The Adelaide Central Markets is slowly becoming a hub of international cuisines with Russian, Moroccan, Italian, Spanish and Korean food available, only to name a few. The latest to join the ranks is The Latvian Lunchroom which is a stall located in the North West corner of the markets. The food menu is small offering only 8 dishes but that’s consistent with the other food stalls in the area.
This stall has a cosy homely feel about it, particularly through the use of floral arrangements. One downside of being in a stall is that the space is limited and there are only a handful of seats for customers to dine in.
For breakfast, I had the Baltic Breakfast Plate which consisted of a hard boiled egg, beetroot vinaigrette, pink peppercorn and cherry brandy pate, and sprats and pickled herring. Having never had Latvian food before, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I did notice a large quantity of pickled items on my plate. The beetroot salad had a nice sweetness that was balanced out by the sourness of the pickled components. It was indeed a very light breakfast.
The staff were very friendly and the service was good. The atmosphere was relaxed and the pricing was reasonable. At this place, nothing is over $10 which is one of the reasons why we come to the markets; everything is cheap.
Adelaide is very fortunate to have access to so many different cuisines right at our doorstep. Latvian food is just another that you’ll have to go out and try for yourself.
WHERE: Stall 75, Adelaide Central Market, Grote St, Adelaide