The Kindred Kitchen

3 Reviews
Bistro fare, Café fare, Coffee, Health food, Light meals, Vegan food, Vegetarian
Phone Number 0640124400 Opening Hours

Tuesday to Friday 7am to 3pm; Saturday 8am to 1:30pm


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R70 avg main meal
Bistro fare, Café fare, Coffee, Health food, Light meals, Vegan food, Vegetarian
R70 avg main meal
Family friendly, Groups, Kids, Quick meals
Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
Breakfast, Child friendly, Food, Lunch, Serves food, Vegetarian, Wheelchair, WiFi

Critic's review

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  • Food

Katy Rose

The Kindred Kitchen is Port Elizabeth’s first plant-based restaurant, but it doesn’t let its meat-free philosophy get in the way of serving up affordable and utterly delicious meals.

The menu brims with tempting options, featuring dishes like tropical smoothie bowls and crispy tofu with soy-sesame dipping sauce. Then there’s also a collection of American diner classics such as banana-bread flapjacks (R70) and a fully loaded burrito with smoky black beans (R85). Even non-vegans will find it tough to pick just one dish.

Presentation is fantastic, even when it comes to something like the raw cacao and nut bowl (R70), which is made with almond milk. The creamy, chocolatey banana heaven is complemented by a topping of toasted nuts and seeds. The portion is substantial, proving excellent value for money. Meanwhile, the nori bowl (R80) features a collection of fresh Japanese sushi-inspired flavours and textures. It’s so brightly coloured and layered that you won’t even miss the salmon. The crispy tofu fingers are sublime with the soy dipping sauce, and the creamy avo fills in admirably for Japanese mayo.

There’s a selection of baked goods at the coffee bar if you’re just passing through, and the menu offers some afternoon snacks – like sweet potato chips with house-made smoked aïoli (R20) – if you’re just looking for something to nibble on.

No dish feels as if it’s missing something. Kindred Kitchen makes for an effortless way to fit in a meat-free Monday (or any day of the week!) without feeling as if you’re sacrificing on flavour.

The barista-crafted coffee is good and cow’s milk is available on request. The drinks menu ranges from an invigorating and delicious lemon, mint, ginger and honey slushy (R30) to house-made iced teas and kombucha. The berry-and-hibiscus iced tea (R20) is refreshing and not too sweet.

Very friendly.

The charming Victorian house is situated in popular Richmond Hill with a shady stoep, high ceilings, wooden floors and a bright interior.

Best for…
Catching up with friends over lunch and grabbing an über-healthy meal.

(April 2019)

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User reviews

3 Reviews
    I feel like I am on holiday whenever I visit this delightful plant-based hub. The food is absolutely amazing, not only to look at but the flavours and textures are phenomenal. It is amazing that healthy food, that is good for you, can also taste so flippen amazing. I also love how the Kindred team actually cares and do everything in their power to source ethically and locally.
    So impressed with this lovely new spot in PE! My breakfast was amazing, the service was top notch, and loved the peaceful setting. Will definitely be back more than once, so many items I would like to try on the menu!

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