Suburban locals have perks that the hotspots of Gertrude and Chapel streets can only wish for. No table waits, spacious layouts and all-important peace and quiet. A casual spot like East St Kilda’s Little Captain has lots more in it’s favour too. Its sunny courtyard borders a lush park, there’s plentiful parking, and you can happily set up shop here for hours without fear of some impatient hipster waitress trying to clear your table for the next customer.
The food’s pretty good too - and damn cheap. Basic eggs with sides combos at $10ish a pop. The fetta and avocado mash was simple and tasty, the roasted tomatoes lending it a rich flavour. The coffee is decent too.
If you’re a southsider, make sure to check out Little Captain when you’re in the mood to bypass weekend cafe chaos. It’s kid and dog friendly too.
The Brew: 7
The Grub: 7.5 (price to quality ratio considered)
The Mood: 8