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Published September 5th 2013
Tucked away above the streets of Rundle is Sir Café. This vintage styled dessert café is located on the first level of 238 Rundle Street; food connoisseurs may recognise the location as it is opposite Vego & Love'n it.
This cute café has a miss-matched vintage décor with cute arrangements and inspiring words upon its walls. It has a relaxed easy-going ambiance for you to settle into as you listen to the easy-going romantic music that is played from the vintage styled electric/modernised phonograph.
The café is small and could fit roughly 15-20 people at any one time; it is not a customer pumping café that cares little for its clientele. From the moment you enter, you are greeted by warm staff members and given a seat, each spot decorated uniquely. You receive table service but are left to relax and enjoy yourself, creating a memory that will leave you wanting to come back for more.
The food itself is exceptional. Having tried their banana chocolate crepes I can safely say that I have never found better in Adelaide as of this date. The crepe itself is freshly cooked, the pastry is delicate, the fruit is fresh and the chocolate is rich and sweet, yet not overpowering to the senses. It is accompanied with a dollop of creamy vanilla ice-cream and banana slices that are covered in Belgian chocolate. The crepe is also neatly presented in a pillow fashion with the cafés iconic moustache designed atop of it with chocolate.
Accompanying my banana chocolate crepe was a pot of tea for one and a hot chocolate. The tea was a hot Fuji apple tea, which tasted sweet; yet non-sugary. If you have ever tried warm apples upon waffles or pancakes; the tea tastes just like that however liquefied. I imagine it could be an acquired taste but I have never seen this type of tea in a café in Adelaide so I recommend at least trying it. The hot chocolate was made with rich Belgian chocolate and hot full cream milk and presented with an adorable heart froth design; it was incredibly rich and sweet and would easily please any chocolate lover.
Sir Café is a place I can see becoming very iconic in our small city, the prices are affordable, the location is practical and the service is superb. I would suggest that anyone reading this rush out to try their desserts now, however I wouldn't want a cramped café to ruin your experience. I suggest going later in the evening, perhaps after dinner so that you can sit by the window and enjoy the night breeze and the view of Rundle Street.
Sir Café is open from 3pm until 11pm Tuesday through Thursday, 3pm until 12am on Fridays, 7pm until 12am on Saturdays and 7pm until 11pm on Sundays. If you've got a sweet tooth, don't miss the chance to check this café out, you sincerely won't great it.