"Lismore's most famous cafe" - Sydney Morning Herald
Welcome to La Baracca Espresso Bar & Trattoria. Our aim is to present an environment that is as much social as gastronomic. Acting as a secular congregation place where life's events, from the grandest to the most mundane are recounted, hashed out, loudly debated, or confided sotto vocce.
COVID-19 Opening Hours and Menus TAKE AWAY
Thursday, 26th March, 2020
Monday - Breakfast 7-11:30 Lunch 12noon-2:30pm
Tuesday - Breakfast 7-11:30 Lunch 12noon-2:30pm
Wednesday- Breakfast 7-11:30 Lunch 12noon-2:30pm
Thursday - Breakfast 7-11:30 Lunch 12noon-2:30pm
Friday - Breakfast 7-11:30 Lunch 12noon-2:30pm
Saturday - All day breakfast 7-2pm
Sunday - Breakfast 7-12noon
Chia Parfait - layered chia seed pudding, fresh fruit, house made granola, yoghurt and honey (G/F, V) (D/F on request) $12
Bagel - with dill cream cheese $8
Add salmon for extra $4
Eggs - Your way (Free range poached, scrambled, fried)
on ciabatta $11
Omelette: Cheese, tomato, onion, capsicum $20
Add bacon/ham $22
Sweet Corn Fritters- atop house made pesto with two poached eggs, asparagus and warm sourdough $22
Gourmet Brekkie Burger - bacon, egg, cheese, aioli and Bbq sauce on Turkish bread (G/F on request) $12
Add Pickles or Avocado $2
Toast -thick white (1 slice) with butter and spread $3.5
Raisin Toast - 2 slices $4
Pancakes - Seasonally adjusted
Brekky Wrap - Bacon, egg, cheese, halloumi & Spicy Barbecue sauce $14
Lunch (c/- COVID-19)
Sandwich - Ham, tomato, cheese, cos lettuce, aioli and tomato chilli jam $12
Add Fries $4
Pork Belly Sliders - marinated pork belly with slaw, preserved lemon aioli on slider buns $12
Bagel with dill cream cheese (add Salmon + $4.5) $8
BLT - Bacon, Lettuce tomato on Turkish bread with aioli (add avo + $2) $12
Vego Wrap - roast sweet potato, mescaline. tomato, cheese and aioli $12
Rib Burger - rib fillet on toasted Turkish with caramelised onion, melted cheese, salad, pickled gherkin and aioli with a side of shoe string fries $20
Warm roast pumpkin salad - with hummus, Persian feta, pine nuts, baby spinach and cherry tomatoes $16
Seasonal Garden Salad with a honey ginger vinaigrette $10
Add Chicken or Salmon $4.5
Pulled Beef (slow braised) salad with a warm mediterranean salad, crumbled feta and tzatziki $20
Fries (shoe string) with aioli $7
Pasta of the Day Creamy white wine sauce with fettuccine (check with staff what vegetables and protein is in todays pasta) $25
Degustation Evening with Mandoon Estate Wine Match - 1st August 2018 6pm
Monday, 9th July, 2018
Limited seats for our Degustation 1st August 2018 - 6pm
Call us to book in 66227980
Mr Turnbull met with Steve Krieg, the proprietor of La Baracca, and was told small business owners needed support, not more debt.
Accompanied by Page MP Kevin Hogan, Lismore mayor Isaac Smith and Emergency Management Australia director-general Mark Crosweller, Mr Turnbull said he was impressed by the community spirit as he walk around the CBD streets devastated by the floods.
"Right through New South Wales and Queensland, we have seen nature flinging her worst at Australians, but it always brings out the best in Australians," he said.
"You see the resilience of the business people here, the families here, cleaning up, getting on with life, getting recovery and what about the charity, the love shown by the SES, emergency services, the defence force, the levels of government working together."
He said money and support for people affected by the flood would be made available immediately through Centrelink and there were several options for victims seeking financial assistance, including grants and low-interest loans.
"Grants are available to home-owners (and) a low-interest concessional loan for farmers and businesses," he said.
"There is a substantial program of support for the community we will work out with Isaac and the State Government. We are committed to communities like Lismore, ensuring they have the support to recover."
But these fine words did not impress Mr Krieg, who said small businesses needed help, not loans, and they needed them now.
"I'm a hard worker. I don't want a hand-out, but sometimes you have to swallow your pride and anything will be better than nothing," he said.
"This (flood) has a lot of potential to destroy the town. I can't see a lot of businesses recovering from this."
Mr Krieg, who was visibly distressed, said he was going to try and trade his way out the disaster but was very concerned for the future.
"I am feeling I am trying to trade my way out, but I just don't know (because) we can't afford to take on more debt - we just refinanced recently," he said.
"More debt is not something I need - I need support and someone to say it will be okay."
Mr Krieg said he and his wife Julianna lost $100,000 worth of equipment and stock, and the damage to the building "has been disastrous".
Meanwhile, Mr Turnbull said the Federal Government, along with the rest of Australia, was backing the people of Lismore and other flood-affected areas with enormous solidarity.
"We are all in it together," he said.
"No substitute for seeing this here on the ground ... seeing it first-hand and the impact, treasured possessions, all of life's work, all of the assets of the business flung out on to the pavement - that is gut-wrenching stuff. That is why we are backing the people of this community and every community affected by these floods to ensure they recover (and get) back in business."
When asked about the Lismore's levy, Mr Turnbull said preventions and mitigation was the key.
"It is important to learn the lesson from the event which damaged it on this occasion (so) we would look favourably about increasing the height of the levy," he said.
"Clearly it is important we make Lismore as resilient as possible. Lismore is a river city so has always been vulnerable to flood, but clearly a higher levy has a lot to commend it."
Cr Smith presented Mr Turnbull with a Love Lismore pin to wear and a volunteer from the Lismore Baptist Church offered the Prime Minister a sausage from the pop-up barbecue stall at the Centre Church in Molesworth St.
Cr Smith said he estimated the cost of repairing the roads in the Lismore local government area at $40-50 million.
"Best coffee in Lismore. Breakfast is very good too. Always busy. Very friendly service. La Baracca uses the finest ingredients."
"La Baracca has served great coffee every time I have visited. The atmosphere both inside and out is relaxed. The food is also very good, and the service outstanding. Staff are always friendly and attentive. It's just a great place to sit and relax and enjoy some time out."
"Nothing but good things to say about this place. Excellent service, friendly and attentive staff, food is always exceptional and I have never had a bad meal or a bad coffee yet. I make a point of coming here every time I am in Lismore and I havent been disappointed yet.!"