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Flying Fish Café – Port Elliot, SA

No. 1 The Foreshore, Horseshoe Bay, Port Elliot, SA, 5212

The Flying Fish Café has got to have one of the best locations of any café anywhere in the world – within metres of the beautiful Horseshoe Bay, Port Elliot -on South Australia’s South Coast.  Locally, the only place that comes close would have to be Bombora@Goolwa Beach – for for sheer ambiance, and good sea air – you just can’t go past ‘The Flying Fish Café.’  This place again came at a recommendation of a friend and colleague, who always visits this place for a quiet coffee and some reflection, whenever he is the neighbourhood – but I will have to admit, that my first experience was not wonderful.  The location is beautiful, but the sound of the waves gently caressing the shore, was almost entirely drowned out by the stereophonic rubbish of a local FM station allegedly playing ‘Today’s Hits…..’ and while the website states that the place is open for coffee until 5pm, when I was there it was just before 4pm and they were turning out the lights, stacking the chairs and trying to pray me out – while not actually asking me to leave…but those things aside – to the all important coffee review.

Latte Quality – Good – aroma, flavour, colour – were all there – there was just an abnormally large amount of foam in the small cup.

Cost – $3.00 – which is good, but the latte glass is smaller that others available in the area.

Coffee Supplier – Jasper

Fair Trade –  No – well at least not to my knowledge.  I actually had to ask about who the coffee suppliers were, as there was no indication anywhere in the store.  Jasper’s are pro-Fairtrade, so the coffee here could be…

Venue Suitable for:

  • Meeting – with the music being the dominant sound, a low-key meeting could be achieved.
  • Quiet Chat, Study/Reflection – probably in the cooler months when things are less busy – and probably best served if you can get a table outside, away from the wind.

The Flying Fish Café is also a well known restaurant – however this was closed during the reviewers visit.

Pronto Fine Food Merchants – Warrnambool, VIC

Shop 12 ‘Norfolk Plaza’ 743 Raglan Parade, Warrnambool VIC 3280

This place was a great little discovery and salvaged my somewhat disappointing coffee experience of my return to Victoria.  Situated in an ‘old style’ plaza (bunch of shops which face a squeezy carpark) Pronto Fine Food Merchants is everything you’d expect from this kind of store – the walls were lined with so much interesting stuff that it would have made an old school apothecary blush – and whenever you find Maggie Beer’s jars it reminds me of home.  The service was friendly and attentive and while the shop is open 7 days per week until 6 pm if you want to get a seat, get there early!

Latte QualityExcellent!

Cost – $3.70 – for a large latte in a mug which is excellent value.

Coffee SupplierJasper Coffee

Fair Trade – Yes – Jasper’s Fair Trade Nicaragua Matagalpa

Venue Suitable for:

  • Study and Reflection – If you can get a table (2 tables inside, 2 outside).
  • Chat/D&M – again, only if you can get a table – but well worth a visit just for the coffee!
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