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Lil Miss Collins

Hearty, healthy dishes among shipping containers and recycled timber.
By Jasmine Crittenden
September 11, 2018
By Jasmine Crittenden
September 11, 2018

Lil Miss Collins started out, well, lil'. The team hosted two pop-ups around town, then, once popularity was established, moved onto a spacious, grassy site, five minutes' walk from Parramatta station.

The cafe's adorable (and permanent) home is a combination of shipping containers and recycled timber, which owner Tony Moussa, with the help of his family, transformed into a cafe. Once there were chickens, too, but Council regulations brought their residency to a swift end. The good news is there's no shortage of animal company: pets are welcome.

In between patting dogs and maintaining his DIY digs, Moussa roasts his own coffee beans. Choose from a house-blend or a single origin, before perusing the hearty, healthy menu. Among the seasonal offerings, you'll find roasted pumpkin with poached egg, feta, labneh, broccolini, chilli and kale on sourdough, as well as slow-cooked lamb shoulder with rosemary, roasted potatoes, roasted pumpkin, lentils, fennel, béarnaise sauce and crisp bread.

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