Blaktan Coffee Kitchen in North Lakes is not your average eggs over easy experience. Sure, they do the usual eggs benny, acai bowls & a big breakfast big enough to take down that hangover. But take a closer look at the menu and you will see something intriguing.
The eggs benedict comes with your choice of bacon, salmon or pork belly. And the big breakfast can be served with chicken wings or gyoza because let's face it, there's never an inappropriate time for dumplings. Also, on the breakfast menu are bao buns, bun cha (vermicelli salad), Japanese pancakes and rice paper rolls.
The crowning glory though has to be the coffee. Blaktan roast their own specialty coffee on sight. There is an impressive, industrial style roaster in the corner of the cafe and the smell is heavenly. James Kyung Je, Blaktan's owner, was proud to explain that by roasting on site they can offer a high-quality coffee experience at a better price to the customer. And it definitely didn't disappoint, the end product has a full-bodied flavour with a smooth aftertaste. An excellent way to start the day.
Smashed Avo breakfast at Blaktan
During our visit, we also sampled the food - smashed avo (with two poached eggs, eggplant & pesto) and were not left wanting. The staff were friendly and attentive, the food came out in a very respectable amount of time (given it was a busy Sunday morning), was fresh and beautifully presented, with a great combination of flavours.
Blaktan can be found at 4-8 Burke Crescent in North Lakes and are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu changes monthly based on customer feedback. The seating options include indoor & outdoor undercover dining. The décor is a fresh mix of modern meets Asia, with funky lighting, couches & booths and huge windows & bifold doors which give the whole place a light, inviting feel.
There is ample parking onsite, a bathroom (no awkward key acquisition required) and even a Croc's PlayCentre across the carpark if you have little ones to entertain afterwards. If you're planning on coming for dinner though, just make sure you plan ahead as it is booked out most Friday and Saturday nights.