About Me

Food is one of my many joys in life. It is a common bond I share among my friends and family. Combining food and travel makes it all the more interesting. I enjoy going out for a good meal with friends and family. The array of various cuisines and our fantastic array of produce really makes Sydney such a great city to live in. Blogging is my hobby and my posts on restaurant meals I have had are paid for and not gratis. Any gratis provided to me will always be stated beforehand.

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Shenkin Kitchen (Enmore, Sydney)

A recent decision to have a breakfast catch up had me googling for ideas and I don't know how but I came to be at Cafe Shenkin's website. After noticing they had 4 locations, I decided we should go for the Enmore location.

I then realised it was the same one Helen of Grab Your Fork reviewed earlier in the year. As you can imagine, I re-read her post and other food bloggers posts to have an idea of the dishes they tried.

For those of you unfamiliar with Cafe Shenkin, it is an Israeli cafe and all the food is reflective of the Israeli heritage. Having not been exposed to Israeli food before, I was fascinated at the similarities to other middle eastern food I have tried like Lebanese, and Turkish food.

Admittedly I am not too familiar with Enmore, having not frequented here before. I realised how hard it was to find parking that allowed for more than an hour. Impossible! Aargh! Why is it so hard to get decent timeline parking at these inner west suburbs? :(

Enough of the venting. Now to focus on Shenkin Kitchen. It was warm, welcoming and funky. The decor caught my eye. There was this quirky stairs decorated with plants right above where we were sitting. The black board was nicely written with their specials and there were some quirky artefacts around the cafe.

This is what we had for breakfast.

Ziva - a baked filo pastry filled with cheese and olives, a boiled egg, hummus, grated tomato, and spicy coriander. CM loved the pastry and commented on the delicious flavours of the cheese with the olives. The hummus went down a treat too.

Angelita Special - puff pastry filled with shakshuka sauce, fried eggs and spicy coriander topped with melted cheddar. It looked like a simple dish when plated but you can imagine the goodness between the pastry. I had a bite and can honestly say there was a nice combination of flavours. The shakshuka sauce was yum! JM could not stop saying how delicious it was!

The Bite - I had this dish and it was a plate of crumbed avocado, served with a poached egg, mixed lettuce, home made smokey hollandaise sauce, and pan fried mushrooms. All this with a couple of toasted bread. I could taste the garlic in the mushrooms which gave it a much needed oomph! I can honestly say I don't recall having crumbed avocado before and it was delicious! Crunchy, creamy and slightly salty. Yum!
The crumbed avocado hidden by the poached egg :)
We also ordered a Dip Board to share. Fresh and warm pita breads served with hummus, baba ghanoush, labanne, tomato salsa and I think some spicy coriander. And with these was a bowl of super delicious falafel!

The coffee was pretty good too. If I had any space left in my tummy, I would have ordered another but it will have to wait for my next visit. :)

Here is a picture of the Grandfather Babka sitting oh so nicely at the counter. I noticed it as I was paying.

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Shenkin Kitchen
129 Enmore Road
NSW 2042
Website: cafeshenkin.com.au/

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Helen (Grab Your Fork) said...

It's a cute little spot isn't it? And yes parking in Enmore/Newtown is always painful. You have to hit the back streets and walk for about 5min.

Cindy said...

Hi Helen, I sure liked the place! Hope to return and try their shakshuka! :)

missklicious said...

that dip board looks amazing!!

Cindy said...

Hi missklicious, I am glad we ordered it! Great assortment of dips! :)