Tincat Cafe, Kent Town

tincat cafe, kent town, rundle street

Tincat cafe is housed within an old school terrace house just on the outskirts of the city; where inside, they have mismatched retro dining tables, chairs and crockery with art posters covering most walls. The cafe oozes a retro, laid back, hippie Sunday brunch/ lunch kind of feeling, especially with the courtyard at the back of the cafe. Big shady trees, plants, lamps, decorating lights and the odd teapot adorn the courtyard where a number of wooden tables, benches and chairs are set out for customers. It’s like being on set of Alice in Wonderland in your very own backyard – very quirky. Now onto the food:

tincat cafe, kent town, rundle street, light
Retro light above our table.

tincat cafe, kent town, rundle street, bread, olive oil
Complimentary bread with olive oil and a beany/ lentil paste?

tincat cafe, kent town, rundle street, gnocchi, risotto
Homemade gnocchi with French perigord truffle, jamon, grana padano and quail egg; $18.00
Cuttlefish, zucchini and saffron risotto; $26.00

When the gnocchi came out, it was.. tiny to say the least! But we all know that looks can be very deceiving. The gnocchi was lovely, tasty and wonderfully creamy – not sure if the quail egg added anything to the dish as a whole though. The risotto also came out looking rather… boring and depleted, but was delicious. The risotto was cooked just right, not too hard, not too soft, the cuttlefish meat still bouncy and flavourful.

tincat cafe, kent town, rundle street, soft shell crab
Salt and sumac soft shell crab with picked radicchio, orange dressing and snow pea sprouts; $18.00

Lovely, nice strong flavours and texture. The crunch of the soft shell crab paired nicely with the soft pickled radicchio and crunchy snow pea sprouts. A refreshing dish!

tincat cafe, kent town, rundle street, bruschetta
Bruschetta: portobello, enoki & oyster mushroom with aged balsamic, cremeux d’argental and rocket; $14.00

This picture doesn’t do this bruschetta justice! =( No focus and it doesn’t transcend on screen as to how humungo the dish really was! This dish is made specifically for cheese and mushroom lovers! Colour wise – not so great, but taste wise – excellento! Crunchy thick bread with soft melted cheese and grilled mushrooms… what more can one ask for?

Thanks for being a good kitty tincat!

Food: 3/5
Service: 3/5
Value: 2.5/5
Ambience: 3.5/5


Tincat Cafe
107 Rundle Street
Kent Town 5067
P 08 8362 4748

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