You can imagine with a weekend schedule and my other half doing ‘normal’ mon-fri 9-5s, it is difficult to sit down for weekend brunch. I do miss the good old uni days, we would visit cafes and the best part is skipping the queues on weekdays! Now, we try to make the most of every free Saturday/Sunday to eat out (thats if the zzz monster doesn’t keep us in bed for too long).
I was out most of yesterday shooting a wedding. It rained on and off, and despite the weather we were still keen to shoot outdoors. Of course the consequences of this was a headache the following morning and aching body (ah I’m such a weakling!), but I know it is all worth it. I’ve grown to love shooting on a rainy day, particularly when out at a Farm.
I was awake by 8AM this morning, which is considered later than usual for the day after a wedding, I hate my body clock.. it doesn’t quite sync with what my body needs. It really was ‘sleeping in’ weather with all the rain, but we chose to head out for brunch at a Cafe that’s always been in the back of my mind to try, Kepos St. Kitchen in Redfern!
We drive past this cute little building quite often on the way home from the city, but never quite noticed the cafe name until we drove towards the area, and it all clicked. Weekend queues were expected, a 25min wait didn’t seem so bad so we hung around. Alfred stood at the door playing the ever so popular Flappy Bird game while I got some bonding time with my Fujifilm X100s.
Do you see the lemons on the lemon tree?! | Freshly squeezed Orange Juice $6
I love freshly squeezed juice, especially when they have a smooth creamy texture, how do you even get this?!
To be honest, I’m not sure what was on the menu at the time because I was instantly drawn to ‘Polenta Chips’, and that’s my decision made. Usually we both order different things but I guess we both felt like ‘ksk chips n’ eggs’.
his mocha $3.50
ksk chips n’ eggs – polenta chips, feta, scrambled eggs, basturma, herbs $17
Those crisp sticks of polenta definitely got me excited and does not disappoint. The blend of feta with the scrambled eggs was interesting at first but half way through, I found myself sweeping the feta cheese aside. There was simply too much feta to the amount of scrambled egg which made it rather salty. If the proportions were a bit more well balanced, I would easily clean the plate. Nonetheless it was nice dining in this little space, we had the window seat which was rather nice since it was raining. Hope to try out their other dishes next time! This time I will read the rest of the menu.
Before heading home, we dropped by the original Bourke St Bakery to pick up some pastries for the family. The queue moved surprisingly quickly so couldn’t get many shots while waiting! It was still raining 🙁
I loved peeking through this window just next door, I wouldn’t mind having that rainbow hot hair balloon hanging off my bedroom ceiling/window… super pretty!
Hoping to add more to this ‘weekend brunch’ section 😉
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