Recommended by some friends of ours, we headed to Darlinghurst to try out Kaska eatery and cafe. We always love hearing about new places, or just places we haven’t been. Kaska has been open about 6 months but we only just became acquainted to it. At the bottom of Boundary street Darlinghurst on the way down to Rushcutters bay, you’ll find this great little eatery with outdoor tables and an aesthetically pleasing interior with marble features, lounge seating and a very comfortable environment. Staff are friendly and were understanding of our crazy little fella.
The coffee came out fast; a really nice smooth flat white using Mecca beans, and a bold flavourful espresso.
For the food menu, we love that it is more unique than the normal cafes these days: featuring plenty of salads and dishes incorporating fermented vegetables and house made sauces.
The ploughmans plate is something I love, yet don’t often see in a cafe. Probably a nod to the chefs UK background we hear. The plate uses artisanal produce and sauces made in house. It had ham, Maffre cheddar, pickled veggies, a semi hard boiled egg, confit onion jam, apple and walnut salad and grilled bread by Fiore with a side of Pepe Saya butter. It was an extremely generous serving size for the price and incredibly tasty, all the components complementing each other well.
The roast pumpkin ferment bowl was huge and colourful, featuring a wedge of pumpkin topped with a lemony brown rice/quinoa mix, fresh salad items like radish and capsicum, pickled carrot and beetroot, spicy chickpeas and a tahini dressing.
Other than this, there’s plenty of great food; toasties, avo on toast, smoked salmon and the option of add ons like ferments, kimchi, house made hot sauce, sriracha and chilli oil.
I must go back for the affogato. With a salted caramel crumble, you’ve got my order!
1/19a Boundary St
Darlinghurst NSW 2010
7:30-3 daily (2 Saturdays)