I am a passionate traveller and writer from Adelaide, with an Honours degree in Writing and Creative Communication.
Published February 1st 2013
A treat for your eyes and your tastebuds
Having lived in Adelaide my whole life, I have grown up going on countless trips to the small town of Tanunda. Tanunda, which has recently been seen by people all over the world by featuring as one of the locations in the Tour Down Under, is a small town in South Australia's Barossa Valley region. Whether I was with my family to get a treat at one of the bakeries or with my German class on an excursion to take notes on its history, I have always enjoyed a day at Tanunda.
After having not visited in quite a while, I recently went on a lunch and antiquing date with my mother. We didn't debate long about where to spend this day and both agreed to head to this beautiful town. When driving down the main street and deciding where to have lunch, we were both quite excited to come across a charming, little tearoom/café called Nosh. Stepping through the doorway you are greeted by a small, eclectic gift shop selling cute trinkets and colourful fashion accessories. Once you've passed through the shop you are welcomed into the bright, high ceilinged, café by a wall of plates and teapots, a couple of hanging bikes and some very friendly staff.
While the menu is often changing, between the focaccias, pies, breakfast and lunch specials, as well as the counter full of sweets, there is enough on offer to find something that will surely satisfy you. As I sat under shelves made out of vintage books and ate my food, I realised that it wasn't just my tastebuds gaining from this experience; the rustic presentation of the whole space and the way the food is set out carefully on vintage plates, makes a trip to Nosh a visual feast as well. Colourful decorations hang down from the ceiling while the coffee comes served in decorative mixed and matched mugs and saucers.
While I confess I have only dined at Nosh once, as it is a fairly new discovery for me, I certainly recommend it to coffee and tea lovers. I also recommend not leaving before you have tasted one of their red velvet cupcakes. Moist and topped with tasty icing, it was everything a cupcake should be, leaving a sweet taste in my mouth as I exited the café already planning my return trip. Suitable for everyone from a date with your love, a catch up with your friends or a day trip with your Grandma, Nosh will provide you with an experience you will want to share with everyone!