Kitty Burns lives in Abbotsford, and is nestled between the Yarra River & Victoria Street. It’s surrounded by tall leafy trees, residential apartments, and outdoor decking for al fresco dining. There’s even a takeaway cart, serving coffee and delicious pastries for those on the go.
I did some research into the name, and found that it was a reference to the famous Skipping Girl, Audrey’s. Exactly who the skipping girl was modelled on remains a mystery to this day, and some believe it was modelled on a girl named Kitty Minogue, while others believed Alma Burns was the girl behind the iconic sign.
History aside, Kitty Burns has a beautifully crafted interior, thanks to the award winning architects and designers at Biasol. The first thing I noticed upon entry was the attention to detail, abundance of natural light, and picturesque view. The expansive venue has a Scandinavian style, with custom made copper shades, and timber features with lots of greenery, which creates a sense of organic texture. The side wall is lined with upholstered booths with pastel coloured cushions, which are both comforting and delightfully cocooning.
Much like most new cafes in Melbourne, the all-day menu is as trendy as the architecturally designed interior, and loaded with seasonal produce. Think French Toast with coffee Ganache, Dry Cured Bacon Slabs with 64/64 eggs, bacon jam & clonakilty black pudding, and The Arnold Bennett Omelette with slow poached smoked rockling, clove béchamel, and aerated parmesan. They also have an intriguing Tiramisu that’s served in a terracotta pot, and looks like something out of my herb garden! An extensive selection of Smoothies, Juices, and Elixirs that are created and fermented by a naturopath are also available. The smoothies are cleverly named; the “Get ripped or die trying”, and the “Schwarzenegger on Vay-Cay” were most witty.
Coffee is roasted by Allpress, with the supremo blend available for espresso. I opted for a long black, which had a bold body, with a dark roast profile.
Kitty Burns is not only easy on the eye; it has an air of serenity, and radiates purity.
24 Acacia Pl
Abbotsford VIC 3067