Local Grind is a nice little cafe located on the ground floor of The Watson apartments in the north eastern suburb of Walkerville.
My weak mocha was really weak. So weak that I actually couldn’t taste the coffee or chocolate. The milk was nicely steamed and the froth was really creamy but it just tasted like sweetened milk. Next time I’ll know not to ask for weak.
Pink juice. Freshly squeezed watermelon, strawberry, apple and mint juice. Lovely flavour combination.
I had planned to come here for breakfast but when I saw the lunch menu I immediately changed my mind.
Southern style fried chicken burger. Fried chicken with cabbage coleslaw and crispy chilli on a brioche bun served with sweet potato fries. The chicken was moist and juicy but needed more seasoning. When I read the description on the menu I was anticipating something a bit more spicier and I couldn’t taste any chilli at all. The coleslaw was crunchy and tangy and the brioche bun held the filling really well. The burger was the perfect size for me. The sweet potato chips were delicious. Crunchy and perfectly salted on the outside and moist and soft on the inside.
They had a range of baked goods on the counter top so I couldn’t help myself and ordered something sweet after my meal.
Mille feuille. Layers of puff pastry with vanilla pastry cream topped with fresh strawberry slices. The puff pastry was crisp and crunchy and the pastry cream was beautifully luscious and creamy. You could see the vanilla bean flecks all through the cream.
Local grind is another great suburban cafe that supports and sources fresh local produce. I thought the food was really nice but it just needed a little bit more seasoning.