The geniuses behind seaside cafe 303 By The Sea, have done it again. Let’s be clear, they smashed it out of the park with their first cafe in Henley Beach in a location that nobody else could make work, then reinvented themselves and added Oar to their Kingdom, and brought brilliance to West Lakes shores. Now (because they didn’t have enough on their plates), they’ve brought their delectable goodness North, and opened Kitchensmith in Mawson Lakes.
Featuring some of the crowd-pleasing favourites from the menus at 303 and Oar, Kitchensmith delivers on insta-worthy brunch goals, with some solid lunch options as well.
Rik and Alex, the brains behind these hospitality hot spots, are also expecting their first child later this year, yet they haven’t let that slow them down. They’ve been hard at work to ensure the quality that we’ve come to expect from their other venues, is carried through to Kitchensmith.
Alex’s love for the kitchen, and the dishes she’s created, shine through at this tiny new suburban gem, and the locals are taking notice. Rik on the other hand, is still busily adding his own mark to their newest cafe, with all the finishing touches underway.
The coffee is sensational, the organic tea range locally made by Hygge (try the Rise & Shine – it’s a winner), and there’s a range of refreshing, freshly squeezed juices.
For brunch, there are traditional favourites alongside crowd pleasers like SA blue swimmer crab scrambled eggs with basil pesto, zucchini, cherry tomato and chilli salad with smoked chilli oil.
The Kitchen Smith smashed avo is fantastic, with fetta, herbs, dukka, pomegranate and two poached eggs.
The baked eggs are also delicious but hot – so let it cool down before devouring the tasty goodness. It’s served up with rich tomato sauce with smoked capsicum, beans, chorizo, bocconcini, pest and toasted Ciabatta.
My personal favourite though, is the fluffy, thick, whole wheat hotcake with lemon curd, maple syrup, blueberry apple compote, almonds, fresh berries, flowers and vanilla mascarpone.
If you’re after lunch instead or brunch, you’ve got to try their incredible Reuben sandwich, with shaved slow cooked corned beef, pickled cabbage, Swiss cheese, and horseradish mustard cream dressing!
There’s also ‘The Dane’, and ‘The French’ toasted sandwiches on offer, along with a Chicken Caesar, and Chickpea and Haloumi Salad.
Kitchensmith is open 7am-3pm, Tuesday to Saturday, but that will soon be changing for Autumn, so check their hours before heading in.