I have an annoying trait. I tend to obsess. That means, I won’t stop talking about something if it is my current obsession. I think my Adelaide peeps are sick of hearing how awesome Melbourne is. I’m sorry, I truly am. I really should curb it, but see, my Melbourne friends have not stop hearing about how awesome Adelaide is for having dessert cafes.
You heard me right. Dessert cafes. Why can’t Melbourne have this? (sorry, I don’t really count Passionflower as one) Oh, Melbourne. I really didn’t want to see flaws in you, but the more time I spend in other cities, the more flaws I see in you. But that’s alright, you are darling the way you are. I’m starting to learn this: every city has its beautiful points.
And for Adelaide, it is the fact that is the buzzing city of dessert cafes. Cafes that open up from 8pm till late and serve coffees and sweets. It is the most brilliant idea ever, and Eggless was the first such cafe that I visited.
Eggless was named because the desserts served at this charming little cafe are all completely eggless. All their sweets and nibbles are vegan and lacto-vegetarian friendly. And for a big lover of eggs, I can assure you that the lack of eggs in their cakes and sweets do not impact on the end results at all. Not one bit.
No visit to Eggless is complete without a glass (or two!) of their homemade Chai. The best chai I’ve had in my whole life, this is a Chai recipe I would love to get my paws on. I’m not having you on, it is really that amazing.
The last time I brought Kev there, we sat there for hours on end ordering glass after glass of Chai. Oh, so good.
The beauty of Eggless, is the fact that the menu changes every single month. Since I was first introduced to Eggless earlier this year, I have been back at least once every month. I need my eggless fix, and I need it quick! Everything sounds amazing, everything looks delish. You can often find me staring wide-eyed at the glass display, and if social etiquette allowed me to be plastered to the glass licking it feverishly, then why yes, I’d be doing just that.
Lucky for me, the greedy pig who wants to try everything, Eggless does a tasting platter with a small selection across their range. This has proved to be such a great idea that every month when I go, I just get the platter and share it with whoever the unlucky (or rather, REALLY lucky!) soul I’ve dragged to Eggless is.
If you are in Adelaide and you don’t get yourself to Eggless, then I’m sorry, you haven’t tasted Adelaide yet. The owners are absolute gems and they remember their regulars, chatting with everybody as tho they were old friends. The cafe opens at 8pm, but if you went at that time you’d be really lucky to get a seat. By 7.45pm, you usually get queues and crowds outside the shop, ready to pounce on seats the minute the shop opens. In fact, so eager they are to get onto seats, the owners sometimes find it hard to get completely set up when they open the doors… they can’t even get their signs out amidst the crowd that’s fighting to get in!
And their Panna Cotta…. where do I even begin to wax lyrical about their panna cotta? The texture is absolutely beautiful and after having Eggless’ Panna Cotta, I can no longer eat Panna Cotta anywhere else. So incredibly soft, creamy and it just falls apart in your mouth! This panna cotta is unlike any panna cotta you will find out there, and undeniably, it is also the best.
There’s no point in me telling you what to order. You will just have to trust me that Eggless knows what they are doing and to go along and order their tasting platter. I can’t speak for their savoury dishes, but why would you go to a dessert cafe to order savouries?
Oh Eggless, you complete my world. I can’t wait to go back to try the new month’s offerings! If you’d like a peek at what they are offering this month, here’s their blog entry on it. As for me, I will be back there tonight. And if you aren’t, then well, it sucks to be you. And that’s the truth.