A Camperdown café where toasties are king
At a busy T-intersection in Camperdown there is a little shop front that has finally found its groove. It has, at various times, served as a newsagent, record shop and vintage store, but the winning ticket turned out to be a ’70s-styled café serving up well-executed coffees to quell the caffeine beast inside us all, not to mention a whole host of delicious things on, or between bread.
First order of business has got to be the gammon and egg toastie. Instead of bacon they’re gussying up the classic brekky sanga with a thick slice of roasted, salted pork leg, topping it with a poached egg (pop the yolk before trying to eat it to avoid spills) and adding a dusting of grated parmesan and a sunshine yellow scoop of spiced pineapple relish. It kind of tastes like a Hawaiian pizza, but in the best possible way, and in sandwich form.
If you want to cut straight to the good stuff order a three cheese toastie with aged cheddar, bocconcini and grana pedano on brioche, or for something with a serious savoury bass note go the Boston beans. A single slice of sourdough wears a jaunty cap of hearty, tender beans with a poached egg on top and some fetta for an extra salty lick.
They’ve kept the menu simple due to the compact space and open kitchen, but what they’re doing, they’re doing right. If you are feeling dusty enough to require multiple fried foods on one plate, this is not the place for you. But if your morning would be vastly improved by the addition of toasties and ace coffee, go pay your respects to the Little Lord.
|Venue name:||Little Lord|
102 Salisbury Rd
|Opening hours:||Tue-Fri 7am-3pm; Sat, Sun 8am-3pm|