What comes to mind when you think of the letter B? For me it’s beauty, brogues, Bassike, beverages, bars, Brisbane and brunch. Ahh brunch! For the purpose of this post, I’ll combine the final two and give you the low-down on my recent brunch experience in ol Bris Vegas.
As most of you are aware I love brunch, in fact it’s probably my favourite meal apart from linner (a term I coined when travelling overseas, combining lunch and dinner). The most incredible food is always available at this time and it meets the brekkie brief offering sweet or savoury in the form of museli and pancakes versus eggs and bacon and it fills the void from the eight hours of rest you’ve just awoken from. I’m originally from Brissy, in fact I’ve sampled so much brunch in that city, I’d be considered an expert, however, this was until the Easter long weekend when I was introduced to somewhere new… Kettle and Tin is a quirky café specialising in breakfast, lunch and dinner on Paddington’s main strip, Given Terrace. From its vast range of beverages and healthy options, it really is a suitable spot for vegans, vegetarians, the gluten and dairy intolerant and alike, to wine, dine and sample something truly divine.
I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, Brisbane really is an up and coming city when it comes to dining. With a majority of my social media friends residing here, I’m often swamped with an explosion of images and check ins from the newest and freshest bars, clubs and pubs opening up. I can’t comment on lunch and dinner but the breakfast variety at Kettle and Tin was substantial and enticing, wetting the taste buds and awakening my palette. I’d indulged in a few wines the night before (it was a long weekend after all) and hadn’t had much to eat so I arrived at the café feeling rather ravenous (let’s face it, when am I not). I ordered an Iced smash in a vintage jar (yep, another drink in a vintage jar #alltherage) and as it appeared before my eyes I was delighted to suckle on the sweet goodness of passionfruit, mango, and pineapple as I flicked through the brunch menu. I settled for the scrambled eggs with tomato and basil and prosciutto (my all-time fave deli meat) and it was scrumptious! It was exactly what I felt like on a pearler of a public holiday Monday morning. My girlfriend opted for the Vietnamese pork belly and prawn omelette, which was also delicious but perhaps a little heavy for breakfast.
What really made my Kettle and Tin experience though was the company. I was finally reunited with two of my bestest (I know it’s not a word) girlfriends and two of the greatest humans I know. We travelled together around Europe and this forms an unspeakable bond. There is nothing I wouldn’t share with them nor an encounter I wouldn’t want to experience together (OK maybe some) but after almost two years apart living in various locations we came together over eggs, omelettes and much more.
I’m not a true fashionista in the sense I adopt the philosophy “all black errythang”, however, I do don basic black from time to time but when in Bris it’s time to shine and therefore it’s all about the brights. What better way to incorporate brights then by wearing Brisbane born brand Princess Polly. I love this cap sleeve dress in a pastel hue and it goes perfectly with my yellow heels from The Mode Collective. Best accessory of all is my photographer’s baby, Lady, the cutest pup to grace the streets of Paddington. Thanks for stealing my limelight Lady and for the gorgeous pics Trace!!!!
If you are in Brisbane, grab some of your nearest and dearest, even your pup and head down to Kettle and Tin, I think you’ll find it’s quite the delight. X x