On a rainy winter Saturday morning we decided to visti the famous Farmers’ Market in Willunga. Because we had to wake up early and drive down from the city, there was no time for breakfast. I am happy now that we didn’t have time. After getting some fresh veggies, and bread from local producers we headed down to the Green Room. The town is pretty quiet this time of the year, but you can feel the buzz around the market.
The Green Room is just around the corner from the market on High Street (next to the post office). The building isn’t special in any way, but when you enter you have the warm, homey feeling of country living. Even though the cafe crowded, they didn’t send us away. After a quick peek at the newspaper webbed menu I found my winner – The Green Envy.
It was a poached egg on panini with sauteed baby spinach, fresh avocado, ricotta cheese and some delicious pickled veggies. I just fell in love. It was so incredibly delicious, complementary flavours mixed with fresh organic ingredients. Their Free Range Eggs on sour dough toast were also very nice. The food was just part of the equation though. The staff were really friendly and helpful. We started in the tranquil garden, but the coming rain threatened to soak us through. By the time the rain came we were sitting cosily inside with a delicious cappuccino and flat white.
I can highly recommend taking a trip down to Willunga and enjoying your weekend brunch. Come hungry though! I would also recommend booking a table before if you are coming with a bigger group. The place is also kid friendly and has some nice postcards to buy. I hope you’ll get a great taste of beautiful McLaren Vale region.