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by Paula McManus (subscribe)
Photography obsessed writer and urban explorer. Lover of nature, art and long weekends. Adelaide, South Australia.
Published October 18th 2016
Authentic Polish Food
I visited the Borsch Cafe today for the second time - this time for breakfast. And, yes - breakfast was just as good as lunch was a few weeks ago.

Borsch Cafe Adelaide
Borsch Cafe Adelaide (©paula mcmanus)

My breakfast today was simple. Eggs on toast. But, so yummy. The organic eggs were perfect. They were exactly as I like them. The traditional toasted rye bread was a delicious complement to a perfect day starter.

My friend ordered the toasted sweet poppy seed loaf which was served with sour cherry jam - what a taste sensation. We were told that everything on the menu is hand made. The servings were delicious and so very generous. There was lots on the plate and every mouthful was enjoyed.

On our last visit, my friend highly recommended that I try the chicken schnitzel with apple, carrot and walnut salad. We both ordered it and it lived up to her recommendation. The schnitzel was delicious and the salad was just amazing - a combination of flavours and textures like I've never tasted before.

The salad is on Borsch's Starters Menu. Diners are encouraged to create a "family style grazing experience" and share a tasting platter.

Borsch Cafe Adelaide
Borsch Cafe Adelaide (©paula mcmanus)

The Starters menu has some interesting and mouth watering dishes, very unfamiliar to me as a newcomer to Polish food, but wow — I'm very keen to try more of what they offer. You can choose exotic dishes such as: Russian Pierogi, Salt & Vinegar Beetroot Chips, Golabki and Rose Sauce, Beetroot cured Trout, Fennel Pear and Celery Salad, Polish sausages and much more.

There are traditional soups (including Borsch) and a taste-tempting Mains menu.

The cafe is run by mother and son, Ewa and Tom. The recipes have been handed down from one generation to the next. Everything is made by hand on the premises. They are proud of their cafe and they should be because it's unique and they've definitely brought something very different to Adelaide.

Go online and have a look at the exciting menu on their website. Once you start to look, it's very difficult to decide what to choose. I'm thinking that several return visits are definitely in order.

Borsch Cafe Adelaide
Borsch Cafe Adelaide (©paula mcmanus)

The Borsch Cafe is on the southern side of Victoria Square, right next to the Coroners Court on King William Street. It's in a very popular location, right in the heart of the city and just a step or two away from the tram and the Adelaide Central Market.

There's footpath seating out the front and there's ample seating indoors too. On both of my visits, every table indoors was taken. It's proving to be a popular spot for a great meal. The staff are friendly, the atmosphere is warm and inviting and the prices are reasonable. Oh — and did I mention the coffee? The coffee was spot on. Overall, the Borsch is a little gem that you simply must discover for yourself.

Borsch is open 6 days a week. The opening times vary. Weekdays are for breakfast and lunch, They stay open for dinner on Fridays and Saturdays and are closed on Sundays. Check before you go. Like them on Facebook too!

Borsch Cafe Adelaide
Borsch Cafe Adelaide (©paula mcmanus)

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Why? An authentic Polish experience
When: Monday to Thursday 7am - 3pm, Friday 7am til late, Saturday 5pm til late, Sunday closed
Phone: 8212 4784
Where: 302a King William Street, Adelaide
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Congratulations winning 2nd place.
by Bastion Harrison (score: 4|12640) 2412 days ago
Congratulations on winning a prize in the International Cuisine Competition.
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Well done on your Award in the competition, Paula!
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What a gorgeous place! I'm so jealous!
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