Flyover Fritterie started as a hole-in-the-wall in the CBD but soon gained popularity amongst foodies looking to indulge in a bit of flavour and spice. Now moving away from its backstreet digs, the humble eatery with its cosy fritters and chai has quickly expanded to the inner city suburb of Redfern. At the new outpost you’ll find the familiar smorgasbord of Indian snacks and delightful chai. Although much bigger than its CBD counterpart, it encapsulates the same vibe and energy that the brand has become much loved for.
Flyover Fritterie, Redfern
The brainchild of owner Gunjan Aylawadi, the eatery and chai bar specialises in Indian pakoras — A spiced fritter packed with delicious fillings. These bite-sized snacks along with chai are often associated with Indian monsoons and evoke warm feelings of nostalgia for people from the subcontinent. Aylawadi set out to capture this same sentiment via the nourishing recipes and homely decor.
If you haven’t tried their menu yet, get ready for a carb indulgence for the books. There’s a rotating menu of jaffle toasties with fillings that range from potato and peanut chutney, tofu tikka and cauliflower korma. A range of comfort eats include khichdi — a wholesome, creamy stew with dal, seasonal pickles, rice and chutney, mushroom momos, winter greens chaat and more. The highlight of the menu, of course, are the snacky fritters. You’ll find tofu, chilli and seasonal mixed fritters in a predominantly vegan and vegetarian menu.
“We’re thrilled about our new, expanded menu. We offer an array of exciting combinations of street food and regional dishes that challenge the Australian palate for Indian food and show how diverse and intensely colourful Indian food is.” Aylawadi said.
When visiting, it would be criminal not to get your hands on their excellent chai. From chocolate chai to turmeric tonic and Indian filtered coffee, there’s heaps to choose from. For something cold, go for the thandaai — a delightful concoction of sweet almond milk peppered with cardamom, watermelon seeds, saffron and rose.
The dishes are bright, with rich flavour and consistency complimented by the eatery’s relaxed and easy vibe — an ideal spot for a lunch break, a quick takeaway or a lazy catch-up over the weekend.
Flyover Fritterie has successfully brought a new, savvy layer to Indian cuisine in the city. There are no done to death curry or naan dishes. The formula is simple and intimate and is sure to work for every taste and palette.