Weekend bites: UR Caffe and Plant 13

UR Caffe

ur caffe
Mixed berry smoothie; $6.50
Smashed avo on toast with poached eggs
Corn fritters and avocado salad
Grilled salmon with poached eggs and asparagus

The corn fritters had great flavour although the fritters were soggy by the time we got to them. My theory is that they were crispy to start off with but the steam from each fritter when stacked on top of one another, seeped into one another and therefore made them soft and soggy – and a bit hard to eat towards the end. The smashed avo on toast with poached eggs and grilled salmon with asparagus and poached eggs were good dishes although lacking some seasoning. PS. reach for the salt and pepper shakers. ;)

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

UR Caffe
119 Melbourne Street
North Adelaide SA 5006
P 08 8267 3553

Opening hours
Tue-Fri 
7.30am-4pm
Sat-Sun 
8am-4pm

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Plant 13

plant 13
Pulled BBQ pork bun with coleslaw; $15.00
Smoked pork ribs, BBQ glaze and potato salad – full rack; $28.00
Onion rings with chipotle mayo; $8.00

Having enjoyed my initial experience at Plant 13, I was looking forward to a revisit especially when I spied a full rack of pork ribs on their new menu. Unfortunately, the second time around… things were different. Service was slow and inattentive as we were left waiting at the front counter for a solid few minutes before we were acknowledged and seated.

Food was just okay on our visit – in fact, we got our food before our water even arrived! I found the bun to be quite dry and crumbly on the pulled pork bun and the pork itself was overwhelmingly smoky and salty. The smoked ribs were incredibly dry and tough and did not fall off the bone as I was hoping or expecting. We gave up gnawing the meat off the bone half way through the rack… not very classy I tell ya; and the onion rings were quite greasy and heavy.

The venue got quite busy with lots of people chattering about so it got quite hard to hear each other over the noise. Tip: maybe get a spot outside?

Plant 13 offers an appealing menu with great beverages, the place is packed over the weekend so book ahead if you can.

Food: 1/5
Service: 2/5
Value: 3/5
Ambience: 2/5

CLOSED
Plant 13
18 Park Terrace
Bowden SA 5007

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1 comment for “Weekend bites: UR Caffe and Plant 13

  1. February 26, 2013 at 8:59 PM

    Such a shame your return visit to Plant 13 didn’t live up to your first! We’ve only been the once and if it’s super busy now on weekends it’ll probably be a while before we make it back as we’re unlikely to be organised enough to book!!

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