Perched on the quiet Merthyr Street in New Farm, like its name suggests, Little Loco is a small cafe boasting a stunning minimalist interior and an impressive breakfast menu.
Having taken over the reigns from Raw Pawpaw cafe, Little Loco delights customers with its breathtaking food presentation and deceptively simple menu. With all-day breakfast items such as Sweet Potato + Pumpkin Bruschetta; Housemade Corn Bread w/ avocado, dukkah, coriander, lime + chilli; Wild Mushroom Ragu on rye w/ pecorino + truffle honey; and The Green Bowl w/ kale, asparagus, pomegranate, avocado + poached eggs — Little Loco offers a variety of fresh, seasonal breakfasts with a modern twist.
After some deliberation, this morning we chose the Banoffee Hotcake and the Porridge — both which stunned us with their presentation. The dishes were vibrant, fresh and inviting to the point of awe. Photos first, then devour!
The blueberry + banana Banoffee Hotcake — served with a thick layer of caramel, roasted almonds, fresh blueberries + cinnamon honey ricotta — was an indulgent treat. The hotcake itself was thick and fluffy, while the caramel was creamy and rich in flavour. This sweet dish is not for the faint-hearted — however, those with a sweet tooth will swoon.
The Porridge — made with organic mixed quinoa, chia seeds, brown rice and almond milk — was divine. Topped with fresh blueberries, pomegranate arils, crunchy macadamia crumble and cinnamon honey, Little Loco’s porridge was the perfect way to warm up on an icy winter morning. The porridge was sweet but not too sweet, beautifully flavoured, contrasting in textures and stunningly presented.
The Salted Caramel smoothie was another highlight, and paired wonderfully with my Porridge. Consisting of banana, cashews, dates, vanilla, himalayan sea salt + almond milk, the Salted Caramel smoothie was thick, silky and absolutely scrumptious.
Side note: If you’re keen to make your own Salted Caramel smoothie at home, take a look at my most recent smoothie recipe.
With a clean, bright decor and vibrant, tasty meals, Little Loco is a cafe that visually and gastronomically inspires.
If you want to avoid big crowds, stop in at the cafe at the beginning of the week, and keep an eye out for their gluten free + vegan donuts.