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“Fresh and tasty” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kitchen by Mike - CLOSED

Kitchen by Mike
Cuisines: Australian, Cafe, International, Asian, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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84 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Fresh and tasty”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2013

Yes..the queue was long...and a little bit of a wait on food....but it was packed in there with people waiting for a table to become free. Coffee was good and will be back to try lunch!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Swampy L
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Nice "old-factory" atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2013

The place is busy but it adds to the charm. The food is good. You won't have an enormous amount of food in your plate but you can get a nice croissant, they are good (I am French, I know what I am talking about!). A must for a Sunday morning breakfast!
There are also nice spots outside during the warm season.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Teknivor
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
“Coffee Coffee everywhere and not a drop to drink”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2013

Coffee orders take a life time to arrive.
Ordered breakfast and coffees.Breakfast arrived, 16 minutes after we finished our breakfast the coffees came!!! I can tell you I was hanging out by then.Pretty average.

Visited May 2013
Helpful?
Thank LoveFood2228
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Sydney
Level Contributor
35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Self service...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2013

B'fast closes at 11:15am sharp & lunch opens at 12pm. Food is delicious but pricey for what it is (all self service with no waitstaff - you queue up to choose your food from a few items behind the counter and then queue up again for coffee/drinks and then queue up again for a table). If you're not here by 12pm, queues are extremely long.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank chchan
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Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Wonderful food if you dont mind a queue”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2013

"Rosebury is the new hot-spot in Sydney!" my friend claims as we crawl along Gardener's Rd to Kitchen by Mike. I look out at the chained-up buildings and sad hamburger joints along the way & I have my doubts.
Kitchen by Mike has been set up in a huge warehouse - a former cannery(?) - in Rosebury - approx. 30-45 min from the city-centre and, once we have (finally) found it I am immediately convinced this place shows promise: First of all, the customers already mid-way through lunch are happily digging in to very generous helpings of tasty-looking Junk Chicken & Corn; or slow-cooked lamb; pizzas or tartine piled with roast vegetable, jalapenos & marscapone/mozzarella...mmmm... The salads & roast vegetables look mouth-wateringly good...plus there's a queue, a long queue...but everyone seems quite happy to wait their turn: and, in truth, the queue shifts pretty quickly...before we know it, we are settled at a makeshift table hoeing into the very same protein & veg I mentioned above: and it is really, really, good - definitely worth the wait....Take a look at the website http://www.koskela.com.au/kitchen/ for more background on the place....Basically, it's a canteen-style eatery (nothing flash about it - basic utensils, trestle tables etc...) but it's a canteen i wish i had near my work-place...as Im sure the locals will attest to. Open for breakfast & lunch only. Menu changes daily. Not sure that it's a tourist place - but if you are in the area you could do a lot, lot, worse.
By the way, the rest of the warehouse is filled with (v. expensive) furniture & homewares, certainly worth a walk around after youve stuffed yourself full of Mike's heavenly food.
.. is Rosebury a suburb of the future? I will leave that for time to tell...but this is a promising start!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank parisbarce
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