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Long Lost Friend

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by Michael Genrich (subscribe)
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Published November 4th 2019
Honest, fresh and beautiful
I'll be upfront and tell you that the secret is in the name. Long Lost Friend is a small cafe/restaurant on Magill Road that looks a little unassuming if you're just rushing by.

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Long Lost Friend - Magill Road

Maybe next time don't rush by though. Stop in for coffee, all-day breakfast or lunch and be pleasantly surprised by the quality of the service, the quality of the food and the really nice vibes. It makes finding this suburban gem a bit like finding a long lost friend.

The decor is simple and welcoming and the outdoor seating is perfect for breakfast and lunch. The road traffic isn't actually too distracting and it's a leafy part of town, perfect for outdoor dining.

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Long Lost Friend - Interior

Long Lost Friend was opened about two years ago by two brothers with a penchant for delivering creative and unique food and coffee. Since then, they've been quietly building a reputation through their mostly healthy but sometimes purely decadent menu.

The food here reminds me of places in super trendy spots like Melbourne CBD and Northern NSW. It's fresh, friendly, and not just presented like an Instagram photo to cover any flaws. There's nothing flawed about the food here and it deserves every bit of its artful presentation.

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Summer smoothie at Long Lost Friend

The menu is an all-day breakfast and lunch proposition that will have you swooning with a wide range of coffee, tea, hot chocolate, juices, smoothies and milkshakes. You'll definitely need to visit more than once to try all the tempting treats on offer.

We visited for lunch and ordered the LLF Breakfast which is a full cooked breakfast with tomatoes, portobello mushrooms, bacon, eggs any way, sourdough toast, potato rosti, spicy Barossa chorizo and rich chilli jam relish. Enjoying a (sometimes late) breakfast like this is certainly one way to make sure that you're living your best life. They just don't come any better.

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LLF Breakfast

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Chicken Sicario - Long Lost Friend

The Chicken Sicario burger features fried chicken breast, guacamole, red cabbage, spinach and chipotle mayonnaise on a grilled bun. It arrives stacked high and pinned in the middle, but is actually easy to handle and eat. It's all in perfect proportion and has a perfect balance of fried and fresh flavours.

The menu also includes things like roasted mushroom stacks and eggs Benedict (with unfamiliar twists like pulled pork and chilli crab on offer to replace the smoked salmon!). Sweet treats include a buttermilk pancake stack decorated with Persian fairy floss or a colourful smoothie bowl packed with yoghurt, muesli and berries.

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Image courtesy Long Lost Friend Facebook

Kids are catered for with a range of dishes $10 and under. Long Lost Friend also offers takeaway or delivery and can host groups and parties.

Long Lost Friend is situated at 523 Magill Road. It's halfway between Glynburn and St Bernards roads. They're open 8 am - 3 pm Monday to Friday and 8 am - 2.30 pm on weekends. Check them out here.
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Why? Breakfast and lunch treats to delight
When: Breakfast and lunch seven days
Phone: (08) 8331 0847
Where: 523 Magill Road, Magill
Cost: $10 - $24 main dishes.
Your Comment
What a cool name for a cafe! Love that all important menu criteria you mentioned Michael - 'mostly healthy but sometimes purely decadent'.
by Jenny Rossiter (score: 3|4116) 12 days ago
I was drawn to the story by the lovely name of the cafe which is so warm :)
by Gillian Ching (score: 2|605) 13 days ago
It is indeed an imaginative name.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|7411) 7 days ago
It is indeed an imaginative name.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|7411) 7 days ago
I was drawn to the story by the lovely name of the cafe which is so warm :)
by Gillian Ching (score: 2|605) 13 days ago
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