Set on the city’s outskirts, Whistle & Flute is yet another exceptional establishment from Adelaide hospitality entrepreneur, Josh Baker – the man behind award-winning venues Clever Little Tailor, Pink Moon Saloon and Coffee Branch.
The name Whistle & Flute is actually cockney rhyming slang for ‘suit’, which would suggest the place is tailored to the business folk around Greenhill Road. But don’t be fooled – it’s a welcoming environment for people from all walks of life, including your favourite four-legged friends.
Designed by Matiya Marovich of Sans Arc Studios, along with Carlo Jensen from Peculiar Famila, Whistle & Flute is a foyer cafe with a twist. The stunningly spacious wooden courtyard is filled with leafy greenery, industrial lighting and touches of design brilliance – the dog corner has attracted furry customers, along with their human counterparts, from all over the city (there’s even an instagram dedicated to the dogs of Whistle @woofwhistle run by Venue Manager, Vanessa).
With fun tunes blasting all day and DJs on Fridays, you can enjoy your morning coffee, brunch, lunch or even dinner (from Wednesday to Friday) with a rocking soundtrack. The team of staff are all veterans of Adelaide’s hospitality scene, so even if it’s your first visit, you’ll soon feel like family.
All produce is as locally sourced as possible, and you’ll be glad to hear that the food is generously portioned, utterly moreish and always absolutely fabulous. Breakfast spans the likes of blue swimmer crab scrambled eggs, and coconut and palm sugar pannacotta; while lunch might consist of crispy slow-cooked pork belly, or an open steak sandwich with romesco, cucumber, crispy shallots and Asian herbs.
For dinner, graze on charcuterie boards, small plates and large share plates, plus sample a couple of delectable puddings. There’s salt and pepper barramundi wings, borean beef tartare, cured kingfish toasts or slow-roasted Jap pumpkin. Or if you can’t decide, Whistle & Flute’s Feed Me menu is a seasonal feast of epic proportions.
Whistle & Flute isn’t trying to reinvent the wheel, it just wants to provide great food and drink in a beautiful, laidback environment. If you ask us, it’s doing all that and more.