Monday Morning at The Loose Caboose

Fruit & Nut Sourdough with Jam

Fruit & Nut Sourdough with Jam

In an attempt to banish the Monday morning blues I thought I would forego my usual cereal and have breakfast at The Loose Caboose.  Located next to the railway stop at Bowden, and opposite the tram stop at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre, The Loose Caboose is a bustling, vibrant café.  It’s warm and inviting with great decor, and the menu is a little different to the usual fare, which makes a welcome change.

The usual range of coffee is available, and fresh juices are served in old-fashioned medicine bottles which is quirky, and all food is served on vintage style plates or bowls, or on wooden platters.

For breakfast there are light and healthy options such as the House Granola served with fresh and poached fruit and vanilla bean yoghurt, and the Smashed Avocado served on rye sourdough toast with feta and cress leaves.  If you are looking for something more decadent try the Banana and Chocolate French Toast with salted caramel and pure cream, it sounds yummy.

I was tempted to choose the Caboose Board which consists of poached free range eggs, bacon, tomatoes, avocado, mushrooms, feta and toasted sourdough, but as it was Monday morning and I’d had a rather indulgent weekend I opted for the Fruit and Nut Sourdough with Jam, which was very tasty.  I’m very fussy about toast and I was relieved to find that there wasn’t a burnt bit anywhere.  I did have a Chocolate Milkshake as well just to give the brain cells a chocolate boost.

I wasn’t the only person who had stopped in for breakfast and the café was doing a great trade, and from my viewpoint everyone appeared to be happy with their food.  The staff were pleasant and cheerful, and it was a great way to start the working week.  Maybe next time I will have that Caboose Board.

The breakfast menu is available all day, with additional options for lunch.  For a full menu and opening hours check out The Loose Caboose website at


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