Everything about this cafe` is quirky!
From the name to it’s location inside an antique store (The Southern Antiques Centre Kogarah), decor, and even a few items on the menu like Black Poison Coffee Beans & the old fashion Jaffle.
It’s a great little cafe` that I recommend you try if you’re in that neck of the woods and enjoy a spot of antique shopping too.
The menu is reasonable (nothing fancy) and fairly priced. It offers a good selection of meals from breakfast (served all day), sandwiches, wraps, jaffles, mains, salads and desserts.
There are some interesting items on the menu that promise some flavoursome ingredient combinations such as;
- Wrap – Lemon & herb chicken with rocket, olives, sundried tomato & fetta wrap $11
- Breakfast – Pesto scrambled eggs on sourdough with garlic mushrooms & rocket salad $12
- Salad – Thai chicken with rocket, coriander, mint, cucumber, bean shoots, red onion & crushed nuts $16
- Main – Mezze plate with chorizo, hummus, tzaziki, baba ganoush, olives, herb crusted haloumi & breads $20
I opted for the, additionally interesting, toasted wrap of Roast Beef with tomato, onion, dill pickles, rocket & seeded mustard aioli $12. It was served with a side of coleslaw salad and it was all yummy. My little one, Freya, enjoyed the Ham, tomato, cheese & onion jaffle at $7.50 (also served with the coleslaw salad).
All items on the menu are made to order which is so delightful and the results are in the pudding – fresh and tasty fare.
If you have room for sweets, they have a glass cabinet displaying tantalising tarts, muffins, slices, cupcakes, and more. I was stuffed, but if I had to choose, I would have gone with the Berry & Almond tart or Salted Caramel tart.
Freya had room for a treat (as always) and had a chocolate cupcake with froth (Freya’s name for babycino). The babycino was free which I think is a lovely gesture (some cafe`s charge you the price of a coffee!).
I did make room for a caffe` though – flat white thank you and this coffee bean called Black Poison was very excellent. I was informed by the waitress that they were the only ones serving it in the area. I’ll be back for more of that coffee!
Then when you’re all done, wander around the antique store – such a exquisite thing to do!
The Laughing Goat Cafe
243 Princes Hwy, Kogarah
Ph: 02 9553 7843
Opening hours (check website)