Little Hideout Café is a hidden gem nestled along tree-lined Riding Road in Balmoral.
Customers can dine inside the small café or al fresco on a little deck in the secret backyard garden.
Open daily for breakfast and lunch, breakfast favourites include the quintessential smashed avocado with a twist (spiced labneh, pickled fennel, radish and mustard seeds), red onion and carrot rosti served with bacon, green peas and corn salsa, eggs benedict with poached eggs and homemade apple cider hollandaise, and French toast brioche with mango panna cotta, maple syrup and fresh berries.
Lunch, served from 11am, ranges from gourmet sandwiches and Angus beef burgers to Cajun chicken burgers and delicious salads like chicken vermicelli noodle salad and Asian beef salad.
Coffee on pour is roasted locally by Dramanti Artisan Roaster. Otherwise, there’s tea, frappes, smoothies, milkshakes, cold pressed juices, homemade lemon lime bitter and lychee iced tea.
By Deb Lidster