The Kettle Black
Hands down one of the most beautiful cafe's I have been to. The last time an eatery left this huge of an impression on me was Caffe Storico in New York. This space though. It's so major, I can't even. There's something about spaces that manage to seamlessly mix the old with the new. Heritage and modernity were effortlessly translated, nestled in an Australian heritage terrace that's right smack in the city, adorned with uber chic modern finishings. Marble tiles, subtle gold trimmings, high ceilings, and natural light for days. The attention to detail brought together by Melbourne interior creatives Hana Hakim and Kestie Lane, warrants it to be on your must-visit cafe list.
Okay, can we talk about the food now, please? BEST brunch I've had, ever. I'm trying my hardest to find one flaw to this place, because I sound so biased right now, but I can't think of any. Not only is it aesthetically pleasing, the menu is as handcrafted and well-curated. Genuinely wish I had more tummy space that day because I wanted more than I could chew. We wanted so bad to order more, but reality dawned when our tummies were so full from a huge bowl of soaked muesli with their home-made yogurt, and Tataki ocean trout with kale and poached eggs. Note to self the next time I'm there, must bring an extra tummy to Kettle Black.
Wandering back to that sunny day in Melbourne, the happiness and ease felt that morning surely set the tone for the day. After brunch, we trotted from one place to another, picking up last minute things to bring back home, so staying comfortable was just as important as the natural light needed to flat lay our brunch, hehee. And this new pairing I had on from Love To Dress' upcoming lounge collection is all about keeping you comfortable and chic, so you can effortlessly transition from lazing around at home to skipping out for brunch dates with your best mates. :)