Category Archives: Farmers Market

the green room on high street – Willunga, SA

2 High Street, Willunga, SA, 5172

In my part of the world, Willunga is the place to go for good quality locally produced organic food, live music and quality coffee – so it should not come as a surprise to anyone to find such a positive review for another of Willunga’s top notch cafés. ‘the green room on high street [lower case by their design] eco-emporium & tea-fé’ is, as you would expect situated near the start of High Street, Willunga – or from my end “at the bottom of the hill.” It seems, from the outside, to be an eclectic mix of  café come studio come haberdashery come interesting nic-nac come alternative hang out come, come, come….it is hard to put in one box.  We ventured in after another successful outing to the Willunga Farmer’s Market and based on coffee alone – it was well worth the effort.  You can also get light lunches, snacks, sweets and all sorts – and on another visit, I will take one for the team and sample their food – but now to the all important coffee and locale review….

Latte Quality – Excellent – aroma, flavour, colour – brilliant!  It would have gone in straight as a ‘Lattastic’ but with my change in policy, it will need a follow-up to confirm such a high rating.

Cost – $3.50 – for a cup which is around the mark.

Coffee SupplierThe Coffee Works – Black Mountain

Fair Trade –  The store itself is very Pro-Fairtrade, however the coffee itself – being organic Australian grown and roasted is not Fairtrade (it does not need to be)

Venue Suitable for:

  • Meeting – Quiet Chat – Study and Reflection – As I ventured in on a Farmer’s Market day – you could barely move, let alone think and reflect – however there are plenty of tables both inside and out and I am sure it would be a great place for such pastoral activities during the week.  I hope to return there in the near future.

Piccalo Espresso – Willunga, SA

Willunga Farmers Market, Willunga, SA, 5172

If you have a few hours spare on a Saturday morning, why not take a drive up or down the coast, depending on where home is for you, and head to the award winning* Willunga Farmers Market?  After parking your car and hiking back to the market, held every Saturday from 8:00am till 12:30pm in the Willunga Town Sqaure, make sure before you ‘Meet the grower and taste the region’ that you locate the Piccalo Espresso coffee cart (read: heavily modified trailer) and grab yourself a latte.  You can then enjoy wandering around the many and varied stalls of quality local produce, gourmet foods and wines, and organic plants.

Latte Quality – Exellent – I was told previously that it was the ‘best coffee on the peninsula’ – and they are probably right, but I always find it hard to judge when drinking out of cardboard. But it certainly was not a bad coffee!

Cost – $3.50 for a member of the Farmers Market – $3.85 for non-members [a membership to the Willunga Farmers Market is $35 annually]

Coffee SupplierMahalia Coffee from Robe, South Australia.

Fair Trade – not served by Piccalo at Willunga, but Mahalia do three varieties of Fair Trade Coffees.

Venue Suitable for:

  • Casual get together with friends who share a love of good food and good coffee.

* [Vogue Australia 2009 Entertaining and Travel – Outstanding  Farmers Market]

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