It’s official… I have finally frequented the illusive and iconic blogger haven cafe ‘The Kettle Black‘. I went to the Kettle black this morning (Sunday) which unfortunately meant that it was somewhat busy. Despite this, staff were friendly and efficient, and the interior deco was beyond stunning with marble features, indoor plants and hints of copper to keep the eyes entertained.
Based in Melbourne on 50 Albert Road, South Melbourne, this gem attracts Insta enthusiasts and brunch lovers alike. It is situated under a art deco modernly styled office/apartment building. Painted in starch or stark white this heritage listed, Victorian style terrace house oozes a style and sophistication that begs to be styled on Instagram (for which which I was too happy to oblige). This cafe which also takes up the bottom floor of the adjoining building, has a exclusive feel to it and you leave feeling treated not just by the food but the atmosphere of inner city life.
The only downside was that we were seated on a large shared table on high stools. While this looks great it is not the most practical or comfortable way to enjoy your brunch. Staff were beyond lovely which made the 15 minute wait feel like nothing. This is a must see cafe which has really reasonably prices meals that are beyond delicious and sized with value for money in mind.
What I had: I enjoyed a soy cappuccino to start, followed by a cold pressed orange juice and the $19 hotcakes with ricotta (see above). These were more like a hotcake – cake and were beautifully decorated with flowers, berries, nuts and seeds with a drizzle of maple syrup and a scoop of decadent ricotta cheese. Come on an empty stomach as sizes are rather large and be forewarned that the hotcakes are rather sweet so maybe don’t have a sweet drink with it.
The rest of the menu features what you would expect for an all day breakfast cafe including everything from gourmet polenta porridge and muesli to smashed avo and poached eggs. In regards to drinks; coffee, hot chocolates and chai lattes, tea, cold pressed juices and even alcohol are available (see menu below).
*Photo; myself and @kettleblackcafe