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AU$4 - AU$40
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Contemporary, Cafe, Australian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews brunch egg and bacon roll friendly service great coffee coffee and cake brekky squid
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Reviewed 13 August 2023 via mobile

First visit to this humming cafe on a cold winter Sunday in beautiful Adelaide hills village of Algate. Delicious Australian Asian inspired cafe menu made it really hard to choose what to eat - with the Malaysian Bang Bang salad winning and did not disappoint...with beautifully balanced flavours. Will definitely be back to try more from the menu.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 10 August 2023

We stopped in for a coffee and Fred Eatery was bustling. Despite that we got friendly and fast service. The coffee was good. We didn't eat but the menu had great options on it. A great range of cakes too.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 31 May 2023

I have eaten at Fred’s Eatery 3 times in the last year. It’s fabulous. I’ll return to try other menu items. Food is delicious, brunch and lunch items varied in choice, quite different, very healthy, some with Asian influence sauces & tasty spices. I took...five friends, we all loved our meals. The Malaysian chicken bang bang delightful, my friend said the squid was, as well. Lots of oohs and aahs expressed over flavours. Service girls were lovely to us, as was the owner. It can be a busy eatery, they have upstairs dining, too. We visited on a weekday, and could stay chatting over coffee and cake. A lovely time was had by all.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 14 May 2023

food not that great, service was ok only took 15 mins for a coffee. then we where asked to leave as the table was booked for someone else, will never ever go there again. so if your thinking of going there DON'TMore

Date of visit: April 2023
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FRED Eatery, Owner at FRED Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2023

Hi John. It’s difficult for us to respond without knowing more specific information about the food, but we’re sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy your meal. You attended on a busy day, with tables heavily booked. We’re not sure if you booked or were a...More

Reviewed 16 October 2022

FRED came highly recommended, and did not disappoint. Great food, a good mix of breakfast comfort with little touches to elevate it above standard bacon and eggs. I had the zucchini fritter with eggplant labneh, avo, eggs and added some bacon, all was perfectly cooked...and tasted fantastic together. Cheerful, lowkey stylish ambience, even though they were very busy, the place never felt unpleasantly crowded when I was there at, presumably, very busy weekend timeslots (Sat and Sun brekky, around 10am), and food came out quickly too. Absolutely cannot fault FRED, and already planning a return visit as soon as possible!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 4 September 2022

Firstly have to say fantastic food and great service by the young staff. However the whole experience was ruined by the arrogant, rude and disrespectful behaviour of the owner/manager Aaron. He was rude to customers on more than one occasion during our meal and a...number of customers commented on it. If you don't like serving customers Aaron then don't work in front of house! We will not return to Fred's.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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FoodbyFred, Owner at FRED Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2022

Hi Cathy We recall your visit and note that you have been very selective recounting what actually occurred. FRED agrees that the situation was quite an ordeal for all concerned, and sometimes there will be some push back. Nevertheless, it’s a shame you visit was...More

Reviewed 11 June 2022

Delicious and large variety of dishes to chose from got breaky and lunch. Great coffee and good selection of drinks. Friendly service and very nice comfy decor.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 17 May 2022

Have been meaning to go for sometime and glad we finally went. An interesting and comfortable cafe. Staff in particlar gorgeous young Trinity was very heplful (maybe we reminded her of her grandparents!). The food was very tasty. We will be back. Spoke to the...boss "Fred" about one stupid negative review - got the full version - very funny!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 8 April 2022 via mobile

Excellent, thoughtful menu with a lot of interesting choices not the usual same old. Everything was made from scratch and so delicious. We enjoyed it so much we would have loved to come back if we were staying longer.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 2 April 2022

Lovely place and interesting, delicious food but the stand out part of the experience are the competent, friendly young staff who went out of their way to accommodate us.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 6 February 2022

Enjoyed a late breakfast on Sunday. Cafe is on two levels, upper level with steep stairs. Staff very attentive, friendly and welcoming. Didn’t have a booking - many tables were reserved. Don’t except to rock up and choose a table outside on Saturday or Sunday....Dog friendly for outside tables. We sat upstairs inside and is was super noisy, but ok albeit very cramped. Menu is creative and showcases good produce, quality and freshness. Ordered Egg and Bacon Roll, Malaysian Bang Bang and A Little of a Lot. Large serves. Coffees were great. A bit pricey overall. Would have liked lighter and smaller breaky options - fruit sliced, or just one slice of toast, raisin toast maybe - small servings???? But it’s a business - in business - wanting to maximize profit per table / turnover - we get it. Nice to visit once in a while.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 22 January 2022

All was fine until I saw the milkshake price, $7.70 which was for an ordinary, same as anywhere else shake. Last time was in Aldgate I gave this place a miss because of that. Went to the cafe down the road instead - Dirtydoris, theirs...was $8. Something about Aldgate cafes and price gouging on milkshakes!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 2 November 2021

Absolutely gorgeous place to spend a Sunday morning. The food was delicious, the serving sizes are generous. The ambiance is fun and inviting. The staff are always friendly and helpful. Beautiful location in the Adelaide hills. Can’t wait to go back.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 26 August 2021

Fred is an "Eatery"...you may get a chilly reception if you just want coffee. They have a dedicated coffee n cake area in the front room but seating is limited.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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FoodbyFred, Owner at FRED Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2022

Hi Tiizzii FRED does offer coffee and cake – or just coffee – in the front room. There is also the upstairs Mezzanine and rear courtyard. The Rear Diner is dedicated to dining and is often heavily booked, but we do welcome coffee guests in...More

Reviewed 17 July 2021 via mobile

My husband and I just love this place. Great food of an interesting range and always fresh and innovative. The decor and ambience is top notch. Recommended.

Date of visit: July 2021
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FRED Eatery is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5