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Eat on Glen Osmond Cafe

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by David Francis (subscribe)
David Francis is a freelance writer based in Adelaide.
Published January 4th 2012
Eat on Glen Osmond, in Eastwood, has that rare combination of ingredients for anyone wanting lunch-time fare during the working week: good food, reasonable prices, and fast service.



There is almost a production-line quality about the sandwich making, which often starts as the order is being taken and, by the time the money changes hands, you can be just about ready to walk out with a freshly-made roll. Wanting things cooked or toasted can slow you down a tad, of course.

Not that everything has to be done in a hurry; the eating part, for example.

There are tables in an adjoining room, street-side umbrella-covered tables outside, and a bench area with stools. It is not uncommon to see one or two people with laptops taking advantage of the free Wi-Fi and the bench area is popular for that.



There are other foods available too, including a range of hot fare such as quiche or chicken schnitzel. Roast of the day can be served with a plate of vegetables ($9.90) for eating in or the hot meat can be used in a sandwich. Hot dogs and hamburgers with "the lot" run to $6.00 and $8.50, respectively. There are "specials" listed daily.

Wrap, baguette, toasted focaccia, Turkish roll, and lepijna (all from $7.90) are available as alternatives to sandwich bread or single- and double-cut rolls.

Prices vary according to what you choose to have in them but, as a guide, roast beef and tomato would set you back around $5.10 for a sandwich and $6.10 for a double-cut or other type of roll. The fillings are generous and the prices are good for the area.

A breakfast menu is on offer until 10:30am including a "big breakfast" (choice of eggs with bacon, grilled tomato, mushrooms, and coffee or tea) at $11.90. If that's too much for you, there are filled omelettes ($8.90) or croissants (up to $6.40, depending on filling) or plain old raisin toast for $4.00.



You can, of course, just have a coffee or soft drink if you are not hungry or want a place to sit and chat. The corner table is set up with a low table and "comfy" chairs. The bright decor and plants make this little area a haven from the busy world outside, despite being able to see the cars whizz by.



Situated just out of the city at 39 Glen Osmond Road, the location suits anyone working nearby or passing through. This road handles a fair amount of traffic, so one draw-back is it may take a little time to cross the road if you park on the western side (that is, heading towards the city).

A free delivery service is available for anyone in the vicinity and catering can be provided. Eat on Glen Osmond can be contacted by phone on 8271 8050 or by email eatonglenosmond@bigpond.com
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Why? Good food, fast service, reasonable prices
When: Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays
Where: 39 Glen Osmond Road, Eastwood
Cost: Reasonable
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