The Little Ox

The Little Ox

Ever since moving to this side of town, we’ve been trying to look for good brunch places to dine at on weekends. A month back, while looking for places to celebrate my birthday, I found some gems and visited Merchants Guild with Peggy and her cutie pie, Paige! hehe But there were a few more than caught my eye and we took the opportunity to head to one during the Anzac Day holiday – The Little Ox!

The Litte Ox - Interior

A beautiful interior, at a corner of New Street sits The Little Ox. Its situated in the middle of the estate and definitely a place that many people come by for both a food stop and a coffee stop! When we got there, there was a long line, and I thought that we probably had to wait for a long time for a table. I found out when I walked closer that the people were queueing for take-away coffees! Thankfully we grabbed the last table available outside before the real queue set in!

Our drinks

We ordered our drinks before deciding on what to have for brunch. We all had our usuals! Chai soy latte for me, Melissa had her hot chocolate fix and the mr had a latte. As it was Anzac Day, our drinks came with a small Anzac cookie and it was so good! Not too sweet, and had a touch of rosemary! So interesting! Definitely gonna try that the next time I whip up some Anzac cookies. hehe Unfortunately, they forgot to put on for the mr. haha I shared half of mine! (:

Corn fritters

If you know me well, I will never be able to go past corn fritters as long as it’s on the menu! My favourite by far, are the ones from Replete Providore. This one has definitely come on par! It was crispy and every bite was filled with juicy corn kernels! This was topped with bacon and smashed avocado which I adore! The tomato relish was tangy and cuts the richness of the dish as a whole which was perfect.  Are you salivating while reading this? haha Cause I am! hehe There was also the option of having a poached egg and of cos I wanted one on mine. Cause who wouldn’t right?

Golden lava goodness

I was so glad I did, cause the egg was poached to perfection and the yolk acted as a sauce for the dish! Now, I’m sure you are salivating! Look at the molten egg yolk! hehe Absolutely YUMMOLICIOUS!

beetroot smoked salmon gravadlax

When Melissa and I saw the menu while the Mr was looking for a park, we knew what he was going to order. The Mr LOVES his rosti or hash and this has his favourite beet root as well! A clear winner! (: I love how the salmon has the slightest shade of pink! When the plate arrived, it looked like an art piece with pretty colours none-the-less! The salmon was cured beautifully and had the right amount of saltiness. It went so well with the capers and pickles, and the earthiness of the beets. The potato roesti was crispy on the outside, and fluffy on the inside. Just the way the mr loves it! If you look close enough, you would see some housemade chicken, thyme and pine nut sausage! It was so juicy and tender, and tasted delicious!

Soft omelette with mushrooms, feta and basil

Melissa decided to have the soft omelette with sauteed mushroom, feta and basil. I think out of all the dishes we had, this didn’t have as much wow factor as the rest! But it was still delicious and flavoursome! Maybe if she added the leg ham, it might have added a oomph to it. hehe

Definitely a place we will be heading back especially since it’s quite near to home! (: Especially for more corn fitters!

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Hope you all had a great weekend! and to all Mothers out there, hope you all had a fabulous Mother’s Day!

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I got lots to be thankful for. Without my mum, I won’t be who I am today. (: Love you Mummy!

10 thoughts on “The Little Ox

  1. Happy Mother’s day to your mum :) Awesome cafe you found! So lucky that you live on that side of town and it isn’t far for you to go to Brighton ~ It’s quite far away from us so we never go enough but it’s such a pretty area and I definitely like the look of those corn fritters with the smashed avo and runny poached egg! Definitely put it on my ‘to-go-list’ and organise a day trip and spend a whole day in Brighton hehe~

    • hehe definitely do that! (: I think it will be nice! Find a day that has good weather and spend the day there! Brighton beach! hehe Happy Mother’s Day to your mum too! hehe So nice that she is here with you to celebrate! hehe xx

  2. im so jealous of all the awesome cafe pics i keep seeing on your instagram! sydney needs more awesome cafes! the soft omelette with sauteed mushroom, feta and basil sure looks good. ps lovely pictures!

    • Thanks dearie! (: hehe Though sydney is lacking cafes, they’ve got heaps of good restaurants! hehe You just have to come back to Melbourne for a visit and have a list of brunch places you wanna try! hehe x

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