Saturday, December 10, 2011

Kinfolk

Kinfolk
673 Bourke St, Melbourne
☆☆

We had walked past this cafe so many times before but it always looked so artsy and we thought they only served coffee here so never stepped inside it. But I saw it was in the Cheap Eats Guide with ☆☆ so thought should check it out =)

It's a very unique cafe - all their ingredients are organic and fair-trade, and either donated or bought at cost, and most of the workers are volunteers. All the profits go to charities - at the end of your meal, you put a coffee bean in the charity of your choice which gets converted to cash =)

The cafe has a very op shop feel - I'm pretty sure their tables and chairs are donated 'cause they're all different =P


And they don't really have a cutlery set either - their coffee/tea cups are all different =P


But they have very cool wall decorations! A bird cage with a fake bird...


A ladder bookshelf - how ingenious!


And very cool artwork on the wall =)


The waiter - she looked very young, like 15ish - volunteers of all ages! - came and explained the menu to us, which changes daily. P decided to get the Convent bakery sausage roll with leaf salad and relish $12.50

Sausage Roll

Was YUM! The salsa was delicious with the sausage roll - crispy pastry and filling full of flavour, though a touch too salty. The salad was very fresh - tasted like it came strange from the ground =)

I ordered the Poached chicken, avocado, Angel hair, cabbage & aioli open sandwich $9.50

Chicken Open Sandwich

Looks a little bit disappointing, but looks deceive! Chicken with cabbage and shaved almonds and avocado on fresh bread =) Not sure if there really was any Angel hair in it - couldn't really taste the pasta lol, but it was delicious like it was =)

We're not very Melbournian, not drinking coffee and not even trying a coffee at this coffee bean cafe, but it was just such a hot day I really didn't feel like it =X

After our meal, we took a coffee bean each, and put it in our charity of choice - though all 4 jars are quite full already =P Felt good helping charity =)


Food~
Convent bakery sausage roll with leaf salad and relish - 8/10 - delicious! Just a touch too salty  but very fresh and tasty overall =)

Poached chicken, avocado, Angel hair, cabbage & aioli open sandwich - 8/10 - yum! I'm not a fan of sandwiches normally but this was delicious!

Atmosphere~
3/5 - felt very artsy but it was nice with the sunlight streaming in, the chairs weren't very comfortable but it's all part of the cafe atmosphere!

Service~
4/5 - very good service, considering they're all volunteers! Explained our menu to us and took our orders quickly =)

Definitely will come back!

C.
xo

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