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This stylish eatery is situated right across the road from the Woodville Park railway station, well off the beaten track of main roads.
It was the last place I expected to see a cafe in Adelaide, but the carefully restored old building hinting of Art Deco looked clean and inviting. It was still early, and I hadn't found the place I was looking for, so I popped in and asked owner Marguerite.
She was able to tell me exactly where to go (no, not there!) so I set off on my mission. An hour later I returned, tired and hungry.
A few people were eating inside and out, while children played happily with toys on one side of the cafe. This place has a very neighbourly and casual feel to it, and is clearly child friendly with a children's reading corner too.
Curiously there wasn't a menu in sight - I never did find out whether this was because the cafe had only just re-opened after the Christmas break. But there were an assortment of wraps and focaccia rolls on display, so I picked my choice and declined the offer of toasting it. An iced chocolate was perfect to drink on a hot day.
After sitting I was offered water, and a steady stream of locals came in for their brunch while I enjoyed mine. My roast beef wrap with rocket and baby spinach, red onion, cream cheese and Dijon mustard was fresh and tasty.
The iced chocolate was richly flavoured, and had a large dollop of ice cream on top.
The outdoor dining area is well shaded from the morning sun, and there is little traffic to disturb you if eating outside. According to the Facebook page, dogs are welcome, and there is a water bowl outside for Fido.
I asked Marguerite about the name of the cafe, as I hadn't noticed any particular Latino influence in the food. She said the naming reflected the strong local Mediterranean influence, and also the close family associations one finds in Latino culture.
Whatever the reason for its name, this cafe in Adelaide's suburbs is indeed a friendly neighbourhood place, and obviously highly regarded by people in the area.
Pop in and check it out if you are around Woodville. The perfect spot to pick up something for the road if you're travelling by train.