Hot spot dining: The Kettle Black

Hot spot dining: The Kettle Black

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Text: Yeong Sassall

Image: The Kettle Bar
Image: The Kettle Bar (Facebook)

This is no ordinary café….

It takes a special kind of place to earn a recommendation from Melbournites with so much culinary goodness on offer in the city, but The Kettle Black is earning rave reviews.  And no wonder - the breakfast/lunch offerings are so appealing it's hard to commit to just one thing.

The Kettle Black takes café fare into a new kind of territory by taking old favourites and giving them a modern twist. The humble porridge has been reincarnated into a polenta porridge with burnt maple and hints of strawberry and basil. While long-time breakfast fave, Eggs Benedict gets revamped by swapping out ham for braised pulled pork and being served up with an aerated hollandaise sauce.

The dish that has people talking however is the King Island crayfish in an ash Roll served with a lime and yuzu mayonnaise. The lobster roll may have just met its match with this dish.

With their farm to plate philosophy, The Kettle Black adopts a modern approach to its cuisine, sourcing all its produce from local suppliers. If this is what the future looks like, we're on board.

50 Albert Rd, South Melbourne
Open Mon -Fri from 7am - 4pm, Sat - Sun from 8am - 4pm