To be honest, I’ve walked past this place so many times and I didn’t even know it existed. The first thing you notice when you walk into this place is the mismatched furniture. Stuff from the 60’s and 70’s that you’d find thrown out on the side walk. Some would describe this as the casual retro hipster look which seems to be the hallmark at vegetarian establishments, although this place is not strictly vegetarian. Their lunch menu is fairly straight forward with a selection of wraps, patties, burgers, burritos and salads. They also do fruit juices and smoothies to wash it all down.
For lunch, I ordered the BTT Deluxe. This consists of bacon, tabouleh, fried haloumi, tomato and Spanish onion served on Turkish bread. By itself, the bacon and fried haloumi would have been too salty but it was well neutralised by the tabouli, Spanish onion and Turkish bread. I felt the bacon could have been fried longer, either that or they could have trimmed the fat off. The Spanish onion wasn’t too overpowering and the combination of ingredients worked well. The Turkish bread was buttered on both sides and lightly toasted. It was firm enough to hold all the ingredients and easy to bite through.
My friend had the Spiced Beef Wrap. She said the beef was lightly spiced but a bit bland in taste.
The staff were friendly and the service was good. The atmosphere was relaxed, although it does get busy during the lunch hour rush. The pricing is fair with all the items on the lunch menu costing $14 or $15. It is verging towards the higher side, but the serving sizes are a decent, the food is generally healthy and locally sourced ingredients are used.
Verdict: The menu is hit and miss with plenty of salads and fruit juices to keep you regular. The BTT Deluxe is one of their standout menu options.
WHERE: 31 East Tce, Adelaide