The Loose Caboose

Today I headed to lunch at The Loose Caboose Cafe in Hindmarsh. I’ve known about this place for a while & have only heard good things so I was pretty excited to check it out.

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The Loose Caboose is on First street, which is pretty much directly in front of the Adelaide Entertainment Centre. It’s funny that I’ve been there so many times & never knew it was there. It’s a pretty great location.

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I love the feel of this cafe. The decor is beautiful & I especially loved the plant wall. This establishment is actually an old train station building with the train running right along side the cafe. I love the little corner with the sand bags & clock to add to the whole ‘train’ theme.

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We were shown to our table & had our orders taken pretty quickly. Our food also didn’t take very long to hit our tables. Great service! There is not a lot a hate more than waiting more than 10-15 minutes for food & we did not have to wait that long today.

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We ordered two fresh juices from the menu; The Pink Panther & The Hulk. The Pink Panther had watermelon, apple & mint & The Hulk had kale, cucumber, celery, pineapple & apple. Both were fresh & delicious. For the price of $6.50 though it would have been nice if they were filled a little more. But I did love the glasses they were served in. I do love my juice & these were quality.

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I ordered the Pulled Beef Tacos which had pulled beef, grilled red peppers, garlic yoghurt, coriander & lime. They were presented beautifully & looked very appetising. I enjoyed the first taco, especially with the lime squeezed over the top to give it a touch of freshness. However when I got to the 2nd that freshness was short-lived & all I could taste was meat. If they had the addition of avocado or a fresh salsa instead of the peppers it perhaps would have been better. I couldn’t eat more than 1 & a half because the meat was too heavy.

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This bowl of chips was absolute heaven. So crunchy & perfectly seasoned. It’s times like these that I really appreciate the existence of potatoes. Lets hear it for potatoes everyone!caboose20

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My cousin ordered the Smashed Avocado which was watermelon radish, feta, beetroot puree, lemon, herb crusted poached free range egg on toasted rye sourdough. One word: YUM! And another word: PRETTY! How picture perfect is it?! With so many ingredients on one plate it sounds like it could be a little confusing on the palate but every ingredient added to the dish. The egg was a little overcooked & not as runny as it could have been which was a shame but not too big of a deal. I kind of wish I ordered this myself as one mouthful wasn’t enough for me, but I shall return & order this, don’t you worry.

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As I didn’t eat a complete dish I decided on a little dessert as well. And boy am I glad I did! This Salted Caramel & Chocolate Tart was SO delicious! The chocolatey tart shell was soft & crumbly and the sweet caramel & chocolate filling was silky & too die for really. It was very rich but I didn’t mind.

The Loose Caboose is a great brunch spot. It’s a little pricey so it’s only a place I would go to for a treat every once in a while. I may even go back just so I have an excuse to say their awesome name out loud.. ‘Hey do you wanna meet me at the loose caBOOSE?’ So fun to say, am I right?

Until next time x

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