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The Birdcage Cafe and Dessert Bar

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by Louis Fameli (subscribe)
Published September 8th 2013
Somewhere new for your sweet treat
A new café and dessert bar has opened its doors on Rundle Street. Specialising in decadent desserts, this reviewer took a look at what The Birdcage has on offer.

The Birdcage - Bird of Paradise
The Birdcage - Bird of Paradise

The décor featured in The Birdcage is mostly in a classic style that has become popular among cafés and dessert bars across Adelaide. Including lots of birdcage-inspired adornments, many of them in black and white, the general feel is that of a pleasant café. Adding to this, the black tables and chairs are simple yet help build the image of a relaxed and casual environment.

[ADVERT]As The Birdcage is still relatively new, patrons will notice pictures of some signature dishes as you enter and at the counter. If you do choose one of these options, what is brought out will match the image – at lease it did during this reviewers visit. A fellow patron ordered the crepes, which were served with two scoops of ice cream, drizzled with chocolate sauce (with extra on the side) and fruit, all of which made a perfectly presentable package.

Meanwhile, other fellow diners at this reviewer table ordered from the display cabinet, which had a range of chocolates, cakes and other small desserts on offer. One opted for a chocolate tart while the other chose a vanilla bean mousse-like cake. Both were pleased with their choices, saying each had nice flavours.

The Birdcage's Cappucino
The Birdcage's Cappucino

This reviewer chose the Bird of Paradise dish (shown previously), which has scoops of ice cream, wafers, chocolate sauce, fruit and meringue throughout. Served in a tall cone, it was highly enjoyable as the combination did not put a foot wrong in terms of taste and texture. Also, the accompanying cappuccino was strong and delivered a pleasing coffee hit.

Service is an area where The Birdcage excelled. Attentive and friendly, it was impossible to fault. Dishes were brought out with a smile, as was a bottle of table water without the need to request it. It was touches like these which made the experience an enjoyable one.

Overall, The Birdcage was a nice place to stop along Rundle Street. When visiting, one does feel removed from the busy city thoroughfare that is the main shopping and dining precinct. It is certainly one to visit if you're looking for somewhere new along Rundle.
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Why? Sit back, relax and enjoy a coffee, cake or both!
Where: Rundle Street
Cost: From $3.80 for a coffee, desserts from $12
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