They say the best lunch is breakfast, and I'm not one to disagree. A sunny afternoon brought a friend and I to East Terrace Continental (ETC) for a quick lunch before embarking on a shopping trip. The last time I had lunch here I chose from their lunch menu and it wasn't very impressive, so I went with the more familiar and delicious breakfast menu.
|Soft Poached Eggs & Hash Brown: $15.40|
|Fried Haloumi: $4.50|
I also ordered a side of fried haloumi cheese which turned out to be pretty big for it's price. I normally eat haloumi in slices so eating it in cubes was slightly weird - I ended up cutting them into thin slices and mixing them in with my toast.
|Baked Omelette with ham, cheese & spinach & Hash Brown: $16.40|
My friend ordered the baked omelette which he devoured, so I'm guessing it was pretty good.
I don't think I could call ETC the 'best' brunch place in Adelaide, but it is one of the longest-standing and is consistently good in terms of quality and service. Our food was brought out in reasonable time considering a fairly full inside and counter service was friendly as usual. The portion-to-price ratio was also normal. It might be a bit on the higher-priced side if you compare it to other places, but I think it depends on what you order.
Oh, and they've changed the menus! Remember the large red and black menus? Well, they've been replaced with a more vintage, pale-yellow design which is also featured on their website. Quite cool.