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The Best Eggs in Adelaide - Dunks & Unley vs Queen Street Cafe

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by Sarah (subscribe)
Sarah enjoys writing as a hobby and has a wide range of interests, including cafe hopping, studying Japanese, and caring for her Maltese X dog. She hopes you enjoy her reviews! For more of Sarah's writing visit her blog at
Published June 6th 2012
On weekends, if I am eating out for breakfast or at an eatery that offers all day breakfast, eggs are almost always my first choice. They taste great and can be cooked in so many different combinations, with a broad range of accompaniments.

So, when I had the chance to eat out twice recently, you guessed it, I went for an egg dish. How did the dishes compare and which is worth your money?

First up I tried Eggs Benedict with salmon at Dunks & Unley. This cafe has a lovely relaxed atmosphere and it is also an antique store. The dish costs approximately $18 and was worth every cent; a generous serving size, fresh salmon, and the eggs were cooked perfectly - not too hard or soft.

Here's the dish in its full glory:

On a weekend soon after, I sampled Eggs with Mushrooms ($13) at Queen Street Cafe (Queen Street Croydon). The staff at this cafe are fantastic and always deliver excellent customer service. However I regret to say that this dish did not compare to that at Dunks. The eggs were small, the toasted bread they sat on was overcooked and hard, and I still felt hungry after I had finished the meal!

My meal at Queen Street:

It is hard to tell in these photographs but the Dunks dish was double the size of the Queen street dish

Hands down, Dunks & Unley is my recommendation. You are paying a little more but it is money well spent; the meal was thoroughly enjoyable.
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