Ants Pants Launches Dinner

Ants Pants Cafe at 2212 South Street is adding dinner service, starting tonight. It’s a full menu of small plates, salads, sandwiches and larger plates. A departure for the Australian themed cafe that until now has been known for bacon stacks and Violet Crumble milkshakes. We’re intrigued to try the Aussie Burger with grilled pineapple, roasted beets and an over medium egg.

Small plates

Mussels $10
sautéed w/ shallots, white wine, garlic and thyme in a marinara sauce

Diver Scallops $11
grilled w/ parsnip puree

Hummus $7
w/ caramelized onion and grilled pita

Guacamole $7
w/ fresh fried corn tortillas

Brussel sprouts $6
sautéed w/ crispy shallots and shaved pecorino romano

Asparagus $6
grilled w/balsamic glaze and crumbled feta

Sweet potato fries $4.75
w/ sweet chili sauce and sour cream

Larger plates
served w/ your choice of salad or chip fries

Roasted beet salad $10
mixed greens w/ warm honey wheat crusted goat cheese, fried capers and a plum vinaigrette

Pear salad $10
mixed greens w/ roquefort, toasted pistachios and a plum vinaigrette

Aussie burger $13
w/ grilled pineapple, roasted beets and an over medium egg on a challah roll

Meatball sub $12
veal, pork, beef meatballs w/sharp provolone on a challah roll

Pancetta ‘BLT’ $11
crispy pancetta, tomato, watercress, avocado and garlic aioli on focaccia

Maple bacon $11
pickled red onion, avocado, arugula, garlic aioli, over medium egg on baguette

Vegetarian 3 bean chili $10
w/ sour cream, cheddar, avocado and fresh fried corn tortillas

Smoked salmon scramble $13
3 eggs, crispy red onion, avocado, feta and chives

Sweet potato hash $12
w/ bacon, sunny eggs and garlic aioli

Bacon corn pancakes $10
w/ sunny eggs

Bacon stack $11
toasted sourdough, arugula, tomato, sunny eggs and pecorino romano

other things…
mac n cheese $5
house salad $5
grilled cheese $5
soup of the day $6

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  • Suburbanite

    Another un-inspired menu…

  • Paco

    Cripes…we live in the real world, not a Giada/ EVOO/ flavor town bullshit Food network land.
    This menu looks simple and fair from that small little kitchen.

    I’ve had a number of good meals there and applaud their simplicity.

    Lookinh forward to popping in for this and a great cafe au lait.
    Suburbanite, stay out there and enjoy Ur free wifi at Starbucks

  • barryg

    With the whole menu $13 or under hard to dis as “uninspired,” looks like a good neighborhood option.

  • no

    I’ve been wanting to check this place out for years, and never could due to their bizarre hours – good news for me!

  • Michael G

    No vegemite? I’m joking that stuff is awful. I will give them a shot for a lite(in the food and wallet) meal.

  • Bert

    These guys have always put on a great brunch. Looking forward to checking it out. BYO option that’s great for the hood.

  • Suburbanite

    Not saying that it’s not a good variety, but for a cafe touting “australian roots” you’d think they’d have some more aussie-centric fare

  • Bloody Oath

    Not sure what Aussie-centric fare you had when in Australia Suburbanite but having grown up there, I gotta say you’d probably find similar range of options in many cafes around most big cities (though we wouldn’t call it an Aussie burger, it’s a Works Burger and it’s not beets but beetroot but I’m willing to overlook). Granted, it’s no Outback Steakhouse but I’ve been to the outback and alas…no bloomin’ onions!

  • EW

    Had dinner on Saturday night. Scallops delicious, sweet potato fries yum, atmosphere very, very pleasant, price right. Great place to go and enjoy with friends or family.