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Pipi at Middleton

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by Karen Ross (subscribe)
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Published May 6th 2017
Local Cafe, Local Food
I start to feel all sparky and cheerful when I hear of somewhere new to eat. The anticipation of an untried menu, unseen decor and a new experience fills me with excitement and anticipation.

I had been watching the progress of a renovation occurring at a building on the main road at Middleton and had heard on the grapevine that it was to be a new cafe called Pipi.

My very first visit was on a recent sunshiney day. Nice weather also makes me feel sparky and cheerful, so all was boding well for a good experience.

Pipi at Middleton
Pipi at Middleton

Pipi is not a large establishment but it's a light and airy space nestled in a charming garden. We were welcomed by the delightful Stevie who invited us to sit where we liked, inside or out and reassured us that there would be full table service.

A light and airy space
A light and airy space

We chose a table for two inside so that I could check out the decor (and see what others were ordering). I like to have the full experience and leave knowing almost everything.

Pipi menu
Pipi menu

Pipi offers an enticing all-day brunch menu, which includes buttermilk pancakes with lemon curd and ginger crumble, as well as more substantial meals such as the 120g scotch fillet steak sandwich with caramelised onion jam, provolone and chimichurri.

There are daily specials to add variety. And a children's menu with five choices at the very reasonable prices of $5 and $8.

Specials menu
Specials menu

Mum was my lunch companion that day and she chose from the specials menu. Her beef bourguignon pot pie was served with fresh greens including some peppery nasturtium leaves. She allowed me a taste of course. She knows I like to try everything.

Beef bourguignon pot pie
Beef bourguignon pot pie

I was tempted to order the signature dish of Goolwa pipis in white wine, chilli and garlic with Willunga pasta but decided on the roasted beetroot, onion and feta tart. That way I still have the Goolwa pipis to look forward to another time.

Roasted beetroot, onion and feta tart with petite greens
Roasted beetroot, onion and feta tart with petite greens

Both dishes were fresh and wholesome and I could definitely taste love in each of them. The promised table service was attentive, efficient and friendly and the atmosphere at Pipi was calm and pleasant.

Large windows with a garden view
Large windows with a garden view

Mum had a latte and I ordered sparkling water. The absent indulgence of a lunchtime glass of wine was my only disappointment as the menu doesn't extend that far.

The cakes and desserts looked promising for a future visit. Perhaps following on from the pipi-pasta dish.

Pipi is open Wednesday till Friday from 7:30am till 3:30pm. And on weekends from 8am till 3pm.
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Why? Try somewhere new on the south coast
When: Wed-Fri 7:30 - 3:30 Sat/Sun 8-3.
Phone: 08 8554 3921
Where: 25 Goolwa Road Middleton, South Australia, SA 5213
Cost: $9-$25
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Pretty restaurant, Karen - that food looks totally yum!
by Elaine (score: 3|7002) 1016 days ago
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