A long and lazy lunch at the new kid on the Thebarton block at Mister Sunshine’s, a walk away from The Deli and The Wheaty. It was super busy on our visit with a line up at the door, but rest assured, tables cleared rather quickly but food was a little on the slow side, however the wait staff did let us know and we were in no major rush so the wait wasn’t a problem.
The menu is short and sweet with very affordable pricings ranging between $8.00-$12.00. A welcoming surprise considering that brunch and lunch nowadays are creeping up to the $20 dollar mark per meal.
Mister Sunshine’s is decked out in old school retro furniture, decor pieces and accompanied with mismatched crockery and cutlery. We studied our surroundings and kept piping up that, ‘We had that dresser table/dining table/chairs/mirror back at our old place’, ‘remember those mirrors!’, ‘my mum had these plates back in the day!’ – you get my point. Mr. S. transported us back to the 90s with all the furniture and decor… and even the staff members clothing reflected those yesteryears. 🙂
Freshly squeezed OJ; $6.00
I forfeited my coffee for a orange, apple and ginger juice that day, but unfortunately for me, the kitchen had run out of apples… and ginger so my juice concoction was dwindled back to just plain ol OJ. A classic favourite nevertheless!
Minced mushrooms; $12.00
C opted for the minced mushrooms on rye sourdough toast served with poached eggs and blanched spinach. I got the ‘okay’ from her but we’ve all come to the conclusion that no mushroom/poached eggs dish could top our favourite at Bar 9 – and if you haven’t been there yet, then I suggest you snap to it!
We’ve also tried a similar dish at L’Atelier Gourmand Bistro but comparisons were still made. >.<
Beef and chorizo burger; $12.00
What a pretty looking stacked burger – it almost looks tv worthy. T ordered the beef and chorizo burger complete with beetroot relish, horseradish cream and baby spinach and a steak knife pierced through from the top to keep everything intact. One would have expected a layer of chorizo slices from the description, but instead, the chorizo is actually chopped and minced within the beef patty. Let’s be honest, we were a bit disappointed cause you only order ‘chorizo’ on the menu expecting chorizo that’s quite evident on your plate, right? Aside from that little hiccup, T polished the burger with ease and gave it a thumbs up.
I mixed things up and ordered the house mixed muesli served with warm stewed fruit, natural yoghurt, toasted almonds and a small jug of milk. For once I did not order coffee or an eggs dish… something must’ve been in the water that morning. Haha. The muesli was a mix of rolled oats, pepitas and other seeds with loads of crunch and a slightly spicy cinnamon punch from the stewed fruit pieces (apples and pear… I think. Haha). The muesli bowl was finished with a scoop of light natural yoghurt and toasted almonds – my favourite!
A funky little spot in the burbs not far from the city, plenty of seating inside and outside and you shouldn’t have a problem finding a park here. Friendly staff and yummy food that won’t burn a hole in your wallet. 🙂
32 George Street
Thebarton SA 5031
P 08 8443 5125