Located at Wellington Square in North Adelaide, Fare and Square is a good place to enjoy cafe-style food away from the busier part of North Adelaide. Their menu is notable for including a few Asian-style dishes, something that is not typically seen at places offering similar types of dishes.
While the name Smoked Trout Croquettes may suggest croquettes containing smoked trout, the dish actually consisted of croquettes served alongside smoked trout. However, it was still an enjoyable dish. The filling of the croquettes was not too mushy and the smoked trout had the degree of smoked flavour we expected. Accompanying the croquettes were a poached egg with runny yolks, spinach and a beetroot relish to add a touch of sweetness. We chose to have the hollandaise sauce served separately so we could add as much or as little as we wished to the dish.
Smoked Trout Croquettes (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
When ordering The Big Fare, you have the choice of having your eggs cooked poached, sunny-side-up or scrambled. The scrambled eggs we opted for were light and fluffy, partnered nicely by the bacon and chorizo. The mushrooms had a delectable earthy flavour and the roasted tomatoes balanced things out with its sweet flavour. We also liked that the chickpeas in the chickpea relish still had a bit of firmness, with the spices giving it slight Indian flair.
The Big Fare (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Equally enjoyable as a breakfast or dessert, the apricot and peach compote in their French Toast had the right degree of sweetness and the rosewater mascarpone was not too creamy. Cashew praline added a crunchy element to the dish and the unusual addition of Turkish Delight helped to complete the dish.
The ambience of the café was cosy, with the tables upstairs having a nice view of Wellington Square greenery. Customers who visit the café with their dogs can treat their furry pals to a selection of dishes that are specifically designed for dogs.