Kith Cafe at Park Mall is the second offshoot of the original at Robertson Quay. Unlike its original, this one's a collaboration with Xtra, which probably explains their eclectic and ultra stylish furniture. We'd stumbled upon Kith Cafe one afternoon after furniture-shopping at Xtra (we love their stuff!).
For those who can't decide between the 2 outlets, this second branch has a distinct advantage over the picturesque riverside original. It's got a wider menu and larger space. Plus, you can indulge in a little furniture shopping afterwards!
Despite the many rave reviews, we found Kith Cafe a little underwhelming. The food's a mix of hit and misses. Pleasantly rustic and unpretentious vibes, but the cooking's a little uneven and inconsistent. Also, the place is usually packed so remember to make reservations or be prepared to wait.
The Green Eggs ($14), a kitschy nod to Dr Suess' literary classic, isn't as gross as it sounds. Basil pesto provide the green elements to scrambled eggs, while pesto-dressed cherry tomatoes are served alongside toast and homemade strawberry jam. The deceptively ugly jam was fabulous - wholesome and fruity and sweet. A perfect complement to the thick buttery brioche. The eggs didn't fare as well, they were undercooked, so instead of being fluffy and light, these were mushy and waterlogged.
The Big Breakfast ($15.50), with 2 scrambled eggs, bacon, smoked bratwurst (these were my favourite supe brand of Johnsonvilles!), sauteed mushrooms, half a grilled tomato, toast and strawberry jam, also suffered the same hiccup with the green eggs. The eggs definitely needed half a minute longer in the pan.
The extra sides of Sauteed Mushrooms ($3) and Honey Baked Ham ($3.50) were standard, average, run-of-the-mill fare, but a little stingy in portion.
The nice thing about Kith Cafe is its lazy, relaxed vibe, you don't feel a need to eat-and-quickly-go. We lingered over lattes and iced mochas, and Straight Cut Fries ($6.50) dressed with rosemary, parsley and parmesan. Hated the parsley, loved the rosemary.
9 Penang Road
#01-01E Park Mall
Tel: 6338 8611
Open daily from 8am to 10pm