The Kettle Black. Where do I start. A few months ago, I started seeing brunch food pop up on instagram that wasn’t just a meal, but almost edible art. After very quickly discovering (stalking) The Kettle Black, I had high hopes of scoring a table there for a weekend brunch.
I knew due to its popularity that I would have to get there early to avoid a wait and by 8.45am on Saturday morning Casi, Shauna and I had arrived, seated outside in the morning sun.
We watched the world slowly wake up around us while we sipped (good) latte’s and perused the commendable menu.
Casi ordered the most popular dish, house made ricotta pancakes with blueberries, maple, double cream, seeds, berries and edible flowers. It came with a sprinkle of violet sugar and that was the icing on the hotcake (literally..)
They were deliciously light with oozing blueberries and just oh so pretty.
I always go for savory, so the waitress recommended the Burrata (a soft white cheese made from mozzarella and cream) with heirloom tomato, burnt rainbow chard and red wine vinegar on toast with herbs. I loved every single thing about this meal and polished my plate. 10/10!
Shauna chose the Benedict style eggs with free-range pork shoulder and aerated hollandaise. I tried some of the aerated hollandaise, which was perfectly light, and the balance of buttery, creamy and a slight tang.
The design of the café is a feat. itself with a sleek crisp style and hints of a light peppermint green and filled with natural light, stone and gold trimmings.
I highly recommend The Kettle Black.. for the decor, food, warmth and humour of the staff and the coffee of course. Be warned however, it’s just so good that there’s usually a wait for a seat after about 9.15am. There is a lovely waiting/seating area for you to build up your appetite.
They also have an older brother cafe, Top Paddock in Richmond if that’s closer. Much of the same deal and top quality!
Have you been? Is there another Melbourne favourite that I have to visit?
Have a wonderful day, Bec x