The Book Kitchen is located diagonally across from the Bourke Street Bakery. I like the concept of a book store and cafe. Sitting near the book shelves and having lunch at the same time made me feel a little more literate! The place was packed, so we waited for around 15 minutes for a table. While waiting I looked across to Bourke Street Bakery and noticed the large number of people queueing up to enter the store. Amazing!
|The number of people outside Bourke Street Bakery!|
The Book Kitchen is a cafe by day and a restaurant by night. There is a focus on organic and bio-dynamic food. Their book range is focused on gastronomy. It was quite a hip place to hang out for a meal. DD suggested this place as he had been here many times for breakfast. It was his first time for lunch.
We both chose the Trio Lamb loin chops with pine nut pangrattoto crust, quinoa tabouli, and pomegranate molasses dressing.
Verdict: Our verdict is the lamb was cooked nicely, the dressing was a little too sweet to what we are usually used to. So we added some sea salt flakes to the dish, and the flavours just came through beautifully then. I really liked the quinoa tabouli. Beautifully tangy and great grain textures.
We didn't have dessert but had beverages instead. I must say, I did feel quite full after the lunch. I was glad that we had to walk quite a bit to get back to where we came from. The next time I think I will try out their breakfast menu.
The Book Kitchen
255 Devonshire Street