However, business is as usual at Lots of Cravings, food reviews and hopefully some handy tips for travelling around Australia.
With the blog officially moving to 2011 mode, let's quickly finish up the reviews of 2010.
Back in Malaysia, you have a plethora of food blogs to update you on the latest place to eat breakfast, lunch or dinner. Not only do i get the latest places, i get different views (although all are usually consistent) to help me make a decision as to where i should eat.
Here in Brisbane, the number of food blogs may seem minute but there is a good database/forum in the form of Urbanspoon
After making a visit to the Powerhouse Market, the nearest fresh food market (to us) that is opened every 2nd and 4th Saturday, we made a visit with our fingers crossed to Little Larder which seem to garner a few comments from some happy campers at Urbanspoon.
Sitting in a corner shop, this was situated slightly away from the main street and this was like a nice cozy neighbourhood breakfast joint except that it was packed to the brim!
Luckily after a 15 minute wait, we got our seats and started the day with their wide range of juices, some that taste like they were meant for detox, some made with all kinds of sweet fruits.
The Fry Up may not win awards as the most handsome breakfast dish but the usual suspects of mushrooms, bacon, sausages, onions and herbs all fried up together in one plate makes a pretty delicious meal (ideally for a hangover).
Something heavier perhaps? A steak sandwich with a poached egg for a brunch? I find it too plain but my mate was having a good time gobbling it all up.
If you go through the whole menu, Little Larder serves simple wholesome options and you won't find anything too fancy. The fanciest of the lot to me was probably the crispy polenta. Fried to a crisp but soft and smooth in the inside, topped with poached eggs with avocado and tomatoes on the side, I wouldn't mind ordering it again.
There were a few glowing reviews on their home made Baked Beans. Instead of reminding me of the canned baked beans, you had a bowl of of chilli con carne sans the minced meat. The wrong dish for the Wife as she can cook a mean version of this as well.
Little Larder is exactly what you see; a neighbourhood breakfast joint that serves simple breakfast meals and that formula seem to be almost perfect with the crowd flowing throughout our meal. Fortunately simple meals means slightly cheaper prices too as breakfast range from AUD 10 - AUD 17.
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Verdict: 4 stars out of 5 stars if you like a simple meal with a good juice or coffee but if you are out for a fancy breakfast, Little Larder doesn't fit the bill, simply because it is not meant to.