How can you possibly fail to smile at the sight of a fuzzy-eared donkey with a cheeky glint in his eye?!
It’s been many months now (a holiday to South Korea understandably diverted my attention!), but this was a breakfast to remember!
Located at 188 Sturt Street, only a short walk from our accommodation in the Adelaide CBD, The House of Donkey suited us to a tee. We used to have our very our swamp donkey just down the road from us, but he disappeared the same week our Abby passed away. Coincidence? I think not…I like to think that he died of a broken heart, pining for the forbidden love that could never be…
Our hosts were friendly, the menu was diverse and exciting, and the dozens of little donkey-style knick-knacks kept us entertained for ages!
This next menu item was very interesting! Yes, that’s right..there’s a whole lot of chilli in that juice!! Together with the ginger I found it way too spicy for my liking, but Karen raved about it! Guaranteed to clean your gizzards out!
If you’ve ever been to Brazil, you’ll know all about the incredible fruit known as ‘acai’. Often served as a puree with banana, icecream and/or granola, it’s packed full of both flavour and anti-oxidants. It really says something when the first mouthful you taste instantly transports you back to the lazy shores of Ihla Grande, conjuring memories of punishing mojito hangovers and soothing acai under the shade of a gently swaying palm tree….happy days!
A little bit quirky, a lot of love.
The folks at The House of Donkey are doing a fantastic job of serving up healthy, vegetarian (GASP!!) food in an environment that supports local producers, encourages recycling, and even gives you the opportunity to barter your own fresh produce for a meal.
Next time you’re in town, drop by and see what’s on offer, I’m sure you won’t regret it!
For more info, drop by their Facebook page here.