On Unley Road at Parkside, in a quaint character cottage, lies an underrated, charming all day breakfast place. Business owners Rob and Bridget have transformed what once was a used furniture shop into a delightful fine dining experience. Some of the fine second hand and imported furniture is still for sale, but the main focus is to serve up quality breakfast and lunch fare. You can dine inside in the elegant, inviting dining area, or outside in the shady courtyard.
It feels like a fine dining experience but without the hefty prices.
I have eaten here several times before and today I couldn't go past the 'Big Breakfast'. With KI free range eggs, grilled Barossa bacon and sautéed Swiss mushrooms, this always tempts my taste buds. I opted for scrambled eggs, which were light and fluffy. The dish comes out beautifully presented with a char-grilled half a tomato, orange slice and fresh lettuce. The crunchy Ciabatta bread is a nice addition as it's not too heavy and the double smoked Polish sausage is a tasty accompaniment. I felt very full after getting through this generous serving.
The 'Big Breakfast' certainly lives up to it's name.
Previously I have tried the Eggs Benedict which is one of my favourites. This can be ordered with bacon, ham or Atlantic salmon. Dunks and Unley also offer homemade pancakes with fresh fruit, frittata, toasted sandwiches, banana bread, raisin toast, croissants, muesli or fruit salad.
Chef Bridget is Polish and a few of the meals are specialty Polish dishes. The 'Polish Pierogi' includes tasty envelopes that are filled with potato, sautéed onion, meat or mushroom, and sour cabbage. The 'Bigoss' is a wood smoked Polish cransky served with sweet and sour cabbage, sauerkraut, organic beef, bacon and toasted Ciabatta bread. They also have a couple of tempting salads on offer including a warm beetroot salad with cashews, mandarins and Haloumi, and a warm chicken salad with baby spinach, cherry tomatoes, feta and croutons.
If you just want to drop in for a coffee the coffee bar offers a selection of teas, coffee, juices and delicious cakes. So for a gourmet breakfast or lunch in a refined, warm and inviting atmosphere, you can't go past Dunks and Unley.