We were heading up to the Blue Mountains and my little brother recommended paying a visit to Kickaboom, Glenbrook at the foot of the Mountains.
The cafe is a trendy little spot, just a small cafe with indoor and outdoor seating. The town has a good community feel to it and this was emulated through the warm and friendly staff in the cafe. Owned by locals, we’re sure they understand the demographic well. We appreciated they didn’t mind us sitting for a while after we’d finished, socialising with our family. Too often these days, cafes are eager to fill your spot.
Whilst they have a good range of food, it’s clear they’re all about the coffee. We even hear that owner Dylan once placed 2nd in the NSW Barista Championships and even worked at one of our favourites, the Paramount Coffee Project in Surry Hills, later also winning the Australian Aeropress Competition! That said, we knew we were in for a good coffee.
I enjoyed a generous long glass of cold brew, a quality drop, whilst my family opted for the milk based coffees, the cafe using Rueben Hills beans and ethically sourced products. The batch brew that day was by Sample. They have filter coffee, butterscotch lattes, chai, specialty teas and sodas too if you’re keen for something a little different.
Food wise, we found the menu to be inspired and certainly interesting, though probably not the best for the waistline. Salt and Vinegar Lotus Chips, cheesy Potato balls, sticky pork bibimbap or banana bread and butter French toast all sounded extremely appealing! We tried a few other dishes; the Spam and Cheese toastie was pretty damn good and we really liked the house made spiced ham with “nana’s relish”, triple cheese on sourdough.
We also had the beetroot and avo smash, poached eggs and also the sesame chia granola bowl. The chia pudding mix had a really lovely sesame flavour to it and it was topped with granola. I was expecting this to be a healthy dish, but it was a bit sweet for me with the tahini caramel and candied granola mix.
The cafe do a special “liquorice Banana bread”, with the liquorice mix blended in before baking which we’d have to try next time. They sell baked goods like butter bing cookies and soft serve.
A nice cafe to visit on day trip out. Be sure to appreciate the care that has clearly gone into curating an interesting menu with a lot of sodas, flavours and items made in house.
NB I love the acknowledgement to country, prime place on the front page of the menu 👏
1/6 Ross St
Glenbrook NSW 2773