Saturday, October 25, 2014

Oliver & Co, Indooroopilly Shoppingtown

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
Indooroopilly Shoppingtown
322 Moggill Road
Indooroopilly QLD 4068
Ph: 07 3327 2817


sherry from sherryspickings said...

i will have to give this place a go sometime. But I try to mostly stay away from big shopping centres! They scare me:). You need a golf cart to get around them.

Christy said...

Wow! I really need an excursion there! what a terrific center -

Kari said...

I know that shopping centre from a family holiday to Brisbane as a teenager :) I don't remember anywhere as classy as this back then, but it does sound like a great find.

Michelle Muse said...

Poached pear looks divine!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Ooh good idea getting the cakes to take away! :D

Cakelaw said...

Hi Kari, it's new - like in the last 12 months. The transformation is amazing, but the centre is huge now.

The Caked Crusader said...

What a brilliant name - Indooroopilly! Love it

Kayte said...

Oh, Oliver & Co. looks really nice...and interesting food. That breakfast made my mouth water. You always manage to find the most interesting cake recipes. Those both look very moist and delicious. YUM.