Tucked away in Marion between a gallery and a library, the Next Chapter Gourmet Cafe is the perfect place to sneak away for a delicious meal, or to sit and enjoy a coffee while reading a good book. Big open windows allows for sunlight to shine in, and it’s impossible not to enjoy the cultural and creative space this cafe sits inside of. The outdoor eating area allows you to soak in the sunshine, as indoor plants and open doorways and windows bring the indoor and outdoor spaces together with perfection.
The Ultimate Burger is packed full with all the ultimate burger toppings, with bacon and egg, spinach, beetroot, pineapple, cheese, onion, pickles, roquette, tomato sauce, mustard and mayonnaise on a beef burger and bun. The patty is crisp on the outside and soft on the inside and made with well-seasoned meat. This yummy burger is served beside thick wedges and a simple salad.
Crumbed Whiting is Adelaide’s favourite crumbed fish in bite-sized chunks. Served with hot chips and coleslaw, fresh lemon and tartare sauce, this meal is reminiscent of the taste of summer on the beach back in the 1970s. The bite-sized fish makes every portion perfect, with just the right ratio of fish, crumbed batter, and tartare sauce.
Gnocchi Matricianna is a tomato-based pasta dish with fresh chilli, spinach and melted cheese. The sauce is decadent and coats the thick gnocchi beautifully. The chilli intermingles with the saltiness of the tomato sauce and blends into a rich and decadent pasta dish.
A generous serving of Spiced Pulled Lamb with salad and wedges is sure to please any meat-lover visiting the Next Chapter Gourmet Cafe. The slow-cooked lamb pulls apart deliciously and is perfectly infused with spices to create a beautiful assortment of aromas and flavours.
The Way OTT Big Breakfast is exactly how it is described on the menu, way over the top! A huge spread of scrambled eggs and bacon, grilled pork belly, tomato, spinach, mushrooms, and homemade beans, all atop gorgeous sourdough toast, this epic breakfast is sure to satisfy every craving.
Fettuccini Carbonara is an all-time favourite, and you can’t go wrong with this dish! The creamy pasta sauce superbly coats the fresh fettuccini and melted cheese on top adds an extra gooey cheesiness. Wilted spinach and ham slices add colour and texture to this dish, bringing the classic pasta to a new level.
A classic Aussie pub favourite, the Chicken Schnitzel is your typical pub classic served with hot chips, side salad, and decadent gravy. A beautiful piece of chicken breast and coated in a rich and decadent gravy, you simply can’t be disappointed with this classic meal.
There are also a range of quick eats and small cravings, including fresh sandwiches and baguettes, as well as hot side dishes like wedges, loaded chips, and open melts. This range is perfect to share between friends as well as a big meal, or to grab and go if you’re looking for food while you’re on the move.
There is a range of sweet available, including gluten free and nut free options. Enjoy a chocolate fudge brownie and a coffee on the go, or sit in the cafe and enjoy a delicious chai latte and a cream scroll.
The Next Chapter Gourmet Cafe is the perfect place to come with the family and friends for a quick, generous feast. Tucked between a library and a gallery, and across from the Marion Aquatic Centre, it’s in the optimal position to visit between activities, or to take a breather from the busyness of everyday life.
Words by Elisabeth Marie
WHERE: Marion Cultural Centre, 287 Diagonal Rd, Oaklands Park