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Duthy Street Deli

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by Natasha Stewart (subscribe)
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Published April 24th 2012
Drive 5km out of the city in any direction and you'll find charming suburban cafes hidden amongst the houses. Some of them are brand new, bringing a bit of fun to their local neighbourhood, and others have been there for years, changing as the community around them changes and grows. Duthy Street Deli is one of these suburban cafes.

The Deli sits on the corner of Duthy Street and Fairford Street in Unley. It's corner deli days are well behind it, you'd assume from the name that was the role of this cafe in a past life. These days it's usually filled to a brim on the weekend with groups of friends sipping coffees and families trying to feed their children. During the week it can be a popular for business lunches, as it's just outside of the city.

Of course at breakfast you'll find the usual bacon and eggs, but Duthy Street Deli also have some special options. How about the scrambled eggs with truffle oil, chorizo, slow roasted mushrooms, & rocket. For those who like a sweeter breakfast choose from pancakes with fruit and marscapone, banana and walnut bread, or toasted muesli with poached sweet fruit. They have breakfast specials, so keep an eye out to see if there is something new on the menu.

It's a good cafe for kids. The menu may not instantly scream child friendly, but they're more than happy to adjust your order to deal with fussy eaters. You can omit any of the 'fancy' ingredients, or get them put on the side. Long tables can be set up inside, great for large families to pile around, but if you have kids it's great to grab a table outside.

Bring along their bikes and kids can ride up and down the footpath while you sit down to enjoy a coffee while keeping an eye on them. It's one of the nice things about suburban cafes, kids can roam within your view like they would at home, without having to worry about the busy streets and footpaths of a city cafe.

Not just a breakfast spot, the stars of the Duthy Street Deli lunch menu are the haloumi salad and the Duthy Street Burger. Lunch meals are filling, and tasty, and there is always a good selection to choose from. If you're after something a little lighter for lunch you can always grab some a turkish bread sandwich instead.

Some complain that Duthy Street Deli has less than average service, but ask many of the regulars and they'll give you a quizzical look. It's a cafe that definitely has it's fans, and it's worth forming an opinion of your own.
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Why? Enjoy the charm of a suburban cafe
When: Mon-Fri 7-5, Sat 8-4, Sun 8-2
Where: Corner of Duthy & Fairford Street, Unley
Cost: Average
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