You only have to walk in and you can feel the passion that owner, Fred Sayed, has for his cafe. He is someone who genuinely says I love my customers and I love what I do. The idea behind Kinetto is that it exudes positive energy, and what started as a coffee stand at Bowerbird Bazaar is now a standalone cafe, fondly known by Fred as my little baby.
Fred learned his trade in Sydney where he was trained by old school baristas. This is where he found his passion and love for hospitality, and owned a grunge cafe before hipsters were cool. He says this is where the cool groovers would hang out. Fred decided to bring his art and passion with over 24 years experience to Adelaide where Kinetto was born. Kinetto is very European in feel and design. Fred welcomes everyone with open arms and even a Greek kiss on the cheek. if youre lucky.
Each day Fred decides the playlist, it all depends on whether it is night or day, morning or afternoon, sunny or rainy. No day is the same at Kinetto. Fred says it is important to create the right energy while people take a break from the daily grind.
I want Kinetto to be a place where people feel at home, he says.
The interior is minimalistic, letting the food and coffee do the talking. Fred has taken his knowledge of the cafe scene of Europe and the eastern states and injected it into Adelaide. He is very excited to see the hospitality industry in South Australia grow, and offers training to aspiring professional baristas.
What I eat, you eat is Freds philosophy, he holds no different value for his customers than himself. All ingredients are prepared fresh daily, and theres no time for freezers or microwaves around here. Theres a story behind everything says Fred, whose familys Greek and Lebanese heritage can be found in every dish. The menu is infused with middle eastern influence and updated every three months to use the most in season produce and keep things exciting.
Kinetto is not just a one man show, the whole family is involved says Fred, whose wife is also heavily involved in the menu, deciding what the flavour of the season is. There is a whole support team both on site every day and back home, where mum and siblings help out making fresh cakes, Greek desserts, and biscuits.
70 Franklin St, Adelaide SA 5000 |(08) 8410 7291 |https://www.kinetto.com.au/
OPENMon – Fri 7am – 4pm
Photo credit to Tash McCammon