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Two Little Pigs Charcuterie and Grind

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by Melanie Lynn (subscribe)
Going wherever the wind blows me and enjoying the ride.
Published July 28th 2014
The Best New Cafe
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Two Little Pigs Coffee

Once upon a time, were three little pigs...

And then there were two.

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Hot Jam Doughcakes

And at Two Little Pigs, one can take a fairly solid guess at what happened to the third.

Why, they used it to start up their delightful selection of charcuterie!

But it's not just the delectable dried deli goods that will have you salivating.

Sometimes I find myself trolling a menu just to find one or two options that pique my interest.

At Two Little Pigs I found the opposite problem. There were so many things I wanted on the menu I almost couldn't decide.
Everything that comes out of that kitchen is just brilliant in a word.

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Two Little Pigs

Two little pigs, cafe, coffee, Charcuterie
Deli Delights

I was avoiding the recent, "sweet bacon" rage in cafes like a bad rash, until I saw Hot Jam Doughcakes on the menu at Two Little Pigs.

There was the trepidant moment where I discovered it was served with caramelised bacon ice cream, but I figured I could always leave the ice cream on the plate if I felt like things were getting a bit too meaty.

The Doughcakes themselves are the love child of perfect pancakes and hot jam doughnuts at the Market.

Surprisingly enough, the ice cream turned out to be perfect as both a flavour and textural accompaniment.

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Two Little Pigs Breakfast

After the Doughcakes, breakfast was a sharing affair. The Two Little Pigs breakfast platter gave a bountiful offering of thick cut bacon and house made sausage with lavish trimmings that included duck fat mushrooms and apple chutney.

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Inside the Two Little Pigs

One might worry that all this deliciousness may lead to a dropping of the baton somewhere. But the attention in the food department hasn't shortchanged the coffee at all, which is a quaffable offering that may require more than one.

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More Marvellous Meats


Great coffee?

Staff warm and friendly but not overbearing?

Fresh produce with innovative cooking ideas?

Cosy space with good vibe?

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Outside the Two Little Pigs

It has checked every one my cafe lovers boxes and that is why, with great joy and flourish, I pass the crown of best new cafe to Two Little Pigs.

Long may it reign sending out delicious food and coffee to its adoring public.
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Why? Wonderful charcuterie in the new best cafe.
When: Mon - Fri: 06:00 - 16:00 Sat - Sun: 07:00 - 16:00
Phone: (03) 9939 4042
Where: Two Little Pigs Charcuterie & Grind 146 Sydney Road, Brunswick (03) 9939 4042
Cost: $10-$30
Your Comment
I enjoyed reading your piece very much, Melanie Lynn. I especially love your phraseology - "There was the trepidant moment", etc. Individual, whimsical, and rich in tantalising information. Thank you.
by Monika (score: 1|73) 2409 days ago
Bacon does work surprisingly well with sweet things - pineapple, maple syrup etc. I once had a very nice bacon and maple syrup cupcake.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|12626) 2411 days ago
Sounds wonderful - especially the jam doughcakes.
For out-of-towners to visit these "tummy treasure-troves", please include how to get there, e.g. if a tram goes there (& which number) or if/which train station is nearby.
These tiny tidbits of info wld make it so much simpler to actually get there! Please consider adding the detail - we wanna have yum fun, too! :-)
by fluffynut (score: 2|952) 2408 days ago
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