Lovers of chic, perfectly colour-matched pastel cafes, this one's for you. Kitty Burns is the newest neighbourino of Acacia Place, the tucked-away riverside complex next to the Yarra on the border of North Richmond and Abbotsford — and she's already turning heads.
Kitty Burns instantly won our hearts with the minimal beauty of her interior, cleverly designed by Biasol: Design Studio. The space is open and airy with high ceilings and a striking spatial composition that transports us immediately to Scandinavia (although, the blond wood detailing helps with that too). The cafe is complemented by pastel green, blue and yellow accents and an abundance of plant life, the standard of every cute cafe we've ever loved.
The kitchen is headed up by classically trained chef Aaron Duffy, who has designed a menu that skates between contemporary and kitschy cute. Contemporary: omelette Arnold Bennett with smoked rockling, clove, bay bechamel and an aerated hollandaise. Kitschy cute: tiramisu served in a ceramic pot, designed to look like a little plant sprout. They also have an incredibly cute coffee cart — is there a limit to how many times we can say cute? No? Okay, good — that services the walking track down along the Yarra for all you drive-by caffeine addicts.
Kitty Burns joins another of our Acacia Place favourites, the newly opened Frankie Says, which officially makes the complex the perfect destination to do a grand double breakfast.
Kitty Burns is located at 24 Acacia Place, Abbotsford, and is open daily 7am-4pm. For more information, visit their website.