[invite] Bianca: It’s always nice to stumble across those tucked away little gems in the burbs and in the middle of Beecroft’s shopping strip, is Long Shot Cafe. The cafe has been around for several years, moving from the internal arcade to it’s current location fronting Hannah Street.
Owners Micheline & Andrew are new to the cafe world but you’d be none the wiser. Both are incredibly warm and hospitable and run a pretty smooth ship. Starting with a round of Skim Cappucinos, with strict instructions from locals not to change from Morgan’s Coffee Roasters, they knew they were on to a good thing. A teaspoon of sucre to cut through the bitterness, to what was otherwise a well-balanced cappuccino.
I was instantly drawn to the pastry/sweets display cabinet, with an assortment of croissants, donuts, tarts and slices. I can never go past a Plain Glazed Donut (courtesy of Bob & Pete’s).
As well as a Homemade Passion-fruit Muffin $4 perhaps not as fluffy as you would expect for a muffin but the flavour was there.
We’re big advocates for all day menu’s here at @4foodssake and were happy to see one offered at Long Shot. Starting with the savoury, the Longshot Breakfast –w/ poached eggs, mushrooms, roast tomato, black forest streaky bacon, bratwurst sausage, spinach on Brasserie toast $22.50. A breakfast plate fit for a king, the quality of each ingredient used really shone through, we were big fans of the bacon & bratwurst.
Definitely spring for the Fritters -/Corn & Zucchini, Bacon, Avocado, seasonal salad, harissa dressing $19.50 (this can also be made with Grilled prawns if you’re wanting some more ‘lunchy’). The fritters were full of flavour, definitely some of the better ones we’ve had. Loved the addition of the punchy harissa dressing and A LOT of it, no skimping here.
And the other dish you need to order. Buttermilk Pancakes -w/ maple syrup, vanilla ice cream & seasonal berries $16.50. These were up there for some of the better quality pancakes in Syd. The pancakes were light and fluffy, I LOVED the crispy outer ring! I do typically shy away from more ‘desserty’ ice-cream pancakes – I prefer fresh fruits, ricotta or mascarpone cream. And an abundance of maple syrup, ratios were all perfect!
One to add if you’re in the area!
*For Food’s Sake dined as guests of Long Shot Cafe.