Since it opened its Randwick doors and stole our hearts serving its signature chimney cakes, the team behind Kurtosh hasn’t missed a beat. In just a few short years it now also has distinctive storefronts in Surry Hills and Crows Nest, all with front-window views to the dough rolling, shaping and baking of their Kurtoskalacs chimney cakes. The theatre of seeing the chimney cakes rolled while you wait, sprinkled with fresh cinnamon sugar or nuts and then served up with expertly pulled Mecca has won Sydney over. So much so that it has opened its fourth store, now in Darlinghurst.
Brothers Ben and Tom Haikin, with pastry chef Jean-Marc Masset, are behind the Kurtosh idea. Kurtosh is also known and loved for its slab cakes, such as cookies-and-cream or passionfruit-white chocolate cheesecake, that are sold by weight as well as savoury burekas, and spot-on espresso.