Michael Rantissi and Kristy Frawley, renowned chef and restaurateur of Kepos Street Kitchen, have teamed up with the talented pastry chef Andy Bowdy and Maddison Howes from the former Saga Enmore. Together, they have launched Salma’s Canteen in Rosebery. 

Salma’s Canteen is located at Shop 2, 797 Botany Road, and will feature an abundance of Rantissi’s daily-changing seasonal salads, vegetables and proteins all on display. Sourcing ingredients from Carriageworks Market, the menu will change regularly, and Bowdy’s sweets will feature a selection of his well-known pastries, cakes and treats such as salted honey tart, yuzu cheesecake, buttery savoury puff pastry tarts topped with seasonal vegetables, and passionfruit and fennel seed palmiers.

“Everyone who loves food has a Salma in their life – a feeder and nourisher who brings people together to eat and talk, sending them home piled with leftovers. Salma’s Canteen is the new Salma in your life – a one-stop shop that’s part kitchen, part takeaway, part diner, and part shop,” says Michael. 

Salma's Canteen

The deli section will see both Rantissi and Bowdy’s offerings come together, with grab-and-go sandwiches, dips, and salads. Customers can also create their own sweet and savoury delights, with Bowdy’s shortcrust pastry available and fruity curds along with an assortment of Rantissi’s savoury fillings, and pull it all together at home. Drinks on offer will reflect the venue’s grab-and-go style.

The venue will have limited indoor and outdoor seating, which is perfect for lunch, an afternoon snack, or early dinner. Alternatively, guests can order takeaway, to go back to the office or home, or grab items from the deli to use in dishes later.

Salma’s Canteen is located at Shop 2, 797 Botany Road, Rosebery, and will open six days a week, Tuesday-Sunday. Tuesday-Sat: 11am-7pm Sun: 10am-4pm