Shenkin Kitchen opened on Enmore Road on the 15th April 2013 and its taken me approximately 3 months to get to this. Enmore has gained a fair few quality eateries in the last couple of months and this ones a real winner. The food is israeli and the overall flavours can be best described as lebanesey (this is what I’d call as best described if you have to place the flavours) and it is robust and delicious. It also helps that the Shenkin Kitchen looks and feels really quite fantastic. The café is light and airy.


A look at the front room and the counter. A little beyond is the sweet eats chilled cabinet. Not quite sure what is going on with the stairs but it makes you look.


Drinks menu. Price Guide


Specials board. Its quite nice that its big and apparent and you can read it at a glance instead of being hidden away per some other venues

shenkin coffee

Ordered a tea and cap with today. good.


Waitress recommended of their menu, Can’t quite remember its name. This was a vegetarian dish with tomato and eggplant in it (and I’m glad I didn’t pick it off the menu or I would not have chosen it). Nice char and good flavours in the filling. The spice they had on the ingredients was piquant and distinct, the char also added a smokey note that made this really good. and I didn’t miss the meat. Very very good and a good serve. The wrap had a roti-esque skin.


The Israeli big breakfast, perfect poached eggs, avocado, salmon, and 2 rather good seasoned salad/dip. Really good dish. Lots of things to eat off the platter again, the spice mix they used imparting the food the Israeli flavours made this a distinct and good eat.

Shenkin Kitchen is worth checking out and makes the hike down Enmore Road worth it. The staff were pleasant and accommodating and the overall vibe in the café was casual and easy. There is also an outdoors area round the back outside but this was an odd day – the pics are sunny but we originally sat outside but it rained and we moved inside only for the storms to clear and it became perfectly sunny again. Nice looking selection of sweets too. As an observation, I’ve eaten at other places around newtown/king and there’s a handful of ordinary and rather popular venues (why?)… definitely try this instead. Much better eat.

Also check out:

Shenkin Espresso Bar

Shenkin Kitchen on Urbanspoon

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  1. milkteaxx

    i walk past this on my afternoon walks sometime, this place looks pretty good, maybe i should stop by next time…