Sweet treat lovers and gluten-tolerant friends, this one goes out to you. Adelaide’s Famous Poffertjes Parlour is ready to roll into the Adelaide Central Market with their delicious dough rounds.
From Tuesday 4 until Saturday 29 April, the institution is opening a pop-up cart smack bang along ‘The Long Silver Wall’ on the Gouger Street end of the famed Central Market.
Adelaide’s Famous Poffertjes Parlour have been providing the people of Adelaide since 1971, when owner Irene Tredrea’s mother brought the idea Down Under from the Netherlands.
If you’re unfamiliar with poffertjes, the fluffy morsels are reminiscent of bite-sized pancakes and are often served with powdered sugar and butter, and sometimes a little cinnamon and cream too if you’re feeling adventurous.
The dessert puffs were a popular Dutch snack widely available at carnivals and festival around the country dating back hundreds of years; and the staple meal can still be enjoyed at cafes and restaurants to this day.
Adelaide’s Famous Poffertjes Parlour has made a name for itself around the state for a solid 52 years, popping up at vibrant spots like the Adelaide Fringe and The Royal Show, and now the central location in the Adelaide city centre.
This time ’round, Irene is creating the pop-up herself which will resemble an old-style cart from generations ago; re-using old copper bits from their former crepe store, Bruxelles on Henley Beach Road in Mile End.
Irene’s family poffertjes recipe has been passed down for four generations – it’s top secret and debatably the best in our neck of the woods. So if you want tradition in your mouth through the medium of gluten and sugar, Adelaide’s Famous Poffertjes Parlour is the place to be.
And if you’re not here in South Australia this April, never fear, Adelaide’s Famous Poffertjes Parlour will back at their Adelaide Central Market pop-up location from 27 June to 15 July, then again from
3 until 21 October this year.