On a very busy part of Victoria St, in the middle of Abbotsford, there is a converted terrace house, housing a cafe so cool that it goes by a mere acronym. LBSS stands for Little Big Sugar Salt, which refers to the different food groups featured on their menu.
I ordered the LSBB’s version of a Croque Monsieur which featured, three slices of thick sourdough, as many if not more thick slices of ham, plenty of cheese and plenty of white sauce. Sir Ron Swanson OBE was golden crusty on the outside and creamy and gooey between the layers.
Other orders from the table included similarly visually dishes. That One which was a sizeable stack of blueberry and ginger pancakes, piled high with a good dollop of coconut vanilla cream, doused in maple syrup and seasonal fruits. Beb Loves Bircher was probably the healthiest option out of everything that landed on our table and was a creamy concoction of chia, and almond milk bircher, mixed through with crunchy bits of nuts and seeds and other cereals, and topped with stone fruits and youghurt. Lastly, we had one of the specials of the day, which was featured some plump crumpets, stacked with greasy slices of bacon, lightly grilled fresh figs and smothered in a beautifully rich cheese sauce. Oh, and did I also mention that we shared a Bits by Fig & Salt between the four of us. Despite it’s innocuously small size, it still proved to be deeply satisfying – a true case of size not mattering an inch.
The level of service was sufficient, but the division of the tables into different rooms made it a bit harder to facilitate extraneous requests beyond the usual routine. It made it easier for them to leave us sitting there unnoticed. We received bursts of service, usually only when the staff deigned to check in on our room. Another downside is that parking around here is extremely difficult, so if you can avoid driving here, I would recommend doing so. In my case, I had to move my car at least once, and left hastily as it was about to expire for the second time.