aquacaf – Goolwa, SA
Barrage Road, Goolwa, SA, 5214
Having made previous declarations about finding the ‘best coffee’ in ______ and then returning to find that with a different barrista that the coffee is somewhat ordinary, I decided at a ‘Let’s Catch Up for a Coffee’ team meeting, that the next time I find ‘the best coffee in _____’ that I will test my findings twice before posting. So what follows is the result of two different visits and two different barristas.
I have finally found the best coffee in Goolwa – hands down, without a doubt – stop the presses (paper, garlic, flower, wine or otherwise) you can stop your searching. Even before moving down here I had heard about the aquacaf, so I was keen to try it – but after several attempts to sample their wares and always finding the place closed, I moved on to other places. However recently, needing a place for a coffee and a chat type meeting, I decided to give them another go and ‘hazar!’ they were open, and ‘hazar’ the coffee was fantastic. On my first visit I always went halves with my co-meeter in a custard, caramel noodle thing which was just to die for! Located on the Goolwa Channel, with views back towards the bridge, and over towards the barrages – it is another fine example of Goolwa’s unrivaled cafe views. With both indoor and outdoor seating, it is a great place for lunch and a coffee – as long as you are hungry and/or thirty on Thursday through Monday. Also, be aware that they have a $20 minimum spend if you want to use a card of any sort (kind of annoying when you only want 2 coffees).
Latte Quality – Lattastic! – sampled twice to make sure – and both times it was near perfect!
Cost – $4.00 – for a large latte in a mug.
Coffee Supplier – Mahalia Coffee
Fair Trade – No at the aquacaf – at least there were no signs to indicate such – but Mahalia do do a few Fair Trade coffee blends.
Venue Suitable for:
- Quiet Chat – definitely – plenty of seating indoors and out
- Deep and Meaningful – Yes – as above – inside is noisy enough to cover any confidentialities, but not too noise that you need to shout.
- Study and Reflection – Yes – I would be tempted to do so on a sermon preparation reading Monday…