's last day with us meant we had to have a heavy last Western breakfast before she leaves our shores.
And after driving past this little cafe on Moray Street almost every week, we took the plunge to get our hands on some sorely needed sustainance bright and early.
Before I give you the food wank, I must preface this entry with a stern warning: for those without patience, this is not the place for you. The Little Larder is always chockers with regulars every day of the week and even calling ahead to make a reservation doesn't exclude you from the potential wait for a seat.
When we arrived about 9:30am, there were already a line of 15 people along the curb. Our wait was about half an hour and we watched as some of the less atuned individuals became agitated about being made to wait for a table to free up. A pair of old ladies tried to get narky at a waitress, stating that they were 'not happy customers' as they were shown to a seat - to which said waitress replied to the effect of 'that's fine'.*
Seriously, if you're that hungry and it's really obvious every person and their future descendants are in line, either suck it up and wait patiently (like everyone else) or go someplace else. Getting shitty at the staff who cannot do much about a brisk business will get you nowhere fast.
And with that, I present the food wank.lucentstreak
's Fry Up looks like a mish-mash of everything you could think of as a Western breakfast on a slice of toast. It had to be pretty good, as after carefully dissecting the topping, lucentstreak
started to spread butter on the already greasy toast.
Bacon greasy, mushroom juices and pan oil. Everything your heart needs to back up the piping and your tastebuds just can't get enough of. (^___^)
Mine on the other hand, as a smaller offering of crispy polenta, topped with a poached free-range egg and half an avocado. All this is dressed in a fresh spinach salad and dill mayonnaise. This looked deceptively smaller than the other 2 breakfasts, but boy! It was filling.
The SO, as usual, was the big boy of our pack and accepted the challenge of The Lot. As its name suggests, this is everything
on a plate. It looks similar to The Fry Up, but it has eggs, an extra bit of bread and I reckon a bacon eye.
I should also mention that their coffees appear to be very popular, with many simply ordering to go at the counter. I ordered a chai, which was served in a strainer and a saucer of honey. It was unfortunately rather weak for my taste, but for anyone who prefers more milk than the spicy flavours of cardamom/cloves/ginger/cinnamon normally associated with this beverage, might enjoy this version better than I did.
Service, once we were seated, was timely and lovely. Too many staff at busy establishments get caught in the frustrations of not being able to service customers, so it was very refreshing to still see wait staff taking the time to smile and talk to customers politely.
We can definitely see ourselves visiting the Little Larder more regularly for a Saturday/Sunday morning treat.
The Little Larder,
1/76 Moray St, New Farm
Tel: +61 7 3358 2024
Open daily 6am-5pm; evening takeaway 5pm-8pm
* That waitress is now my idol. She took everything in her stride and wasn't fazed about anything, especially impatient annoyed self-important ladies.