During our short stay in Canberra near the Civic, we were pleased to find this little cafe hidden inside an office building overlooking a car park. Kindle Cafe does require a bit of exploration just like what we have read up in the reviews. However it was well worth it. The interior of the cafe was chic and funky, with multiple sofas and tables for couples to have an intimate brunch date or business people to relax during their short lunch break.
The menu was quite extensive for the size of the cafe. With different food served for breakfast and lunch. We arrived there at 11.30am, the lunch menu was not served until 12pm. We would have loved to try them. They had one whole page of drink menu, which I was quite impressed. Ranging from various organic fair-trade Columbian coffees to a wide selection of fresh juice and smoothie. York and I ordered 2 different juices to start the day, both were nicely made. Initially I thought York’s “smoothie” would contain gelato or something unhealthy, but the thick texture was actually from the blending of banana and avocado. There were actually other real “smoothies” selections on the menu with vanilla bean gelato, yoghurt and milk.
I usually don’t like having cafe breakfast since they are mostly eggs cooked in a different style. I was pleased to find “poached pears” on the menu, something I was craving for. It was nicely coated with berries and muesli. It was from the “Cool” selection of the menu, indeed it was a bit cold for winter morning in Canberra. However I had York’s eggs benedict to balance things out. The eggs were poached to perfection, I particularly liked the house-made hollandaise. If salmon isn’t your thing, you can also go for ham, bacon or spinach.
The service was fast and the waiters were very friendly. I would highly recommend people to try Kindle Cafe if they happen to be in Canberra. It is definitely a hidden gem that shall not be missed!
Shop 10/ 240 City Walk. Canberra. ACT. 2601