I’ve been seeing some excellent photos of the food and décor of Local Press in Kingston for a while now and had been meaning to try it for weeks. On my week off between jobs, it was on the list of cafés I wanted to visit and luckily, A and I were able to visit for breakfast before we headed to Corin Dam.
Initially, A and I sat outside in the sun but we ended up moving inside a little later. The outdoor area looks out on the Kingston Foreshore and on our visit, the weather was sunny and bright – making it a perfect spot for getting some Vitamin D. However, the interior design inside is stunning, with wooden furniture, exposed brick walls, subtle pieces of colour and an open kitchen. I now understand why I’ve seen so many pictures of the interior – it is very photogenic.
Our first point of call was to order coffee – both in mugs. The coffee has a slight earthy taste and there are subtle chocolate tones to the beans. Regardless, the coffee is strong and perfect for those who enjoy a stronger body. A and I thought the coffees were also made really well.
For my breakfast, I ordered the Green Pea Pancake ($17), featuring poached eggs, avocado, tomato and corn salsa, feta, pomegranate seeds, mint salad and balsamic reduction. I loved this pancake, which had perfectly cooked poached eggs which were still slightly runny and a variety of flavours that worked well together. The highlight for me was the addition of corn, as it added bites of sweetness.
A ordered the Egg and Ham Sandwich ($13), which came with thick sliced leg ham, rocket and LP chilli jam. For A, the highlight was the thick sliced leg ham and she contributed this breakfast to keeping her satiated for the rest of the day.
Local Press also have Sweet Bones’s amazing banana bread on offer – which is a great incentive to visit LP if you live southside and don’t want to venture to Braddon to try it. Local Press also try to accommodate for all dietary requirements and have cold pressed juices available (which seems to be the in-thing at the moment in Canberra!)
I loved Local Press and will definitely return soon to try more on their distinctive menu.