Weekend bites: Minestra and Burp Killer Burritos


Grilled polenta, sage mushrooms, peperonata and toast; 13.50
Polpette (Italian for rissoles): meat rissoles served in piadine with salad; $12.00

A local cafe serving Calabresi (a region in Southern Italy) home style and home grown food just popped up in the burbs of Prospect some months ago under the name of Minestra which translates to ‘soup’ in Italian. Don’t let the name fool you as they serve more than just soups here. Owner Sandy Cenin serves food using recipes from his grandma with meals catered for everyone: vegans, vegetarians and omnivores.

N and I grabbed swung by over the weekend to grab a small bite. She ordered the grilled polenta whilst I opted for the rissoles. We weren’t too fond of the polenta and found the dish bland which needed extra seasoning from the trusty salt shaker on the communal table. The meat polpettes faired better, moist and juicy with subtle flavours. It felt as if I went to a friends house for lunch and their grandma did all the cooking – simple home cooking.

Minestra is huge on local and homegrown produce. They’re even asking the community to provide veggies and fruits so if you grow them in your backyard and are over supplied, get in touch with Minestra and they’ll pay you for your services.

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

123 Churchill Road
Prospect SA 5082

Opening hours
Mon-Tue Closed
Wed-Fri 7.30am-5pm
Sat-Sun 7.30am-4pm

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Burp Burritos

burp killer burritos
Tacos; $3.50 each, nachos; $9.50 and Mexican cola

Simple snack food for those moments where you’re not quite hungry but a little peckish.. or bored. πŸ˜› Two tasty taco shells with beans, rice, crispy lettuce, salsa, corn, guacamole and cheese and an extra large serving of nachos with a mound of mouth watering toppings: mince meat, beans, guacamole, salsa, corn, cheese, sour cream, etc etc. We could have gone without the tacos and stuck with the nachos cause they were a-okay!

Burp Killer Burritos
Shop 2/16-20 Hindley Street
Adelaide SA 5000
P 08 8410 3034

Opening hours
7 days 12pm-late

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2 comments for “Weekend bites: Minestra and Burp Killer Burritos

  1. July 11, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    Oh wow, love the look of Minestra!
    I’m a traditional Calabrese Italian to the core…I must check this out!
    Is it fairly child friendly? I have twins, and I’d love to take them.

    • dee
      July 11, 2013 at 11:52 AM

      Hi Abi,

      It is very child friendly, you shouldn’t have a problem with taking your twins with you! πŸ˜‰

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