The Loose Caboose Cafe

There are many good things about this Cafe.  On a Sunday morning we went to try it out.  This Cafe is directly opposite the Adelaide Entertainment Centre just off Port Road.  Right behind the cafe is the Bowden train station, this is quite unique for Adelaide.  Standing outside this cafe immediately reminded me of Mart130 in Melbourne, except Loose Caboose was more modern inside.  They do not take bookings here, it basically works as first come best dressed.  There is always a big line up for brunch on weekends.  Big means 10-15 people lining up, the line usually ends near the entrance of the cafe.  There is an outdoor section as well, but for us we preferred sitting inside where it was much warmer.  We didn't have to wait for long as we arrived early in the morning.  The cafe provided free flowing sparkling or distilled water, and it came straight out from the tap, grabbed a few cups and poured our own jugs before we got to our table.  There was a fire place right near where we were sitting, so that kept us nice and warm.  However one thing I didn't like about the fire place was that there was no barrier surrounding the fires, so young kids could easily walk right up to the fire and that could be quite dangerous. 

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A hidden gem in the north western suburb!

There were a lot of items to choose from the menu and we took a while before we could decide what we want.  Once decided, we had to go up to the counter to order the food and drinks.  The prices for the food were pretty reasonable.  Coffee arrived at our table nice and hot.  We noticed the beautiful coffee art also.  There were four different juices that we could choose from, which were freshly squeezed in front of my eyes.  I liked the Hobbit which consisted of kiwi fruit, broccoli, baby spinach and apple.  It was refreshing and deliciously sweet. 

The house granola consisted  of  museli in a bowl with fresh poached fruits and vanilla bean yoghurt.  This breakfast was very healthy.  However I would have liked to see more fruits in the bowl. 

 

House Granola

House Granola

Museli with the fresh fruit was a nice and simple breakfast.  It was healthy, topped with vanilla bean yoghurt was match made in heaven.  However I would have liked to see more fruits in the bowl.   

Fried eggs with bacon on sourdough

Fried eggs with bacon on sourdough

The eggs with bacon was pretty much what it read, a simple breakfast that can be made at home quite easily.  It was presented in a big bowl nicely though.  The eggs were fried perfectly, without any burnt bits and the bacon was tasty. 

Smashed avocado

Smashed avocado

I have always enjoyed eating avocado.  Nothing can beat a fresh avocado, I love it on toast, in baked dishes or on their own.  On top of a piece of toasted rye sourdough was   a freshly smashed avocado as seen by the yellow and green colours.  There was also feta, cress leaves, radish and lime.  Why not add a poached eggs on the side too?  It was an extremely tasty dish to eat. 

 

Caboose board

Caboose board

Last but not least, the plate with the most vibrant colours on it.  A board with pretty much everything on it.  Fried eggs which was cooked to perfection, tasty bacon, sweet heirloom tomatoes, avocado, mushrooms and a little bit of feta with some sourdough toast. 

I loved the breakfasts here, because they were all served on big boards or if not they were in big bowls.  The presentation was great, and there was a nice combination of ingredients to choose from.  There were also a few freshly squeezed juice options.  I have been back a couple of times, and everytime it had been awesome.  There are not very many tables inside or outside and they just don't take bookings, therefore be sure to line up early to avoid any disappointments especially on weekends.

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