Hidden away near the river and behind some flashy new apartments is the new cafe Kitty Burns. We dropped in for breakfast before heading to IKEA for furniture buying and 500 Days of Summer re-enacting.
Designed by Biasol: Design Studio, the fit out is truly stunning. It’s fully formed and realised, an Odyssey of aqua, copper, white and wood. It’s not surprising that since our visit they’ve won the International Restaurant & Bar Design Award for Best International Cafe Design.
Like the cafe itself the menu arrived fully formed, despite being a recent opening.
Our first choice was the theatrical smoked salmon. The smoke billowing out as you opened the lid created a real stir. Along with the salmon was a slow cooked egg, and bacon crumb on top of a pea panna cotta. While initially set the panna cotta warmed and became liquid fast. The smoke flavour was the definite highlight of this dish.
Unsurprisingly we also chose something sweet. A French toast with a coffee ganache. Compressed peach and whipped maple as well as freeze dried berries and coulis. It was an incredibly pretty dish and the toast was the star, crispy outside and light and fluffy inside. The only disappointment the coffee flavour just wasn’t there in the ganache – if it’s going to be coffee flavoured make it knock out!
Kitty Burns – come for the design, stay for the food! Not after breakfast? Grab a coffee and a donut to go!