Frosty mornings, short days and that glorious winter sun. Hibernation season has well and truly hit the Canberra region, and I’ve found a place that will add a little fun and colour into your next cosy cafe breakfast date – Little Oink.
Located at the Cook shops, Little Oink is a cafe that likes to have fun. From the names of their dishes – think ‘Pardon the Pun-Cakes’ and ‘This Schnitzel’s Bacon Me Thirsty’ – to the colour of their plates and the pigs that adorn the walls and sit on just about every table. It’s fun, colourful and bound to make you happy.
A quick look at the menu and it’s clear this is a cafe that takes it’s name seriously. Pork belly, pork pie, chorizo (pork sausage), bacon, and even bacon schnitzel – if you want to eat pig for breakfast, this is the place for you. Bacon lovers, you’re welcome. Matt had the bacon schnitzel burger ($18) with avocado, tomato, lettuce, mayo and bourbon sauce. And while I might not be into bacon, I do have to admit that it was a pretty impressive looking burger.
Lucky for me (and any fellow vegetarians out there), the menu is not entirely pig-based and the vego options are pretty damn good too. I had the spinach, feta and zucchini fritters ($16) with rocket, poached eggs and beetroot purée. Steve went sweet, ordering the blueberry pancakes ($18) with berry compote and pistachio and boysenberry ice cream. Now my fritters were good, but I am an absolute sucker for a good looking breakfast, and when Steve’s pancakes came out – well, just look at them.
Little Oink is a cute little suburban cafe that hits all the right notes – fun-loving and friendly, with food that is pretty as it is delicious, good coffee, fresh juices and relaxed vibes. It’s a cafe that will leave you feeling happy, no matter how cold and frosty it is outside.
– Bec x