Friday, September 25, 2009

Kawa, Surry Hills

How was it?
Food: 7/10
Service: 6.5/10
Ambience: 7.5/10
Value: $$

Organic Garlic Bread

Kawa is a popular local cafe in Surry Hills that almost looks like a little cottage, has a real sort of rustic feel complete with mismatched and antique furniture. I love it. They serve organic food and do a great breakfast/brunch. On this occassion, Carrie and I were in search of a quick fix in the later hours of the day, so we chose from their main menu.

Seared Tasmanian Scallops with
Grilled Speck Baby Spinach & Anchovy Mayonnaise $16.50

Juicy Scallop

The scallops were plump and juicy, however I would've liked more as I was expecting more scallop and less salad! It certainly felt light and healthy. We also ordered the organic garlic bread to start, which had a perfectly crispy crust and soft and oily middle! I think the word 'Russian' was used in the description, perhaps Russian garlic (can't quite remember!), but it was the main drawcard for me :)

Smoked Cod Gratin topped with
Mash & Golden Breadcrumbs $18.50

Mmmm Mash

The smoked cod gratin was warm and hearty. They were generous with their smoked cod which was chunky and briney. It was delicious but it was quite heavy and filling, so definitely good to share.

A great little cafe on the quieter end of Crown St. It's really laid back and a great place to relax and enjoy a meal. I'd definitely recommend breakfast there and you could even do a spot of shopping afterwards :)

348a Crown St,
Surry Hills NSW 2010
Tel: (02) 9331 6811
Open 7 days
Kawa on Urbanspoon


  1. can't beat a good juicy scallops. the more the better i say but i guess they are expensive. :-)

  2. Nice found! I didn't know there's this cafe on crown st! I work in the area, my next lunch shall be consumed here then!

  3. Great find indeed!! I really have to get out to Surry Hills for more meals! So many hidden gems around that area

  4. Aha food and shopping! You've sold me on the concept ;) What a lovely little find! :D

  5. That garlic bread alone one me over haha!

  6. Mmm, the smoked cod gratin looks really yummy. Good find, I'll have to check it out when I'm back in Sydney.

  7. Hmmmm... garlic bread.... hmmmm

  8. Hi Simon: I agree! I don't mind paying a little extra for some great scallops, so I say pile it on! :D

    Hi Yas: Yeah, it's in a pretty quiet area. It's great though, hope you like it!

    Hi FFichiban: Thanks, my friend lives around there, that's how I know about it. I think you do, there's so many great places there... the list is endless!

    Hi Lorraine: Nothing beats food and shopping :) Thanks, it's very cute!

    Hi Brenda: Hehe. It was good too!

    Hi Christie: Thanks, you'll definitely have to check it out!

    Hi Anita: Haha. That's exactly how I felt! mm...


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