Monthly Archives: July 2009

Mocha on Railway – Goolwa, SA

2/9 Railway Terrace, Goolwa, SA, 5214

I used to be a frequent customer of a great little cafe on the Kingsway, Glen Waverley called Mocha Joes – so I was intrigued and keen to try out this cafe.  Coincidentally, they used the same font to display their ‘Mocha’ name…not sure.  My wife and I had lunch here a few months back – and were suitably impressed with the high quality, generous portioned cafe food – great for light meals, or dinner.  There is seating for six outside, with great views back over the park towards the main street, and the inside is decked out in modern ambient cafe styling – featuring local abstract art on the walls.

Latte Quality – Good – a 30 second foam/sugar ratio. A little strong for my liking, but the best coffee of the day hands down.

Cost – $2.90 – which is good, and the glasses are bigger than latte average.

Coffee SupplierGrinders Coffee

Fair Trade – No. No mention in store, or on the Grinders home page.

Venue Suitable for:

  • Quiet Chat – It would be a great location for this, whether seated inside or out.
  • Deep and Meaningful –Yes – see above.
  • Study and Reflection – it is not busy with meals, this would probably be a great location – being slightly back off the main street, you need to know where it is to find it – which is good for locals, bad for business.

Cafelicious – Goolwa, SA

9 Cadell Street Goolwa, SA

This little cafe on the main street in Goolwa, is a great place to catch up with friends, have a nice cafe style meal, or sit outside and just watch the world go by.  With great outdoor seating, it is perfect for that pit stop while walking the dog, or riding the bike (lycra-optional), and inside there is comfortable seating – a wall mounted plasma screen TV (not sure why?) and local art lines the walls (other than the plasma, of course). Over a couple of visits, food wise I have tried the Salt & Pepper Squid, which was OK (more batter than squid), the wedges (very generous serve) and the crispy baby octopus (which if you leave to long, looses its crispyness..) But onto the coffee….

Latte Quality – Passable – little foam to speak of, in a typical (on the small size these days) latte glass – but nothing to write home about.

Cost – $3.20 – a bit on the high side.

Coffee SupplierAltura Coffee

Fair Trade – No.

Venue Suitable for:

  • Quiet Chat – I would say so – the inside rooms have plenty of noise (cramped tables, TV set and is echoey) but the seats on the veranda – which have heaters for cooler weather – or the seating closer the road would be fine.
  • Deep and Meaningful –Possibily – see above.
  • Study and Reflection – probably not – it is more restauranty, than cafe like inside.
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