For all the vegan, vegetarian and dairy-intolerant foodies out there looking for a new place to brunch, we’ve found your next weekend pitstop. Having opened its doors to the world last week down Little Street in the Valley, Little Digs is Brisbane’s newest haven for all things plant-based, and you’re going to want to try it out.
As soon as you walk into this homely, welcoming cafe you’ll be greeted by a sea of green—forest green walls, an impressive display of plants of all sizes and a vibrant, garden-inspired mural lining one wall. Featuring a mix of eclectic vintage décor with plenty of pops of colour, the tiny cafe has made good use of its space (which you might recognise as the old home of Mister Fitz), so you’ll have no trouble claiming a table as your own.
Take a look at the menu and you’ll find that just about everything is calling out your name. Something that does help narrow down your options is that the menu is split into ‘Big Hungry’ and ‘Little Hungry’ so you can curate the perfect combination of dishes to satisfy your level of hunger. Combining a melting pot of cultures and flavours, you can choose from dishes like a hearty BBQ jackfruit burger, a mock-meat and veggie loaded yellow curry, grilled cajun tempeh with a Thai salad and crispy cauliflower bites. Then there’s our pick—the decadent croffle: a mouth-watering vegan croissant toasted into waffle form and loaded up with caramelised banana, coconut ice cream and mixed berries.
Are you salivating yet? We sure were eating it. That’s just a tease of what’s on the menu, so there’ll definitely be something that will perk up your tastebuds. Little Digs also offers an A-Z repertoire of smoothies, juices, teas and coffees to accompany your meal. Put a spring in your step with a piña colada smoothie, beetroot latte or a Thai iced coffee. We’re obsessing over the most notable thing on the drinks menu, the butterfly pea iced tea that magically changes colour with a splash of lime juice. Trust us, you’ll want to try and see this wizardry in action.
With a heap of sweet treats and baked goods in the cabinet for anyone in a rush to take away as well, this homely spot will surely become a new favourite for all things plant based. Pop in for breakfast, lunch or just a coffee, they’re open from 7am–3pm every day and you can find out everything else you need to know here.
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Image credit: Ranyhyn Laine