Belle: This is a blog post that got delayed during the busy final assessment period when I accompanied Brenda to her last presentation at uni and we decided to have an early celebration by having a nice lunch. I wanted to check out Kepos Street Kitchen for a while now and knew it was probably our best bet to avoid the queues on the weekend. It was almost 2pm when we arrived and the restaurant was completely full, we had a quick wait while the waitress cleared the table for us. Luckily for us, it started to clear out quite quickly after our arrival and we ended up being the last customers.
The first thing I noticed about this cafe was that it was a lot smaller than I had expected. It was not bigger than a living room and the seating was quite cosy.
Brenda started her lunch with her usual soy latte ($3.5 + $0.5 for soy), which uses The Grounds of Alexandria beans.
I was after something more refreshing and decided on the pomegranate virgin mojito ($9). It hit the spot right away. Brenda thought that the drink was a little too acidic with the lemon, but I enjoyed it.
I was in the mood for a light salad so I decided on the Tunisian style seared yellow fin tuna, eggplant, tomato, cucumber, egg, potoato, harissa dressing ($19). But this was a lot heavier than what I wanted. But I very tasty dish nonetheless.
The steak sandwich, caramelised onion jam, wilted spinach, aioli, roasted tomatoes ($19) was the winner of the day. Crispy bread. Medium rare cooked steak and full of flavours. And the chips on the side finished off the meal. They were perfectly cooked chips, I haven’t had chips this well cooked in a while and I was delighted.
We left the cafe being full and satisfied before returning back to uni for Brenda to collect her assessment.
96 Kepos Street, Redfern