Little Blackbird Cafe is where Alexandra Headland and Maroochydore meet on the Sunshine Coast. I thought of them as an up and coming cafe and was excited about my visit there, especially as a capsicum relish aficionado. They serve red pepper relish with a lot of their savoury dishes, so I was really looking forward to my visit. Little Blackbird Cafe has a Facebook page - www.facebook.com/pg/LittleBlackbirdCafeSC and on those pages is contact details and a menu. The little cafe is on the ground floor of some larger buildings on Aerodrome Road in the suburb of Maroochydore.
Poached eggs on sourdough with a side of the cafe's homemade capsicum relish.
I turned up wanting a much needed quality coffee, complemented with a great breakfast dish. I ordered poached eggs on sourdough for $10, which came with their house special capsicum relish, a regular almond milk coffee for less than $4.50 (plus 80 cents for almond milk), a healthy smoothie with avocado, lime, spinach, mint and apple (called the Green Goddess) for a reasonable $8. Such a selection would show some of their cookery, some of their healthy options and (of course) showcase their coffee. The total bill was $23.30 and once paid for, I could wait on outside chairs and enjoy a coffee. The chef doesn't get on-premises till 6.30 am but coffee making starts at or just after 6 am once the cafe is set up.
For my take on things, the smoothie was a healthy choice, good texture and the coloured straw didn't go unnoticed. Coffee was by Flying West Coffee Roasters - a Sunshine Coast-based business and my almond milk flat white was smooth and velvety with an appropriate pattern on top, made to correct temperature - I roughly guessed around 60-70 degrees celsius which is standard. The waiter was able to explain the hot dish because I was very enthused about their rendition of capsicum relish, its key ingredient to make it daringly different from the other varieties I have tried over the years was fresh ginger - I would never have thought of it till trying it, but now I have tried it, I just can't get over it, it was a taste sensation - especially to a capsicum relish fan such as myself.
So for great coffee on Aerodrome Road, where you can see the suburb sign for Alexandra Headland, amongst nice outdoor dining, with reliable and fun presentation and good food, Little Blackbird Cafe is the place to flock to. It's really close to the beach as well, the beach is across the road, but, it's not really visible from the ground floor cafe because it had to be fenced off - access is further away but quite close. I think overall, this cafe really has it, even if they didn't have the surprise of the relish, there were a lot of other really positive aspects to this cafe, they had everything done well, from logo to fancy straws, they did very well in my estimation and I am happy that my breakfast and dining experience was so satisfying.