Little Clive, Annerley: Few words bring as much joy as all-day brunch. Little Clive knows this and has shaped its menu accordingly.
This all day brunch selection dishes up food that is more real and honest than confession. Sourced from Rocklea markets, you’re indulging in the savoury and sweet tastebud sensations of Brisbane’s freshest produce. Pristine presentation of tangy colours on perfectly cooked meals gets our heart a flutter, along with the drinks.
You’ll have to travel 10 minutes from the CBD to get to Little Clive, a charming bolthole just off Annerley’s hilltop high street. It’s worth it, though, to experience the café’s neat stack of vegan-friendly vanilla bean pancakes, which come laden with honeycomb, whipped chocolate ganache and macerated strawberries, and finally sprinkled with crumbs of hazelnut dukkah. The café itself is a cosy spot to get to know the locals, with a bunch of op-shops and antique centres around the corner to explore afterwards.
If you’re looking for an all day brunch, Little Clive in Annerley may be the trick. Using fresh ingredients sourced from the Rocklea Markets, Little Clive offers delicious standards such as eggs benedict as well as fancy numbers like the scrummy brioche french toast with raspberry cream and the soft shell crab with lemon aioli.
My smoked salmon ($17) was a pretty thing radiating colour to brighten the dull midweek morning. Pink pickled onion slices tucked in beside gleaming smoked salmon on crusty Turkish bread came with a pair of poached eggs on top, a liberal sprinkling of fresh herbs and petals, and half a lime dramatically caramelised in the pan before landing on the plate.The menu runs from summer fruits with granola and yoghurt and honey ($8.50) to brioche artfully paired with caramelised bananas and a raspberry cream. The big kahuna on this list is the Little Clive Breakfast Board ($21.50) that brings together poached eggs on sourdough with chorizo, mushrooms, bacon, twice-cooked pork belly and blistered tomatoes. The coffee, on a locally roasted Vivo blend, was very good.
What a difference a smile and a great attitude make. The staff at Little Clive are not only refreshingly professional, but they are also polite and friendly.The menu has something for everyone. They have kept in mind the beautiful diversity of the Annerley area by providing Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Paleo options.
The menu was interesting and included in their breakfast offering was avocado and feta plate, with coriander, chilli, lime and macadamia dukkah, smoked salmon on turkish with beetroom creme, poached eggs, pickled onions and soft herbs, while their lunch-time menu included some amazing looking burgers served with sweet potato fries and delicious salads.My Piccolo latte was smooth and had great body.
Just off busy Ipswich Road is this surprising gem of a cafe dishing up some of the tastiest eats and sweet treats on the south side. Stop by for breakfast and take a seat on their patio and you can tuck into a giant plate of hotcakes, stacked with berries and maple bacon, or opt for something lighter, like the kale and haloumi on sourdough.For lunch, the offerings get even more gourmet, but if you really want to treat yourself, just stop by for one of their Nutella injected muffins or luscious cronuts. Actually, you’re bound to walk out with one even if you just meant to stop in for a coffee.
Little Clive is a welcome addition to Annerley, attracting foodies far and wide with a top-notch seasonal menu including breakfast fare, classic burgers and blackboard specials.
The light and airy space is adorned with handmade wooden furniture and painted murals, creating a hip and inviting venue for Annerley locals. Sit down for a meal with friends, sip on a Vivo coffee with the cafe’s famed latte art or grab any menu item to go. The all day brunch menu and cabinet offerings tick all the boxes when it comes to look, smell and taste - savoury and sweet options boast colourful presentation and fresh ingredients sourced from the Rocklea Markets.
Here, you won’t just want brunch all day — you’ll want it every day.