Monday, June 17, 2013

Kepos Street Kitchen, Redfern

Sydney's cafe scene never ceases to amaze me. A lot of cafes and small bars have opened in the past year. They all vary from the hipster type to modern European/Australian type. Kepos Street Kitchen (KSK) is one cafe that has been on my bucket list since late last year. A brunch a few weeks back has made way for me to see all the raving reviews about this place.

Kepos Street Kicthen has been awarded "Best Cafe Food" by Sydney Morning Herald Cafe Guide 2013. It is situated at the end of Kepos Street (near Phillip Street), Redfern. Upon entering the premises, a sense of comfort surrounded me. Aside from the warm service, I really liked the chic industrial with a homey touch type decor it had going. The white walls and big windows allowed a lot of warm and natural lighting to brighten up the place. The food is Modern Australian combined with Mediterranean flavours and influences. The comfort extends to their coffee and food.

homemade lemonade $4.50

Cappuccino $3.50 (small)

zucchini fritters with dill, smoked salmon,poachedegg $18

strawberry salad, pomegranate pearls, mint, rosewater yoghurt $13

piccolo latte

The beans used for their coffee is from The Grounds Alexandria. It was smooth and lighter on the palate. For my piccolo latte ($3.50) I asked for double ristretto (0.50c extra) to get a stronger flavour and additional body.
Bacon and egg brioche roll

Their bacon and egg brioche roll (with KSK chilli jam, roasted tomatoes, and watercress - $13) is one of the best I've had. First of all, they used my favourite brioche bun, which is from Brasserie Bread. The bun was fluffy and buttery. The roll had two eggs with runny yolks and slices of crispy bacon that would make any bacon & egg aficionado weak on their knees. The sweet flavour and slight kick from the chilli jam took this roll to another level of excellence.
churros & salted caramel

The best way to describe their churros & salted caramel ($12) is awesomeness on a board. The churros were fluffy and flavourful inside. It was nicely crisped outside. This sugar and cinnamon coated churros went well with the golden salted caramel.

The items that I got to try from the breakfast menu easily captivated me. They certainly know how to serve up an amazing breakfast/brunch. I'm really looking forward to return to KSK to try their lunch menu.

Kepos Street Kitchen
96 Kepos Street
Redfern NSW
Telephone: 02 93193919

Trading hours:
Sunday 8am-3pm
Monday    Closed
Tuesday 7:30am-3pm
Wednesday - Friday 7:30am 9:30pm
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