After opening up the successful Ricardo's Cafe in the Jamison Centre at Macquarie, Ricardo De Marco opened up a new restaurant but this time in the south in Woden. Although similar to the original cafe, Space Kitchen is different in its own way. It's a relaxed and spacious space with small tables, bar seating and larger communal tables. Although what drew me to Space Kitchen was not the space, but what happened inside the space. I had heard that the food here was out of this world and I was keen to try it out!
When we came here, we were lucky enough to be seated at the bar which looks on to the kitchen and they were the best seats in the house, as we got to look at all the food coming out before we ordered. They all looked amazing and I couldn't decide but ultimately I decided to order off the specials menu and leave the rest of the dishes for another time. I ordered the Crispy Duck with cheesy waffles and it was perfectly balanced. The dish offered the perfect balance of textures, as well as sweetness and sourness.
We also ordered the Cronut French Toast, which looked so pretty on the plate that I didn't want to cut into and break it apart. This dish also had a contrasting texture with the softness of the cronut, the crunchy biscuit crumbs and the smooth ice cream. Although, it was absolutely sweeter than the other dish.
Adding to the wonderful range of menu items are selections of sweets that simply look as if they are from another world! Even though we had already picked what we wanted, I couldn't help but order two of the desserts from the cabinet as well, and I don't regret it! These two desserts were amazing not only in looks but also in the way they tasted. The lemon curd perfectly balanced the lavender cream and contrasted the crunchy pastry, while the forbidden apple was a delight! With so many other desserts left to try, I'll definitely be going back to the Space Kitchen!