Food: Cafe Komodo, Adelaide, South Australia

Cafe Komodo

Recently I met my parents for lunch on Prospect Road. We went for a walk to find somewhere to eat when I spotted a sign that pointed left.

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Feeling a bit like an Alice in some kind of wonderland, I led my parents down a narrow garden path. At the bottom sat an old garage containing a 60s retro cafe. With music from yesteryear playing in the background, my parents were in heaven. There was no way we were leaving the little gem we had discovered!

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We were greeted with a warm ‘hello’ from a man making coffee, and then a waitress brought us some menus. There was basically two options – the all-day brunch or the salad/burger menu. There were also some specials written on a couple of old hanging doors. Dad walked up to the counter (which was covered in wallpaper from the 1960s) and placed our order.

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With only three other tables to serve, our meals arrived very quickly indeed. As I wasn’t overly hungry, I had scones with jam and cream ($5.50) and a ‘very berry’ smoothie ($6.50). I am pleased to say my scones were warm and fresh, and my smoothie was cold and, well, berrylicious!

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Mum had the roast vegetable salad ($16), stating that it was ‘divine’. I definitely agreed, as I tried her selection. The fetta cheese was a stand-out – very smooth and not too strong. Dad, on the other hand, had what he described as a ‘tasty’ burger (approximately $18 – I can’t quite remember, sorry). Each meal was served on a vintage plate with retro cutlery, making this nostalgic experience complete!

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Cafe Komodo also host live music on Friday nights, with most acts performing funk, soul or jazz tunes.

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Overall, Cafe Komodo is a stand-out for its decor alone. The food is also good with vegetarian and gluten-free options readily available.

Now over to you, fine readers! Do you know of any retro or other unique dining experiences?

Details:
118 Prospect Road,
Prospect, Adelaide, South Australia
Ph: 8344 7448

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