Knead (Palmyra Junction)

Knead (Palmyra Junction)
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R60 avg main meal
Groups, Quick meals
Bakery fare, Bistro fare, Deli fare
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Critic's review

Amy Ebedes

The queue of helmet-clad food delivery men immediately give a clue as to what food to expect for dinner: hearty comfort food based largely around carbs.

Knead has an extensive menu, offering everything from the likes of breakfast (omelettes, muesli bowls and eggs Benedict) and brunch (try the all-day breakfast pizza or mushrooms on toast), to light meals, burgers, pizzas and tacos. The pizzas are made on Italian pizza bases so don’t expect a round, perfect pizza. Rather, expect a free-form crisp base (so crispy!) with great flavours and fresh ingredients. The bacon, avo and tomato pizza in particular knocks it out of the park.

Look out for their weeknight specials: these include early-bird breakfasts (get a breakfast roll and coffee combo for R40 before 8am on weekdays); Taco Tuesday (all tacos R45), Burger Wednesday (all burgers R60) and Pizza Friday (all pizza R60).

Gluten-free and low-carb options are available for bread and pizza bases. Their gluten-free pizza bases are strong contenders for the best gluten-free pizza bases in town.

A comprehensive menu of the usual suspects. Expect craft beers, craft ciders and wines. A few flavoured teas grace the menu (including hot cross bun chai), as well as super lattes, milkshakes and ice frappes. Soya and unsweetened nut milk are also available at an extra cost.

Despite a somewhat empty restaurant, service is on the slow side. The kitchen appears to be rushing to get food delivery orders out, and the seated patrons are left to their own devices.

With industrial whisks as lamp shades, an open kitchen and a counter full of baked goods, the space lends itself to being enjoyed in sunshine or the early evening. Rather than settling in for an evening, go early (or for brunch) and people-watch in the outside courtyard.

Best for...
Post-exercise brunch or early dinner with the family. Also a good option for takeaways.

(August 2018)

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User reviews

  • I live right around the corner from Knead, I walk to Woolworths there all the time. My issue here is that the distance is the only convenience. Knead Claremont is terrible. The attitude I got from the waitress was terrible. Very condescending, when I asked the manager why I received such service he said it wasn’t his problem, that the waitress was well liked by the other staff members. Staff members, excuse me, what does her being “cool” with the stafff emmènera have to do with me? A customer? Food was also very cold and I got mayonnaise instead of salad dressing. Disaster.
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  • Accepts credit cards
  • Alfresco
  • Breakfast
  • Child friendly
  • Food
  • Licensed
  • Lunch
  • Parking
  • Serves food
  • Takeaways
  • Wheelchair

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