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The Brunch Diaries: The Kettle Black, South Melbourne

The Brunch Diaries: The Kettle Black, South Melbourne

| On 09, Dec 2014

When I stumbled across The Kettle Black on Instagram I knew I had to experience this place for myself. Between their array of mueslis decorated with flowers, to their egg dishes graced with copious amounts of goat’s cheese I was already sold. As per every weekend, I dragged my boyfriend along with me to embark on this quest for yet another delicious breakfast in Melbourne.



We arrived around noon, which was (of course) the peak time to brunch. We were told we’d have to wait about forty minutes, which we were both alright with. Thankfully The Kettle Black is not naïve to their long wait times- they have created a coffee and dessert stand outside to accommodate their guests, which I thought was a brilliant idea. I was definitely tempted to order one but I felt it would be best to savor my coffee with my meal.



About half an hour later we were seated inside. Although we would have preferred a table outside, I was too hungry to wait any longer (the consequence of waiting till midday to eat). Like any good brunch session, we started off with coffees. I ordered a flat white and my boyfriend ordered a strong cappuccino, which were both made well and tasty to boot. Struggling with a difficult toss up between the Coconut Milk Soaked Chia Seeds and the Homemade Coconut Yogurt, I opted for the yogurt while my boyfriend ordered the Pulled Pork Eggs Benedict.




It wasn’t long before our meals arrived in front of us, looking like works of art. My coconut yogurt was particularly impressive, and I loved the little details that went into making this dish so beautiful such as the oranges that were dried out so that they would maintain their stability standing up out of the bowl. When I began to mix all the fruits around in my yogurt I was pleasantly surprised to see a large portion of rhubarb in the middle. The flavor of this mixed with the coconut yogurt worked magically and I loved every bite. My boyfriend’s eggs benedict dish was definitely tasty, although we both felt it was a bit dry due to the pulled pork.

Our delicious meals were complimented with great service and a stunning atmosphere. The outside space is even more beautiful with its clash of modern furniture and classic architecture. Definitely check this place out for yourself- The Kettle Black merits the hype!



Who The Kettle Black

Where 50 Albert Road, South Melbourne VIC

When Monday- Friday: 7am till 4pm, Saturday and Sunday: 8am till 4pm