Method to the Madness

Kenmore welcomed a charming new cafe to the neighbourhood in early December 2018, one inspired by the creative mind of William Shakespeare. Method to the Madness – a nod to Shakespeare’s Hamlet – is a sunny locale on the corner of Marshall Lane and Moggill Road, paying homage to the great writer through a striking feature wall, a bookshelf brimming with Shakespeare’s works, and even dishes named after his plays. Since opening, the cafe has cultivated a loyal following thanks to its combination of personable service, consistently good coffee and quirky menu of eats. Speaking of the latter, Method to the Madness’ kitchen team have created some tantalising eats that score top marks in imagination and execution. The brunch incorporates Indian-inspired flourishes that will appeal to adventurous eaters and classic brunch tragics alike, with dishes such as butter chicken eggs Benedict, mushroom-and-paneer shakshuka served with fluffy naan bread and fenugreek fritters with yoghurt cheese exemplifying some out-of-the-box creativity. As for evenings, locals will be excited to hear that Method to the Madness has also recommenced its popular weekend dinner service. Every week the kitchen will prepare a new menu featuring a collection of sides, mains and desserts, from which guests can build their ideal three-course meal. Previous dinners have included the likes of pork belly with chilli caramel and saffron parsnip puree, beetroot risotto with goats cheese and peas, and fish served with a beetroot-and-carrot puree, charred leek and kumquat jam. Each week’s menu is unveiled on Tuesday, with bookings available for family-friendly matinees or more intimate late-night seatings.


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