Tango Turtle Retro Art Café – Willunga, SA

30 High Street, Willunga, SA, 5172

Willunga is quickly becoming the place to go for a ‘café crawl’ – with the Tango Turtle joining the ranks of my reviewed cafés in Willunga, with still as least three more to go.  Situated in a reborn Petrol Station, the Tango Turtle is decked out to reflect the third and fourth words in its over long full name, replete with an eclectic assortment of linoleum topped kitchen tables and chairs from the 50s, 60s and 70s of last century.  The walls of the Turtle are used to display the works of local artists, while the former drive through area features plenty of outdoor seating and umbrellas.

I ventured in mid-morning on a Willunga Farmer’s Market Saturday – when the town of Willunga is full to bursting with people – to find that other than a full table outside, and a woman sitting guard at the door – I was the only person in the place – and still, most of the waiting staff were too busy to offer me service – leaving it to the barista to eventually take my order.  Then while I was waiting (not really any space in which to do so) I was asked to move so that an old lounge chair could be moved back into a 45 degree angle relevant to the table by a staff member who appeared out of nowhere – this despite the blackboard at street level saying ‘great coffee and great service’ – this is actually my third time here (first intentional review) and this was my best customer service experience – but to the coffee review.

Latte Quality – Good – lovely flavour profile – hinting at some caramel and smokey undertones – occasional bitter aftertaste which intrigued me – and just a smig on the hot side of things – the machine was a trendy looking Ruggero.

Cost – $3.80 for a regular – which is above the average, and $4.80 for a large take away – which is pretty high.

Coffee Supplier – La Crema

Fair Trade – Yes – with the logo proudly displayed around the café.

Customer Service –   – acknowledged my presence and value as a carbon based entity – but not much more – one of the dangers in advertising ‘great service’ – is that you expect it…

Special Notes – has been featured on Postcards

Venue Suitable for:

  • Quiet Chat,  Deep and Meaningful, and/or Study and Reflection – Probably all of these things, as there is plenty of indoor and outdoor seating – and it is an internode wireless internet hotspot and it wasn’t busy on Willunga’s busiest day of the week (where the place across the street was full – to be reviewed soon), so…..
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Posted on September 5, 2011, in Café/Gallery, Fairtrade, La Crema, Willunga, Wireless Internet and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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