The Local Mbassy
The design of The Local Mbassy harks back to the Australian prohibition era. Soft music from the ‘20s plays and locals enjoy the view across Wentworth Park, tucking into burgers, pancakes and pans of baked eggs and sipping Campos coffee.
The boiler-room-inspired interior includes details such as exposed-pipe lighting features, antiques and leather bike-pedal stools lining the front counter. Barista and owner Marcus Gorge’s curled moustache is a nice touch.
Everything in the interior is custom made, with murals and graffiti work by Australian street artist Sid Tapia.
The all-day breakfast menu includes the full English, which comes with double-smoked bacon, mushrooms and potato rosti; an open omelette with options of chorizo and Spanish onions or cherry tomatoes and crumbled feta; and the cafe's most talked about menu item, red velvet pancakes.
They come in a tower ascending from deep-red, fluffy pancakes at the bottom to smaller pikelets at the top. It’s served with blueberries, pistachios, whipped cream, strawberries, and drizzled with fresh strawberry and sugar syrup. An intriguing addition of sliced basil scattered on top gives it a refreshing taste.
A range of organic sodas, juices are available, along with freshly made smoothies, including the smooth and sweet concoction of cherry, pistachio, goji berry and vanilla blended with ice.