Hey, you there. Listen to this.
Burnt. Butter. Gnocchi.
Are you now excited? If you're not, we might not be able to be friends. Unless you make me brownies I guess.
I stumbled upon this wonderful combination of words, which materialised into a dish at The Pour Kids on a cheery Sunday morning. Brad and I had attended his Cricket Presentation evening the night before (where I understood nothing of all these numbers and overs they talk about) and stayed at his place in Glen Waverly, so Malvern was sort of on the way between his place and mine.
I was pleasantly surprised how much room the cafe had, and we had no issue nabbing a table at around 11:30am. As we seated ourselves at the communal table, I found myself immediately smitten with the juxtaposition of bright colours and graphic black and white wallpaper prints. It was all so cheery and bright!
There was a nice buzz to the space, with a constant hum of activity, but never getting in the way of a good conversation.
A warm and comforting chai and a rather elegant looking latte. I had no complaints.
The menu at The Pour Kids was quirky and playful, with dish names such as 'Google This', 'Smash and Grab' and 'Three bears out hunting'. So cute!
Brad ended up ordering the 'Stacks On!' (exclamation mark is on the menu!), with stacks of grilled chorizo sausage, hash brown, guacamole, sour cream and roast corn relish. Oh and added an egg. Of course.
I loved it's vibrant colour and found this also translated to the taste, with delightfully spicy chorizo which went very well with the generous smear of sour cream. Oh and crispy hash browns. Yes. Come to me…
I had the 'Duck for Cover' (no exclamation mark on this dish), Italian-style pork sausage with burnt butter gnocchi, fried egg and Swiss chard.
Now, I don't know why you would 'duck for cover' with this. If I heard this was coming my way, I would be standing with arms wide open, and maybe setting up a couple of fans to make sure the air stream directed it to me.
Seriously, how can you deny that beautiful buttery aroma? Especially when it's wrapped around soft and fluffy gnocchi, with deliciously fatty pork sausages and some oozy egg yolk. So good. I was also surprised by how much I enjoyed the Swiss chard, it just soaked up the buttery flavours and became something I probably would have enjoyed all on it's own as well! I've never really had Swiss chard that much, and after this encounter think I should get to know it much, much, much better!
Although I might have to keep my dalliance with burnt butter gnocchi occasional. I was absolutely stuffed for the rest of the day!
To wrap up, I adored our bunch out in Malvern, it's not an area we're often in, but maybe this is something I ought to change? With beautifully executed and delicious breakfast combinations, and an interior that instantly draws out a smile, what's not to like really?
The Pour Kids
1e Winter Street
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