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Published December 23rd 2015
Nice coffee at funky new cafe
Part way through a road trip we stopped in at new cafe Food + Drink based on some good reviews.
It's a surprising location, located within a brand new build alongside an IGA. However, it is clear that great attention has been put to giving this space warmth and character, no mean feat. There are surprising details at every turn, including the flooring.
Our party of five (two adults three children) were quickly accommodated with a high chair, colouring in sheets and pencils at the ready. The children were immediately engrossed so I had a moment to myself to peruse the great selection of reading material on offer!
After a long drive coffee was first on the agenda. Sometimes a scary proposition when trying a new place but we were very happy with our flat whites.
There was a small but ample children's selection on the menu, we went with the toasted sandwiches and some chips to share. The chips were thin fries which isn't something you see very often, sometimes change is nice. The toastie didn't quite satisfy our growing seven year old but was plenty for the younger one.
The adults tried out the pulled pork and slaw roll (special of the day) and fish and chips. Presentation, much like the building, was impeccable. Perhaps with some over-anticipation, the burger didn't quite live up to my fellow diner's expectations. However, the fish and chips was good. The fish came with two fillets which made sharing meals a breeze. Both dishes were sized well.
We were the only diners (bar one) at the time so the space felt slightly cavernous, however with the building layout it was not awkward like it can sometimes be. I'm sure during peak times the place comes alive.
The display fridge had a mesmerising array of goodies. The cheesecake in particular was tempting me, but today was all about lunch. It's a shame because we all left really wishing this was our local, I guess we just have a reason to come back this way.