I liked how we can customise our own breakfasts here. I had 2 poached eggs, wholegrain toast and wilted spinach, while he had sunny side ups instead, and added whole slipper lobster tail! You can even pick your preferred spread (butter/jam/vegemite etc). Everything I had was excellent, and the service was great too. If not for the insane crowds, I will definitely come here often!
Superb sticky date pudding ($10) that is perfectly balanced between lightness and density accompanied by a wonderful and creamy vanilla ice cream to balance the sweetness of the dish. Sweetest end to a perfect meal (& literally a bit too sweet for my friends)
Ordered the Lokal Ricotta ($20), Toastie of the day ($14.90), Steak and Eggs ($26) and shared truffle fries ($10) and the sticky date pudding ($10). So much love for this place knowing that there's hardly anything that will disappoint! Fantastic stuff with great service and a bustling energy that doesn't get too noisy or intrusive.
A burger with just beef and a perfect sunny side up can be yummy too. :) Downside is their food items are on the pricey side and the burger could be better with a few sides.
Fantastic service and an excellent menu! I truly loved the Lobster Linguine - the pasta was cooked to perfection with a rosé sauce (a mix of red and white pasta sauce) and topped with whole slipper lobsters. A must-try for pasta fanatics!
If you are craving for a breakfast that satisfy your sweet tooth, this is recommended! Vanilla yoghurt goes well with the banana bread😋
Hadn't been back to The Lokal for brunch in a while and they had since refreshed their menu. This Grilled Mortadella Ciabatta fits smaller appetites that crave for meats — it's a pretty compact sandwich that sees Kale, Cheese, Mortadella (an Italian sausage) and Onion Jam in between crisp Ciabatta bread grilled. The Mortadella carries flavours reminiscent of luncheon meat; a very comforting flavour especially given how this tasted exceptionally clean without being overly briny and salty — in fact, it's so clean it leaves no aftertaste. The cheese is all satisfying, giving the pull desired in cheese sandwiches without being overly cheesy (after all, this ain't a grilled cheese sandwich) while the kale gives it a good balance with some greens in between the cheese and meat. Certainly one of those sandwiches I wouldn't mind eating even if I am craving something lighter than a full-sized sandwich.
A good chill drink for a hot day after work out. The slightly zesty coffee bean taste makes a refreshing kick to start the day
Panini style ciabatta with stack of ham, onion jam and kale.
I liked my salad very much but my boyfriend's sausage platter was lacklustre. Definitely not worth $21++! Anyway, what disappointed me about this place was the unwelcoming vibes. They were prompt and actually polite but we felt so hurried while eating. I understand that they are very popular but when I still had a substantial amount of food on my plate and was using my phone, one of the servers tried to clear our table :/ Not so long after we did finish our meal, we were asked (nicely) to vacate the table as they had a waiting list. That's fine, but there were other tables that had patrons who have been at the restaurant a longer time, why ask us to leave before them? So that sucked. Overall it was a really bad experience for me, even the food couldn't save it.
Cheese(5)+scrambled egg(5)+salted salmon(5)+wholegrain bread(1.75)
Lokal post had been my annual Chinese New Year post. While most of the cafes or restaurants are closed, Lokal is open for breakfast and brunch. .
Grilled sausage sat on cloudy mash and flooded with comforting brown sauce. .
The flesh of one lobster was found in lobster roll. This was all you need to know. 😋😋😋
Sticky date pudding with a scoop of vanilla ice cream at $10, goes well together. Not too bad at all! #BurppleXChope
Really love the ambience of the cafe. It is a good place to chill and talk over drinks or food. Pictured is the truffle parmesan fries that we had. The fries came to our table pipping hot and each fry was crisp and fluffy on the inside. The only thing lacking was that we felt the fries could do with a bit more salt and parmesan flavour. The truffle flavour was just right. Nonetheless, I love the ambience and I would love to come back to chill for brunch! #BurppleXChope
Until now, I still do not know how to pronounce this cafe. Is Lokal pronounced as 'Local' or 'Lo-kal'? Well that is a question still in speculation. Regardless, everything from the ambience, the decor, the smell, right down to the dishes, surpassed my expectations. A cosy cafe on the curb, the interior decorations were colourful and rejuvenating. The smell of the coffee, which enticed us to ordering the cappuchino and vanilla latte ($5.50 each), was simply divine. The coffee was definitely one of the better ones around, with the distinct aroma of the coffee beans and the sweetness of the vanilla being the perfect pick me up. We ordered the ricotta toast - ricotta, pomelo and avocado on a bed of sourdough toast (approx $19) as well as the roast beef sandwich - sauerkraut, mustard, greens and beef on wholemeal bread ($19), both of which were so tasty and worth every cent. A side of truffle fries ($10) was the sweet finish, with the underlying truffle taste in every bite. I have been very lucky with the cafes i have patroned in terms of the quality of food. This makes me happy :-)