Bracegirdles Cafe

Sometimes a picture says it all…….

choc cake waffle2 meringue choc


Breakfast at the Deep Blue Cafe

deep blue cafeOne of my favourite places for breakfast is the Deep Blue Café at Moana.  Located on the Esplanade, the café is a bit tardis like, as it’s much bigger on the inside than it looks from the outside, but it has a very chilled out, relaxed vibe.  The staff are very friendly and attentive, and there is a reasonably priced and varied breakfast menu.

In the interests of research I have tried a few of the breakfast items on the menu, and my favourite is the ‘French Toast with bacon, seasonal fruits and maple syrup’.  If you ask nicely they will also add a dollop of ice cream to this breakfast, which might seem weird but I like it.  Continue reading

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. Continue reading

The Mac Factory

mac factory

A few weeks ago I discovered ‘The Mac Factory’ on Hutt Street.  Situated above the Post Office this is a delightful café specialising in Macarons.

The café is cute and inviting, with a very well stocked cookery book shop attached, named ‘The Book Nook’.

The display of Macarons was impressive, and all looked tempting and with over a dozen flavours it was difficult to choose just one!  I eventually chose a “Chocolate Orange” flavour (I just love the pairing of chocolate and orange), and my friend chose the “Turkish Delight” flavour despite it being bright pink.

These were delicious, crisp on the outside, gooey on the inside, and weren’t too sweet which has been a problem in other places.  I could have eaten a lot more than one.

To accompany the Macarons ‘The Mac Factory’ has an impressive range of fresh juices, as well as the usual hot drink selection.  They also do breakfast on weekends, which I will be trying out in the future.

Top Tip: If ordering a fresh juice, go for a medium size.  It doesn’t cost much more, but it’s much better value for money than the small size.

The Mac Factory has its own website, as well as a Facebook page so check them out.