Close to Brisbane CBD, whilst tucked away in one of Brisbanes earliest suburbs, lies Kettle & Tin. Paddington was first settled in the 1860’s, which resulted in an array of workers cottages and Queenslanders. One of these Queenslander style homes, has been converted into an inviting hub named Kettle & Tin.
Outside seating morphs easily into the large inside area, with a charming warmth of days gone by, retained. Dotted throughout the area are reminders of a bygone era. Here a kettle, there a minature, but useful, wooden crate, everywhere something to see.
As the chill of an early morning winter starts to bite, the inviting warmth of this cafe would be difficult to resist. Couple this, with the genuine smiles from attentive staff, you now have a combination which tempts you in.
To the absolute delight of hubby, today’s breakfast menu was an all day menu, which could only mean one thing. He was going to enjoy a burger, for breakfast, with fries or onion rings. Why? Because he could, it was that simple.
Burgers not being my breakfast of choice, I opted for banh xeo, otherwise known as a Vietnamese crepe. Filled with pork prawns and herbs, this crepe sounded inviting.
Presented with the black ground, making the green and crepe colours pop from the plate, the banh xeo arrived at the table, along with my side choice of mushrooms. I would have to say the crepe itself was one of the nicest I have tasted. The filling was mainly bean sprouts with a few pork and prawns woven into the crepe. Personally, I would have preferred more pork and prawns, however, overall this was an enjoyable dish.
Aah the burger. With double patty plus a fried egg, Hubby was in raptures with his choice, drooling over ever mouthful. His final choice of onion rings over fries was definitely a winner. These lightly battered delights played music upon ones tastebuds. I did manage to try one them sneak in another, however Hubby was not prepared to give up too many of these little wonders!
Check out the omelette! Oozing Brie, partnered with a side of bacon, this dish was well enjoyed by a friend at our table who savoured every morsel.
For those who have followed earlier blogs, you would have picked up on Hubbys taste for caramel lattes. Well he has a new quest now. Recently introduced to chai latte, his mission is now to find the best. Apparently the iced chai latte he tried here, was a very good start to his list of favourites.
Take some time to linger at Kettle & Tin, there’s always something to see on Latrobe Terrace. Including Locals popping in for takeaway coffees, which meant a ride to the shop for some lucky canines, eagerly watching for their masters whilst guarding the wheels outside.
Keep in mind with this one too, street parking can be limited, however followed the driveway down the side of the building to an expansive gravelled parking area.
Next time round I’m trying that omelette……..