Kansas City Shuffle
195 Gloucester St
The Rocks Sydney
Kansas City Shuffle is in a former factory and has been there for six months. Its a deceptively big place and seats 250. Outside they seat 50 and they can also cater for functions.
As you approach Kansas City Shuffle you see two windows looking like two "holes in the wall". These are for take-away. You order at one window and pick up your order a the other.
You can sit outside at the tables on the footpath or go via the "garage type" door to the inside seating.
It's quite quirky and when venturing inside Mlady noticed a familiar "logo" on the wall. It was reminiscent of a "glass and a half". It turns out that this used to be the old Cadbury Chocolate factory - explaining the logo.
Not having had our first coffee of the day yet - this was our first priority - and we went large.
Sir had his usual skim flat white and Mlady had her usual half strength soy cappuccino. They arrived in bright coloured large cups and Mlady eagerly drank hers quickly.
Ahh - the coffees are good here!
We decided to order two meals and share. Mlady chose the fried chicken sandwich with brioche bun, slaw, pickles and jalapeno aioli. Sir enthusiastically tried it first. How good was this! The bun was soft and made it easy to eat as it held in the goodies. The chicken was so crunchy as was the 'slaw - nice. The pickles on the side added a visual appeal and more crunch. We loved it.
Sir chose the KCS style beef brisket and waffle, smoked chilli, butter and a poached egg.
It was Mlady's turn first here and OMG - the beef was so tender and tasty, the waffle so soft. Combined with all the other delicious goodies - and the runny yolked eggs - this just tasted so good. This really was an incredibly yummy meal.
We then shared the pancake with lemon curd, blueberries, cream cheese parfait, smoked almonds and fresh mint leaves. The pancake looked and smelled "so good". It had a nice soft fluffy texture and really was a delicious and mouth-watering pancake. The mint leaves gave the pancake a "refreshing" taste which complemented the sweetness of the lemon curd and the blueberries.
Kansas City Shuffle is a great new addition to the city scene - and this place is going to expand even more next door when their bar opens. Here you get comfort food at its best - the hardest decision is what to choose!
Sir and Mlady dined as guests of Kansas City Shuffle. Thanks to all the crew there for looking after us and to Ben (the owner) for chatting with us. Special thanks also to Alana Garton from Wasamedia for arranging our visit.