Moray CafÃ© â€“ TIGHT A$$ Tuesday
Gabbi Briner | On 25, Mar 2014
Once upon a time, a long time ago, a girl and her friends would warmly anticipate every Tuesday like it was Christmas. It was TIGHT A$$ Tuesday at Moray CafÃ©, a small cafÃ© on the corner of Moray and Sydney streets in New Farm.
Moray St has been awarded â€œBrisbaneâ€™s most liveable streetâ€ since 1993, and Moray CafÃ© is tucked among a small group of shops amongst Moray Stâ€™s sleepy apartment buildings. The seating spills out onto the footpath, and it exudes a unique local charm. The charm is amplified by the cheap meals – $15 can buy you a generous serve of something delicious.
However, this was a long time ago. Moray CafÃ© has changed hands, and TIGHT A$$ Tuesday is rumoured to have changed as well. I went and assessed the damage last Tuesday.
The menu hasnâ€™t changed and it still boasts its favourites which include the wagyu burger with chips and the four-cheese gnocci. However, the favourite steak has undergone some unsavoury changes, and has swapped roast potatoes for a measly mash and the fillet is now smaller.
The steak was disappointing, and was minute in size compared to the steak served in Moray CafÃ©â€™s glory days. Also, the service was noticeably slower, and the waitstaff were less attentive.
Most importantly, the price is $15… With the purchase of a drink! Another disappointing blow for Moray Cafe. Tight A$$ Tuesday is no longer for Tight A$$-E$.
If you cherish fond memories of Moray CafÃ©â€™s glory like myself, you will be sorely disappointed by the changes enforced by Morayâ€™s new management.