Although we hardly ever get over to Paddington, I did note with interest another cafe opening up right near Anouk and Eurovida on Given Terrace and added it to the “to do” list. Fast forward several months and we finally got ourselves up early one recent Saturday morning to head over to Kettle and Tin.
Kettle and Tin is another establishment by the owner of Ponycat at New Farm, a quirky cafe that we are definite fans of. Serving all meals of the day, breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks til late, Kettle and Tin is rather ambitious but the word around town so far is they are doing very well.
Being concerned about not getting a table nor a carpark in this popular area, we arrived super early and found ourselves a nice sunny spot on the deck outside which is the best area to sit in my opinion. A row of stools overlooking the picket fence out to the street would be the best spot if you were just grabbing a coffee or for solo diners, and there is a window into the main bar area which services takeaway coffees.
L ordered a latte (Kettle and Tin uses Giancarlo beans) whilst I decided on a banana smoothie which was both enormous and incredibly thick, which we sipped on whilst deciding what to eat.
The breakfast menu isn’t extensive and is divided into “easy mornings” and “substantial mornings” sections. We both knew it was going to be a substantial morning, so skipped past the smaller meals which include banana bread, granola and avocado on toast.
L went with the Chorizo and sweet potato frittata with tomato chutney and rocket salad. The frittata slice was generous and tasted delicious paired with the tomato chutney. The meal seemed a bit more ‘lunch’ than ‘breakfast’ with the addition of the salad, but it was nonetheless an enjoyable meal.
I ordered the Hunter’s eggs, my eyes of course zooming in on the word proscuitto. A huge portion of eggs scrambled with tomato and sauteed onion on toast was topped off with a very generous amount of floaty delicious proscuitto. By themselves, the eggs lacked a bit of seasoning, but this was understandable when paired with the salty proscuitto. It was an immensely filling and satisfying breakfast.
It would have been nice to linger a little longer on the patio reading the paper with a second beverage, but it was becoming busy and there was a constant lineup of people out the front wanting a table, so we reluctantly left.
Kettle and Tin is a very cute place, the type of cafe that you would be happy to have as your local. The space is light, airy and comfortable, like you are being invited into someone’s home. We would love to go back and try out dinner, which they offer on Wednesday to Sunday, and it looks like they have a ripper cocktail list to try out as well.
CKettle and Tin 215 Given Terrace Paddington Ph 07 3369 3778 Open Breakfast and Lunch 7 days, Dinner Wednesday to Sunday www.kettleandtin.com.au