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SAD Cafe

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by Natasha Stewart (subscribe)
Food and words.
Published April 24th 2012
As if those friendly fellows over at DAS weren't multi-tasking enough with their hair salon-slash-fashion store, they decided to add a cafe into the mix. SAD Cafe opened up earlier this year, right next door to DAS. Did you catch that clever play on words (or, er, letters)?

The cafe is small, but cosy, with outdoor dining, indoor couches, and a window facing bar stools for when you want to sit by yourself and people watch. Inside, trinkets liked framed insects are up for grabs, but until they're sold they also add some quirky decor.

SAD Cafe make what I like to call gourmet toasties. I don't know if that's what they call them, and it certainly isn't on the menu, but it's essentially what they are. They have a pretty full, and still changing, sandwich menu. There are delicious rye, sourdough, and even pumpkin breads that start as a tasty base for their sandwiches. They also pile in a load of other ingredients, but the winning combo all comes down to the cheese. Forget boring old cheese, they use a huge variety of cheeses which make their 'gourmet toasties' all pretty unique.

Lunchtime specials add some interesting meals to the menu like soups, beans, and salads.

There drinks menu could be improved with freshly squeezed juices, but they do have a selection of bottled juices in the fridge. Of course you can also get all your coffees, and a lovely warming hot chocolate. There are also some sweet treats which vary from day to day, including macarons from the Mac Factory.

Sad Cafe is round the corner from Rundle Street on Ebenezer Place, the street that everyone seems to love but not everyone seems to know about. If there's one thing that really makes this a great place, it's the people working inside. They're all friendly, and they make Sad Cafe the type of place you want to regular.
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Why? It's the type of place you'll never be SAD
When: 9:30-4 Mon-Thurs & Sat, 9:30-8 Fri
Where: Ebenezer Place, Adelaide
Cost: Around $8.50 a toastie
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