Wau Kitchen in Kangaroo Point is a funky African inspired eatery with a friendly vibe offering Afro-fusion fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Perched on Main Street, a short stroll to Kangaroo Points Cliff Park, this unpretentious eatery with the shabby shopfront provides dining inside decked out with rattan chairs and wicker lampshades, and outside in a quaint courtyard complete with potted plants.
The flavour-filled menu features dishes that originate from all over Africa including delicious breakfast fare; from Foul Mudaummas (fava beans, boiled eggs and bread), and brown lentils served with eggs your way on a bed of spinach, to a classic bacon and egg breakfast wrap with an African twist, served in freshly made roti bread.
Open for lunch and dinner from Thursday to Sunday, diners can enjoy small bites such as samosas, falafels and bacon-wrapped plantains or share plates of chilli lime mussels, lamb meatballs, baked capsicums stuffed with rice and vegetables, and boerewors (grilled South African sausages).
Main meals include Nigerian Jollof Rice (chicken, tomatoes, onion, garlic and red chillis mixed with West African spices), Misir (an authentic Ethiopian dish of lentils flavoured with berbere spices) and from South Sudan - Fish Tilpia (whole fish seasoned with garlic and lemon, served with onion, tomato, cucumber and pomegranate salad.) All meals are served with either injera, rice or chapati.
If you have room left over for dessert, there's Basbousa (Egyptian semolina and coconut cake) and Baklava (flaky filo pastry made with pistachios and walnuts with a sweet honey lemon syrup poured over while warm).
The drinks menu consists of coffee, tea, fresh juices, milkshakes and mocktails including the Wau Special (curacao, blueberries, lemonade, mint and smoked cinnamon) and Africana (mango, passionfruit, pineapple and orange juice). Wau Kitchen is also BYO.
By Deb Lidster
536 Main St