I write, read, travel, garden, renovate, work, drink coffee - all the usual things. My lovely partner often accompanies me, and of course my constant companions, two feisty terriers, are never far from my side. We live in and enjoy South Australia.
Published April 22nd 2018
Lunch in George Street
Cafe Moonta may not be the most original name for a cafe in Moonta. Keeping the philosophy simple seems to be the aim at Cafe Moonta.
Menu items are fresh, delivered hot and service is friendly.
There is plenty to choose from in a country-kitchen range of food, from open grills to crumbed chicken and a range of pies and pasties if you want something hot, to a selection of tempting baked goodies if you want a cake with a cuppa or a dessert or treat.
Lunch is a busy time at Cafe Moonta and the bakery and chicken items in the heated display cabinet sellout quickly. If you're late (like I was on this day) you will get the last, slightly dried-out, pie in the warmer. I'm not complaining, I was simply pressed for time. I could have ordered a lovely hot quiche or other dish to be heated and served with salad and chips. The tiny patty-pan cheesecake that I ordered with my coffee was delicious, and coffee was excellent.
Cafe Moonta seems to have a thing for colourful images of Combi Vans, which lend a bit of character to an otherwise very utilitarian space. The cafe is further decorated with the same trite inspirational sayings that we see everywhere now, those "Live, Laugh, Love" type things, which will obviously appeal to a broad cross-section of the population.
There is not a lot to break-up the noise in the cafe which does get loud when it's busy. A few well-placed palms could help to lower the decibels. There are tables indoors and outdoors, as well as stools at the window-bench along the front for individuals who like to watch the street while they eat.