Blink and you miss this cosy culinary treat. Located on Blessington St in St Kilda, Kotch Lane offers a warm atomosphere with eclectic, come industrial décor. A mish mash of printed china saucers, old styling lift top school desks for two and chalk board walls donned with the menu options make for a unique, homely experience.
The menu is ever changing and experimenting with new flavour combinations in a bid to stumble across a genius brekkie. We sampled a breakfast omelette with grilled zucchini, goats milk fetta, crisp bacon and chilli, choice two was poached eggs on rustic bread with a bean, tomato and herb salsa and choice three was polenta fritters with grilled mushrooms, pumpkin and mint mash and topped with Fresh shaved parmesan. All meals were very satisfying and reasonably priced: $13 - $19. I sincerely hope they continue to play with the menu, as it is a wonderful means of maintaining consumer interest.
The coffee blend that is used at Kotch Lane is provided by Melbourne based company ‘Rosso’. This imported bean hits all the right notes: Arabica beans, Rain Forest Alliance, Fairtrade and Organic certified farming communities. The barista did a wonderful job in honouring the beauty of this bean. Hats off.
Kotch Lance offers casual dining, which is somewhat removed from the hubbub of St Kilda proper. The service is friendly and relaxed. The only downfall is that KL can only accommodate a few patrons, maybe 20 at maximum.
Highly recommended for a quiet breakfast, lunch or coffee / muffin combo.
Definitely among the finest that St Kilda has on offer.
The Brew: 8
The Grub: 7
The Mood: 7.5