Ballaboosta Burnside might be the closest you’ll get to the Levant in SA. The second outpost from much-loved Ballaboosta in Adelaide serves up Lebanese-inspired comfort food inside an old laundromat with rustic charm.

Ballaboosta Burnside has a similar look to its older sibling, with exposed timber walls and concrete floors. French doors open up onto a much larger outdoor seating area with a leafy, vine-covered verandah. According to co-owner Menz Delkic, the newer site is double the size of its city sibling, with a capacity of 85 inside and 70 outside.

The menu has also added a few new features. A coconut granola bowl and Mediterranean poached eggs served with rainbow beetroot and chargrilled rainbow carrot are among the additions to the breakfast offering. While the dinner menu might include chargrilled king prawns cooked in herb butter, as well as signature items like the smoky baba ganoush, sambousik (crisp pastry pockets stuffed with lamb mince and toasted pine nuts), woodfired pizzas and puffy pita.

The drinks list is longer too, with the wine program expanding to offer more local small-producer drops such as McLaren Vale’s Brash Higgins and Guthrie from the Adelaide Hills. For a mid-morning boost, there’s a spicy Mediterranean Bloody Mary with za’atar.

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Updated: December 16th, 2022

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