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Kaffana Bar & Charcoal Grill

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by Natasha Stewart (subscribe)
Food and words.
Published October 5th 2014
Nestled amongst the bars and restaurants of Peel Street is Kaffana, a Serbian bar with a very meaty angle. Half bar, half restaurant, Kaffana is a small modern spot with a kitchen that churns out skewers, steaks, and ribs all deliciously charred from the charcoal grill.

If you're just stopping in for a drink you can take a seat in the front bar. The green lit bar offers cocktails and all your usuals, as well as a distinct Serbian flavour. One of the most defining features of Kaffana's drinks list is their massive collection of slivovitz, a brandy generally made from plums that is also Serbia's national drink. Not just in plum, Kaffana has a varity of slivovitz from honey to quince or walnut. There are also bottles of Serbian beer available, but they can vary from time to time as they're all specially imported.





The food is designed around a tapas style menu complemented by larger mains. Everything feels hearty and homey. While meat is the centre of almost every meal at Kaffana, there are a few not entirely meat focussed options like the cabbage rolls or the proja corn bread served with sour cream. The mixed tapas banquet is a great option for sharing, you'll get to sample some of the best tapas options and you know you'll have enough food to feed your group.





The mains menu is definitely a meatier affair. Choose from baby back portk ribs, cevapicis, peek and pork patties (pjeskavica), schnitzels (karadjordeva), pork or chicken skewers, or even the mixed meat platter. Thankfully after all that meat there's also a salad menu to even things out a bit.



Finally, dessert are also on the menu. Think flaky baklava in an oozy sweet syrup, or a traditional Serbian cherry pie. Sweet, but delicious.



Kaffana doesn't have the refinement of some nearby restaurants, but it serves up a slice of Serbia that will leave you satisfied and full. Don't let a meal go by without sampling some slivovitz with your skewers, and celebrate in Serbian style.
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Why? A meaty Serbian feast in the heart of the city
When: Tuesday Friday for lunch and dinner, Saturday 4pm til late, Open some Sundays
Website: kaffana.com
Where: 25 Peel Street, Adelaide
Cost: Moderate
Your Comment
The baklava looks full of syrupy goodness.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|12098) 1530 days ago
looks great, and here is a tip. I wish writers on here would give an idea of seating capacity at restaurants and also if there are tables for groups. all you say here is it is a "small" spot.
by Kat May (score: 3|1304) 824 days ago
OooOOoo! We're definitely going to have to check this one out! That baklava does look amazing...
by Laura Turner (score: 2|479) 1525 days ago
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