07 February 2017   

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The highly anticipated cafe, The Little Growling, is now open at The Grove!
The Little Growling Café is located at the new The Grove Sales and Information Centre. 

The café is now open and serving your favourite hot beverages and tasty treats! Cafe owner Adnan is just as excited to see The Grove café start serving. We asked him a few questions to get to know our local barista. 

1.       What 3 food items are always in your shopping basket?
Hot Chilli, Kale & Lime

2.       Describe your favourite sandwich?
Grilled Chicken Breast, Seeded Mustard, Baby Spinach, Swiss Cheese, Olives, Tomato & heaps of Hot Chilli in multigrain.  Of course all ingredients are preferred to be certified organic.

3.       What’s your go-to dinner dish?
Eye Fillet Steak cooked Medium with side of Hot English Mustard and Rocket, Pear & Parmesan Salad.

4.       What did you have for dinner last night?
Pan fried crispy skin Salmon, mixed garden salad accompanied with zucchini & mint fritters

5.       Favourite ingredient to work with?
Fresh chillies

6.       If you got $5,000 how would you spend it?
I would take my fiancé shopping

7.       Last weekend on earth – what city are you eating in?
Meatpacking District, New York

8.       What did you want to be when you were growing up?
A computer programmer

9.       What’s your favourite item on the menu?
Fresh Turkish Gozleme (hand-made thin pastry with fillings) of course with hot chilli on the side.

10. What’s the key to making a good coffee? 
There are a number of contributing factors to making a good coffee, besides of course a qualified, ‘passionate’, coffee loving Barista; Using a renowned machine, sourcing great quality beans, extracting consistent amount of freshly ground coffee (by weight) & ensuring silky textured milk are pivotal factors for serving the perfect beverage.

11. What is your coffee order? 
I am a Skinny Piccolo drinker.  I guess the inner child in me still requires some daily dairy.

12. What’s a good alternative for someone who doesn’t drink coffee?
When I don’t drink coffee I love a brewed black tea with either some lemon or touch of milk.  Turmeric Lattes are the latest craze & have health benefits too!

13. What’s your favourite overseas destination and why?
I wish to one day retire in Bordeaux, France.
Not only is it the wine capital, the buildings & the history is remarkable also.
Maybe a small café or B&B for Australian tourists with coffee served the Melbourne way are not bizarre goals after all…


Watch the video below for more.