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!
Hot chocolate and soy latte
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.
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.
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.
Hawker Street Cafe
22 Hawker Street
Bowden SA 5007
P 08 8346 2884