Not only an excellent café and restaurant, the Tin Cat café has funky, retro fifties furniture and local artwork on the walls. Originally built in 1858 as a four roomed residence it was used as a bakery by various owners from 1866 to 1970, then restored as a gallery under the ownership of acclaimed painter David Bromley. Known as "Maggies" in the 70's and 80's, it became the Tin Cat Café in 1998.
Part of the delightful front room that seats 40. Image by writer.
Open for lunch and dinner, the Tin Cat Café offers a range of brunch options as well as excellent 1645 coffee. They have the usual staples or you can choose from brunch specials and a range of extras. The rhubarb loaf with strawberries and ricotta was tempting, but I settled for "The Standard", whilst my friend opted for the eggs "Florentine".
My favourite The Standard includes free range eggs, crispy Churchill's bacon, roast tomatoes and button mushrooms. Image by writer.
The thing I like most about the Tin Cat café is that it feels like you are walking into someone's house. The service is always very good and the staff friendly and attentive. For meat lovers, the Tin Cat café also do an interesting "Bacon steak" with Barossa Valley spec, fried eggs, maple syrup and roast sweet potatoes.
The bright Interior coloured ceiling of the back room. Image by writer.
The best cafe Ive found - THE MOCKINGBIRD LOUNGE CAFE.....on The Broadway at Glenelg South. Its more than a cafe : its a bookshop, has Book Clubs, Writers Groups, Knitters Club, new garden area to relax. This weekend there's a Pop-Up Vintage Shop happening. Every week Stacey, the enterprising owner, comes up with another new surprise for her customers. Top Spot for everything.
From: Cathy - a very happy customer.