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The Messy Tomato - CLOSED

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USD 4 - USD 21
Italian, Cafe, Healthy, Australian, Fusion
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Updated 06/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 06/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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All reviews brunch pasta french toast chorizo poached eggs breakfast platter shared platter mango smoothie great coffee looked amazing both occasions cooked perfectly friendly service tony mascarpone presentation brekky
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Reviewed 5 March 2022 via mobile

ordered a couple of fried eggs runny, over-easy . I wish I could load a picture of what was delivered. Apart from the yolks being solid there wasn’t any white, only a burnt brown crispy mess. Thankyou for replacing the eggs but should never have...left the kitchen.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 23 January 2022 via mobile

On the both occasions we eat here it was for breakfast. The food was absolutely delicious and presented beautifully. The menu was great with lots of variety. For tea lovers, I would highly recommend the Chai tea. The tea was the real deal, with excellent...flavours. The coffee was great as well. The home made muffins were super yummy. The staff were very friendly and service was great.More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 12 December 2021 via mobile

Amazing fresh delicious food and the best coffee in Adelaide. Hard to find a better double macchiato in this city!

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 7 December 2021 via mobile

We had a shared platter for two. We eat a lot, and this was amazing. The textures and the flavours were so well combined together. We funnily enough realised we have already been to this place during our earlier visits to Adelaide. And we will...again!More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 20 August 2021 via mobile

We ordered the breakfast platter, it was absolutely fantastic. Would 100% recommend. Everything was cooked perfectly, and all delicious . Awesome job team!

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 30 May 2021 via mobile

Great food Great coffee and hot chocolate Great friendly warm service We came back a second time during a five day trip because it was so good the first time I’d call it a whole experience It’s got a great vibe Lovely personal customer service...that you don’t see much anymore Delicious menu that doesn’t disappoint 10/10More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 26 May 2021

This was our first visit to The Messy Tomato and our visit started out a bit messy just because we arrived a few minutes before 9am. The staff were squabbling when we arrived. Not a good start to Mother's Day breakfast. We were placed outside...by a heater even though other tables for 2 were available inside. The manager said they were already booked, but also only for the same time as us. We ordered our breakfast dishes early and were thankful as it seemed that everyone else were booked for 9am dining. We were disappointed with our meal especially as the supermarket ciabatta breads seemed from yesterday's bake tasted stale and were waved under the toaster not properly toasted. Overall quite disappointing and they will not be getting our custom again.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 25 May 2021

Sunday morning breakfast. Arrived just on opening, without a reservation, and received a friendly welcome and a seat outside in the sun. Menu included most of the usual breakfast items one sees at cafes plus several platter suggestions. Unfortunately we were not that hungry but...several of the platters delivered to tables around us looked amazing. We settled for the bacon, scrambled egg and tomato on toast and the avocado with tomato on gluten free toast. Additions were cold pressed orange juice and coffee. The food was fine. Service was also very good. Would go here again.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 16 May 2021 via mobile

We been there for a breakfast and we will highly recommend the restaurant for people who wants to get a good quality brekki. Quality of food is high and the entire team is very friendly and helpful

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 17 April 2021

Thanks for making our brekky memorable with fantastic food and service. Would recommend to anyone looking for an authentic experience. Well worth it.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Messy Tomato

Yes, The Messy Tomato offers takeaway services.

Yes, The Messy Tomato is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Messy Tomato is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5