If we had wings, we’d fly straight to Flyover Fritterie for their dosa potato jaffles, crunchy pakoras (fritters) and spicy chai tea. This Indian street food eatery upgraded from its hole-in-the-wall CBD shop to a two-storey corner restaurant on Redfern’s main drag.
The name, Flyover Fritter, is a tribute to the humble food stands under the overpasses (flyovers) of bustling Indian cities where each cart specialised in one type of street food. They’ve expanded their completely vegetarian menu from only having three types of pakora and chai, plus weekly specials, to a spectacular (and spicy) selection of chaat (savoury snacks), curries, jaffles, burgers and Indian-inspired sweets.
You can’t visit Flyover without a taste of their seasonal vegetable fritters stuffed with a mix of onion, lentil and spinach, tofu or paneer, sabudana (tapioca) vada with beetroot yogurt, or chilli. Don’t worry, you’ll get house mint and tamarind chutneys to balance the heat. These famous fritters are also served as a side with Flyover’s toasties and burgers, including a cauliflower korma jaffle and their ever-so-popular dosa potato jaffle with bomb peanut chutney, devilled cashews and a coconuty crunch.
Cosy up with a coconut lime daal khichri for lunch at the street-facing high-top table downstairs, or settle in for a shared feast in the elegant upstairs dining room. We won’t judge if you even just pop in for dessert where you can pick between a seven-layer honey cake with ginger and chai spices, a rose cardamom kheer (rice pudding), or sea salt besan ladoo.
Flyover Fritterie spiced up their drinks menu with house cocktails like a Chilli Ginger Gimlet, Watermelon Negroni (which they serve table side with a spray of rose mist), and a Spice Trade G&T with ruby grapefruit. Of course, there’s also a mango lassi, Indian filter coffee and three types of chai – traditionally brewed with ginger and cardamom, chocolate chai, or naughty, liquor-spiked chai.