Normanville Kiosk and Cafe

Normanville Kiosk and Cafe


Posted 2018-06-18 by Karen Rossfollow
Normanville is a small coastal town on the west coast of South Australia's Fleurieu Peninsula. It takes around an hour and a half to drive here from Adelaide and only about 40 minutes from Victor Harbor, making it an achievable daytrip from either place.

When a friend invited me to lunch at the , I jumped at the chance to eat seafood by the sea. In the style of Bombora at Goolwa and Star of Greece at Port Willunga, this cafe is also housed in a building which was formerly a beach kiosk, a fact which somehow adds to its appeal.

I headed for Normanville on a wintery Sunday morning and arrived to a moody sky. And a nearby jetty. I was hoping for a jetty.

The windswept car park featured a colourful art installation and an assemblage of vehicles. Cold weather suggested the vehicle occupants were looking for something other than the beach.

Close by I spotted the kiosk-cafe, with a stream of people heading inside, indicating its popularity.

Inside was warm and welcoming with tables and comfy booths, sea-inspired decor and huge windows overlooking the jetty and, of course, a huge expanse of sea.

Our table was fortuitously located next to a window and I was able to admire the stunning sea view, as well as the attractive art dotted around the spacious room.

Since the Kiosk-Cafe is open daily from 8am until 4pm, its menu features breakfast as well as lunch, with coffee and cakes for in between times.

My friend ordered Pipi Pasta featuring our famous Goolwa Cockles. It smelled divine and, by all accounts, tasted that way too.

After watching the popular 'Seafood Medley' dish arriving at nearby tables with predictable regularity, I could not go past this choice myself.

It was indeed a good choice, offering tender, tasty squid, fat prawns and fluffy-white fresh fish fillets in batter. A generous serve of salty, hand-cut chips and a fresh salad completed the dish.

Seafood tastes best when eaten at the beach, don't you think? My meal was no exception and I enjoyed its fishy flavours while watching a winter sea. From the cosy comfort of the kiosk of course.

We finished with a coffee each and resisted dessert. I took note, however, for future visits.

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