Oh Shucks. I think I’ve fallen in love. Yes, I feel giddy, happy, warm. I can’t wipe the smile off my face, and I desperately, desperately need to be reunited with my love. It’s true, I have fallen in love with Shucked Coffee House.
Shucked is a little restaurant, cafe, coffee house and all round gorgeous place located in Newstead in Brisbane. It was originally a warehouse but the owners knew the potential of the place and converted the old stock room into a shabby chic coffee stop. It’s been open for almost a year now, and yet last weekend was the first time I had set foot in the adorable place. Oh boy, do I wish I had discovered Shucked earlier.
It’s everything you could want in a breakfast spot. The food was a – mazing, the coffee was delicious, the service was with a smile, the wallpaper was charmingly mismatched, there are teapots hanging off the walls, there is vintage furniture, there is art plastered all over the brick walls, there are soft sofas, and did I mention the fabulous food? Shucked really does have everything going for it.
Shucked boasts an all day brunch menu, so it’s the perfect place for those lazy Sunday mornings when you don’t feel like getting up until midday. My friend and I decided to order two meals and share because we just couldn’t decide. Maddi ordered the ricotta pancake jaffles with fresh strawberries, chantilly cream and rose syrup (!!!) and I opted for the “your breakfast” which is basically mix and match anything you like on the menu. I ended up choosing eggs with organic sourdough toast, mushrooms, avocado and wilted spinach. In the end we also couldn’t go past the leavain toast with honeycomb butter, so we ordered two slices of that as well. It was all so good. The honeycomb butter was to-die-for, and there is just something so wickedly delicious about cream and pancakes for breakfast. My eggs were cooked perfectly and oozed all over everything on the plate, which is just what you want. It was just that good that we couldn’t even savour our meals, and wolfed them down in about ten minutes flat.
Shucked may be a little out of the way and a little out of place amongst all of the car dealerships, but it is definitely worth the trip down to Newstead to check out this place. The mustard floral wallpaper (that I considered ripping off the wall), the strong, creamy coffee, the comfy couches, as well as the great menu are all reasons Shucked should not be missed. Maddi and I are definitely planning a trip back sometime very soon.