Kazbah: Rocking Once Again
For nearly a month, Inner-West devotees were deprived of their weekend brunch feasts. But they (and Sydneysiders from all postcodes) are now breathing a sigh of relief. The Middle Eastern aromas are wafting from Kazbah once more.
Reopening last month, fans were finally able to marvel at Kazbah’s renovations and extensions, which have been a long time coming; Owner and Head Chef Zahi Azzi’s plans at last gaining Council approval.
Whilst strolling down Darling Street, Kazbah is hard to miss. It’s open and airy fit-out draws you in like a Middle Eastern mama. Despite its facelift, which includes a sun-streaming skylight, the restaurant has retained its authentic touches. From the earthy ceramic plates and terracotta tagines to the elaborate water jugs, Kazbah has stayed true to its Middle Eastern and Northern African vibe. Not to mention the usable tablecloths and customary crayons- regulars couldn’t cope without getting expressive over eggs.
Changes have been cosmetic as well as culinary, with the making of a new menu. Though, considering its twelve-year history, classics have been kept such as the Casablanca Lamb Tagine and Sweet Couscous with Rhubarb and Cardomom Milk. Besides being known for its world-famous breakfasts, Kazbah also rocks at lunch and dinner; dishes a fusion of traditional and modern flavours.
But, it’s the group Breakfast Banquet which gets the place going. Rolling home is standard after the countless courses are rolled out. Starting with delicious Date & Banana Porridge (amongst other goodies), moving to tangy Tagines, Eggs and Sides and finishing with fat Pancakes, each exotic morsel is mouthwatering.
Ahhh…at last, Balmain’s darling is back- crayons and all.
Kazbah On Darling
379 Darling Street Balmain
02 9555 7067