After a successful morning of op shopping, our tummies were grumbling so we made our way to Pulp Kitchen in Palmerston for a feed. We had driven past this place a few times and really liked their image. Following their play on the Pulp Fiction theme, they have Jules and Vincent stenciled on the walls inside and outside of the building holding ketchup and mustard guns. It gives the place a trendy look, and was one of the reasons why we wanted to try the place out.
Inside, there’s a huge open kitchen with heaps of staff and there’s plenty of seating inside and out. The menu consists mainly of burgers and breakfast, but you can also get fish and chips, gyros and milkshakes.
We started off by ordering coffee. Dave’s macchiato was strong, smooth and chocolaty and a little bit of sugar really set it off. It had just the right amount of milk but was served so hot that Dave had to let it sit before he could drink it. Juz’s Soy Latte was weak and the foam was really bubbly. It wasn’t impressive at all and her expectations for the food plummeted.
Dave got the Ahhh-Yummm Burger, which consisted of slow cooked beef, coleslaw, Swiss cheese and pickles on a fresh focaccia bun. The beef was super sweet and tasted great but was so juicy that the bottom bun got soggy so Dave left it on his plate – well, it wasn’t really a plate, it was served in a cardboard tray. Regardless of the crockery and sogginess, Juz felt a little pang of food envy.
We got some chips to share and they were also served in a cardboard tray but this was apt. The chips were well cooked and seasoned with chicken salt. We tried to add a bit more salt but the shaker’s contents had fused from the humidity and nothing would come out.
Juz’s Eggs Benedict was awesome. A big slice of toasted bread topped with juicy ham-off-the-bone, two perfectly poached eggs and tonnes of smooth, creamy hollandaise sauce with just the right amount of tang. Everything was delicious and the plate was almost clean when she finished.
We didn’t quite know what to expect and were pleasantly surprised with the quality and value of Pulp Kitchen. The staff genuinely want to please customers and produce great food and drinks. If we’re in Palmerston during breakfast or second breakfast time again, we will definitely visit Pulp Kitchen again.