Willunga. it’s a hidden little town, about 50kms south of Adelaide. but these days its becoming not so hidden. beaming with farmers markets, new cafes and restaurants, cellar doors and this beauty of a cafe + providore +homewears store called Three Monkeys Fine Foods.
three monkeys fine foods is on the main street of Willunga, situated next to a beautiful cellar door. they offer inside and courtyard dining, are dog friendly and offer free wifi.
as soon as you walk in you get that sense of feeling at home. there was a log fire roaring, the smell of coffee beans filled the air and the lovely lady behind the counter greeted us with a massive smile. we quickly snagged the best seat in the house- next to the fire, and browsed the menu which was rather long and filled with some delicious options.
I settled on the mexican delight and the other half chose the poached eggs, jamon, tomato on sourdough. We sipped on our lattes (hot tip if you want a latte as big as your head order the large, it is like american size large) and I wandered through the cafe.
The cafe is popping with colour from their beautiful wares- think brightly coloured rugs, bags and woven goods and teapot coseys that bring back memories of grandmas house. To accompany that they have plenty of the fine foods with a variety of local cheeses, cured meats and sides including beautiful olives and capers. Their cabinets are always full with home made salads and tarts and the counter is covered with sweet delights such as lemon curd tarts and imported dark chocolate.
and if your health conscious or have food intolerances they cater for that to, with lots of their meals suited for vegetarians and gluten free options available. their fridge is filled with local wines, ciders and sparkling waters. If your on then run and looking to buy local produce you can always get your hands on some fleurieu milk or willunga pasta.
now back to the breakfast. the tortillas on my stack were nice and crunchy and were complimented perfectly with the avacado, tomato and capsicum salsa. the black bean mix was delicious and bursting with flavour. I am not one for poached eggs (texture freaks me out) but the other half said they were cooked well.
the other halfs jamon was crispy and just the right about of salty. god how I love jamon. there wasn’t many elements to the dish but that didn’t matter because it was done very well and everything was cooked perfectly.
after brekky I folded and bought a lemon curd tart. when I got home I devoured it and let me say it was the bomb. bursting with that zesty lemon flavour with a slightly crumbly base- YUM.
you can find Three Monkeys Fine Foods at 17a High Street, Willunga.