The Pour Kids

August 30, 2011

Last Sunday morning I woke early. You see, I went to sleep (that’s right – not to bed, to sleep) at 8pm the night before and I woke just before 7am. That’s 11 hours of blissful, post-travel exhaustion sleep.

I woke dreaming of breakfast. More specifically, homemade crumpets. Yet, to my dismay, I was without rings to form these beautiful bubbling buns in the pan. This upsetting fact, coupled with our decidedly messy home (note to self, unpack backpack and organise the explosion of goods), made for a swift decision to swiftly vacate in search of coffee, papers and nourishment.

Without wanting to travel far, my mind ticked over local cafe options, of which there are few. Just before I resigned to a 25 minute drive for a favourable feed, I recalled a recommendation for a cafe in Malvern that a fellow foodie sent me (thanks, Ben!). With an adorable name and friendly distance from home, The Pour Kids appeared to be the perfect option.

And it was.

We arrived not long after 8:30am, a time when only young parents and children are awake. Indeed this was the demographic that filled the cafe. Oh, and lycra-clad cyclists.

House-made baked goods, always a way to brighten your morning! Hello, Gorgeous.

We sat in two giant chairs in the corner, feeling quite like the dining companions of Alice and The White Rabbit. It was supremely cozy. Especially when greeted with these beautiful breakfasts…

Slow-cooked rabbit meat with toasted brioche, whipped sage butter, cornichons + boiled egg. This dish was so good and delightfully refreshing, having the feel of a lovely morning picnic – albeit an incredibly indulgent one. What…no crumpets? Can you blame me for absconding and ordering this rabbit dish? Surely not.

Ben chose the Italian-style pork sausage, with burnt-butter gnocchi, fried duck egg + swiss chard. This was really rich, but supremely delicious. The sausage was by Istra and was incredibly tasty. The burnt butter gnocchi was beautiful, golden deliciousness. This was a really yummy dish, truly beautiful (although a tad too buttery overall for me at 9am on a Sunday).

Coffee and the papers… as always, a pleasure. Especially when reading about the psychology behind comfort food, as I tuck into some brioche – true comfort food, realised on my plate.

It was a very good skim latte, although not my favourite blend (personal flavour preference only, it was made very very well). I could have happily sat and read and sampled the menu for hours. But alas, the day beckoned. Things to be done, a Wedding to be planned…


Next visit I would like to think I’ll try the house-made crumpets, affectionately called a bit o’ the old morning crumpet. That is what I was initially craving after all…but what can I say? I was (willingly) lead astray by those crafty Pour Kids and their richly tempting, delectable menu options. And may I just say, their menu item names are far too cute to handle. I mean, calling their porridge three bears out hunting…come on! A girl like me doesn’t stand a chance.

Heidi xo
  • Michelle Chin August 30, 2011 at 9:05 am

    crumpets are a little like pancakes, no?

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) August 30, 2011 at 10:08 am

    what a delightful little cafe!

  • Lisa August 30, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    All these descriptions of breakfast delights are making me think one of these mornings I'm going to have to lever S out of bed before midday. We do often have delicious breakfasts on the weekend but they are always home made because by the time we eat them all the cafes have switched to the lunch menu!

  • Hannah August 30, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    Three bears out hunting… I spy Baby Bunting!

    🙂 I'm a sucker for any meal that comes with pickles.

  • Heidi August 30, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    Michelle – kind of like a cross between a pancake, and english muffin and a cake 🙂

    Lisa – indeed!

    Lisa – yes go yourself, I must say you're missing out 🙂 although I'm sure your homecooked breakfasts are delicious!

    Hannah – oooh me too 🙂

    Heidi xo

  • The InTolerant Chef August 30, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Now that's an interesting breakfast! I love the sound of the meals, and the names too! Good luck wedding planning too 🙂

  • Lesdad August 30, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    Just had a look at the Pour Kids menu and Ilove the names they give to their dishes and love the sound of the dishes. Shall have go there real soon. Ta.

  • chopinandmysaucepan August 30, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    I think I would still be happy with the traditional eggs and sausage rather than the rabbit although it does look enticing 🙂

  • Heidi August 31, 2011 at 8:18 am

    InTolerant Chef – thanks lovely 🙂

    Lesdad – we shall go there soon!! please? You'd love it xo

    Chopinandmysaucepan – it's always nice to mix things up 🙂

    Heidi xo

  • Blithely Unaware August 31, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    That place looks gorgeous, perfect for a Sunday morning. It's just down the road from me too – Maybe, maybe one day I can visit it.

    Sorry I haven't commented on your blog in SO long. Night duty is literally the dictator of my life at the moment.

    Hopefully I'll make up for things now!!


  • Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella August 31, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Oh I know what you mean about getting a good night's sleep after travelling. It feels so wonderful doesn't it! 😀

  • Ben C September 2, 2011 at 8:45 am

    I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Next time definitely try the Smash and Grab. They've only been open for a couple of months but had almost everything right on the first day.

  • Iron Chef Shellie September 11, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    oh this is close to where I work yet I've never heard of it… Never been down Winter St. Shall have to check it out, looks gorgeous! x