The Whistle Stop Cafe Restaurant & Antiques – Goolwa, SA
7 Hay Street, Goolwa, SA, 5214
Being literally two minutes walk from where I spend my days, I have often drifted past this cafe, read the sign, and thought of that horrible movie that I was made to watch in English class at high school.* So finally, this week, I managed to get over there and check it out. The place has a really nice vibe about it – while not being large for a restaurant, the aesthetic quality of the interior is comfortable, while not being ‘try-hard.’ It has a full menu restaurant service – but I can not comment on this, as to date all I have sampled is the coffee. So, to the review:
Latte Quality – Good – I think I was the first coffee of the day, so that may have altered the taste – bud not bad.
Cost – $3.50 – so about average
Coffee Supplier – South Australia’s own Coffeeworld
Fair Trade – No indication in store, nor on the coffee world website.
Venue Suitable for:
- Quiet Chat – Yes – seating both inside and out – but I would avoid meal times, as the number of cars/people increases dramatically.
- Deep and Meaningful – again, Yes – particularly if you are there first thing in the morning – around 10am is good.
- Study and Reflection – also Yes – if you go there when it opens, and order a coffee – it would be a great place to read a book for a couple of hours.
* – Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)