How’s it going café lovers?
Welcome back to Cards and Cafés! I hope you have been taking advantage of the beautiful spring Melbourne weather and trying out some of the great cafés that Melbourne has to offer.
I recently went to Kitty Burns with two of my high school friends Beth and Emily, as we thought that it was about time that we caught up.
Kitty Burns was named after two of Melbourne’s famous skipping girls. The Kitty was taken from the original vinegar girl-skipping girl Kitty Minogue, with the Burns coming from the updated version with Kitty’s older sister Alma Burns was created and can still be seen today.
Boom, the name Kitty Burns was born!
With a Scandinavian inspired interior, Kitty Burns is a fantastic café to sit and catch up with friends, sit and enjoy some you time or for an event for you and 85-150 guests.
There is actually a public car park right next to the café, so hopefully you can find a parking spot.
FOOD & DRINKS
Kitty Burns has an interesting menu, filled with incredibly sounding dishes from Kitty in a candy store to the roasted beetroot pannacotta. Most of their dishes are something you won’t find in other cafés around Melbourne, with incredible twists to classic dishes. Kitty Burns also has a great selection of gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian and vegan dishes to choose from.
Kitty Burns also has a great choice of teas and juices, which would be a great way to start your day.
The following menu photos were taken at the start of September 2016 and might have changed since.
I order a cappuccino, which was incredible! I thought that it had a fantastic strong flavour; it was creamy and rich and went down a real treat on that chilly morning. I only wished that it were slightly bigger, I personally thought that it was quite a small cup compared to other cafés.
Coffee rating: 4/5
Both Beth and Emily ordered the red velvet beetroot cacao latte. They both thought that it was absolutely delicious! They both said that it wasn’t overly rich or sweet. Beth thought that it was quite difficult to taste the beetroot flavour, but she did say that she loved the beetroot chips. But they both said that they would order the drink again and both loved how it was presented.
Cacao latte rating: 5/5
Beth ordered the spiced togarashi avocado with citrus, umami salt, avocado & edamame smash, toast and poached eggs. We all thought that it was presented really beautifully. But Beth said that she wasn’t a huge fan of having scoop the avo out and put it on the bread herself. She said that the taste was ok, but it wasn’t her favourite take on the smashed avo trend.
But she did say that the eggs were cooked perfectly.
Emily ordered the roast beetroot pannacotta with a 63/63 egg, bacon crumb, candied walnuts, popcorn shoots, sorrel and house cured salmon. I thought that it was presented in such a creative way. Emily personally was disappointed with the taste of her dish. She personally doesn’t enjoyed smoked food and was upset that the menu didn’t specify that the dish was smoked. But she did say that the egg was tasty and was cooked perfectly.
I had a taste of the roast beetroot pannacotta and I thought that it was quite tasty. It had a fantastic smooth texture that basically melted in your mouth. It had a rich beetroot flavour that tasted fantastic with the salmon.
I ordered the Kitty benedict; served with pork hock, hay hollandaise, poached eggs, compressed watermelon and toast. I thought that like the other dishes, it was plated really beautifully. I liked the pork hock, instead of the bacon that other cafés usually serve. The pork hock had a fantastic flavour and the natural saltiness added an incredible depth of flavour to the dish.
The eggs were cooked perfect and ran across the plate as soon as I cut into them, which was great!!
I loved the addition of the watermelon and thought that it added an extraordinary burst of freshness. The watermelon helped to breakup some of the saltiness of the pork hock. The hollandaise had a great flavour and was perfectly smooth and had a fantastic silky mouth feel.
I just wished that there was more hollandaise sauce on the plate, as I personally thought that there wasn’t quite enough.
Overall I thought that the dish was really tasty and I would definitely order it again.
ENVIRONMENT & SERVICE
We felt like we were almost walking into another world when we first walked in. Kitty Burns has such a beautiful interior; I loved the greenery against the wooden features and the rose gold light fixtures. We ended up sitting in one of the booths and we all thought loved it. It gave us some privacy and we all thought that the seats were all really comfortable. We felt like it was a very relaxed and comfortable atmosphere and felt as if we could sit there all day.
There are quite a number of seats inside the café, which is fantastic! But we found that the café quickly filled up and we were there on a Wednesday morning, so I can only imagine how busy they must get over the weekend period.
Kitty Burns also have a number of tables outside, which would be perfect for the warmer months.
The employee’s were all very friendly and welcoming and were all very chatty. They were very approachable and thought that they looked after us really well.
OTHER INFORMATION ABOUT KITTY BURNS
Address: 24 Acacia Pl, Abbotsford, Melbourne, (Vic)
Phone: (03) 9427 0164
Monday –Friday –8:00 am- 4:00 pm
Saturday –Sunday – 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
CAFÉ RATING = 7/10
Have you visited Kitty Burns before? Tell me what you thought of it. Do you have any suggestions of cafe’s to visit?
Comment down below, I’m always looking for somewhere new to try.
Until next time,