Little Somethin Somethin
Time Out says
Great coffee and no queues on Church Street
There’s some serious competition in the elaborate breakfast stakes on Church Street– this is Pillar of Salt turf, after all. But Little Somethin’ Somethin’ is answering the challenge with passionfruit hollandaise on eggs Benedict and some great specialty coffee.
That tropical twist on the classic breakfast sauce bizarrely works – the passionfruit isn’t intrusive in the way we expect, simply adding a citrus element which helps cut through the richness of the poached eggs and pork belly the golden sauce enfolds. It’s still a big plate of intense, but they don’t pull their punches at this new little Richmond caff.
After a big breakfast? They’re serving a classic, with eggs, bacon, confit tomato, mushrooms, sourdough and spicy little chipolata sausages. If sweets are more your game, go for the French toast that’s actually cake– it’s made with banana bread, with bacon, caramel cream and peanut brittle riding on top of the fried slab. Delicious.
Being on Church Street, it’s hard to tell if everyone’s just come from their morning workouts, or simply donned their special breakfasting Lycra. Either way, everyone’s refuelling hard in the large, concrete space (luckily, cushioned banquettes keep the noise down, even when the café is packed). Pull up by the operational fire for a drink. Little Somethin’ Somethin’ likes to strut its stuff on the liquid refreshment front. Coffee, courtesy of Community Roasters, makes a sweet espresso, siphon or pourover. Or there’s a chilled cold drip, rich in tannin, and they cold press a different juice every day. Because it's those extra little somethings that make the difference.