With plenty of nods to the old Clayfield Aquarium it took over, including a bright yellow fishy wallpaper, Let Minnow Café is an adorable oasis that manages to be all at once cute and sophisticated. No detail has been left to chance, from the menu that tells you were every element of the café has been sourced right down to the hidden fish puns in the potted herbs (seriously – take a look).
For breakfast, there’s options for all, whether you’re lactose or gluten intolerant, vegetarian, or have a youngster in tow. Their signature dish is, of course, The Tinned Minnows, with sardines, soft boiled eggs and salsa verde on sourdough, but there’s plenty of classic brekkies too. Savoury mince is given a makeover with a fried egg, grilled cherry tomatoes and house BBQ sauce, while sweet tooths will love the wholemeal waffle with cinnamon ice cream and the option of bacon.
The lunch menu is simple but satisfying, with a weekly burger special and plenty of salads and sandwiches which change on a daily basis. But if you’ve got room, make sure you order the milkshake special. Holy mackerel is it worth the calories.