Cecelia writes stories & tutors English. Her ONLINE POETRY COURSE is available on openlearning, and she has several books in print.
Cecelia's articles are illustrated with photos by Allan who enjoys photography.
The Morgan Riverview Cafe delivers exactly what it promises – good food which can be eaten sitting under the verandah or outdoor alfresco area with breathtaking views of the Murray River. It is situated in a historic building which started its career as a Newsagency around 1878!
During the day, they have typical takeaway fare including, fish and chips, yiros, hot dogs, burgers, chicko rolls, soft drinks, coffee and tea. In the evening, they turn into a pizza shop and make an excellent range of tasty pizzas.
When we visited, we were only feeling "peckish". This meant we were not in the mood for heavy food and were in the mood to be fussy. We ordered minimum chips to share. My friend is allergic to seafood, so he ordered pineapple fritters and I noticed "fresh hot doughnuts" were $1.50 each, so I ordered two.
When our food arrived, we were very pleased. The sign had promised the minimum chips would feed two, and it did! The chips were nicely presented in a large bowl, seasoned with chicken salt and so crisp and crunchy. I love crunchy chips! My friend enjoyed his pineapple fritters, which were fresh and homemade. I loved my cinnamon doughnuts. In the city, we do have donut shops but generally, takeaway stores do not produce their own, so fresh and hot!
The doughnuts were also a little bit crispy – but I enjoyed this. When doughnuts are cold (or cream filled) they can be quite "heavy", but these home-made doughnuts had just the right sugared outside edge and a slight crunch as you bit into them – then, of course, they were gone as they were also light inside.
View of the Murray River from cafe seating - Photo by Allan