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.
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.
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.
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
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.