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Red Shed Palazzo Cafe

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by SimpsonS (subscribe)
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Published September 21st 2016
Relax under the vines while savouring a great cup of coffee
Have you ever driven past a place and thought: "I really must stop and have coffee there one day"? Well, we have done just that while driving passed the Red Shed Palazzo on the corner of Karaka and Jesmond Road in Karaka.

Red Shed Palazzo
Entrance to the Red Shed Palazzo (Photo compliments of SimpsonS)


There were always lots of cars parked outside and my partner and I thought they must serve yummy food to attract the crowds. So today we decided we were going to taste the goodies being served at this, obviously, popular little place.

To enter, you walk through a gate on the side decorated with fabulous paintings on corrugated iron panels. That's right up my alley, so I already liked the place.

Red Shed Palazzo
Unusual artwork which is just up my alley (Photo compliments of SimpsonS)


The inside seating was almost to capacity, but as it was a lovely day, we wanted to sit outside and enjoy the Spring sunshine. We placed our order for cappuccino and I ordered a slice of Chocolate and Banana cake. I had never tried it before, but am always game to try something new.

Red Shed Palazzo
Coffee and cake, anyone? (Photo compliments of SimpsonS)


The garden is divided up into separate little areas, so the tables aren't crammed one on top of the other. We had our own little secluded spot under the vines. Come summer, I can see this garden being even more beautiful than it already is.

Red Shed Palazzo
A secluded place under the vines (Photo compliments of SimpsonS)


Our coffee and cake arrived and they were both delicious. The cake was so decadently rich that my little tummy was saying it was full and my brain was saying - Tough, find some room, we are NOT leaving a morsel on this plate. So my tummy did as it was told, and found some room.

Red Shed Palazzo
Another secluded seating area (Photo compliments of SimpsonS)


They won the Best Rural Cafe Award for 2016, which is, in my opinion, well deserved. I will definitely be visiting this little, hidden gem again very soon.

Red Shed Palazzo
2016 Best Rural Cafe Award (Photo compliments of SimpsonS)


Red Shed Palazzo is open for breakfast and lunch, 7 days per week from 8.30am to 4.00pm. It is fully licensed and can cater for weddings, birthdays or any special occasion.

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Why? Coffee and cake outside
When: 7 Days 8.30 am to 4.00 pm
Where: Red Shed Palazzo, 64 Desmond Road Karaka
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Your Comment
From the outside, it really does look like a place that makes you want to pop in.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|11277) 274 days ago
Great article, Simpson - welcome to Weekend Notes!
by Elaine (score: 3|3785) 275 days ago
Yes...Welcome to Weekendnotes...AWESOME article!
by SocialHummingBird (score: 3|1047) 275 days ago
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