The Flinders Street Project, Adelaide

On the quieter end of the city, is a new go-to spot for coffee lovers, breakfast eaters, brunchers and lunchers—The Flinders Street Project. It had been on my radar for a few weeks after spying vibrant, seasonal and tasty looking offerings on their instagram, so when it was time for an overdue catch up with F, I quickly made a lunch reservation (extra points for taking reservations I say!).

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The Flinders Street Project is located in a leafy spot in the city towards the east end, it sits on Flinders Street towards the end, just before hitting Hutt Street if you’re travelling from the west end of the CBD.

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The first thing you’ll notice as you enter the premises is the ceiling. Seriously, so cool! The ‘Ten Thousand Spoons’ by Australian artist Megan Roodenrys has wooden spoons covering the entire ceiling inside the cafe, but displayed in a way that looks like the spoons are in waves.

If that fails to put a smile of appreciation and creativity on your face, then surely their coffee and food will!

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Freshly baked bread for sale

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My companions ordered from the lunch menu, all of which sounded fresh and delicious:

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SA Gulf prawns, avocado, sweet and sour chilli and fresh apple; $24,00

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Slow cooked lamb shoulder, labne, pomegranate, focaccia and fennel salad; $18.00

I, on the other hand, ordered something a little smaller, Smørrebrød or Danish open sandwiches. They’re priced at $4.00 each, or 3 for $10.00, with a choice from 4. I passed on the Adelaide hills goats cheese, green herbs, pickled onion as I’m not a huge fan of goats cheese and got the others instead.

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Roasted cherry tomato, local prosciutto and herbs

Vibrant and fresh looking thing. The cherry tomatoes weren’t roasted, but I preferred it that way. A tried and tested flavour combination of fresh sweet cherry tomatoes and prosciutto with some herbs on a toasted slice of bread with a slather of melted butter… mmmmMmm.

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Harris smokehouse smoked salmon with cucumber and dill

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Free range roast chicken, iceberg lettuce and aioli

The chicken smørrebrød was my favourite out of the trio, I loved the tangy and punchy aioli paired with the moist chicken pieces and crisp freshness from the iceberg lettuce. So simple, so good.

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Can’t get to The Flinders Street Project during breakfast and lunch hours over the working week or Saturday? Fear not, they are open on Friday evenings for dinner and drinks! And if you sign up to their newsletters on their website, you’ll be informed with the latest news on their Saturday Night Food Project Nights where Head Chef Stewart Wesson prepares a degustation dinner. 😉

PS. whilst you’re there, you should check out their dessert cabinet and counter too! We spied our eyes on some amazing looking creme brûlée tarts and danishes but resisted on our visit.


The Flinders Street Project
276 Flinders Street
Adelaide SA 5000
P 08 72301 817

Opening hours
Mon-Thu 7am-4pm
Fri 7am-Late
Sat-Sun 8am-3pm(ish)

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2 comments for “The Flinders Street Project, Adelaide

  1. DMC
    March 17, 2015 at 12:10 PM

    How did you find the service? I found it a little slow and unorganised. The wine list was pretty average but the food was fantastic with a lot of local SA produce.

    • dee
      March 17, 2015 at 12:21 PM

      The service was fine, a little slow but we weren’t in a rush. The food was decent on the first visit… I actually went again with a few other people over the weekend and it wasn’t as good as the first time. Food overall was quite oily (garfish and croissant), and I was met with more than a ‘few’ bones in the garfish dish. The espresso martini was also a blunder, it wasn’t chilled nor creamy and weak in terms of an ‘espresso’.

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