I feel like I'm renouncing a bit of my Australian-ness as I say this, but I do not exactly delight in finding a great pie store. I'm just not really a pie person, you know? But exceptions must be made for Butterfingers especially since they've been touted as the best pie store in Adelaide. A sunny day lured myself and another out to try this apparently amazing place and we were definitely not disappointed. It's a little hidden away by next-door Cibo's overreaching outdoor seating but you'll find it next to Chocolate Taperia and opposite the Lion Hotel.
If you're like me and not a pie-lover, feel safe in knowing that they have a large breakfast and lunch selection including waffles, salads, museli and a range of delicious drinks. Wooden boards and and a slight hint of the outback make up the interiors while there are plenty of outdoor seats available.
|N-doo-ya-wanna? : $15.00|
The name comes from Ndjua, a (super) spicy Italian sausage which is mixed together with white bean puree, parmesan cheese and poached eggs. I'm not kidding when I said it's super spicy - I like to think of myself as a relatively well-experienced chilli eater and it was pretty hot for me. The white bean puree was deliciously grainy and creamy with excellent seasoning and a dash of olive oil. The eggs were perfectly poached (look at that yolk) and everything was mopped up with the crunchy ciabatta.
|Waffles: caramelised banana, peanut butter ice-cream, salted peanut butter sand & chocolate ganache ($14.00)|
|Duck, chestnut & pancetta pie|
I left Butterfingers thoroughly impressed and eager to come back. Service was quite decent and the counterstaff was happy to help me with my questions - e.g. 'Is your peanut butter icecream homemade?' - and convinced me to try the waffles. Food came out in excellent timing and the overall vibe was really chilled and easy-going.