Jackie Park has quite a history. He moved to Australia from South Korea in 2008. Since then, he started Koi Dessert Bar with Reynold Poernomo (Park works there at night).
His latest concept is his first solo venture. Moss Bros is a brunch and dessert cafe, in the heart of the newly revamped Kareela Village. “When a friend of mine suggested Kareela, I didn’t even know where it was!” admits Park. “But when I came and saw the space, management offered me a central location with outdoor seating. It was exactly what I wanted.”
Moss Bros makes good use of Pantone’s colour of the year – Greenery. Inspired by the Art Deco design of European patisseries, Park left the production up to Brisbane-based design company, Collectivus. The emerald and sage colour palette is combined with brass and marble details, a patterned tile floor, velvet banquette seating, warm lighting, and timber furniture. The luxe interior just acquired a nomination for an Eat Drink Design award.
With 15 different desserts coming from the Koi kitchen (made specifically for Moss Bros), Park is bringing high-quality sweets to the suburbs. An all-day breakfast menu and staples such as a chicken burger, shakshuka and vegan salad bowl are savoury options. A second location opened in Rouse Hill in April.
Kareela Village, T5/T6 Freya Street, Kareela
(02) 9589 3823