In a delightful leafy location on the edge of Shenton Park sits The Little Pantry. There is seating inside and out through the back conservatory, and it’s a peaceful homely space – ideal for a leisurely brunch.
The menu contained lots of yummy options and I started with a lovely spring smoothie while I browsed the menu.
My partner chose a soy decaf flat white, which he says was tasty, smooth and delicious.
After much deliberation over fried cauliflower, coconut panacotta, truffle scrambled eggs and the like, I opted for the patatas bravas with aioli, tomato, and poached eggs. The potatoes were a delight – wonderfully crispy, the eggs nicely gooey, and the tomatoes fresh and summery. This was a great dish and one that I would have again in a heartbeat.
My partner chose the kimchi dashi rice bowl – an artwork of kimchi with fried eggs, radish, lotus root, gochujang (hot pepper paste), sesame and herbs. The kimchi was the star of the dish with great companion flavours from the other ingredients, making for a stellar combination.
As we left, we perused the cake cabinet, and it looked very appetising. We’re already planning a return visit to this little oasis in Shenton Park. Fabulous food and a relaxed setting – highly recommended.
tbsp. is a really clean and stylish Korean cafe in Bayswater on King William St near the junction of Whatley Crescent. The cafe does not take bookings, so we arrived at around 10am on a Sunday morning and were luckily seated immediately.
Everything on the menu looked yummy with most dishes being standard Australian brunch with an Asian twist.
The coffee is top class – I chose an iced soy coffee and my partner chose a flat white.
After perusing the menu and dithering between buttermilk chicken burger, congee, and kimchi rice, I plumped for the brisket hollandaise while my partner chose the kimcheese burger,
Everything about the hollandaise tasted amazing – the ciabatta was fresh, a generous serving of brisket and caramelised onions, beautiful slow cooked eggs, and hollandaise with a spicy twist.
The kimcheese burger was the best burger that my partner has ever tasted. He said that everything about it was perfect. The patties tasty and juicy and slightly rare, the pickles delicious, the kimchi mayonnaise tied everything together, the American cheese gave it a real classic burger feel and the bun sopped up all of the lovely juices. He’ll be talking about that burger for a long time.
What an amazing cafe. I can’t wait to return to try all of the other menu options that had me salivating.