Australia has remained firmly in our hearts this month due to the widespread and tragic bushfires. To acknowledge the Aussie strength, spirit and to pay our respect, Tiny Table’s Australia Day 2020 round up pays homage to all that is delicious about Antipodean coffee and native nibbles, whilst highlighting how you can make a difference to help those affected by the Australian bushfires. Here’s how you can get involved this weekend and on Australia Day (26th January 2020)…
Open from 7.00am, Ozone Coffee is the perfect saving grace for families seeking an early-bird pitstop and cracking cup of coffee. If after all that Christmas indulgence you’re seeking out a healthy breakfast, Ozone’s seeded granola with whey poached fruit scattered with macadamia and lemon thyme is a moorish treat. Sweet toothed kids will adore the spiced banana bread laden with nut butter. Highchairs available and prams are neatly tucked away for those heading in with teeny ones. Ozone have created a special donations page to raise funds for WIRES – by donating $10AUD (that’s just £5), you will be in the running to win a whole year’s worth of coffee and help repair the lives of those caught in the recent catastrophe.
11 Leonard Street, London, EC2A 4AQ
The brainchild of Shelagh Ryan, Michael Homan and Caitlin Ryan, this Aussie trio opened the very first Lantana to much acclaim back in 2008. Several cups of coffee and jammy lamingtons later, Lantana blossomed and spread its roots North. With a dinky coffee and brunch spot nestled in Camden Lock market and the elegant Old Street cafe, their espresso is robust and toasted banana bread with cinnamon ricotta and fresh berries scrumptious! Tickets are still available for Lantana’s Australia Day Bushfire Fundraiser on Saturday. A set menu of some of their off-menu favourites will be served, starting with a welcome cocktail from Manly Spirits – all proceeds will go directly to Red Cross Australia’s bushfire appeal.
Old Street: Unit 2, 1 Oliver’s Yard, 55 City Rd, EC1Y 1HQ
Milk Beach Cafe
Calling all brunch loving mamas, Milk Beach Cafe in Queen’s Park is a-calling. This Aussie inspired child-friendly cafe prides itself on specialty coffees from around the world that are traceable to the farm and carefully roasted by the Milk Beach team. Alongside a mean cup o’joe, their eggs are a snap-worthy start to the day. Be it an Antipodean smashed avocado with goats curd or coddled eggs in a jar with cream and sweet potato purée, sea salt and chives, served with sourdough soldiers. This Saturday 25th January, Milk Beach will be hosting an Australia Day Party & Bushfire Fundraiser. From 6pm join the team to tuck into Aussie dishes, gourmet sausage sizzle, wines from bushfire affected winemakers and cocktails specials. No tickets, turn up and £1 for every wine, cocktail and dish will be donated to Red Cross Australia’s bushfire appeal.
19 Lonsdale Road, London, NW6 6RA
Granger & Co
If you’re looking for a taste of Oz in North London then King’s Cross is just the ticket. Bathed in notes of gold, Bill Granger’s Granger & Co is the perfect spot to breakfast in style this Australia Day. With a menu brimming with sunshine flavours why not go all out with a ‘Fresh Aussie’ – tea smoked salmon, poached eggs, greens, avocado & cherry tomatoes and an almighty cup of allpress coffee. Until the end of the month, Granger & Co will be donating £1 from every serve of hotcakes across all our sites. Donations will go to NSW Rural Fire Service, Country Fire Authority, Red Cross Australia and WIRES to help the communities ravaged by fire, the brave volunteers, rescue services and imperilled wildlife. You can help further by adding £1 to your bill until the end of February.
Various locations – Chelsea, Notting Hill, Kings Cross and Clerkenwell
The Lamnut! Those mouth-watering folk over at Crosstown Doughnuts are bringing back the insanely good golden ring inspired by the traditional Australia cake – the Lamington. Smothered in sticky-sweet raspberry jam, dressed in a chocolate coat and then smattered with coconut. If one Aussie inspire doughnut isn’t epic enough, this year the Lamnut will be joined by a Tim Tam special! Available 24th – 26th January 2020 (excluding Crosstown Marylebone, Victoria Park Market & Brockley Market) – don’t miss this sweet Straya duo. Crosstown will be donating a portion of Australia Day sales to WIRES – Australia’s largest wildlife rescue organisation who need urgent assistance to help with these unprecedented emergencies.
Stores across London – Hammersmith, City, Fiztrovia, Greenwich, Marylebone, Picadilly, Shoreditch, Soho and Victoria
Daisy Green Collection
The iconic collection of Daisy Green cafes across the capital bring relaxed and buzzing Australian food and coffee culture to London. Through individually designed cafes and restaurants, Daisy Green serve up memorable brunch spots which quickly become local destinations and meeting points for families.This Saturday their sold out Australia Day celebration at Timmy Green will see 100% of the profits of the event going to the victims of the tragic Australian Bushfires. The menu will also showcase the amazing wines of many of the Adelaide Hills producers who have lost their livelihood in the tragic fires.
Various locations across London
Proof that good things do come in small packages, the adorable Aussie inspired Kaffeine has kept the heart of Fitzrovia pulsating with their perfect blend of coffee and loose leaf teas for a whole decade now. Perch by the window of their Eastcastle Street store and watch the world ebb by as you nibble away on Anzac biccies and sip on endless espressos. Those looking to master the Victoria Arduino Black Eagle Gravimetric espresso machine in store can become barista for the night with their celebrated coffee courses.
15 Eastcastle Street, W1T 3AY / 66 Great Titchfield St, W1W 7QJ
Farm Girl founder has come a long way since milking cows on an Australian dairy farm as a young girl. Now firmly rooted in London, Farm Girl boast a menu as bright as their interior. Kids will love the Blue Jack Tacos which pile high jackfruit, homemade BBQ sauce, guacamole egg free mayo & pineapple on soft blue corn tortillas. A holistic and healthy Australian cafe, coffee is bold and strong by The Roasting Party. We also love their line up of super lattes, our particular favourite – the Liquid Gold, a heady sunshine immune-boosting mix of turmeric, astragalus, ginger root, ground nutmeg and honey.
Various locations – Chelsea, Notting Hill and Soho
Australia Fire Relief Fundraiser at Lily Vanilli
Epic baker Lili Vanilli is throwing open the doors of her Ezra Street emporium for one incredible bake sale this Australia Day. Bringing some of the finest bakers and bakeries in London together, expect to tuck into sweet treats from Happy Endings Ritas Dining, Selasi, Edd Kimber The Boy Who Bakes, Juliet Sear, Honey & Co, Pophams, Ravneet Gill to name just a few! Kicking off early doors, from 8.30am, wake up the brood and bring them down to E2 to help raise funds to provide relief for wildlife and indigenous communities affected by the fires in Australia.
Lily Vanilli, The Courtyard, 18 Ezra Street, London, E2 7AH
Run by Aussie chef Jason Wells, Brew Cafe’s breakfast menu is teaming with a cracking dishes including Folded Eggs with lemon and parsley on sourdough, parents can pimp up with a kicking chorizo version. Kids can slather marmite on their soldiers or order a smaller size of the Folded Eggs on the house kids menu. With high chairs for tots and friendly service, you can find additional branches of Brew Cafe in Wandsworth, Clapham and Chiswick.
21 High Street, Wimbledon, London, SW19 5DX