Cockles On North – Port Elliot, SA
Corner North Terrace and The Strand, Port Elliot, SA
For those of us fortunate enough to live on south coast – we live the secret that many Adelaidians have discovered, that this is the best part of the state – and none more so (other than where I live, but that goes without saying), than the sleepy bayside (horseshoe) hamlet (between Mon-Fri afternoon during school term) of Port Elliot. Elliot (as it is known my locals) would have been for many – it was for me, growing up – a yearly holiday destination, whether you stayed in the caravan park, a holiday house or in one of the many blocks of Units (we generally stayed in the Dolphins) that surround the picturesque horseshoe bay. In recent years, the main street of Elliot (phone home) – the road that comes from Victor Harbor and goes through to Goolwa via Middleton – aka North Terrace – has undergone a major face lift, and is now replete with cafés, craft shops, second hand book shops – and all those other shops which tend to congregate in Australian seaside towns – not to forget the famous Port Elliot Bakery, which can often be found with que going out the door and down the street. Cockles, is a great café/restaurant centrally located with a great array of outdoor seating should the weather allow. Food is of standard café style – I enjoyed a rather nice Salt & Pepper Squid there once.
Latte Quality – Good – perhaps a bit on the watery side of things, but well presented with the second, in as many reviews, example of some latteart.
Cost – $3.50 for a regular;
Coffee Supplier – Lavazza Coffee
Fair Trade – No indication in store, nor is there any mention by Lavazza on their website.
Venue Suitable for:
- Quiet Chat – During the week (not school holidays) definitely.
- Deep and Meaningful – again, Yes – see above – both inside and out – and PT Elliot is a great place, if confidentiality is a must to grab a take-away coffee and walk the streets.
- Study and Reflection – I have, on a previous study retreat, spent a pleasant morning reading and drinking latte here.