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The place: A bit of an oasis amidst the hectic streets of Sheung Wan, a serene lobby gives way to the lift that reveals the simple beauty of The Kinnet Café. And we’re not being hyperbolic; it’s really lovely up there. Honeycomb ceilings, simple blue and white tiling and a gorgeous wooden terrance with huge glass windows made this a place we very much enjoyed spending time in.
The food: Nutrition features heavily throughout the menu but has little effect on the delicious flavours. The breakfast menu features avocado eggs benedict ($90) that was very possibly our favourite dish of the day, the french toast ($68) with homemade mixed berry compote and bananas was perfectly sized and gorgeously tasting. We enjoyed the unique combination of the quinoa and sweetcorn cakes bound together with tumeric and devoured the almond crusted salmon on a bed of crunchy greens that may well have been our other favourite. We picked out three ($80) of the seven salads on offer and were euphoric with the veggie delights and creative combinations such as quinoa and celeriac, and asparagus and eggplant. They also offer filling set lunches served with soups, salads and a roast of the day ($160).
The eating doesn’t end there and afternoon tea on the charming terrace is certainly an intriguing idea with their roast of the day sandwiches, organic quinoa cakes and homemade pandan cake served for two at $240. A soon-to-be brunch menu will also be unveiled that’s laden with sharing platters and will include a selection of tasty tipples.
The drinks: Their smoothie selection has something for everyone. We tasted the goodness of the Chia Green ($68) and the veggie-rific Acai Berry filled with beetroot ($68) and the almost dessert-like Chocolate Almond ($68) filled with almond butter, cacao and almond milk.
The desserts: We sampled a green tea cheesecake ($55), an ‘ugly’ chocolate cake ($55) that was beautiful to eat and a fig tart that was light and fruity ($50); all were delicious without weighing us down at the end of our meal.
The verdict: We loved this new healthy eating haven. If the prices were slightly lower, we’d be weekly regulars.
The Kinnet Café, 3/F, 33 Hillier Street, Sheung Wan
Tel – 3968-7623