Thursday, 31 December 2015

Space Kitchen - Woden, Canberra

Space Kitchen opened several months ago, and I've been itching to get down to Canberra to try it after seeing all the amazing dishes on social media. The cafe is housed in the mammoth Skypark building.

The venue itself is light filled, spacious and industrial. It's a casual cafe, with a order at the counter system which works well. 

Space Kitchen is the second venture by Rick De Marco, the master behind the sweet creations at Ricardo's in Jamison. Even though there is a stunning display of cakes here too, the focus is on the creative all day breakfast menu.

Space Kitchen menu
It's a hard decision when faced with such a tempting array of dishes on the menu. 

Cake cabinet
As always, I check out the sweets first and make a mental note of what I'd like to order for afternoon tea later. Priorities. 

Breakfast fritters

A tasty mix of corn, zucchini and haloumi fritters, poached eggs, feta harrisa yoghurt, beetroot hummus and corn cous cous. 
Space Benedict
Loved the presentation of this dish! A pulled pork croquette on a stuck made to look like a Gaytime ice cream, served with poached eggs, beetroot hollandaise, pork crackling brioche crumble and pea puree. 

The pulled pork was so tender, and the eggs were perfectly poached. There were also small pieces of delicious pork crackling throughout. 


This was my pick and it was amazing. Perfectly stacked boysenberry hotcakes served with blood orange curd, freeze dried raspberries, white chocolate crumble, coconut mascarpone.

The hotcakes are such beautiful dish, served with toasted coconut and purple edible flowers. It's almost too pretty to eat! The hotcakes are packed full of berries, yet still remain fluffy. I'm especially drawn to the sweet and tangy blood orange curd. 
Cucumber, pineapple and elderflower juice

Space Kitchen also has a freshly squeezed juice and shakes menu worth trying out. My cucumber, pineapple and elderflower juice is super refreshing. 
Pineapple jelly, coconut mousse, mango and passionfruit curd & coconut crumble
Being a total glutton, I come back later on in the day for a pot of tea and dessert. I pick the dessert that looks like tropical summer in a jar - the tart pineapple jelly is a great contrast for the sweet coconut mousse and crumble.

Overall, I was very impressed with the menu at Space Kitchen - all the dishes we tried were excellent. 

Space Kitchen Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


Cintami Andoko said...

the cake looks tempting


Helen (Grab Your Fork) said...

Aww the space benedict is such a surprise presentation but I'd probably be all over those breakfast fritters and the hotcakes!

Happy New Year, Karen. Here's to a fab 2016 filled with unparalleled levels of deliciousness!

Cassie | Journey From Within said...

Damn! Thought I heard about this before, my mind was only on going to cafe patissez when I went to Canberra and they were closed!
That croquette has my heart already and I want it now! :)