Kepos St Kitchen is a pretty little Middle Eastern cafe famous for its smoked salmon salad. It's located on the corner of, well it's pretty obvious, Kepos Street. This afternoon I visited KSK during my uni break with my uni friends, this is my last long day as a uni student and in about a few months I'm officially a Bachelor of Food Science. Yay. But so sad of leaving uni and not meeting uni friends everyday anymore... But, oh well, life goes on. And so should this post... Let's get on to KSK...
Walking in to the cafe, I was greeted with these salivating pastries on the register counter. Look at how perfect those croissants look and that muffin is so cute with the mascarpone on top. I tried to stop myself from ordering one of these pastries cause I've gained weight and really need to cut back on sweets. I need a sugar detox, seriously.
KSK dining area is divided into two rooms and this is one of the room, it wasn't too crowded cause I came right before lunch time.
Mocktail - Strawberry rosewater fizz (AUD 9)
One of my friend ordered this and the only complain she had is that she couldn't taste the rosewater. Overall it looked very refreshing, but 9 bucks for this is a bit overprice I think.
Latte (AUD 3.50)
Wood smoked salmon salad - olives, kipfler potatoes, dukkah, soft boiled egg (AUD 18)
Southern fried chicken sandwich, middle eastern coleslaw, chermoula mayo (AUD 18)
The portion of this 'sandwich' is HUGE. And although it didn't say it in the menu, this sandwich was served with a perfectly cooked chips. The chicken was crispy on the outside and moist in the inside, served with a crispy fresh coleslaw with middle eastern dressing (don't know what) and creamy tangy chermoula mayo, inside a soft brioche bun. It was a perfect fish if you are very, very hungry.
Spicy chickpea and lamb shank stew, soft eggs, preserved lemon oil, toast (AUD 19)
Tunisian style seared yellow fin tuna, eggplant, tomato, cucumber, egg, potato, harissa
dressing (AUD 19)
Oat, dried fruit and nuts muffin topped with mascarpone (AUD 4)
Once I was finished, I walked to the counter to pay the bill and the muffin caught my eyes again. This time I could't help it, so I bought the muffin to take away. For dinner, I thought. But I ended up eating it in uni during class, it was too good. The muffin was a bit dry as it has oat in it, but dry in a good way. I think that's why there's mascarpone on top. The combo of the dry muffin, creamy mascarpone, nuts and dried fruits was amazing.
Would definitely go back for the wood smoked salmon salad and the chicken sandwich. Also would like to try other pastries as they all looked really good :)