My brother contacted me the other day to see if I wanted to partner up with him to write reviews. Him, a talented chef on the words. Me, an apparent airhead on the photos. Sounds like fun.
I needed some fresh work, so whilst a little exhausted, I dragged my husband and youngest daughter to The Deli on George Street in Thebarton.
The Deli has changed over the last few years. I have fond memories of Sunday sessions in the courtyard and skateboarding in the back alley. The place has a little bit of my heart.
The Deli’s modern incarnation is slick. It’s a beautiful layout, with indoor and outdoor seating. The outdoor area is dog friendly (how cool is that!?).
Today, I ordered the Corn & Zucchini Fritters with a side of mushrooms. Initially I was apprehensive. I’m a firm believer that fritters should be crispy. These fritters were not crispy. They were light and airy and topped with some serious flavour intensity. The colours were gorgeous. The eggplant melted in my mouth. So yum.
My husband ordered the burritos and mumbled something about it being amazing whilst taking mere minutes to inhale the entire meal.
The coffee was 5/5 stars. Coffee is important.
Finally, the staff were easy to talk to and really friendly. They treated all their customers like old pals. I could really tell they liked their jobs. Friendly, fun staff is something important to me. I’m easily intimidated by people who are too cool for school and would much rather spend my hard earned bucks somewhere like The Deli where I feel comfortable and at ease.
The Deli hits a lot of marks on the head. Great food. Great coffee. Great atmosphere. Great people.
Keep it up, kids.