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The concept of Kitty Burns has a well-known history, a tale of two sisters local to the area who inspired an idea, both now famous and iconic along the Abbotsford stretch of the Yarra River. The playful character and rich history of the Skipping Girl, nicknamed “Little Audrey” and also known as the "Vinegar Girl" create the concept and title of Kitty Burns.

The original Skipping Girl was modelled on 5 year old Kitty Minogue in 1915 when her brother sketched her in a winning competition entry for the vinegar company.

An updated version of the skipping girl was recreated a short time later where in fact the elder sister of Kitty Minogue, Alma Burns was used to create the current Skipping Girl seen today.

Known as Bobbie Burns, she could often be found skipping behind the milk-bar where she lived which everyone called her 'cosy corner'.

Kitty Burns was born out of tying their two names together to create our fictional character - reminiscent of the rich history of the area that reflects the serene, quiet yet playful nook where the spirited sisters liked to skip.

The legacy of the two little girls that loved to skip can now be remembered through the name Kitty Burns.



Come visit us! 


24 Acacia Place,

Abbotsford, Victoria, 3067

PHONE 03 9427 0164



*Kitty Burns accepts reservations from Monday to Friday with a walk-in policy on weekends and public holidays.

Please contact us for reservations. 


Monday - Friday:

7.30am - 3.00pm 

Saturday - Sunday: 

8am - 3.30pm 


Kitty Burns Events

By day Kitty Burns is an award winning all day eatery, priding itself on not only spectacular food and beverage but a level of service that sets us apart from the rest. By night the space is transformed, turning into a multifunctional event house perfect for weddings, engagements, birthdays, corporate parties and product launches.

Boasting a large, striking bar through the middle of the space there is a magical flow from the outside to the in. Surround yourself in the natural flora, floating lights, intimate pods and let Kitty take care of the rest. 

For events enquiries, please contact