Opening Hours

Monday – Friday

7am – 4pm ‍


Saturday – Sunday

8am – 4pm ‍


50 Albert Road
South Melbourne, Victoria 3205


T: 03 9088 0721
E: [email protected]




The Kettle Black

One of Melbourne’s most sophisticated food and beverage hotspots, The Kettle Black, sits somewhere between cafe and restaurant, almost creating its own new genre of venue. Old and new styles merge seamlessly on the outside while the interior palette has been carefully curated with warm finishes of soft oak timbers and polished concrete, offset by the punch of the mischievous green furniture and marble tiles.

  • All Day Menu

    • Toast

      sourdough, cultured butter, seasonal preserves [GFO]

    • Sticky Date Oat Porridge

      almond + sultana granola, cinnamon cream, salted caramel [VG, GFO, DFO, VO]

    • Tiramisu Croffle

      tiramisu cream, croissant waffle, darling blend espresso syrup, cocoa nibs, raspberry [VG]

    • Blueberry & Ricotta Hotcake

      seasonal berries, maple, whipped cream, seeds, and grains [VG]

    • Eggs on Toast

      poached, scrambled or fried [DF, GF]

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    • Seasonal Avocado

      lime & crème fraiche, pomegranate, red mizuna, poached egg, pickled shallots, mixed seed tuile, sourdough [VE, VO]

    • Sicillian Chilli Scrambled Eggs

      nduja pork spread, herb & garlic foccacia, chilli oil, stracciatella, jerusalem artichoke crisps, sorrel [DFO, GFO]

    • Brisket Benedict

      poached eggs, slow cooked bulgogi glazed beef, pickled oriental mushroom, smoked soy hollandaise, toasted milk bread, spring onion [GFO]

    • Truffled Mushroom Toast

      roasted portobello & oyster mushroom, truffle & vincotto glaze, whipped herbed ricotta, rocket, harissa, poached egg, sourdough [VO]

    • Kale & Cauliflower Salad

      seasonal greens, avocado, romesco, poached egg [VG, GF, VO, DF]

  •  ‍

    • Buttermilk Chicken Burger

      buttermilk brined & cornflake crusted chicken breast, cabbage mustard remoulade, pickled green chilli aioli, tomato relish, brioche bun, french fries w. spiced salt

    • Lime & Chilli Prawn Toast

      tropical prawn salsa, red curry aioli, kaffir lime, nouc cham dressed cos wedge [DF]

    • Yuzu Black Salmon

      black sesame crusted salmon, whipped miso tofu, apple & fennel slaw, yuzu wasabi ponzu [GF, DF]

    • Katsu Sando

      prawn & pork katsu, chilli mayonnaise, asian slaw, housemade furikake crisps

    • Miso Glazed Pork Belly Noodle Salad

      udon noodles, edamame, pickled cucumber & radish, enoki mushrooms, sesame dressing, wombok slaw, son in law egg

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Host Your Event at
The Kettle Black

The Kettle Black’s meticulously detailed architectural mastery makes it the perfect setting for any celebration. From intimate gatherings of 40 to extravagant revelries of 150, get in touch with our events team to create your one-of-a-kind experience.

Expect the unexpected.

The Kettle Black experience merges the opulent, classic design of the heritage-listed, 1880’s terrace house with state-of-the-art, modern architecture and design. The interaction between these two elements makes the venue a truly distinctive and transformative dining destination.

With every detail carefully considered, from a expertly brewed specialty coffee to using only the finest local produce, The Kettle Black offers an unparalleled dining experience.

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