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Zed'z Cafe

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by Natasha Stewart (subscribe)
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Published August 11th 2011
Zed'z Cafe is hard to miss as you make your way through the Adelaide Central Markets, the bright neon sign that lights up this funky cafe will make sure you know you've found it. Offering breakfast, lunch, snacks, and even a light dinner if you're around on a Friday night, Zed'z has fresh food that tastes pretty darn good.

The Cafe is probably best know for its breakfast menu, which you can actually eat at anytime of the day. The all-day brekkie menu includes lighter breakfast options, perfectly poached eggs, or a big breakfast including eggs, sausage, mushroom, and bacon. Most options will set you back between $11 and $16, but if you think you can handle the big breakfast you'll be looking at $28. You can choose to enjoy your food with a coffee or tea, or for something a bit more fresh try a freshly squeezed juice or a smoothie.

The juices on offer at Zed'z Cafe can be made out of pretty much any fruit and vegetable combination you can think of. They squeeze them fresh for you to enjoy, and also have their own menu if you can't create your own. Always check out their daily juice special just in case the flavour takes your fancy. One favourite is the blend of Apple, Strawberry and Coconut Milk, refreshing and tasty.

Lunchtime at Zed'z means a range of baguettes, sandwiches, and Turkish breads, stuffed and topped with a whole manner of fillings. Fitting in with their Central Market home all of the ingredients used are fresh and of high quality, and these options will usually cost about $8. If you're not so keen on bread you can always try a salad, or for a warmer meal check out the soup and specials menu. There are also sweet treats to end your meal on, like cupcakes, friands, cakes and slices.

The main downside of Zed'z Cafe is that they just don't have a big enough space, and instead of a cosy cafe to enjoy your food in you are regaled to the general Central Markets dining area. This is a fact that soon slips your mind once you take a bite of your food, but one can't help but imagine Zed'z in a more suitable space. Thankfully the staff make up for the slightly tacky tables, by giving you great service. You can always choose to takeaway from the cafe, but eat in and you'll enjoy lovely presented food and the special treatment.

Zed'z are open regular Central Market hours, which unfortunately means they are closed on a Monday or Sunday. So if you plan on giving them a visit double check and make sure that the Central Markets are open first. They are a lovely small cafe with some very friendly staff, and a great place to get some fresh food in the Central Markets.
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Why? Fresh breakfast and lunch in the Central Markets
When: Tues 7-5.30, Wed-Thurs 9-5.30, Fri 7-9, Sat 7-3
Where: S2, Adelaide Central Markets
Cost: $8-$28
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