by - April 08, 2017

Sick and tired of the standard brunch menu? We are... and today we are feeling adventurous for something unexpected. Gauge locates just few minutes away from Queensland Museum & Sciencentre. The cafe has a small but punchy menu.
Black garlic bread, brown butter & burnt vanilla $14
We were intrigued by the name of this dish, and were expecting something that tasted like normal garlic bread, but a bit black. It triggered my sense of obligation as a foodie, as a must try dish. The texture was great,  it was moist and soft, almost cake-like, however it tasted nothing like garlic bread. The bread was lightly sweetened and doesn't have much garlic flavour to it. When you smear on the silky burnt vanilla butter it was like heaven!!! It was so good that I finished it before I realised it 😅
Blood pancake, cured pork shoulder, soft egg, smoked sabayon $21

We are not big fans of black pudding, however piggy was feeling brave to give this dish a try as it sounded interesting. The sabayon sauce was smooth and creamy, great company for the pork. The black pudding was surprisingly palatable, if you like black pudding then you may like this a lot. 
Spring greens, sunflower tahini $6 + heritage breed bacon $6
The broccolini was fresh and crisp with nutty tahini sauce on top.

Food: 9/10
Service: 7/10
Atmosphere: 6/10


  • Black garlic bread so moist and soft!
  • More burnt vanilla please!
  • Sabayon simply gorgeous 


  • Garlic bread was a bit small, can't get enough of it

AddressSouth 4101, 77 Grey St, South Brisbane QLD 4101
Hours: Mon-Wed: 7am-3pm
            Thu-Fri: 7am-3pm, 5:30-10:30pm
            Sat: 8am-3pm, 5:30-10:30pm
            Sun: 8am-3pm
Phone(07) 3638 0431
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