Subscribe      List an Event or Business      Invite a Writer      Write for WN      Writers      Other Locations      HubGarden      Recipes
1 million Australian readers every month      list your event

East End Providore

Home > Adelaide > Breakfast | Brunch | Cafes | Coffee | Food and Wine
by Dave Walsh (subscribe)
I enjoy writing about Adelaide and its many attractions. If you think Adelaide is boring, the problem is not with Adelaide. adelaideunearthed.blogspot.com.au/
Published August 17th 2013
Go on - pamper yourself
about adelaide, in adelaide, providore, cafe in adelaide, gourmet, deli, cafe, coffee, east end providore
East End Providore in Adelaide


As you wander about Adelaide's East End it soon becomes apparent that it has become synonymous with upmarket eateries and quality clothing stores.

But of course it hasn't always been so - years ago people came to the huge Fruit and Produce Exchange in Adelaide exclusively to buy fresh quality local produce to eat.

Since the market closed in 1988, until recently there hasn't been a place like a gourmet deli where you can treat yourself to the finer foods - or take them home to enjoy at your leisurely pleasure.

about adelaide, in adelaide, providore, cafe in adelaide, gourmet, deli, cafe, coffee, shop front
The Shop Front of East End Providore


East End Providore is not the only cafe in Adelaide to cater for those with a hunger for good coffee and tasty treats, but for the residents of the East End it is a godsend. The focus is on the best quality produce - local if possible, or imported when appropriate.

about adelaide, in adelaide, providore, cafe in adelaide, gourmet, deli, cafe, coffee, crusty bread
Crusty Bread Rolls Peer Out of Paper Bags


One could easily become quite self indulgent when shopping here. Crusty bread rolls peer out of paper bags, beckoning your attention. Cashel Blue Cheese from Ireland jostles with Wyfe of Bath (UK) and Manchego Moharado (Spain) for a place on your plate.

about adelaide, in adelaide, providore, cafe in adelaide, gourmet, deli, cafe, coffee, gourmet deli
A Gourmet Deli in Adelaide's East End


Local house pate (white wine, garlic, rosemary & lemon) sits comfortably with varieties of imported prosciutto, confident of its Aussie appeal. Swiss chocolate and 11 styles of coffee are on the beverage list today to give you time to browse the delicacies.

about adelaide, in adelaide, providore, cafe in adelaide, gourmet, deli, cafe, coffee, fresh fruit
Fresh Fruit Bask in the Sunlit Window


Old style wooden boxes of colourful fruit bask in the sunlit window, beckoning the browsing bystander. But my attention was drawn to the all day menu - the sight of these raw gourmet ingredients had stimulated my appetite and I wanted to see if things tasted as good as they looked.

about adelaide, in adelaide, providore, cafe in adelaide, gourmet, deli, cafe, coffee, oils
Some of the Oils & Vinegar Displayed in the Providore


After helpful cafe host Daniele talked me through the menu du jour I settled for the Goody Two Shoes sour dough sandwich - poached chicken, avocado, baby spinach, and fresh tomato. I love chicken sandwiches with lettuce, avocado, or rocket, so this was a good match for my tastes and it is made freshly as you wait.

about adelaide, in adelaide, providore, cafe in adelaide, gourmet, deli, cafe, coffee, outside
Sit Outside With a Coffee in Comfort


Customers may choose to sit outside with a coffee on a fine day and enjoy some of the most generously cushioned chairs I have seen at any cafe in Adelaide.

about adelaide, in adelaide, providore, cafe in adelaide, gourmet, deli, cafe, coffee, sandwiches
This Cafe in Adelaide Offers Freshly Made Poached Chicken Sandwiches


The sourdough sandwich certainly lived up to my expectations - a deliciously fresh bread roll, with lots of gently spiced chicken and just enough tasty salad vegetables to stop me wanting more. Delicious! And to wash it down I skipped the coffee and tried some rich dark organic apple juice from McLaren Vale - much better than the pale supermarket imitations you find in Adelaide.

about adelaide, in adelaide, providore, cafe in adelaide, gourmet, deli, cafe, coffee, risotto
There is a Wide Range of Risotto on Display


If the weather had been a bit warmer I might have been tempted to choose some gourmet food from the deli to picnic in Adelaide's East Parklands just metres away. I could have picked up a coffee too, but the East End Cellars are wickedly close, so a bottle of red would have been on the cards too.

about adelaide, in adelaide, providore, cafe in adelaide, gourmet, deli, cafe, coffee, menu
The All Day Menu at the Providore


But it will have to wait for another day - spring is on the way, and East End Providore will still be there to tempt me! If you're keen, you can find them on Facebook, Like them or say g'day.

about adelaide, in adelaide, providore, cafe in adelaide, gourmet, deli, cafe, coffee, wine
Add Cheese & Wine for Instant Picnic
Help us improve  Click here if you liked this article  107
Share: email  facebook  twitter
Why? Pamper yourself
When: Mon - Thu: 8am - 6pm Fri: 8am - 8pm Sat: 9am - 4pm
Phone: (08) 7123 1425
Where: 24 Ebenezer Place, Adelaide
Cost: Moderate
Your Comment
Ah I have not yet been to this spot Dave. Your plentiful pictures and colorful descriptions have satisfied my curiosity as to how this place is like. Great!
by Yin-Yin Ow (score: 3|1590) 1575 days ago
Everything is presented in such a nice way. The raspberry & banana bread sounds great.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|11556) 1575 days ago
Enjoy all your articles Dave and the way you find places I've never heard of! Looking for to trying this one :-)
by Michelle Macfarlane (score: 1|10) 1570 days ago
They certainly have worked hard to get the details right. I love the cushy, warm lambskin seat covers - so nice for a cool morning. And the breads and cheeses - ah my!
by Katy Holliday (score: 3|1129) 1574 days ago
That pic of the bread is great... it's like I can smell the image - and nothing smells better than freshly baked bread.

I want all of the foods!
by Kathleen (score: 2|580) 1573 days ago
Articles from other cities
Featured
Foodi Photoh Classie
Top Events
Popular Articles
Categories
Lists
Questions