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MCA Cafe's New Algerian Menu Inspired by Kader Attia Exhibition

MCA Cafe's New Algerian Menu Inspired by Kader Attia Exhibition

Until 30 July, the newly refurbished Cafe at the Museum Contemporary of Art Australia (MCA) will fuse modern Australian and Algerian flavours with a new menu inspired by the works of French Algerian artist Kader Attia, currently on display in the Level 1 galleries. 

In his first solo exhibition in the Southern Hemisphere, Attia explores ideas of cultural exchange and the complex relationship between non-Western cultures and Europe, after decolonisation, through his art. The survey, curated by MCA Chief Curator Rachel Kent, encompasses over a decade of the artist's practice, focusing on major installations that are contextualised by video and sculptural works.

The special menu created by Executive Chef Keith Higginson of Fresh Catering and culinary team at MCA Cafe aims to extend the museum experience, offering patrons a sensory connection to the exhibition through food though a mix of classic and contemporary dishes such as:

Lamb Kefta with Fennel, Mint, Feta & Pomegranate Salad ($18)

Merguez Sausage Rice Balls, Capsicum, Saffron & Almond Cream ($16)

Vegetable Tagine, Sweet Potato, Tomato, Preserved Lemon, Dates & Flat Bread ($26)

Grilled Chicken Brochettes, Ras el Hanout & Tabbouleh Salad ($28)

The menu will feature at the MCA Cafe until 30 July 2017. Open 7 days a week with late night Wednesdays, the Cafe is fully licensed and features an all day dining menu.


The rooftop MCA cafe is located on level four of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia and offers panoramic views across Sydney Harbour. Open to the public as well as museum visitors, the cafe has an indoor and outdoor area with a contemporary atmosphere in which to enjoy lunch, morning of afternoon tea, or simply to drop in for a drink or coffee. Open 7 days a week and evenings on Wednesday.

MCA Cafe at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

Level 4, 140 George Street, The Rocks, NSW 2000

Open 10am-4pm (9pm on Wednesdays)


For more information, please contact:

Sarah Shields, Access PR, Fresh Catering;; 0408 283 091