One gorgeous, autumn Saturday afternoon, my husband and I were in search of some donuts. Our search was unsuccessful for by 3PM the majority of bakeries were shut or emptied of their delicious, fried goods. 3PM isn’t a particularly late time in the day, especially on a weekend, but so often the cravings hit when there is no bakery open to fulfil them. Thankfully, the genius idea of 24-hour bakeries exists here in Adelaide, open all hours and often public holidays too, so there is no barrier to your satisfaction. Enjoy Cafe and Bakery in Norwood is one such 24-hour donut provider, and open on this particular sunny Saturday afternoon.
Norwood is a gorgeous area of town; the facade of the bakery, however, is one to make a graphic designer squirm. It certainly stands out. It sits on the corner of a busy intersection with ample parking in the surrounding streets. As you walk up to the bakery you can smell the baking and once inside you are met by a large collection of standard bakery goods. For the donuts you had the choice of berliners as well as ring donuts both large and small. The large donuts were easily double that of the small ones, but only $1 more in price making the choice easy. The man behind the counter was as friendly and smiley as I had ever met and gave every customer a big smile.
As we sat eating out donuts in the warm, setting sun outside the bakery the friendly server reappeared at my side. On a plate he offered a fresh cinnamon-jam berliner, still warm from the frier. The berliner was delicious, melting in our mouths with jam abundantly squelching out the sides. With the fresh dough smell, the warm autumnal air and the taste of a delicious donut on my tongue my brain was flooded with nostalgia, memories of fair rides and donuts at fall carnivals. I mention the berliner for it was a donut worthy of a mention, unfortunately just not meeting the criteria of this blog.