There are areas in Adelaide that just really work as a community; Port Noarlunga is one of them, with beautiful beaches and great little cafes like Agatha’s. The local café is a popular hot-spot for many as it offers fresh, local foods from breakfast to burgers and fresh juices to beers.
Visiting on a beautiful day filled with sun Agatha’s was bustling with people big, small and of the furry variety; locals are welcome to bring their pooch friends and laptops as they offer open-air dining and Wi-Fi. As soon as we arrived the amazing service was apparent and I was looking forward to the whole experience at Agatha’s.
Sitting at the bay window with the sea-breeze and sun shining I could not look past the fresh beverages on offer. We went for a Rekorderlig Cider and a freshly squeezed juice. I was able to choose my own fruits for the juice; opting for apple, watermelon, pineapple and orange YUM!
The lunch menu offered a variety of meals such as starters, salads, seafood and burgers. The burgers really stood out with some delicious flavour combinations. I went in thinking there was no doubt I would be trying the local seafood but that soon changed after seeing the holy mother of burgers with all of my favourite things! The Louisiana Crispy Fried Chicken Burger had crispy onions, fresh tomato, lettuce, cheese, smoked crispy bacon, grilled pineapple and a chipotle aioli served with a side of fries.
This burger was amazingly fresh! The chicken was juicy yet crispy and the crispy onions had a flavoursome coating that I could only describe as south-west angel dust. There was absolutely nothing to fault on this burger; it was well-cooked, fresh and had hits of flavour.
We also tried The Dela Hoya Macho Burger; A grilled chorizo and beef patty, topped with monterry cheese, a caramelised onion and jalapeño jam, fresh tomato, lettuce and chipotle aioli. This burger had a spicy combination that was settled by the fresh lettuce and tomato. The jam was the stand out of the day; smashing the burger full of flavour and once again the patty was very well cooked and extremely juicy. The only downfall was the burger ended up being very sloppy and greasy; but is that really a downfall when you have a burger full of chorizo and cheese?
After filling up on burgers the cake window did look very appetizing with cupcakes, tarts and all the usual café style desserts; yet they just weren’t enough to coax me out of my food coma.
Agatha’s has recently undergone renovations and a summer style menu change; this added to the fresh, vibrant experience that can be had there. The staff set out to ensure all customers are very well taken care of and even if you’re not a regular you sure are made to feel special. With good weather already here I know I have found my new local, I can’t wait to try the local seafood and the breakfast menu is very enticing.
Words and Photos by Chelsea Thomas
WHERE: 1 Gawler St, Port Noarlunga