Lazy lunch with the stranger whilst we lapped up what was left of our autumn sun! We’ve walked past The Corner Store on Semaphore countless times and thought it was about time we ventured in and gave it a go.
Corner Store door, cheese galore, soy latte; $4.50
The Corner Store is a cafe and providore in one, it offered a simple breakfast/lunch menu for dine in or take away, dessert cabinet with sweets and goodies and a decent sized cheese fridge with cheeses for purchase as well as freshly baked breads, cured hams, prosciuttos, grains, pastas, jams, chutneys, sauces and organic chocolates.
Johnny’s special coffee
The stranger ordered his usual go to – short macchiato, but the waiter suggested he try the ‘Johnny’s special’, which essentially was a double shot macchiato with an extra side of milk to make it longer if desired. Look at them layers! The stranger approved of the special but commented that I’d probably have trouble sleeping if I was to have one cause it was quite strong and if you haven’t figured it out yet, I’m quite the lightweight whether it comes to caffeine or alcohol! 😉
Beef stuffed quince with pomegranate and coriander; $18.50
The beef stuffed quince for him and the garden party toasted sandwich for I.
Looks pretty healthy huh? Lots of greens and veggies on the plate alongside the beef stuffed quince halves. Really strong aromatic flavours from the quince tamed by the beef filling however the quince itself was quite thick and its juices and flavours overpowered the protein a bit more than we would have liked. The greens and veggies gave the dish a nice crunch and the burst of freshness from the cherry tomatoes were a nice touch.
Garden party toasted sandwich; $9.90
Roast pumpkin, caramelised onion, hommus and greens slabbed between 2 slices of organic walnut and rye sourdough bread – loved the texture of the walnut bits in the bread. The caramelised onion was the saviour in the sandwich giving it a sweet note that complemented well with the smooth hommus paste, roast pumpkin pieces and leafy greens. A very simple lunch and a very filling one at that!
Interesting and healthy menu offerings, a relaxed vibe and great coffee.
The Corner Store On Semaphore
52 Semaphore Road
Semaphore SA 5019
P 08 8449 6062