The Little Pantry has been a popular Shenton Park cafe for a while now. This isn’t my first visit either. My baby is an IVF baby and the clinic is a couple of doors up. I would stop in at Little Pantry for many a coffee and breakfast whilst having blood test after blood test. They kept me sane with good food and coffee.
Don’t be fooled by the cosy shop front. There’s a beautiful courtyard at the back with some big tables against a colourful mural and a small garden with a border of grass.
The breakfast menu runs all day on weekends. Great for those that like a late, lazy breakfast. There’s plenty of gluten free and vegan options. Meat eaters are also well looked after with double smoked bacon and chorizo that can be added as extras. The menu is priced extremely well with the top price being $17 for smashed avocado or truffle scrambled eggs.
A cold rainy morning calls for one thing – porridge. The offering here ($13.50) shows that a bowl of oats doesn’t have to be boring. This was topped with sour cherries, toasted coconut and young coconut flesh, maple syrup was added for sweetness. A dollop of whipped coconut decorated with bright pink dehydrated plum powder added a splash of colour. Edible flowers and micro herbs made for a pretty garnish.
My sister felt like something hearty. The house made beans ($15) were a big tick for gluten free eaters. It came served with hash browns instead of the usual toast. Three hefty triangles of shredded potato had a golden, crunchy crust. The beans were packed with flavour. There was a sweetness to them that tasted BBQ sauce-like. A crispy soft boiled egg and tomato relish topped the dish off nicely.
Coffee here is from Swan Valley roaster Fiori. There are also coffee beans for sale as well as T2 teas and other assorted bits and bobs.
With winter around the corner, the menu will be changing soon. And that delicious porridge will definitely be a fixture!
206 Nicholson Road, Shenton Park
Breakfast served Mon-Fri 7am-11:45am, Saturday from 7am, Sunday from 8am