Little Advi, 16 Ballarat Street, Yarraville. Phone: 9689 0004
For a lot of people, particularly those who live and work in the village, their Yarraville eatery has arrived.
As you’d expect, the food line-up at Little Advi, which has slotted into the premises of a former boutique on Ballarat Street, closely resembles that of the mothership, Cafe Advieh, on Gamon Street.
Equally as expected, though, there is no diminuation in terms of quality, freshness, affordability and service.
The place looks gorgeous, with a lot of old wood, brick and tiling.
The staff area really on the ball in every way.
The menu (see below) has brekky, wraps, focaccias and a longish list of really appealing plates with fritter, falafels, skewers, dips and salads.
I go for the large dips plate.
I pay $13.50 but it’s so generous that the small at $10.50 may have been a wiser choice.
The dips – eggplant, yogurt ‘n’ cucumber and eggplant – are so fresh they sing with flavour.
Even better, they are personalised in the Advieh fashion, making them delightfully original in texture and taste, especially when sprinkled with sesame seeds and chopped pistachio nuts.
With them – and olives and two very nice stuffed vine leaves – come two Lebanese pita breads, brought in, warmed and more than enough to go with the dips.
Little Advi is s breakfast-and-lunch establishment.