24 Acacia Place, Abbotsford (03) 9427 0164
For our last weekday brunch roulette prior to Little Man starting prep (or as they call it nowadays "Foundation" *why why why?*) we headed down to Kitty Burns.
This new cafe, like many around Melbourne these days, is on the ground floor or a mid sized apartment complex in Abbotsford. I'd watched with anticipation as works went under way for the cafe, since we've often utilised the lovely bike path that winds its way along the Yarra past the new buildings around here.
The menu was quite varied, and offered lots of healthy choices like smoothies and raw cakes, as well as the decadent, like the luscious donuts sitting on the counter. I ordered the Torched kingfish, with kimchi mayo, leek ash, sea succulents, with a roast sesame dressing, edamame beans and Japanese rice. ($22.5) This is one of the more successful fusion lunch dishes I've had, and it's gorgeously plated.
Little Man shared lots of my brunch as always, but I did order him a Mac n Cheese ($8) off the Kids Under Twelve menu, which he in turned shared back with me. This is a golden slab of crumbed mac n cheese, sprinkled with more cheese. I don't think anything more needs to be said about that, and it obviously went down pretty well.
It was a raining and cold summer day, but the bright, cheery and beautifully designed interiors definitely marked a stark contrast to the dull weather.