With the warmer weather starting to become a more regular feature in Adelaide at this time of year, I find my thoughts drifting off towards the beach far more easily. BW’s mind was in a similar place over the weekend so we decided there was nothing for it on a sunny Sunday morning but to go and have brunch at Semaphore.
BW decided that Whipped would be our destination du jour and on that particular day it seems we weren’t alone – the poor wait staff were run off their feet and we were advised there would be at least a 30 minute wait on our food. Fortunately, that’s what juices and smoothies were made for! Breakfast entree anyone?
Whipped has a great little menu consisting of a plethora of delights including a delicious breakfast banana smoothie with linseeds, sunflower seeds and almonds – the perfect little precursor to a slightly delayed breakfast. Other items on the breakfast menu include fruit, yoghurt and muesli, eggs benedict, orange and chocolate crepes (that were ridiculously hard to resist!) and the ‘Whipped Breakfast’ which includes favourites such as avocado, bacon, eggs, tomatoes, a hash brown, mushrooms and toast. Once again on the same wavelength though, BW and I couldn’t go past the ‘Smashed Organic Avocado’ with an egg and some fried haloumi (although I have to admit, the sweet potato hash browns did give me a moment’s pause…).
Sitting out in their back courtyard in the warmth and the shade, the wait for our food was really quite pleasant and our banana smoothie, “Ginge” juice and cheeky little cornflake cookie all helped to distract us quite successfully from our hunger until our heaped plates of deliciousness arrived. I will admit that the choice of bread for the toast we were served wouldn’t have been my pick, but there was an Everest-like mound of avocado piled on top so I’m not going to complain! As hungry as I was (and I was very, very hungry!), the serve I was dished up was too much for me to get through and I had to palm off about a quarter of my dish to BW, so again, no complaints – from either of us!
Inside the cafe there is an amazing collection of cakes and baked desserts, all extremely tempting and as beautiful as any baked goods you ever well see. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to coerce any of them into my mouth on this occasion but there’s a certain Turkish delight cupcake that I’m pretty sure has my name on it… One of these days…
Whipped is located at 35 Semaphore Road in Semaphore, just up from the beach, right about here.
These guys work hard! They’re open every single day from 7am until 5pm however, please note that the kitchen closes at 2:30pm so if you’re hungry, get there before then!