Location: 121 Merthyr Rd, New Farm QLD 4005
Price: $4 – $20
Overall Experience: 9/10
Little Loco Cafe, a cute, humble food destination that has made its’ mark in the Brisbane food scene by providing fresh, healthy and affordable food to the New Farm community. The space is a personal favourite, to a grab a coffee and escape the bustle of the city with my novel. The Brisbane Food Lovers crew took on their breakfast menu and left with happy bellies.
Here are some of the options we tried out:
– Avocado $16 (Avacado Smash, Tomato, Feta, Radish, Lemon & Basil on Sourdough with 2 Free Range Poached Eggs + $4)
If you have previously read some our posts, you would know that we have an absolute obsession with the humble avo on toast. The dish itself is so simple, that is very hard to hide behind. The presentation of the meal was flawless, and the flavours together worked well. For a more filling option I would recommend adding some poached eggs. The only negative I would say, is that the dish is fairy pricey but it tasted amazing so justifiable.
– Coconut Mango Panna Cotta $14.50 (Coconut Panna Cotta, Mango, Loco Granola & Orange Blossom Yoghurt)
The picture perfect Panna Cotta was light and silky paired with crunchy granola; the contrast in textures worked wonders. The yoghurt was a little sour for my liking and could have done with some additional natural sweetener. The mango, even though delicious, lacked practicality and would have better suited the dish if cut more appropriately.
– Breakfast Board $20 (Sourdough, 2 Free Range Poached Eggs, Avocado, Spinach, Tomato Relish, Haloumi and Bacon)
One word for this spread, amazing! Simply amazing. As if 2 beautiful poached eggs weren’t enough, they added haloumi and bacon too with avocado, oh my! The tomato relish however, did not work so well as it was more of a sauce. I would recommend an onion jam instead or perhaps eliminate this component all together.
– Nutella Loco Shake $10 (Nutella Milkshake topped with a Gluten Free Donut and Nut Crumb)
Okay so Nutella is probably one of the most overused menu items for 2016; I have to take my hat off to these guys for creating a Nutella inspired menu creation that actually tastes like Nutella. The milkshake itself was delicious, however I wish they had a regular doughnut option in addition to the existing gluten free inclusion.
– Greenie Smoothie $9.50 (Spinach, Kale, Apple, Mango, Lime & Coconut Water)
Mmmm $9.50 for a smoothie that’s a bit excessive if you ask me, I would round it off to around $7. But in saying that, it tasted delicious and was packed with natural sweetness. A light, refreshing option in this warmer weather. Perfect for on-the-go chills at New Farm Park.