Hawker Street Cafe, Bowden

hawker street cafe, bowden

Hawker Street Cafe, a small suburban cafe located in Bowden just minutes away from the CBD and a few doors down from the popular Greek restaurant of Taverna Greek Psistaria (which still remains on my to try list!). C and I caught up over a quick bite to eat and a much needed caffeine hit to kick start off my weekend!

hawker street cafe, bowden
Hot chocolate

hawker street cafe, bowden
Hot chocolate and soy latte

hawker street cafe, bowden

The cafe had a steady flow of patrons with seating areas inside, out front and out back (perfect for the coming warmer months!). The menu is housed inside along the wall on a massive blackboard with all day breakfast and “Big All Rounder” options for those with larger appetites.

hawker street cafe, bowden
Bruschetta; $15.00

The vibrant colours of the bruschetta looked incredibly fresh and enticing with tomato wedges, rocket, chunks of feta, avocado slices with balsamic glaze on kibbled rye bread. We thought that the bread should have been left on the side as the fresh ingredients piled on top resulted in the bread becoming soggy and unappetising.

hawker street cafe, bowden
Zucchini and corn fritters served with rocket, tomato and onion salsa, avocado and cream

After reading/hearing many positive comments on the fritters at the cafe, I thought I’d give it a go; plus it seemed to be a ‘healthy’ option after a hard stint at the gym! I found the fritters to be on the heavy and oily side with too much batter and not enough corn kernels or zucchini pieces. The rocket, tomato and onion salsa offered some relief with some freshness and bite but left me with severe onion breath towards the end! Yikes! (Sorry C! :P) I could have done without the cream as the avocado was creamy and rich enough to cut through the sharp tasting salsa.

Good service, casual atmosphere and a good variety of breakfast/brunch choices. I’d probably stick to something simple from their all day breakfast menu instead for next time.

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


Hawker Street Cafe
22 Hawker Street
Bowden SA 5007
P 08 8346 2884

Opening hours
Mon Closed
Tue-Fri 8:30am-4pm
Sat-Sun 8:30am-2pm

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2 comments for “Hawker Street Cafe, Bowden

  1. Ann
    September 17, 2012 at 12:21 PM

    We like to catch up with friends over breakfast. Thanks for this suggestion d. I didn’t know about it.

    • dee
      September 19, 2012 at 2:55 AM

      No problem! Do let me know how you go and if you’d recommend me anything! 🙂

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