There are few places in Brisbane that you can order dark chocolate waffles. In fact, we can only be certain of one place that serves them, and that is Kettle & Tin. Served with a raspberry and blueberry compote and vanilla ice cream, this a the breakfast indulgence to break you new-year-resolution - and only two weeks into 2014. #sorrynotsorry
Waffles are god's gift to sauce lovers - a vessel created with optimal liquid-holding pockets, and a morsel coveted for its soft yet crunchy design. Kettle & Tin realise waffles are a superior and underrated option and will serve them any way they can - sweet with passionfruit ice cream or savoury - think sweet potato waffles with jamon, corn relish and a poached egg.
The problem with making a new years resolution is that in telling yourself you can't have something means you simply want it more. Though, resolving to eat waffles once a month is a resolution we could get behind, and probably achieve.
Set in one of those charming Queenslanders Paddington is so well known for, Kettle & Tin, however, do more than waffles and a mean eggs benedict. Pop in after dark when the relaxed day-time crowd start to get rowdy as beer and cocktails creep onto the menu (well, admittedly you can order alcohol from 10am).
Just 18 months young, this venue is already proving a classic in Brisbane's dining market and it is not hard to see why. Offering an array or craft beer, cocktail punches and quality food at night, they specialise in a relaxed style dining to be shared with friends. If the venue itself weren't already cool enough, it must be noted that they have a herb garden out the back and a bee hive on the roof - we'll drink to that.
A final note to Kettle & Tin: If you remove those aforementioned dark chocolate waffles, you will break hearts and we may break you. Much love, CP.