By Blackbird - Desserts on King William Road

BY BLACKBIRD - SHOP 4/100 KING WILLIAM ROAD, GOODWOOD, SA

By Blackbird has always been a Adelaide dessert spot that our Chopping Board team has discussed but for some reason have never gotten around to trying - so I, Mirko, decided to bite the bullet and give this dessert spot a go.

Like many of the haunts on King William Road, Adelaide, this location is quite small and can get very busy.  We arrived before the rush and before you know it, the place was packed. 


Latte, Plum Crumble, Crumble, Brownie, Orange Brownie, Dessert, Adelaide, Food, SAFood, By Blackbird,
Sweets display
Latte, Plum Crumble, Crumble, Brownie, Orange Brownie, Dessert, Adelaide, Food, SAFood, By Blackbird,
As the name suggests - bird themed
The menu consists of both sweet and savoury dishes however I believe that the emphasis is on the sweet.  Unlike many of the other dessert spots that I have frequented and reviewed, the menu here is a little bit more limited.  So if you are after variety - beware.  On order the night that we visited, it looked like there were 5 different cakes/sweets available in addition to some sweet croissants.  After looking at the different items on offer, I decide to go for a latte, plum crumble and a orange brownie with a pistachio cream.

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Latte, plum crumble and brownie - $15 (approx)

First to taste was the brownie.  The orange flavour was definitely apparent in the brownie however was not overpowering.  The pistachio cream was also very subtle in flavour and made for a good combination.  Whilst the size of the brownie appeared to be small, it was quite rich and therefore I think was the perfect size.  This brownie also came with a vanilla cream.

Second on the menu was the plum crumble.  The plum crumble was nice and tart and was a good second alternative which allowed me to cleanse my palette from the rich brownie.  The pastry was short and overall a nice, tasty dish.  Plum crumble also came in apricot and apple alternatives.

Ambiance: 3.5/5 - Cute location, nice catch up for friends - but difficult for large groups (we had 5)
Service: 3/5 - Standard service
Food: 7/10 - Tasty desserts, but a little limited in range.

Overall, Mirko gives By Blackbird 13.5/20 chops on the chopping board.


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2 comments:

  1. Hi Foodie Ling! Yea, i didnt mind the place, would have preferred a little more variety :)

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