I love weekends. It’s the only time I feel able to kick back and catch my breath from 5 days of juggling two jobs, a blog and trying to keep some order of sanity in a small apartment. I know all you parents out there are snorting and muttering: “Just wait till you have kids.” Dudes, I am totally in awe of your l33t multi-tasking skills.
On this weekend, the SO and I decided to venture away from our New Farm favorites and opted to snoop around the James Street area. The fact the Doctor Who pop-up store was opening that morning had nothing to do with our being in the area… sort of.
The Little Pantry is a little ways away from the main bustle of James Street, but no less vibey. We grabbed menus from the counter and studied the simple listing of all-day breakfast options. Orders are also made at the counter, so the SO left me perched on our seats overlooking James Street (and a pair of poor diners below) while he sorted us out.
As we waited for our meals, the SO and I wondered if they bore any relation to New Farm’s Little Larder. Little Pantry is not as crazy a-dozen people-waiting-for-a-seat type of popular, but they were seeing a brisk business when we got there.
The SO was floored by the sheer volume of food piled like a German Autobarn carwreck on his Big Brekky plate. He was thankful he was starving or he wouldn’t have been able to polish off most of his towering plate of spinach, tomato, potatoes, chorizo, mushrooms, bacon and eggs with sourdough, but the meal did set him up till dinner time. Do not attempt if you are a meal nibbler.
My breakfast burrito was much more modest and suited to my appetite. Stuffed with eggs, bacon, beans, spinach, tomato relish and cheese – though not entirely melted through to meet its true potential as a melty gooey mess – I got stuck in with my hands to tackle the breakfast burrito and came away surprisingly clean. That means it wasn’t overstuffed with ingredients and the beans weren’t too runny. A quick wipe of the napkin and I was ready to dive into the rest of the weekend.
Or kick back and catch that breath I really need.