Scrolling through my endless food feed on insta, I've been seeing quite a trend lately of posts from the highly popular Little Black Pug Cafe which had opened in the last couple of months on the bustling Logan Road in Mt Gravatt. Entering the highly saturated brunch market, it is of course important to differentiate yourself in the market to set yourself apart from your competitors. Without a doubt, Little Black Pug does this by being a dog themed cafe, with the owners bringing their pet doggies, the titular little black pugs to the cafe once a week to meet customers.
Arriving on Saturday morning, I was lucky enough to meet the super cute, utterly adorable Bowie and Mate at the Cafe.
The cafe was absolutely bustling by about 10.30am and the only seats we could get happened to be outside, along the main road, which wasn't really ideal for an indoors girl like me, but we made do with what we had, given it was peak hour.
Menus were quickly provided, it consisted of two pages, one for food one for drink. Having arrived at 10.30am meant that the lunch menu was available with the all day breakfast menu.
Further to the standard drinks menu, there were also a few specials on the board which I only noticed when I went to make my order.
Heading inside I also understood why it was so difficult for us to get an inside table as seating indoors was few and far between with a few small tables and one long bar only.
Ordering at the counter, there were also a selection of doggie treats which could be purchased.
We got a number upon ordering and awaited our food.
My two companions ordered a latte each. They were relatively frothy and rich, my companions quite appreciated it. I especially liked their initiative to be environmentally friendly by offering 50 cents off all coffee purchases had in house rather than with a disposable take away cup.
I got the special Yuen Yeung, a Hong Kong style concoction of tea mixed in with coffee. It was served with milk on the side. The drink was wonderfully fragrant and smelled of fresh ceylon tea which complimented the coffee wonderfully.
Our food came soon after, much to the delight of the table.
My first companion ordered the Paw Licker which contained Korean fried chicken, pickled cucumber, kimchi, fried egg and mayo on a brioche bun with chips on the side and truffle mayo. The bun was warm and toasty with a fluffy interior which my companion really enjoyed. The chicken was fresh and hot but could have been crispier. The pickles and kimchi were slightly sour and quite refreshing without being overbearing. The chips were also freshly fried and super crispy, and coupled with the truffle mayo, it made for a super fragrant and delicious side for the burger.
My other companion ordered the omnivore, a brioche bun burger containing a beef patty, pickled onion, cheese, spinach and truffle mayo. Again the bun was toasty and fluffy. the swiss cheese melted perfectly on the caramelised patty which was balanced out on the onions and bed of fresh spinach. She also quite enjoyed her burger.
Wanting something more in line with the brunchy options, I opted for the Dog's Breakfast. It contained bacon, mushroom, haloumi, spinach, tomato, eggs and sourdough. My brunch was really quite wonderful. The eggs were perfectly poached with a delicious runny centre, the bacon had a good crispy edge and the haloumi was also fried to perfection. Having said that, the toast was slightly underdone, but the mushrooms were super buttery and well seasoned though.