A few weeks ago I had breakfast at Muse Café in Kingston, Canberra. However Muse isn’t just a café, it’s also a bookstore and a wine bar. This cool hip cafe is located in inner south Canberra at East Hotel in Kingston. You enter the cafe through the bookstore which is located on the lower half of the café. The bookstore is small but yet feels quite spacious. Muse holds various events during the evenings and weekends including book launches, public debates, ‘in conversation’ talks and live acoustic music. They even have a membership for people who regularly attend these events and includes a discount for the book store.
To the left and up a small set of staircase is the wine bar and café. This area is quite spacious as well. Overall the entire place has a very nice atmosphere.
As it was a weekend, the menu was an all day brunch menu but it includes distinct breakfast and lunch menu. I was immediately attracted by the buckwheat and coconut waffle, baked rhubarb, burnt honey semifreddo and raspberry coulis. My friend had the Eggs Benedict. Both of these meals cost us AU $16 each which was not too bad.
I was a bit worried that choosing the breakfast I chose would be too sweet but it turned out quite nice. All the elements on the plate worked nicely together. The burnt honey semifreddo was the most interesting element on my plate. It wasn’t as sweet as I was expecting it to be and the texture was similar to that of a mousse. The raspberry coulis added that sourness and the coconut flakes added texture to the dish.
My friend enjoyed the eggs benedict and from what I saw the eggs were poached nicely.
Overall it was a really nice breakfast and the atmosphere was nice. I’m looking forward to trying out more dishes from Muse Café. As I was in a rush I didn’t have time to check out the bookstore so next time I will definitely stick around a bit longer to browse the bookstore too.