How was it?
I love that above picture so much, that it is now my twitter background image. Not only was it a stunning looking dish but just one bite sent me into foodie heaven. This dish, of course, was at none other than Kazbah on Darling in Balmain. I had been there once before, pre-foodblogging days, and I raved about it all the time and thought that it was high time that I revisited.
Stepping into Kazbah feels like you've been transported to an exotic resort. Mosaic plates and trinkets dot the walls and a huge flower setting takes centre stage. I love all the colourful plates and especially the water jug! The cuisine at Kazbah is described as North African, Middle Eastern and Moroccan. So get your tastebuds ready for a real treat!
Little J and I decided to order two items to share. The first dish to arrive was the feta potato cake. It was absolutely amazing! The textures of each different layer were gorgeous and I could not stop moaning!
The feta potato cake was soft and crumbly, and the thin slices of smoked salmon were perfect with the crème fraîche. The red wine onion marmalade was very interesting. I loved that there was a strong onion-y taste, but it was lovely and sweet at the same time. You must get a little bit of everything in each mouthful to get the full effect. It was simply amazing!
Roast Pumpkin, Spinach, Roast Capsicum, Roast Tomato, Caramelised Onion, Feta, Eggs, Turkish Toast and Lebanese Bread
Next to arrive was the famous vegetarian breakfast tagine. It was just as good as I remembered. I loved the sweet roasted pumpkins, mixed with all the veges and the gooey egg.
Two types of bread are offered with the tagine - Turkish bread and Lebanese bread. Both were great with the tagine, although I'm a sucker for Turkish bread and if it's in front of me for long enough, I'll most likely eat it all!
Hot Chocolate $4.50
Little J's hot chocolate with real chocolate pieces inside! She was very happy!
I ordered the juice of the day which was watermelon and ginger, which was very refreshing and perfect for the morning. I was surprised to see that it was $6.50 on the bill though?! I thought that was a bit steep, considering how tiny the glass was :( But, oh well.. at least it was good!
Crayons are provided in a little cup to keep the kiddies entertained (or the young at heart!)
Kazbah are taking part in StreetSmart which is "a unique bridge between the community and small, grassroots agencies that assist people experiencing homelessness". Some restaurants are helping to raise money by adding a small amount ($2) to your bill. You can read more about it here.
I loved the breakfast here at Kazbah. The atmosphere was buzzing, I loved the decor and the food was amazing. I think it's something that is really unique and definitely worth a try. If only I lived closer, I'd be there all the time!
Kazbah on Darling
379 Darling St,
Balmain NSW 2041
Tel: (02) 9555 7067
Open for breakfast & lunch - Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays
Open for dinner - Wednesday to Saturday