Kiss The Koala
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This Australian-inspired café and brunch spot has only just opened and is already popular with the north London locals. It’s got a decent-sized north-facing terrace which is cool and shaded, even on the hottest of August mornings, making it perfect for a Rishi-subsidized iced-coffee stop either before or after taking a stroll around Alexandra Palace Park, just across the road. They also have some solid brunch options, including salt fish fritters, and an excellent friareilli hash which you needn’t be shy about getting with a side of buttermilk fried chicken.
“A pile of bite-sized potato chunks, mixed with sautéed friarielli, and topped off with a fried duck egg. It’s something I could probably - on a very, very good day - muster a passable version of at home. However, this was the first proper plate of food I’ve had in (or just outside) a restaurant since early March. And it was glorious. Don’t let that sound like I’m downplaying it though. Kiss The Koala is a newish café and brunch spot near Alexandra Palace and they hit the sweet-spot of salty, soft, and crunchy Sunday morning eating for me with this. (n.b. the portion of buttermilk fried chicken in the picture above is totally optional, though also advisable.)”
- Oliver Feldman, Senior Editor