Kettle Cafe is a hip little eatery in the suburbs that would fit in perfectly in a burb like Vic Park or Mount Lawley. Thankfully it’s not though, and is only a five minute drive from home. Yay. Totally dog friendly (I think we counted six the morning we were there) and with the option to sit in or outside, it’s a super cute spot for a bite to eat. Set across the road from a park, the menu is packed with healthy eats, exotic specials and the usual breakfast fare.
On our most recent visit I spent time tossing up between a few options, but settled for the Pulled Lamb with Poached Egg, Hummus and Toast. Firstly, the lamb. It was star of the dish. Melt in your mouth, packed with a balance of herbs and spices but not enough to over power the natural flavour of the well cooked meat, I was so impressed with the love put into it. A perfectly poached egg complimented the complex flavours of the lamb. I was happy with one egg, but a second would have been nice. The yolk was silky and smooth against the pulled meat. I love it when a cafe knows how to poach an egg properly. The lamb and egg were piled on top of a thick cut slice of toast. They had a few different types of bread, but I had to choose the rye. I love the density of rye and I never feel bloated post consuming it. It’s no where as naughty as white bread either! The home made hummus completed the dish. Slathered on the toast it was zesty and had the perfect garlic hit. I could have eaten it with a spoon! Shh!
E went with her usual option, the Eggs Benedict with ham. Her dish was huge and beautifully presented. Two pieces of crusty toast enveloped a pile of wilted baby spinach and on top sat two well poached eggs. I actually had to Snapchat the yolky goo dripping from E’s poached egg. It was practically egg porn. The hollandaise sauce was home made and in E’s own words, it was “tip top”. Okay sweetie, haha. I guess that means it was good!
I’ve tried the coffee at Kettle Cafe before (it’s good), so this time I opted for a freshly squeezed juice. I went for the Watermelon, Strawberry and Apple. Served in a “flagon” the juice was sweet and very refreshing. I felt very energised post drinking it. Note to those who drink Coke with their breakfast (I know right), Kettle doesn’t actually serve Coke, but they do have a large range of organic fizzy drinks, fruit juices and other tasty treats.
Escape your usual suburbs and take a trip to Kettle Cafe. Besides the super cute puppies and lamb of your dreams, the staff are friendly, the decor is cute and there is an option for everyone!
How do you like your eggs?