Goodness do we love a good brunch. Nothing gives us life more than a plate piled high with all of the good stuff, and a lazy weekend morning when we don’t have to rush off.
And while we appreciate the brunch staples – sometimes only a smashed avo or eggs benny can scratch the itch – we love when a brekkie menu makes us stop in our tracks and take notice.
Enter Fred Eatery. An Adelaide Hills cafe with an all day breakfast menu that is next level.
For a start – they have TWO breakfast menus. The first – the early breakfast menu – is available 7.30-11.45am. The second is for those who love a bit of a sleep in. It’s still available from 7.30am, but is served until a very respectable 3pm.
You’ll find your staples on there – a bircher muesli, a big breakfast, a smashed avo, a bacon and egg rolls – but from there things get interesting.
Why get an omelette when you could have Happiness In a Bowl? With barbecued pork belly, kimchi, chili caramel, omelette with peanut and mint salad, it’s inspired by a dish owner Aaron Bond had for breakfast while on holiday in Vietnam.
Or spice things up with the Indian eggs – spiced scrambled eggs with roti, roasted cumin yoghurt, and snow pea tendril salad.
Proving gnocchi’s appropriate at any time of the day, their breakfast gnocchi combines nude pork and fennel sausage, sugo, wilted spinach, and a soft poached egg on top (all eggs are local from Murphy’s Crossing, where the chooks are free to roam as they please).
Not good at making decisions? You can mix things up with the cheekily named Threesome – golden maple roasted ‘Goldilocks granola’, charcoal toast with smashed avo and crispy kale, and a green juice.
It’s a jam-packed menu and Aaron said they’re always looking for new brunch inspiration – although they’re reluctant to take anything off.
“We now are at the stage that it’s getting difficult to remove or replace anything from the existing menu as it is all so popular – but we keep it interesting and creative with daily blackboard specials,” he said.