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The Birdcage Cafe and Dessert Bar

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by Kari Kariyawasam (subscribe)
a freelance writer from Adelaide. View some of Adelaide's delights, through my eyes.
Published July 26th 2014
Nestled away in busy Rundle Street, is this cute little cafe. Sitting about 20 people, Birdcafe Cafe attracts walkers with its cabinet of goodies including homemade salads (Tandoori Chicken, Caesar and Moroccan chicken were on display when I last went) and yummy desserts like chocolate mousse and various cakes.

After a solid 20 minutes, I finally settled on the Bird of Prey. A warm waffle, topped with gooey Nutella and chocolate ice cream, draped with a crepe and topped with a strawberry. THIS IS NOT FOR THE FAINT HEARTED, it is quite rich and filling. The dish is nice, nothing extraordinary. The waffle was crisp on the outside and soft on the inside, the crepe a little buttery and the ice cream was rich.
CHOCOLATE CHOCOLATE AND MORE CHOCOLATE (what more could I want). At $15, it was a pretty good (almost deathly by the sugar count) deal


I also happened to order a cappuccino (definitely need maximum amounts of coffee in Year 12), even though it came after about 10 minutes of getting my food. It was delicious, a little on the bitter side, but this was balanced by the chocolate dusting on top.

My other companions had the Rundel Waffel (which is a lot less rich than the bird of prey) and the Tandoori salad (which was amazing).

So all in all, Birdcage cafe is a great little spot. It is affordable, yet absolutely delicious. The cafe is very homely, not your 'flashy' city eatery. A must visit if you are in the city.
The chicken was succulent and delicious, it came on a bed of varies salad delights and a side Italian dressing.
Rundle waffle
At $12, its a real bargain
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Phone: 0415032663
Where: 282 Rundle Street, Adelaide 5000
Cost: $10-$15
Your Comment
The waffle looks sinfully delicious.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|12098) 1603 days ago
I always struggle to decide between waffles and crepes, now I know the answer is a bird of prey. All my problems are now solved, thank you!
by Hayley (score: 3|1016) 1604 days ago
I've been meaning to stop by this place! Yumm everything looks so delicious and generous-sized!
by Tema (score: 2|754) 1604 days ago
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