Head out to 44 Stanley and you’ll find a cute little café in the courtyard. Nestled under the shady trees, L8 Café and Panini Bar is one of those something-for-everyone kind of places that you need to visit as soon as humanly possible. And, I’m about to tell you why.
Open for breakfast and lunch, their extensive menu covers everything from your usual egg-based dishes and gourmet pies to fresh salads. Even the fussiest of eaters will find something to please their palate! Plus, they’ve got a cute gimmick going on – all the sarmies and burgers are named after movie characters… anyone for a Vincent Vega?
L8 doubles up as a solo working spot for those who want to bring their laptops along for lunch, but it’s just as good for a family breakfast, a brunch with friends or a quick meal on the go!
The last time I visited L8, I popped past during my lunch break and ordered up one of their salads, which are ‘not your usual bunny food’, as the menu points out. I wolfed down the salmon salad, which was served with Norwegian smoked salmon, cherry tomatoes, feta, red onion and avo, dressed in a creamy homemade vinaigrette – it made for a tasty and filling lunch, let me tell you. Next up was a cappuccino to keep me fuelled up for the rest of the day… it definitely did the trick – these guys don’t kid around when it comes to coffee.
I can’t wait to go back and work my way through the rest of the menu. Next time, I’ve got to go for The Dude – a 100% grass-fed beef burger served with tomato, wild rocket, mozzarella, homemade peri-peri and onion rings, topped with a fried egg and served in a Turkish bun… yum!
So, if you’re looking for a place to get a delicious breakfast, brunch or lunch, get to L8 Café… and don’t even think about leaving until you’ve tried a slice of cake, best eaten with a strong flat white on the side!
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