Late lunching with the ladies and a lazy afternoon of coffee and chit chat at Ginger’s on Goodwood Road.
Water and glasses
A large cafe slash vintage lounge bar with lots of seating but none available for the trio of us on our arrival. A short wait later and we were seated and an order of coffees were taken: 1 soy chai latte, 1 chai latte and a soy latte.
Salad of roast pumpkin and snow pea with tomato, pickled red onion, feta, toasted almonds and a citrus dressing; $14.00
A colourful plate of vibrant colours and fresh crisp ingredients with a light citrus dressing that I thought the salad needed more of. I also found the roast pumpkin cold as if they took it out straight from the fridge; and it lacked any char, colour or flavour from the ‘roasting’.
The Goodwood tart: caramelised onion, roasted tomato and goat’s cheese tart with romesco sauce and a light salad; $17.00
The Goodwood tart after the salad tower got knocked down
Another colourful dish; this time, C’s order of the Goodwood tart. The verdict was that the tart was good, but not big enough to sate her appetite. A golden and flaky pastry on a bright romesco sauce and a light mound of salad on top of it all. Looks like the same salad as mine minus the roast pumpkin I’d say.
Pork and apple scotch egg with home made piccalilli; $17.00
I was really hoping for the egg in the scotch egg to have an oozy golden runny yolk but ’tis not the case. A fully cooked egg in the centre of the scotch egg with a pork and apple mince surrounding it and a crusty fried outer layer served with home made piccalilli (a relish of chopped pickled vegetables and spices) and a few sprigs of crispy watercress. T gave the scotch egg an okay but wasn’t a fan of the piccalilli.
Ginger’s offers a nice and relaxing venue that transforms into a vintage lounge bar at night. A great spot for a casual drink after work or with mates on the weekend or a quick brunch/lunch catch up to nurse those pesky hang overs.
Ginger’s Coffee Studio & Vintage Lounge Bar
109 Goodwood Road
Goodwood SA 5034
P 08 7073 2361
Fri 7.30am-4pm, 6pm-10pm
Sat 8am-4pm, 6pm-10pm