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La Musette Cafe and Gallery

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by Jenny Rossiter (subscribe)
Writer, photographer, educator, explorer of places new, with a passion for adding fun back into life.
Published November 17th 2014
A new world of flavour
In a tucked away side street not far from the bustle of Jetty Road Glenelg, La Musette is making a name for itself with the two wheeled expresso drinkers of the coast.

You don't have to be on the Strava leaderboard to stop here. The friendly smiles and smart kit of those that do arrive on two wheels just add to the appeal.

La Musette Cafe and Gallery
It's all smiles at La Musette
Photograph by Jenny Rossiter

Steve is passionate about his coffee. Confronted by two skim milk cappuccino drinkers, he endeavoured to educate us while creating a brew we would enjoy. 'Cows don't produce skim milk,' he stated. Steve's milk of choice is Pure Jersey Full Cream Milk from the Alexandrina Cheese Company. We had to agree our Thai Coffee and Red Russian started with the most delicious thick foam topping and were good to the last drop. The beans were specially chosen, freshly ground and processed through a siphon. Steve loves the siphon for it's full powered brew, incredible smoothness and distinct flavour profile. He believes it adds a whole new world of subtlety to the experience. Our dining guests, with their recently converted European palettes, chose black siphon coffee with a cold press on the side.

Vintage signs, La Musette Cafe and Gallery

Customers are welcomed into Steve's and Kat's healthy lifestyle habits as they step through the door. Coffee comes in real mugs, not take away cups, so that you sit down and enjoy companionable conversation. Artificial sweeteners are pleasingly absent, but if needed, you can add unprocessed sugar to your brew from the bowl on each table.

La Musette Cafe and Gallery
Steve describing the siphon process
Photograph by Jenny Rossiter

If you are riding solo, a selection from the library of cyclists' quality reading material will keep you company over a coffee. Admiring the engraved quotations adorning the walls is a source of amusement. Any of these, or other sayings, can be made to order as a vintage sign.

la musette cafe and gallery, vintage signs

Every where you turn, your eye is caught by artistically displayed jewellery, watches, clever quotations and interesting art pieces.

La Musette Cafe and Gallery, jewelry, art, watches
Books to browse and treasures to buy
Photographs by Jenny Rossiter

La Musette Cafe and Gallery
'Le Grande Desorde' shared by two
Photograph by Jenny Rossiter

Food is healthy, generous and delicious. Faced with the difficult decision of savoury or sweet choices, Kat offered us two half serves of 'Le Grande Desorde' (a deconstructed omelette) with delightful tomato relish, followed by fluffy Banana Pancakes with poached peaches and pears. Cream for him and yoghurt for her, a most intuitive decision by Kat.

La Musette Cafe and Gallery
Our two half serves of Banana Pancakes with poached fruit and creamy topping
Photograph by Jenny Rossiter

Food is not served in a 'musette' - a disposable cotton shoulder bag handed to riders during a race - but on an eclectic collection of plates with vintage cutlery, accompanied by a traveller's collection of teaspoons.

Vintage signs, La Musette Cafe and Gallery

La Musette Cafe and Gallery
Personalised coffee in a personalised mug is all part of the service
Photograph by Jenny Rossiter

On Saturdays, Paul from Cycle2U is available from 10.00am to service or repair your bike while you refuel your body.

Cycle2U, La Musette Cafe and Gallery
Photograph Cycle2U

La Musette Cafe and Gallery
The feet stop pedalling when the flag goes out
Photographs by Jenny Rossiter

La Musette
I am rather inclined to agree, Stephanie!
Photograph by Jenny Rossiter

Next time you are on a ride, breakaway from the pack and sprint to La Musette.
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Why? For a great brew with an artistic view
When: Saturday & Sunday 8.00-4.00ish
Tuesday & Thursday 3.00-9.00ish
And other times when the flag is out
Where: 3/15 Mosely Street Glenelg
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