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Published May 14th 2014
Call in for coffee, breakfast and lunch
Froth & Fodder - Brunch Adelaide Style. Note Dog Friendly Water Bowl Outside.
There's something very relaxed about casual dining in the suburbs, and sometimes you can find a brunch bar in quite unexpected of places. The inner suburb of Kurralta Park is well known for its high density living and the prominent Kmart Kurralta Park shopping centre, but hidden behind the shopping centre is a recently opened brunch bar - the Froth and Fodder.
Choose an All Day Breakfast Made From Fresh Local Produce
Froth and Fodder offers a choice of both an all day breakfast menu and a lunch menu to choose from, innovative dishes, local produce, and is moderately priced - enough to get my nose twitching. At midday the cafe was already busy, with mothers and children dining in the alfresco area on the footpath outside. Inside there was a surprising mix of people, from workmen in their hi-vis vests to pensioners and guys in suits - not quite what I expected here, but clearly popular.
Froth and Fodder Lunch Menu - Breakfast and Lunch With Vegetarian Options
After sitting down at a table I was offered a drink by a waiter, but it was not long before my lunch partner arrived with her young child and we could order. As often happens we had both chosen the same item from the Froth and Fodder all day breakfast menu - the Breakfast Burger with Balhannah bacon, fried organic free range egg, avocado, cheddar cheese, baby spinach, tomato chutney and garlic aioli in a crusty roll. We decided to buy one to share and also ordered a Fodder Burger to share, together with a bowl of chips.
Swapping drink choices for a change, I ordered a coffee and my partner ordered a Greener Glass - a juice made from green apple, cucumber, celery, kale and parsley. When the juice arrived it was a shade of brown and turned out to be Fodder Juice. It was quickly exchanged and the Greener Glass was pronounced to be delicious, although it had a tiny mystery layer of purple at the bottom that grew in size as we dined. The purple disappeared easily after stirring, and after checking with the waiter we found that purple kale leaves had been used in the preparation, so the mystery was solved.
My friend's child was happily occupied for a while playing with a tablet, but became a little restless later. Fortunately the tables at Froth and Fodder are well spaced so diners enjoy some privacy, but there is no children's play area like at some cafes. After the little boy went roaming we did discover some children's books in a corner which are handy for entertaining kids.
A Breakfast Burger - the Best Breakfast Adelaide Can Offer?
I'm something of a fan of comfort food, and the Breakfast Burger on the all day breakfast menu was well worth the short wait. The burgers were well presented, together with a sturdy serviette - something I find essential when eating larger burgers. My friend loved the crusty rolls, and for me the runny egg yolk dripping all over the tasty bacon was divine. She would have liked to see a little sauce on the Fodder Burger but for me the tomato spiced by the chipotle aioli was a moist complement for the burger patty.
The burgers were quite filling and both of us were quite full after our meal. We had a leisurely 90 minute brunch, and found the atmosphere great, if a little noisy. But some see that as something of a plus these days.
Pick Your Perfect Cup of Coffee for Breakfast and Lunch
Could this be the best breakfast Adelaide can offer? I'll leave that for you to decide, but for people shopping at Kmart Kurralta Park it certainly widens the choices for tasty food and good coffee dramatically. Froth and Fodder is open for breakfast and lunch six days per week, but is closed on Monday.
Find out what's happening at Froth & Fodder on their Facebook page, but at time of writing their website only has contact information.
I know it is the least important part, but I just love the way they designed the menu to look like it is handwritten. The burger buns look excellent too. It looks as if a whole loaf of bread has been freshly taken from the oven, sliced in half, and a filling put in between.