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Restaurant Review Eating Out: Kin Coffee in Leedy offering Asian-inspired brunch options and great coffee

They say jealousy is a curse, but if there’s anyone I’m happy to admit I’m envious of, it’s those who don’t drink coffee.

A co-worker often apologizes for not joining morning coffees, but if, like me, you’ve been enjoying coffee every day since you were 18, you’re about $29,000 less in your bank account.

Camera iconYou’re spoiled for choice when it comes to cafes in Leedy, so how does this one measure up? Credit: Jade Jurewicz

That’s not counting the rising prices of beans and milk, or the days when two are essential.

It’s no surprise, then, that more and more cafes are popping up across Perth, from hidden holes in the wall to large warehouse roasters with an operated cafe.

Kin Coffee in Leederville falls somewhere in between. It is an airy and elegant cafe that occupies the ground floor of a building.

You're spoiled for choice when it comes to cafes in Leedy, so how does this one measure up?
Camera iconYou’re spoiled for choice when it comes to cafes in Leedy, so how does this one measure up? Credit: Jade Jurewicz

The menu is steeped in delicious Asian influences such as the kimchee and corn toastie or the matcha granola.

The Avocado on Toast with Soy Marinated Egg ($18) intrigued me and it did not disappoint. The egg, which was served cold and perfectly gooey, had a subtle soy flavor and went well with pickled red onions, a sprinkle of furikake and crunchy lotus chips. It ate like a really fresh and surprisingly light dish for the way it was stacked with ingredients.

The sous vide chicken with caramelized onion ($15.50) was everything you could want in a morning toast. The garlic and thyme chicken was tender and well cooked, the layer of onion and mayonnaise ensuring that every bite was flavorful and not too dry.

Although there were only a few staff working and an increasingly full cafe throughout our stay, the coffee and meals came out on time and the service was friendly.

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The large oatmeal cappuccino, adding another $5.60 to my lifetime total, was strong and the perfect temperature.

While the sum of my coffee addiction is depressing to see, the thought of not having any bothers me more, so I’m glad places like Kin exist to make the cost worth it.

Coffee Kin

333 Oxford Street, Leederville

CONTACT

@kincoffee_leederville

RESERVATIONS

Nope

THE VERDICT

Elegant space offering an interesting menu of brunch favorites with an Asian influence. The dishes are tasty and attentive and no complaints about the coffee or the service.

15/20

Sous vide chicken with caramelized onion ($15.50)
Camera iconSous vide chicken with caramelized onion ($15.50) Credit: Jade Jurewicz
Avocado on toast with soy marinated egg ($18)
Camera iconAvocado on toast with soy marinated egg ($18) Credit: Jade Jurewicz