New Melbourne Cafe Kettle Black

kettle black cafe

I have two cousin’s that like me turn 50 this year, mine was in April, you may recall I visited New York and posted about it here and here.  Carol’s was in September and Isabell in October.  I didn’t have a chance to catch up with Carol in September, so today we went for lunch at one of the coolest new cafes in Melbourne opened by the team from Top Paddock called Kettle Black.  It’s located at 50 Albert Road, South Melbourne underneath a luxury apartment development that’s built around a beautiful white victorian terrace.  The feel of Kettle Black is relaxed with an immaculate, minimalist interior featuring pea green chairs, white walls, striking flowers and plants.  We sat outdoors outside the terrace, it was a delightful spot on a sunny spring day.

kettle black cafe

We both chose the King Island Crayfish Roll from the menu, a soft bun with delicate, sweet crayfish sitting on a bed of mayonnaise topped with mini spinach leaves.  For sweets we shared a doughboys lime and toasted coconut doughnut and a chocolate and passionfruit tart washed down with earl grey tea presented in a small matt black teapot.

kettle black cafe

A wonderful lunch with friendly, professional staff and delectable food focusing on Victorian/Australian produce I can’t wait until we can go there to celebrate our 51sts!

kettle black cafe

Catherine x


  1. tina @ colourliving

    You had me at the first photo……gorgeous presentation and gorgeous shot!

    This place looks cool, hip and inviting. I’m excited you moved closer to the city and look forward to
    you sharing more gems like these.

    As there was some Earl Grey too I’m hoping you had a toast on me, your fellow 50 friend. xx

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