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December 15, 2017

Just one thing… at Karma and Crow

Food that is comfortable, yet still surprising.

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  • Story: Sharmonie Cockayne

Karma and Crow is the place to take out of town friends or relatives when they call upon you to suggest a venue, and place upon your shoulders all the responsibility for how much of a good time is going to be had.


Karma and Crow lives at 251 Richmond Road, Richmond.

Open hours
7.30am to 3.30pm every day except Tuesdays.

There are a bunch of perks to choosing this spot, which sits about a five minute drive from the city:

  1. The convenient parking space adjacent to the cafe allows for easy access – your grandma and her cane can easily walk from the car to the table.
  2. There is plenty of room inside, which makes for easy conversation for those with hearing issues.
  3. It’s a very aesthetically pleasing space filled with plants. The teenage cousins will mistakenly assume you’re just as cool as the space, which isn’t true, but you won’t refute.
  4. The service is excellent, which seems like a cop out, but isn’t when it’s actually true. Mum will be impressed.
  5. The food. Both tasty and good looking, it’s very very good. Which brings us to our final point:
  6. Karma and Crow is the home of Corn bread, the meal for which this article is written.

If we were to eat just one thing at Karma and Crow, it’s got to be this damned corn bread.

Don’t be fooled by the photo, the serving size is massive.

The star of the dish is the house-made cornbread, which is thick and moist and spongey and crunchy all at the same time (apparently this is possible). It makes for a bloody good texture experience, for those excited by that kind of thing (eg – us).

On the side sits avocado mousse (extra mushy guac?), fresh cherry tomato salsa, chipotle, and spicy chorizo. And on top of the whole thing sits the most generous serving of coriander we’ve seen in any café, ever.

It’s probably best if you don’t consume anything before eating this guy, because it’s quite a big serving. Hunger is unlikely to exist beyond it.

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