THIS month Dan and I ventured out to Duncraig after seeing an Instagram (social media) picture of eggs Benedict on hot chips which had us licking our lips. After deducing the café’s name, Little H, we decided that this was the next on our brunch hit list.
Arriving around 10.30am on a Sunday morning, it was fairly busy and we had to wait for a table, but fortunately it was no longer than five minutes before we were seated.
Both indoor and alfresco dining is available, and we choose to sit inside.
The clean, modern aesthetic ambience creates a welcoming vibe, perfect for brunch and I have to admit I loved the octagonal table where we sat.
Table water is brought to us straight away in decorative beakers and although the café was so busy table service was never lacking.
To start with we ordered drinks. I ordered a watermelon juice ($7) and Dan ordered sunny side up juice ($8). These were served very quickly and were delicious.
The sunny side up juice contained coconut water, passionfruit, orange and pineapple and was really light and refreshing and perfect for a hot day.
My watermelon was also refreshing and both juices were served in unusual glasses which added to the quirky style of the restaurant.
For brunch I ordered the polenta cake daily special ($16), with grilled haloumi, buttered mushrooms, poached egg and house made pesto. This dish had too many of my favourite things to pass up.
Though I thought the polenta cake was a bit too dry and dense compared to others I’ve had, it was still a delicious base and made a nice change from bread.
The haloumi and mushrooms were perfectly cooked, and the pesto added to the dish enhancing the flavours with its own unique taste.
Dan ordered the eggs Benedict with spicy fried chicken and avo feta smash ($24).
There were four eggs Benedict options on the menu including the one that attracted us to the place, served on fries ‘New York’ style, as well as smoked salmon and spinach style.
The chicken was nicely spiced, and the avocado, feta and Hollandaise sauce went well together balancing the spice perfectly.
Our meals came out very quickly and were a perfect serving size.
We were also offered cracked pepper when served which added another little sophistication that I feel has been forgotten in many places.
It was big ticks all round for this gem, and we can’t wait to return to Duncraig’s Little H Café. We’ve given the place four and half spoons. This is the highest rating we’ve ever given – make sure you give it a try.
Little H Café
34 Marri Road, Duncraig.
Phone 0448 181 803
Monday to Friday: 6am – 4pm
Saturday-Sunday: 7am – 4pm.