Saturday, 21 July 2012

The Kiosk, 6051

The Kiosk is a brand new cafe sitting quietly at The Rise complex in Maylands. Its on the budding Eighth Ave but across the other side of Guilford Rd., away from the likes of Mrs S, Milk'd and Rifo's. 


There is a small brunch menu which is not dissimilar form sister cafe, West End Deli. The name of the game is in-season produce, prepared well. There isn't a lot of over processing or cooking. It's all very wholesome and fresh. 



The portions aren't huge and the style more about snacky type brunch offerings like house baked baguette with a pick of side - roasted tomatoes with goats cheese, mushroom ragout with blue cheese and black bean cassoulet. Quality and refinery are the preference over large quantities of hearty foods. This not the place for a hangover brunch but for a lighter , healthy mroe sophisticated fare.  

pumpkin, green bean salad
The portions aren't huge and the style is more about snacky type brunch offerings like house baked baguette with a pick of sides, like roasted tomatoes with goats cheese, mushroom ragout with blue cheese and black bean cassoulet. Quality and refinery are the preference over large quantities of hearty foods. This not the place for a hangover brunch but for a lighter , healthy mroe sophisticated fare.

baguette, scrambled egggs

black bean cassoulet
 We also ordered one serve of the house baked baguette with scrambled eggs, $11. Two serves of the Gluten free zucchini bread with poached eggs, $11.  Plus a side of black bean cassoulet  and some roasted tomatoes with goats cheese, $8.
zuchini bread, poached eggs
 The tastiest part of our meals was the black bean cassoulet. The spiced bean mix was delicious. The zuchini bread was very light and fluffy although it was missing a punch of something minty or salty. Could have done with some more zuchini or a cheese through it. Eggs were cooked so they were gooey and silky, and not stodgy and curdled.

zucchini bread, poached egg
roasted tomato, goats cheese
Probably more impressive were the display of cakes. A gluten free chocolate, raspberry and coconut variety particulary caught my eye. There were other unconventional cake creations, as well as meringues, Portuguese tarts and top-heavy muffins.




















Service is quite slow; I don't think they are set-up for a busy brunch trade and it's still early days. Overall the food wasn't super delicious but I like that it was very light on the grease and different to what i'd make at home. The barista is a serious whiz too. I'd stop here for a take-away coffee any day!

Food: 3/5
Ambience: 3/5
Service: 2/5
Value: 3/5

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