The Red House Shop and Cafe is located inside a heritage listed and previously disused railway station. It’s not only a cafe but also a vintage clothing shop, market and space for theatre and arts. The service counter is an old ticket office window and is surrounded by the main dining area, bench seating along a hallway and an outdoor space.
For lunch, I ordered the Red House Beef Burger. The meal came out after a 20 minute wait and was nicely presented. The burger was a decent size in both height and diameter. The feta stuffed beef patty was really thick but a tad on the dry side. The bacon was nice and crisp, which is just the way I like it. It’s saltiness was balanced by the thick garlicky tzatziki and the sweetness of the beetroot relish, roast capsicum, tomato and caramelised onion. The Turkish roll was lightly toasted and firm enough to hold all the ingredients in.
The staff were friendly and welcoming, but I did feel the service was a bit slow. The food took a bit longer to come out and the table water I asked for never arrived. The building does have a lot of character which makes it a cosy environment to be in. The cost of the burger was $15.50 which is a bit pricier than a gourmet burger joint but cheaper than a pub. I felt a side serving of fries wouldn’t have gone astray. Having said that, had the patty not been overcooked, it would have been a decent burger.
This place ticks a lot of boxes and I’m looking forward to coming back and trying some of their other dishes.
WHERE: North Adelaide Railway Station, War Memorial Drive, North Adelaide