Kailis Fish Market Cafe
The rebooted Kailis Fish Market Cafe will be a contemporary take on the Freo seafood restaurant and include a dedicated fry, raw bar and barbecue section.
The new cafe will join the growing number of venues shining a light on traditionally underused, value-for-money species such as mullet, herring and garfish. The Kailis group’s processing area is located inside the harbour, ensuring the kitchen has access to fresh, well-handled seafood. The plan will be to buy a market bin of something interesting each morning at market and serve it as a lunch special until sold out.
Renowned seafood chef Peter Manifis, late of South Perth seafood restaurant, InContro, will oversee the cooking. Whiting, whitebait, sardines and fish wings – a once-discarded off-cut that’s now found favour among eaters and chefs – are among the things that will go into the fryer; prawns and lobsters will get a star turn on the barbecue; the raw bar will serve oysters, crudos, poke bowls and ceviches. Chowder will be served inside a sourdough roll, San Francisco-style, and the kitchen team are fine-tuning special dishes including a sea urchin waffle and raw seafood cocktail.
Kailis Seafood Fish Cafe opens in September