Next of Kin

Posted by Unknown on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 with 1 comment
Brunch is by far my most favourite meal of the day and is something I always find my self looking forward to. However I do have to admit, my brunching adventures are getting a tad ridiculous. Pfft, what am I talking about ? I love it. But really, there is just so little time, yet so many cafes to choose from ! 

So which cafe was next of my list you ask ? Next of Kin of course.

From the man behind Cafe Gaia, you can find Next of Kin nestled snuggly down Glenhuntly Road in leafy Elsternwick. Inside, Next of Kin is light and bright, featuring lofty benches (sponge finger walls I like to call them) contrasted with rustic geometric chairs, a living wall of native climbing plants and decorative copper bowl light fixtures. A great space with thoughtful decor.

The menu here offers more than your usual drill. Sure you always have the option to order eggs your way, but don't stop there. Think Spiced Lamb Shoulder Tacos with spicy chipotle mayo, manchego, purple cabbage, coriander and lime. If that doesn't tickle your fancy, I'm sure the Herby Braised Mushrooms with baked polenta, goats curd, oozy fried egg, preserved lemon, hazelnuts and sorrel will do the trick.

Skinny Flat White

Cured Ocean Trout

My dish was sensational - crispy, velvety, rich, sweet and fresh all on one plate. The cured ocean trout was cooked beautifully, partnering well with sweet potato croquettes and avocado puree. I was particularly impressed with the inclusion of beetroot, in not just one way but three - pickled, poached and beetroot pearls. Finished with radish, fennel and fill, this dish ticked every box and more.

Poached Eggs and Avocado

My brunching buddy was after a much simpler start to her day, constructing her own poached eggs with gluten free noisette bread delightfully crusted with sesame seeds and perfectly rice folds of avocado. Simple, but done very well.

Come here for a cheery brunching experience coupled with good coffee, great food and over the moon service. Do yourself a favour and get yourself to Next of Kin for some good vibes ! 

confessions of a little piggy was invited to dine as a guest of Next of Kin

Next of Kin
546 Glen Huntly Road  
Elsternwick, VIC 3185

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