Food is fresh and seasonal. There is a new spread every day. The queues are long. And it is incredibly hipster. I think that sums up Kitchen By Mike.
Since the line was very long that day, I took the time to take some happy snaps of the huge warehouse turned into a cafeteria-like cafe. Even though we raced to get onto the end of the line, I actually had no idea what I was going to get. So if you plan to go to KBM, I suggest you go with a buddy so one of you can stand in line while the other has a peek at what they have that day. Their Facebook page does have a daily update of the menu but I'm more of a visual person so take your pick!
|Bread! Sold by slice, $3.50 or loaf, $12.00|
|Rosewater and pistachio meringues|
|Busy kitchen, continuously pumping out food|
|Lunch is served!|
|Wood roast chicken with grapes and tarragon verjus, $12.00|
peach, fennel, rocket prosciutto salad, $7.00
|Roast pumpkin, cumin onions & burratta tartine, $10.00|
fresh figs, chickpea & radicchio salad, $7.00
|Rosewater and pistachio meringue, $4.00|
|Sugar cubes on the table|
|Iced Vietnamese coffee, $5.00|
Beyond the kitchen is showroom displayed with gorgeous furniture, gardening and kitchen utensils, jewellery, bedlinen and their workshop for creating prints. It's the place to wander around and choose the items you would purchase if you suddenly got the hold of a large amount of money. The pieces may be beautiful but the prices are dear. I guess that's also how I would describe the food. It is very delicious, no doubt about that, but a touch pricey. Kitchen By Mike definitely know what they're doing to attract the masses but I would suggest it for a special weekend brunch!
Kitchen By Mike
85 Dunning Ave