New life in the form of timber, epic brunches and ample greenery has hit Greenhill Road and lets just say its my new favourite place for breakfast and lunch.
Let me bring to you- Whistle and Flute.
Nestled amongst office buildings and hidden behind the red brick facade, Whistle and Flute is a new player in the breakfast and lunch game. Blink and you might miss it- there’s a tiny hanging sign for you to be able to find this bad boy, as well as some greenery meeting you at the door. But inside there’s so much more (apologies on the rhyming).
Sans Arc Studios has absolutely nailed the interior and captured the vibe of this place perfectly- think ample timber, concrete, plants suspended above tables, pops of navy and copper ascents everywhere from beer taps to milk jugs used by talented baristas. There’s plenty of seating for those in larger groups with a long shared table centred in the middle of the cafe. On the outside are plenty of smaller tables, as well as bar style seating with a view through lush plants looking out onto Greenhill Road. And the bonus- our furry friends are also welcome- so if you’re anything like me you will leave wanting to buy out the whole of the RSPCA.
I’ve visited here twice now and I’ve got to say I am super impressed. On both occasions the service has been top notch- the staff are attentive, funny and make you feel like you are family. At times this place can get a little crazy busy, but even during those times they still deliver.
Our first trip was one in search of a huge brunch, and we were all pretty happy with the choices on their Saturday Brunch Menu. After much debate, and a few on point lattes later, I settled on their Middle Eastern Ground Lamb with chickpeas, pomegranate, yoghurt and turkish bread. The other half and friends ordered the Poached Eggs with Avocado, with lime, minted ricotta, dukkah + grilled turkish bread and the Bircher Museli with apple, coconut, blueberry + toasted nuts. Let’s say we were all impressed.
The lamb might not seem like your typical brekky dish, but I’m so glad I ordered it. It was absolutely packed with flavour and the pomegranate and yoghurt were such a refreshing addition.
The poached eggs with avocado was so massive that the grilled bread was almost falling off of the plate. There was ample avo, plenty of herbs and the minted ricotta was a nice little twist. As for the egg, the other half said they were cooked with a runny yolk- YUM. Our museli loving friend was chuffed with his choice and is next on my to-eat-list.
My second visit was for a late lunch, and I couldn’t go past the Jamacian Spiced Chicken with puffed rice, kaffir lime and coconut aioli. The bestie picked the Open Steak Sandwich with chilli, cucumber, crispy shallots and Asian herbs. The both of us are suckers for chips, so we also couldn’t go pass a side of the French fries with herbs and pecarino.
The Jamacian Spiced Chicken had a nice little kick to it, and the puffed rice was so crunchy- the perfect combo with all the herbs bursting off the plate. There was so much food on the plate that I didn’t even finish all the chicken- that’s pretty much a first.
My foodie loving friend loved her steak sandwich- I managed to snaffle a slice and it was delicious. The steak wasn’t chewy, it had just a little bit of chilli and the Asian herbs made it so fresh. The bowl of fries were massive and you could smell them from a mile away- that pecorino cheese- so bitey! This was all washed down with a strong latte and a Apple and Strawberry juice by Besa Juices from the Adelaide Hills- a company that’s now become a firm favourite.
If you are after lunch, brunch or a coffee then pop this beauty on your list. They also have a great selection of alcoholic options- beers on tap and plenty of local wines, making it the perfect stop for a after work bevvy.
You can find Whistle and Flute at 136 Greenhill Road, Unley.
You can also find the mentioned cute dogs that visit the Whistle at @woofwhistle on Instagram