Little Black Pug Cafe Receives Toby’s Estate’s Local Legends Award for Queensland

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Did you know that Mt Gravatt’s beloved Little Black Pug cafe has been named one of Toby’s Estate’s Local Legends in Queensland for 2023? 


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This cosy corner cafe, tucked away on a quiet street, beat out hundreds of worthy contenders across Queensland to claim this prestigious honour.

The story of this cafe is as unique as the couple behind it. This cosy corner cafe is owned by Louise and Josh Daly, university sweethearts turned husband and wife who share a deep passion for food and coffee.

Josh and Louise (Photo credit: Little Black Pug Cafe/Instagram)

Louise earned her degree in food science and introduced Josh to all kinds of gastronomic adventures over the years, from frog legs to black fungus. This bred an appreciation that led the couple to eventually leave science behind to pursue the hospitality industry.

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The cafe’s name has an especially heartwarming origin story. Louise had been toying with the idea of starting a macaron stall when she found inspiration one day simply admiring their precious rescue pug pup Bowie. It was obvious he was destined to be the muse for their family venture – thus, “Little Black Pug” was born long before the cafe itself!

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Now Little Black Pug has earned quite a following in Mount Gravatt for its scrumptious and diverse menu with options to satisfy gluten-free, vegan and all other dietary needs and preferences.

From the gluten-free donuts to the big vegan breakfast, it’s no wonder they took home this year’s Toby’s Estate Local Legends Award!

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More than the seasonal menu that keeps people lining up every weekend, it’s the sense of extended family. Having watched many relationships blossom from first dates to marriage, Louise and Joshua have an almost parental pride. They have seen countless babies go from strollers, to toddling around, to full blown dancing on tables. 


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So if you’re ever exploring Mount Gravatt, pop into Little Black Pug at 6/1297 Logan Rd. Sip Woolloomooloo blends from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday to Saturday or 7:30-2:00 p.m. on Sundays. And if you spot Bowie or his new pal pug Mate roaming around for pats, consider your day made!

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Published 15-December-2023