I love colourful food! Look at this lovely looking lunch in South Street Kitchen at Park Hill. I’ve been in the area a couple of times recently and discovered this delightful independent cafe serving Middle Eastern inspired vegetarian food.
Since Nourish and Eten in the town centre closed, Sheffield has really been really short on good cafes, so it’s great to find somewhere new (not that new – it’s been open for over a year). I can’t say the gluten free choice was overwhelming, but the staff were accommodating of me being coeliac, and a couple of options were marked GF on the menu, which made it nice and easy. Frankly, I can be satisfied with just one option as long as it’s safe and I feel welcome!
The cafe is located on the ground floor of the first phase of development at Park Hill Flats, overlooking the city. Outside, the cafe is quite unassuming, but inside, it’s rather cool with a great vibe. There’s lots of exposed concrete, as you might expect from the Park Hill development, and they’ve had fun with the decor, even hiding these little guys in the old fittings.
I ordered the aubergine, halloumi, basil and muhammara (red pepper dip) rolls, which were served in a really flavoursome tomato sauce. And I got to choose two of the vibrant looking salads to go with it. I chose a cauliflower salad and a red cabbage based one. It was all delicious, and a generous portion.
It’s nice to read on the cafe’s website that sustainability is important as well – they use ethical local suppliers and green cleaning products. And you can take your own containers for takeaway food.
I really hope South Street Kitchen increases (or at least maintains) its gluten free offer. It’s great to have somewhere to go close to the city centre – the cafe is only a couple of minutes’ walk up the hill from Sheffield train station. And I’m looking forward to seeing what else the Park Hill development brings to our city in the future…
South Street Kitchen
19-20 South Street, Sheffield S2 5QX