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The House Of Donkey Review

Words by Jess Bayly November 7, 2012

The House Of Donkey on the outskirts of Adelaide’s CBD is just shy of one month old, but the vegetarian eatery is already seeing its sunny courtyard bustling with hungry customers.

Owned by the three lovely ladies who live upstairs, the joint is essentially a townhouse that’s been transformed into a cafe and as such has a vibe that’s a bit like being at your friend’s for a pot of tea and a quick bite – cushioned couches lining the window sill, native flowers in jars, potted succulents nestled into wall nooks and Cat Power softly warbling through the speakers.

In fact, the only object reminding you this place is an actual storefront and that you shouldn’t kick your shoes off is the presence of its fancy coffee machine. Breakfast is until 11am, with some of the menu items including eggs baked in homemade tomato salsa with sourdough ($12) and homemade toasted muesli with goji berries, cacao nibs and fresh fruit ($7.50), whereas the lunch menu boasts some heartier dishes. The nachos with cheesy bean salad and guacamole go for $12, or there’s the Mediterranean rice salad in small or large sizes.

Most dishes have the options of being vegan or gluten free too, so if you’re prone to an upset tum from more yeasty foods this place is your new best friend. Take a right from Whitemore Sq and keep walking to find yourself a meal that’s tasty as(s).

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The House Of Donkey


188 Sturt St, Adelaide


Wed – Fri 8am – 5pm and Sat – Sun 9am – 3pm