With its wooden benches, bright colours and hanging plants, Little Tommy Tucker feels more like a tree house than a cafe. It takes pride in catering to the many young families in the area, offering plenty of kid-friendly meals and space for prams or wheelchairs. It’s funny to think it was once a tobacco shop.

Original owners Jim Marinis and Mary-Jane Daffy sold the site in 2015 and went on to open Glovers Station. Despite this, it continues to live up to its nursery rhyme-inspired name. Kids will be kept shtum with Humpty Dumpty eggs and bacon; or Dr Marty’s crumpets with fresh banana, strawberries and honey yoghurt. 

For hungry parents, there’s grilled halloumi with smashed pumpkin, spinach, dukkah, basil oil and poached eggs on multigrain toast. For lunch it’s hard to go past the crumbed organic chicken schnitzel with a crunchy apple-and-pineapple slaw. Almost everything on the menu can be made gluten-free, too. 

Reliable coffee is a major drawcard at Little Tommy Tucker. The house blend is sourced from Duke’s Roasting House. Other options include two single-origin blends, as well as batch brew served both hot and cold. 

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Updated: September 2nd, 2016

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