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Zest Cafe

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by Natasha Stewart (subscribe)
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Published August 20th 2011
From the outside Zest Cafe could pass itself off as a tropical beach cabana, but inside you'll find a trendy cafe that serves tasty breakfast and lunch all day. Whether you're looking for somewhere for a quick drink, or if you want to sit down for a meal, Zest is worth a visit.

You can order lunch or breakfast at Zest, at any time of the day. They do have separate breakfast and lunch menus, with options that are better suited to each, but you are welcome to choose from either.

Most of your usual breakfast options are available, but a recommendation are their hot options, especially in colder months when they are a real winter warmer. Light options available include muesli, greek yoghurt, or fruit salad. Simple choices like toast, bagels, and croissants are also available. If you're looking for something sweeter then the pancakes are a good choice. Hot choices include your usual egg and bread options, but for an interesting option try the 'Hottie', a baked risotto cake of spinach and basil, with choritzo sausage and salsa.

At lunch time you can choose from light meals of bruchetta, turkish bread, or salads. Their baguettes, bagels, and turkish breads have a range of toppings, and there are other more filling options if that is what you're after. When you're there check out the special boards for any options not usually on their menu, and save some room for something sweet from their cake selection.

Zest are licensed, so this means that you can enjoy a glass of beer or wine with your meal, or even a gin and tonic if you need it. Non-alcoholic options include some great coffee using organic 'John B' blend fair trade coffee beans, or freshly squeezed juices where you can choose your flavour combination. If you chose to enjoy a coffee then Zest take the humble biscuit a step further but including a miniature pastry with your drink. If you're after something a bit more indulgent you can try an iced chocolate or iced mocha.

Zest isn't the cheapest place to grab a meal, but all of its options are of good quality. Table service means you have plenty of time to sit down and contemplate your meal, without having to worry about getting up and ordering. All of the staff are very friendly, and it is a really cosy place to sit. While you're there you can also enjoy, and buy if you like, some art work from local artists.

You can book a table at Zest from Monday to Saturday, but on Sundays there are no bookings so you'll just have to turn up and hope for a table.
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Why? Fierce food and friendly service
When: 8am-6pm 7 days a week
Where: Sussex Street, Glenelg
Cost: $15-$20 for a meal and a drink
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