The Little Goat + La Cabrita

Monday7:30 am – 3:00 pm.

Tuesday7:30 am – 3:00 pm.

Wednesday7:30 am – 3:00 pm.

Thursday7:30 am – 3:00 pm.

Friday7:30 am – 3:00 pm.

Saturday7:30 am – 3:00 pm.

SundayClosed.

You may not find any four-hooved animals at The Little Goat, but you will find some delicious fare based on Mediterranean recipes from owner/operators Chrystalla Aresti and Derek Rolls. Once a travelling food truck, The Little Goat is now set firmly in its little spot in Cobham Court, and Porirua locals will be pleased they don’t have to look far when it comes to fresh, tasty and quick food on the go.

Chrystella hails from Cyprus, and alongside her Kiwi partner, the duo are determined not to cut corners when it comes to authentic taste. Their super thick halloumi is specially imported due to the fact that it contains the milk from sheep, goats and cows and is as close to the Cyprus version as possible, while the dips, hummus, tzatziki and sweets on the counter are all made in house too. Pita pockets with hummus, tahini, tzatziki, olives, pickled pepper and your choice of meat are a nutritious and filling lunch, although if you’ve really got an empty stomach may we suggest the big burger with goat or beef and all the trimmings.

Neighbouring foodie La Cabrita (it’s Little Goat in Spanish) has all the makings of a Mexican taco stall, and although the cuisines are from totally different parts of the planet, they work here together perfectly. Owner Ricardo started out as a barista next door at The Little Goat, and now he flips burritos, fills tacos and hands out waffles to his very own customers. Much like Chrystalla next door, the recipes used here are top secret and passed down from generations gone before, but we can assure you you’re going to find the food here as authentic as it is finger-lickin good.

Words by Rosie Morrison & Photography by Anna Briggs

Cobham Court, Porirua

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