date of visit: Friday 1 June 2012
Another trip to Glenelg and another opportunity to try somewhere different for a coffee and cake. I was tempted by Tasca Viva‘s churros for $10 but we walked passed and hit Crema. The bonus here was that there was plenty of space – a Friday afternoon at the beginning of winter meant that there were only a few other patrons and we were able to nab the sofas in the front window.
There was a reasonable selection of cakes from which to choose and there was a bit of umming and aahing, especially while we established whether or not the giant slice of Toblerone mousse cake was one portion or two. It was one (for $5.50) so we decided to split it. Added to that were some small, plain(ish) biscuits and babycino (for the baby) and two cafe lattes. That all came to just under $15.
Splitting the cake turned out to be a sage decision because even then we couldn’t finish it (in the picture it has been already started on) and we were impressed that the weak cafe latte came out weak. You would be surprised at how many places are apparently incapable of making a weak coffee. The cake was really good too – very rich and sweet and absolutely not good for you at all.
Service was a bit iffy – while the waitress was affable enough she was also a bit distracted and had to be reminded to bring out the biscuits. I’d be interested to see if there is a bit more focus when the restaurant is busier …
That said – an enjoyable café experience. Not artisan or gourmet, perhaps, but it ticked the boxes at a sensible price.
Crema On Jetty
10 Jetty Rd
Glenelg SA 5045
phone: (08) 8294 1431