La Musette was an art gallery for quite some time, and like some local businesses in the area, created a cafe component. The menu is simple and the ingredients are based on seasonal produce. There’s a baguette, a burger and their signature dish, The Big Mess, which is an oversized omelette. To accompany the meals, they offer locally roasted coffee that is brewed in siphons, as well as other hot and cold beverages.
The cafe is made up of a single small room that is filled with all sorts of artwork and knick knacks. There’s a small kitchen setup at the back along with the ghetto coffee roaster laboratory. Seating is limited with a communal table inside, and a few more furnishings out on the pavement.
For lunch, I had the Le Grande Desordre (The Big Mess) which is a deconstructed omelette with onion, mushrooms, tomato, zucchini and cheese served on herby toast with a side salad and tomato relish. The omelette was generous in size with a light fluffy texture, and the addition of cheese created random bits of gooeyness. The fresh seasonable vegetables were full of natural flavours and were complimented by the subtly sweet tomato relish. The side salad was fresh and crisp, while the locally sourced bread was lightly toasted and topped with the right amount of herbs and olive oil. This dish ticked all the boxes in term of portion size and taste, and is a favourite among customers.
Pikelets are mini pancakes that are offered with their own roasted coffee. The fruit that comes with the pikelet will depend on the season, and in this case, blueberries were mixed in the batter. Topped with fresh strawberries and raspberries, the sweetness of the fruit worked well with the soft and fluffy texture of the pikelets.
The people that run this cafe are some of the friendliest people I’ve ever met. It’s their passion for what they do that makes this place so great. While the menu is small, they stick what they’re good at and give their regular customers what they’re after. It uniqueness gives this place so much character and personality, and because of this, it becomes the perfect place to relax. While very popular with the tourists, it’s like the hidden gem in Glenelg.
WHERE: 15 Moseley St, Glenelg