It sure has been a while since we last had brunch, and the place to break the dry spell is Crack Kitchen on Franklin Street, brought to you by the very same peeps from The Loose Caboose and Whipped. They’ve taken over an old bank and retiled the front facade with ‘Crack’ spelt out in black tiles with an automated front entrance door. Super swish!
The three level building houses the main dining area on the ground floor, on level two is a mezzanine overlooking the ground floor with bar style seating and a coffee roaster, and the top floor will house a full bakery and patisserie. Fresh coffee and fresh baked goodies? Yes and yes!
As for the cafe itself? Super nice and minimal! It very much reminds us of The Kettle Black in Melbourne with mounds of natural light seeping in, high ceilings, concrete floor, Scandinavian styling, clean lines, black steel finishes, potted succulents and plants, light timber finishes, pastel colours and the really clever use of desk lamps mounted to the walls.
Loving the look!
The technology ‘x-factor’ doesn’t stop at the automated front doors, the toilet is housed in a restored bank vault, again, complete with an automated door… and staff will take your orders on a tablet that’s slinged across their shoulders… hopefully that eliminates any wrong orders being taken? Maybe?
Onwards to the food!
Liquid gold! Latte; $3.90
Ginger ninja: ginger, carrot and apple; $7.50
Salt and pepper shakers, sugar pot… looks like they did their shopping at Kmart! 😉
Goodies in their fridge counter… mmmmm~
Mushroom field; $18.00
How good does the mushroom field look?! Wild mushrooms of enoki, portobello and the button variety gave the dish a sweet and earthy flavour profile, so juicy and delicious paired with a quenelle of light goats curd, a sunny side up fried egg (look at the yolk glisten!), topped with bacon crumble a slice of chestnut butter on lightly toasted sour dough bread. Now that’s how you start off a morning!
Bubble & squeak; $17.00
The bubble and squeak won over the Tiger’s tastebuds. Golden ‘patties’ of cooked cabbage fried with cooked potatoes, much like a gourmet hash brown but more heartier, with salted beetroot, salmon, dill, peppercorn, kraut and a perfectly poached egg.
A very nice cafe, a sound menu with quite a number of different options, surely one would take your fancy. The gingerbread pikelets sounded like such a treat too! Gingerbread pikelets, poached mandarin, cardamom yoghurt & chocolate almond honeycomb… mmmmm~ Great coffee and a good selection of take away options too. Oh, and totally random, BUT their cutlery was gorgeous. Black and matted cutlery. My inner interior design, homewares obsession was quietly screaming on the inside.
13 Franklin Street
Adelaide SA 5000
P 08 8410 1407