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Kuti Shack on Goolwa Beach

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Published February 12th 2020
Celebrating all things local
Everyone's favourite beach café, at Goolwa, has just reopened with a brand new name, fresh new menu and an exciting new approach to showcasing all things local.

Kuti Shack
Kuti Shack. Goolwa.

Goolwa is Australia's first Cittaslow or Slow Town, so it's fitting that Kuti Shack, formerly Bombora Café, celebrates associated Slow values. This exciting project brings together a fishing company; Goolwa Pipi Co, their commercial partners, the Ngarrindjeri people, and three Fleurieu-based chefs. Billy Dohnt, Brendon Roach and Vanessa Button have put together a fabulous menu focussing on locally-sourced, sustainable produce.

Collecting Pipis
Collecting Pipis

The menu features local fish caught by the Hindmarsh Island-based fishing family, the Hoad's, as well as other locally sourced seafood, native indigenous ingredients Fleurieu wines, beer and coffee.

Sashimi Pipis
Sashimi Pipis

Starters include Sashimi Pipis with Samphire and Bloody Mary sorbet, Pipis with XO Sauce and Crusty Dunking Bread, Saltbush crusted Baby Squid and several vegetarian options.

Saltbush Squid
Saltbush Squid

Mains include the much-loved local dish Pipi Pasta, Local Coorong-caught Fish of the Day and Coorong Mulloway wings - a dish designed to be eaten with your hands.

Mulloway Wings
Mulloway Wings

The daily specials board (a surfboard of course) offers further local treats according to seasonal availability.

Kuti Shack, Goolwa PipiCo, Cockles, Goolwa Beach
Specials Board

There's local art at Kuti Shack too. A mural entitled 'Dreaming of Our Lands and Waters', by local artist Cedric Varcoe, adds another creative dimension to this proud enterprise.

Cedric Varcoe, Ngarrindjeri, art
Kuti Shack's fabulous mural by local Ngarrindjeri artist, Cedric Varcoe

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Why? Enjoy Slow food in a Slow Town
When: Every Day 7.30am-5pm, Dinner Friday and Saturday
Phone: 0418 965 163
Where: Goolwa Beach Car Park, Beach Road, Goolwa
Cost: Starters $7.50-$18. Mains $21-$28.
Your Comment
The shack is beautifully decked out with a beachy atmosphere.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|9628) 913 days ago
Looks like I need a trip to Adelaide. I love the 'pipi' bike. Setting looks AMAZING.
by SocialHummingBird (score: 3|1453) 912 days ago
Wow, looks great. Will have to put it on my list to do when I am next in my home state.
by Di Hill (score: 2|598) 922 days ago
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