St. Kilda at the Temple for Performing Arts has opened in downtown Des Moines
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Another St. Kilda location has opened in downtown Des Moines.
St. Kilda Cafe & Bakery at the Temple for Performing Arts has opened at 1013 Locust St. in the space formerly occupied by Starbucks.
The restaurant will serve the same menu for breakfast, lunch and coffee as its original location — St. Kilda Cafe and Bakery located at 300 SW Fifth St.
“The Temple is one of Des Moines’ premier historical destinations, and the expansion of St. Kilda into this space feels perfect,” co-owner Alexander Hall said in January.
- Vegan baked oatmeal — Greek yogurt, local honey chia seeds, raspberries, blueberries and almond milk ($9)
- Huevos rancheros — two fried eggs, corn tortilla, black beans, feta, pickled red onion, cilantro and avocado cream ($12)
- Mushroom toast — local mushroom fricassee, truffle-queso spread, chives with toasted sourdough ($13; add poached or scrambled egg for $1.50 or $3)
- Barbacoa beef torta — avocado, black beans, pickled red onion, feta cheese, chipotle-garlic aioli on a French roll ($13)
- Salmon club — local bacon, tomato, red onion, arugula, dill aioli, toasted sourdough ($13)
- Grain bowl — fresh spinach, quinoa, farro, black beans, corn, roasted red peppers, spiced pepitas, avocado-lime dressing (add egg, $1.50; chicken, $4, salmon, $5)
Hall and his wife, Whitney, also opened St. Kilda Surf & Turf at 111 E. Grand Ave. in the East Village on May 8. Another restaurant is in the works at 335 Fifth St. in West Des Moines for next spring.
St. Kilda at The Temple will continue to offer healthy, modern dishes for breakfast and lunch; fresh-baked pastries and bread; artisanal coffee beverages featuring Counter Culture Coffee; smoothies; and a full bar serving cocktails, beer, and wine.
With 52 seats, the new modern-industrial space resembles St. Kilda with plenty of hardwood and calming colors of cream and mocha.
A partially-enclosed patio is still in the works for the west side of the building with seating for 24 during the warmer days.
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St. Kilda Cafe & Bakery
Location: The Temple for Performing Arts, 1013 Locust St., Des Moines
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.