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Twisted Fig Coffee and Lunch Van

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by Karen Ross (subscribe)
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Published February 11th 2023
Enjoy lunch surrounded by flowers
I imagined having lunch surrounded by flowers to be a peaceful and calming experience so when I heard about a lunch van at my local garden centre I added it to my list of places to visit.

Tanya at Twisted Fig
Tanya at Twisted Fig

Twisted Fig Coffee and Lunch Van is run by Goolwa local, Tanya, who has set up her business at Goolwa Garden Supplies on Gardiner Street.

Twisted Fig
Lunch venue Twisted Fig

The setting is casual and intimate and is already proving popular with visitors to the Garden Centre, workers from nearby industries and locals from this general area.

Goolwa Garden Supplies
Goolwa Garden Supplies-more than plants and pots

The Garden Centre stocks decorative rocks, soils, fodder, pet supplies and aquarium equipment as well as a large range of flowers, shrubs and trees.

Surrounded by flowers
Surrounded by flowers

It's primarily the colourful and fragrant blooms that create a serene atmosphere here, making it a perfect place to relax and enjoy a meal. The natural beauty of the flowers, the soft rustling of leaves, and the buzzing of bees and birds chirping in the background, all come together to create an idyllic environment that is both soothing and rejuvenating.

Surrounded by colour
Surrounded by colour

Fountains and fishponds, with their vibrant and graceful aquatic life, add a sense of tranquillity and serenity to the mix.

Goldfish pond
Goldfish pond

Tanya prepares burgers, croissants, hot dogs, salads, buns and wraps on-site so everything is fresh and appealing.

Rolls and wraps at Twisted Fig
Rolls and wraps

A selection of rolls, wraps and salads are made each morning to cater for those looking for a quick take-away meal. A specials board offers menu extras and gluten-free options are available.

Specials at Twisted Fig

I prefer to avoid gluten where possible so chose to order a GF Veggie Burger with avocado, caramelised onion, roast capsicum, spinach and grilled halloumi. It was a taste combination I hadn't previously contemplated but proved to be the perfect choice.

My Gluten Free Bun at Twisted Fig
My Gluten Free Bun at Twisted Fig

The creamy avocado, smokey roasted capsicum, and tangy, fresh spinach created a rich and creamy texture, while the caramelised onions added a note of sweetness. The grilled halloumi added saltiness and crunch. It left me feeling satisfied and happy.

Tanya assured me the locally sourced Kommon Grounds coffee and Fleurieu Milk combination makes an excellent brew so I'm heading back soon at coffee and cake time.
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Why? It's lovely having lunch in a garden
When: Mon-Fri 8am-2pm
Phone: 0480189122
Where: 55 Gardiner Street, Goolwa
Cost: Toasted sandwich $4.50. Salads, wraps and rolls from $8
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This is so cute and I like the portability of the van to move to different locations.
by Gillian Ching (score: 3|6720) 126 days ago
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