The Flinders Street Project
It’s the Easter long weekend and I’m catching up with A since we had to cancel our hang out session last time. Adelaide has come such a long way. I remember the days when everything except for McDonalds was closed on public holidays. Now there are so many things to see and do and so many places that are open.
We decided to go to The Flinders Street Project. Another Instagram find. Seriously is Instagram not the best thing since sliced bread?
The place was quite small and all the tables were full when we arrived so we added our name to the waiting list. We were chatting outside for about 10 minutes before a table became available which I thought was very quick.
It’s a funky little place decked out in wood furnishings and a lot of greenery. They had wooden spoons sticking out of the whole ceiling which I thought was pretty cool, clever and very creative.
We were seated at the bar right in front of the open kitchen where we could see the chefs work their magic.
I was watching the chef poach a large pot of 10 eggs all at once. He didn’t even need to do anything beforehand. He just cracked them straight in to the pot! I was amazed!
We ordered our usual mocha and flat white. I found the coffee was a bit bitter for my personal taste.
My pineapple juice mix with lime, mint and coconut water. It was both super cute and refreshing.
I ordered the smoked salmon with poached eggs, avocado and corn salsa on ciabatta. My eggs were perfectly poached and oozed delicious rich, gooey yolk as soon as I cut into them.
The smoked salmon was tender and soft and tasted rich and buttery. In other words delicious. The avocado was creamy and the corn gave the dish bursts of extra flavour.
A ordered the mushroom ragu with poached eggs, chilli kale, labneh and dukkah on ciabatta. The mushrooms were tender and full of flavour. The eggs were also perfectly poached. The chilli kale was surprisingly very good. Usually I’m not a fan of kale as I tend to find it quite bitter and stringy. The labneh helped cut through the richness of the mushrooms and the dukkah gave it excellent texture.
We also shared French toast afterwards. It came with salted caramel, poached pear, fresh strawberries, mascarpone and flaked almonds. OH MY GOD! Seriously! OH MY GOD! The best French toast I have ever eaten. I actually died and went to heaven. It tasted AMAZING! The toast was crispy on the outside and pillowy soft on the inside. The salted caramel sauce was beautiful and complimented the perfectly poached pears. The strawberries and mint added freshness. The flaked almonds gave it delicious crunch and the mascarpone added creaminess to the dish. WOW! I just had to describe every element of the dish because they were all so amazing together and complimented each other so well. The best dish for me out of all 3. A total stand out and must have if you visit.
I was amazed by this place and loved everything about it. All the food was delicious and I seriously cannot stop raving about it. This is definitely a top 10 Adelaide breakfast place and I can’t wait to come back here and try out all the other menu items.