Down a nondescript street in the inner-north suburb of Alderley is a homely café that specialises in breakfasts and brunch for discerning locals and visitors alike.

La Casa café is a comfortable place to wile away the morning hours, with chess boards provided as well as kids toys to keep both young and old entertained.

Serious weekend brunchers will relish in the Breakfast Board, which serves up eggs, bacon, chipolatas, potato rosti, avocado, tomato, haloumi, house smoked tomato relish and toasted sourdough.

For a brunch to satisfy the morning after the night before, La Casa offers an open steak sandwich, complete with onion jam, house BBQ sauce, béarnaise, lettuce and tomato on sourdough.
Vegetarians are also catered for here with meat-free options including zucchini and corn fritters on offer, served with relish, grilled haloumi and rocket.

The café also offers a range of smoothies, which make the most of in season fruit. The summer months will demand an iced cold mango smoothie which La Casa will be serving in due course.

There are also milkshakes available, including rarer flavours like blue heaven and lime among the standard chocolate and vanilla options.

A more pared back menu is available Monday to Friday, which still has some mid-week treats on offer.

We tried the fresh avocado on sourdough which came with a generous serve of avocado on lightly buttered toast. The quality produce used in this simple dish really shone through.

Other more substantial midweek meals include a classic bacon and egg breakfast, or burgers which come complete with beetroot.

The Belaroma coffee at La Casa was flawless featuring a lovely strong taste without being bitter. An array of teas and a chai latte is also available.

This comfortable café preserves as many original features of the Queenslander-style building as possible with original hardwood floors, and local prints on the white vj walls.

La Casa Café can be found at 43 Denman St in Alderley, and is open seven days a week from 7am to midday.