Gone are the days when ordering a coffee was a simple black-or-white affair. These days cafes must keep up with ever-evolving tastes and dietary requirements. One Springfield cafe is going to extra mile to tick a few of those boxes.
Dark Horse Coffee is a family-run business. Two of the Lock family (Dad Andy and son Ethan) are allergic to nuts so they have introduced a menu that is entirely nut-free.
This Springfield cafe is also known for its popular Keto breakfast, featuring miraculously light gluten-free coconut pancakes. You can order these with or without bacon, tomato and poached eggs. So – nut-free, low-carb, gluten-free and keto peeps will be happy to find this place!
But there’s another box that the Dark Horse crew are also particularly pleased to tick. The cafe is dog-friendly with plenty of outdoor areas for canines to rest while their humans sip a Merlo flat-white or tuck into those keto breakies.
By the way, that’s Larry the Labradoodle in the picture. He’s a regular and he’s also got his own Instagram account (@larry_the_labradoodle).
Beyond the bread and croissants, everything is made on-site, including the jams, sauces and chutneys.
Dark Horse Coffee, at 11/1 Springfield Lakes Blvd, Springfield Lakes, is open from 5.30-11am Monday, 5.30am-1pm Tuesday to Friday and 7.30am-1pm Saturday and Sunday. Phone 3818 6687.