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Published April 14th 2018
Find a quirky souvenir or gift over coffee
The aim at Taste the Yorke is to promote and provide local produce in a relaxed cafe in the historic town of Moonta. The location is ideal, on the corner of Henry Street and George Street, right opposite the old Town Hall which is now an Art Gallery! Diagonally opposite Taste the Yorke Cafe is shady, green Queens Park.
There is seating indoors and outdoors and plenty of interesting decor to look at and some to buy. Locally made preserves and chutneys are available to take home. Quaint pieces of handmade jewellery are reasonably priced and quite unique. I was interested to see sea-glass earrings!
Other cafes have had success in this historic building, which was originally a butcher's shop in Pioneering Moonta. So I thought it would be fun to try out the new cuisine, new service and new philosophy on offer here.
Given that the cafe was not busy when we arrived and ordered, it seemed to take quite a while for our two dishes to be prepared. And then I wondered why we'd bothered. Home-cooked style food, that leaves me feeling I may as well cook at home. The Vegetable Bake seemed to be full of cauliflower and cheese and little of anything else. The Quiche (no choice of fillings) was very small, and the pastry was dry. The filling was tasty enough. The salad that came with each of these choices was quite a nice fresh garden salad in decent portions.
I'd go there on a day out for a coffee and a baked treat from behind the glass display because I really like the location and it's convenient to everything Moonta. It's easy to spend time at Taste the Yorke Cafe.