The Coffee Palace – Victor Harbor, SA

35 Ocean Street, Victor Harbor, SA, 5211

Last week, I had made an effort to come and grab a coffee here at the recommendation of a congregation member – but when I walked past – the place was full and aesthetically it really did nothing for me – I commented that it seemed to be attached to the hardware store – so I went elsewhere, and discovered the Two Bees Café. However being back in the Harbor City once again, I thought that I would ‘suck it up princess’ and try out this other new place, so….let me begin my saying an emphatic

SORRY that I judged you on your appearance – serious hand slapping going on – because the experience was great!  While the place does look like it is an adjunct of the Victor Harbor Hardware Store – and for good reason – because it is, the customer service was fantastic and the coffee was great.  And once you are in there, the place is actually really nice and calming.  So, again, ‘Sorry.’  According to the website:

Nestled in one of Victor Harbor’s oldest buildings, originally opened as The Coffee Palace which was built in 1886, the aroma of freshly ground coffee and sumptuous treats await. Relax in our pleasant surroundings and reacquaint yourself with old friendships – or begin new friendships as Judy and the team pamper to your every whim.

Latte Quality – Excellent! – as I sat reading the aroma of the coffee actually lured me towards it – doesn’t happen very often, but it did here.

Cost – $3.50 – which is average for a regular sized latter – but this one came in an above average sized cup.  You may notice in the picture that it is a double lined insulated cup, which voids that occasional latte burnt finger syndrome.

Coffee Supplier – Aroma Fresh

Fairtrade – no indication instore that this is Fairtrade coffee, although Aroma Fresh to offer a Fairtrade blend.

Special Notes – You get a free coffee caramel with your cup; breakfast is served until 2:30pm and they also serve light meals and lunches and a wide variety of sweet things – including the all important gluten free options.

Venue Suitable for:

  • Quiet Chat, Deep and Meaningful, Study – Depending on what time of the day it is. I drove past before having lunch and the place was packed, both inside and out on the footpath tables, yet when I went back at just after 2pm – I was the only person there for a large period of time….
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Posted on July 28, 2011, in Aroma Fresh, Café, Gluten Free, Victor Harbor and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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