Sometimes deciding what you’d like to eat can lead to an endless loop of counter-arguments. How nice it’d be to just order everything on offer and sort it out according to whim and appetite.
With the “Little Brekkies” menu at A Little On The Side in Darlington, with half-serve portions from $5.50 to $9 each, we realised it’d actually be possible.
So we went in a group of four (making those early-morning portion-dividing calculations less painful on the brain) and asked for one of everything – creating a DIY breakfast degustation by accident.
With so many dishes, inevitably some outrank others, and my favourites were the Mint & Feta Toasted Tortilla Wrap ($7), Spiced Beans ($8), served with scrambled eggs and Turkish toast, Grilled Haloumi Roll ($5.50) and the Croissant French Toast ($8) which comes with spiced berry compote and instantly sparks the thought, “why have we never seen this before?” Croissant slices served French-toast-style – it’s ridiculously genius. Who knew you could make French toast even more French and heart-clogging? It’s really tasty, too, even though it’s probably a nutritionist’s very idea of stress.
If you follow in our menu-ordering path, be prepared to eat A LOT of scrambled eggs, as they seem to insert their way into almost every dish. Also, your skills at maxing out a table’s ability to take many plates will be tested, too. There’s a lot of plate-juggling and plate-consolidation needed to make everything fit.
It’s always fun to have a multi-portion breakfast, though, and as our friend Chris says, it means your meal truly lives up to the cafe’s title of A Little On The Side.
A Little On The Side, Corner of Boundary and Ivy Lane, Darlington, (02) 9698 7767