While in Terrigal this past weekend, I tried out two different cafes known on the net for being the best (slash only) vegan-friendly cafes in town. The first one I outlined in this previous post from earlier this week, wasn't great. The second eatery that I tried was Kemü.
I was so, so excited to try Kemü as they are completely vegetarian / vegan, I did my research, I penciled it into the diary and I eagerly awaited Sunday brunch to come.. My first vibe of the place was that it's cute, sort of rustic-looking and the huge, bright red sign makes it easy to spot. It has both outside and inside seating so you can take your pick. Check out pictures below.
All I ever wanted was some sort of fresh, ice-y, fruit drink, I may have had one too many rosé's the night before. When looking at their menu, I was delighted to see a whole page dedicated to frappes. I ordered the a mango frappe and sat back to enjoy the sunshine. When it arrived at my table, the waitress informed me that they had run out of mango so had to put a little extra banana in it... After the first sip I could tell that it was 100% banana as I couldn't taste the slightest hint of mango. Why would they not just apologise and tell me? Not happy. I brought it back in and politely asked to exchange it for a different flavour as banana is not my top fruit choice. I was disappointed to be informed that they had zero fresh fruit available. They offered to put tinned mangos in my frappe; I requested a refund for my drink. That set the tone for the rest of my meal.
Moving on from that little rant...
I ordered the vegan burger with a side of sweet potato fries (to share of course). A simple order. It came out looking BEAUTIFUL! Too bad it was bland. The patty was under-seasoned and there was not enough sauce on the bun to cover this fact up. I would not recommend it. The sweet potato fries were fine, they were very thick and felt more like roasted sweet potato than 'fries'. Tasty nonetheless. Photos below.
Unfortunately, I give this place a 2 / 10 - I had high hopes and it really let me down. Those two points are for the nice enough, albeit somewhat clueless, staff and the sweet potato. Food was bland and I can't excuse advertising frappe's yet having not fresh fruit to hand.
All in all my eating out experiences in Terrigal weren't amazing; so much better to put on a spread of nibbles yourself.
You can find Kemü at 44 Terrigal Esplanade, Terrrigal NSW.