Little Box proves correct the old adage that it's not about size, but what you do with it that matters. Quite literally a little box that appears to have been plonked in the middle of an outdoor shopping arcade, it's tiny — but you can't walk past without being intrigued.
Judging from the setup, you'd expect their menu to be short and sweet, but Little Box is essentially the clown car of cafes — so there's plenty to choose from for both breakfast and lunch. They've earned our respect with their sweet potato and zucchini fritters with avo smash and a balsamic glaze ($13.50) and their portobello mushroom burger with haloumi ($13). If you prefer a bit of meat, the lamb salad with feta and roast pumpkin ($15) or the slow-cooked pulled lamb burger with chipotle salsa ($14) are equally impressive options. And if you're a coffee aficionado who's keen to try a new bean, theirs comes from Barrel One Roasters, a boutique roaster that's local to the northern beaches.