All Good Things Cafe
Tucked off the main drags of Kingsgrove and quietly championing the mission for made-in-house products that include yoghurt, cheeses and pickles, All Good Things Eatery opened its doors quietly in November 2013. Having settled into the New Year, owners and brothers Phillip and Simon Lakis are proud of what they have achieved, but admit that it’s a pretty new idea for the area.
“I think, to begin with, we were a bit of a new concept,” says Phillip, “but everyone who comes in loves it and it’s about giving it enough time for people to understand it.”
With a shiny new interior, featuring overhead shelves of pickles and preserves, exposed brick and communal seating, the venue carries the up-to-the-minute feeling over into the street. But it’s the menu that is a talking point. Having previously run PS cafe in Dulwich Hill, Phillip was more than ready to give his passion for house-made free reign in a new setting.
“We do everything in-house where we can,” he says, pointing out that finding and supporting the right producers was also important. “We use jersey milk, eggs are sourced from a farmer who drives them down for us, we use Feather and Bone for our meat. We go the full length.”
The day menu includes dishes such as Sonoma sourdough with house-made peanut butter and house-made butter, scrambled eggs served with house-made feta, and baked eggs with house lamb and beef sausage. Lunches and dinners offer 24-hour lamb shoulder, BBQ Kurobuta pork with walnut milk, pickled fennel and kale, or desserts of baklava ice-cream with a kataifi base, pistachio, white-chocolate parfait and rose crema. Certainly a little more than your average suburban cafe.