Kepos Street Kitchen is diarised as a recurring weekend appointment, replacing the legacy Sunday church routine. The spicy, home-style cooking and excellent food-to-plate ratio empowers the humble $20 note.
This is my top Spring pick. Today, a triple team of brioche, bacon and oozing egg yolk line the arteries with supreme velocity. I’m in good presence with the veteran (the missus) and brunch newcomer but B&E addict, Timmy L.
Masala chai tea with soy trumps an Ikea tea pot with a Twinings chai tea bag cheekly dunked inside.
Flat white from The Grounds. Teal tea set with fancy print explains the $4.00 ‘cuppa’.
Greatest challenge is self-restraint whilst photos are taken – this is Blogger etiquette. A great cross-section of familiar yet unfamiliar offers.
KSK egg and bacon brioche roll, chilli jam, roasted tomatoes and spinach – $15
Double egg dosage with a mass of caramelised bacon. Semi-charred bun protrudes a fried egg tongue. Beautiful. Here it is again.
Approach this with trepidation because the vertical being dwarfs the mouth. This is a messy affair but one with a happy ending. Unidentified eater is left with jam all over the left cheek. Not a good look (Tim).
Score wise, ignore the B&E traditionalists. Brioche is in. 4/5.
Wood fired smoked trout salad with soft boiled egg and dukkah – $19
Even life-long chain smokers could enjoy the smokey underbelly of this deep, woody marine creature. 2nd best trout salad in Sydney, after Lox, Stock & Barrel. 4/5, nearly faultless.
Roast cauliflower fritters, chickpeas, smoked turkey breast and poached egg – $18
Double poach eggs perched atop smoked turkey and crispy roast cauliflower fritters. The pan is returned cleaner than out of a dishwasher. Corn is out, cauliflower is in. So filling, 5/5 and dish of the day.
This bird’s eye shot was taken atop a wooden chair.
Score update (♦♦♦♦♦). Excellent assistance by the trifecta of experience (know what to order), good company (Timmy and Lorie) and extreme hunger (Sunday long run).
Top 3 brunch joint in Sydney. My personal guarantee.