Eat Around Melbourne Melbourne Cafes Sunday Brunch Out and About

Sunday Brunch 6.0 – The Kettle Black

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.

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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. 

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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

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The Kettle Black – 50 Albert Road, South Melbourne (03) 9088 0721
Mon – Fri 7:00am – 5:00pm OR Sat -Sun 8:00am – 4:00pm


  • Reply samantha September 18, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    WOW , i have read so much about this place Never seen inside so thanks for the pics I love the look of it , what gorgeous meals how pretty what an experience .. I definitely will visit Top Paddock is closer so may visit that and see .. thanks Beautiful Pictures and story as per normal . thank you Miss Bec .

  • Reply Mimi January 11, 2015 at 11:56 pm

    OMG YUM! I must visit next time I’m in Melbourne – those ricotta hotcakes look insane. Fantastic photos Bec 🙂
    PS my Melb favourites include Silo and Hardware Societe every time I visit.

    • Reply Bec January 12, 2015 at 9:54 am

      It was such a great experience. I am yet to go to the Hardware Societe even though it’s across the road from my work – boo! I should go. I will go!

  • Reply Dancing Through Sunday September 22, 2014 at 11:40 am

    I know, how good was that article! It’s pretty great but just try go as early as possible or after about 12.00 x

  • Reply Nicole - Seeking Victory September 22, 2014 at 11:03 am

    I definitely have to venture to one of those places soon. Since Top Paddock shared their amazing egg poaching tricks I have been mad-keen to repay the favour by eating there.

  • Reply Dancing Through Sunday September 17, 2014 at 8:52 am

    Its just devine, I think I am going to have to copy you and make some myself (we’re coming into summer!) x

  • Reply Dancing Through Sunday September 17, 2014 at 8:51 am

    Thanks Amber, it was great. x

  • Reply lucinda September 17, 2014 at 12:55 am

    ohmygoodness, this place looks awesome. isn’t buratta amazing? i made countless tomato and buratta salads this summer, so delicious!

  • Reply Amber Rhodes September 16, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    This all looks awesome! Love the photos,really great.

  • Reply Dancing Through Sunday September 16, 2014 at 9:22 am

    Ooooo that sounds amazing – I might give that a go! It’s really delicious and creamy. Have a great day Cat x

  • Reply Dancing Through Sunday September 16, 2014 at 9:21 am

    Gve it time.. However it was almost too pretty to eat! x

  • Reply Oddlylovely September 16, 2014 at 8:59 am

    Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous! I see what you mean about it basically being food art. I tried buratta for the first time the other day too (on grilled asparagus with prosciutto) and it was amazing!

  • Reply Vicki @ Knocked Up and Abroad September 15, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    The food is sooo pretty! Makes me miss living in city. Certainly Geelong knows not this caliber of breaky food!

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