Photo credit: The Gift Shop Food & Drink/Facebook

As The Gift Shop says on the drinks menu, they “like to make coffee for the people who like to drink it.” They offer a rotating single-origin and a guest roast, along with hot and cold brews, teas, and cocktails. 

Photo credit: The Gift Shop Food & Drink/Facebook

The interior of this charming little cafe is as Instagrammable as the items on the menu. Wood dominates the cafe and there is plenty of natural light, making it the perfect place when you’re looking for a laid-back place to chill away on a lazy afternoon.

For trading hours and more information, visit The Gift Shop Food & Drink’s website or follow them on social media. 

The Gift Shop Food & Drink

Phone: 0422152422


Instagram: @thegiftshopfd

Mount Gravatt East $12 Million Newnham and Wecker Roads Upgrade Secured

Residents using the Newnham and Wecker Road intersection in Mount Gravatt East can breathe a sigh of relief as the funding to fix this accident-prone area has been secured.

Federal Member Ross Vasta (Bonner) shared the good news to his constituents in a post on his Facebook page. Mr Vasta also confirmed that the $12 million funding from the government has been delivered.

“After getting 2000 signatures on my petition to fix it I delivered it straight to the PM & now we’re fully funding the much needed upgrade at this local accident hotspot!” Mr Vasta posted.

Photo Credit: Facebook/rossvastamp

Newnham and Wecker Roads have been cited as one of Queensland’s most dangerous intersections with seven serious crashes and nine casualties between 2014 and 2017. Passing this road is a risk for many families whose children attend the Mt Gravatt East State School on the corner of Wecker Road.

“Near misses and crashes are all too common at Newnham/Wecker Rd. Parents are trying to drop their young children at the school on the corner and having to deal with this mess, while paramedics are constantly being called out to accidents,” said Mr Vasta.

Mr Vasta personally took Urban Infrastructure Minister Alan Tudge to the hotspot last October to show why fixing this intersection is a priority. Mr Tudge said he’ll work with the Brisbane City Council to come up with solutions that will benefit hundreds of commuters that pass these roads every day.

As of 31 Jan 2019, the Mount Gravatt East road upgrades were included in Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s $1 billion Urban Congestion Fund for various infrastructure projects.