Clocking in at an impressive 8,200 sq ft and styled like it’s bobby-soxed straight out of the 50s, Top Chef winner Stephanie Izard’s sequel to the much-loved Girl and the Goat is shaping up to be just as frenzy-inducing as its predecessor. Younger sister it may be, but that’s where ‘little’ ends - with its covers-all-bases credo, Little Goat incorporates a retro-chic diner, coffee shop, artisan bread store, private dining area and cooking school.
Let’s start with the diner. Taking all-day feasting more literally than most, Izard’s modern twist on classic Americana includes burgers for breakfast, pancakes for dinner and the spirited owner’s personal favourite, Crunchy Eggy Yummy Thing – egg broken over crepe batter with kimchi and vegetables. Guests can stop in at the coffee shop for a caffeine fix before heading to the bakery, where a peek into the glass-enclosed kitchen reveals head baker Greg Wade kneading sourdough, croissants and tangy sweet onion brioche. Sound good so far? Wait, there’s more. Return at dusk when the diner transforms into a bar, with sixteen rotating taps serving local craft beer and a solid wine and cocktail list at your fingertips, or, if you simply have to see Izard’s culinary tips and tricks for yourself, you can sign up for private dinners and cooking classes in the upstairs Demo Kitchen. Buck up billies, ‘cause Steph’s got a brand new goat.