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The Lazy Dog Roll

Posted August 8, 2015 into Food & Drink by John Birmingham

My irregular commute, a morning run across the city just ahead of peak hour, takes me within striking distance of The Brown Dog Cafe in the back streets of the Gabba.

It was a place which intriuged me for a long time. An old, anonymous corner lot, out of the way, and yet the footpath outside always seemed crowded. Eventually I checked it out, as is my want, and discovered one of the local secrets of the southside.

The Lazy Dog Roll.

Like the cafe from which it draws its name, the roll is simple. A white bun, fresh sliced ham, cheese, a fried egg and BBQ – or possibly HP – sauce. If I had to nominate a breakfast to eat every day for the rest of my life, I think this would be it. I never tire of this bloody thing, and find myself thinking about as I'm racing ahead of the peak hour wave to drop Thomas to school.

There are heaps of other breakfast options at the Dog, some of them remarkable value, but I can never get past this roll and a flat white in a large mug. I'd post a picture, but I've never known one to last long enough on the plate to capture an image.

10 Responses to ‘The Lazy Dog Roll’

balri asserts...

Posted August 8, 2015
Love the Brown Dog. Used to work across the road and go there every day

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Shep mutters...

Posted August 8, 2015
The emergence of the brekky role in Brisbane is truly something to be thankful for.
Mine's from Valentino's Cafe just off Samford Rd in Mitchelton

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ChrisB ducks in to say...

Posted August 9, 2015
Dang, that could be any corner here in EP/Juarez...Marty Robbins would be right at home...

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Anthony puts forth...

Posted August 9, 2015
Of course down here in civilisation we are spoiled for choices. I think my favourite would be the roti omelette at Tom Phat on Sydney Road Bunswick.
After a night of excess their Goan Scrambled Eggs with a virgin/bloody mary accompaniment is an excellent pick-me-up.
They also do a very good coffee although that should go without saying. I believe there are certain laws about coffee in Brunswick, just as wearing black is generally mandatory, if you don't produce good coffee the caffeine inspectors from our local council (The Peoples Republic of Moreland) pay you a visit and nasty things happen to your family.

Lulu is gonna tell you...

Posted August 10, 2015
"nasty things happen to your family"
You're forced to move to a zone 2 suburb.

dweeze puts forth...

Posted August 10, 2015
I've been through that nasty - it sucked. I found little to keep me in the cultural wasteland of Zone 2 and got the hell out. Now, it's a 10 minute drive to the nearest decent coffee but at least the views are better. Oh, and no Bruns-a-wick hipsterwanker fashion tragics to spoil said view with their ironic smirkiness.

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Sudragon has opinions thus...

Posted August 9, 2015
makes you wonder if there's a Darwin eatery doing an early morning Crocodile roll...

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Paul_Nicholas_Boylan mumbles...

Posted August 10, 2015
For reasons unknown to me I suspect I was intentionally not told about this place, or what sounds like a specifically Brisbane style brekky.

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Lauren reckons...

Posted August 10, 2015
Swap the ham for bacon and I'm in love.

Rhino puts forth...

Posted August 12, 2015
Lauren is a GENIUS!

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