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Cheffy Chelby’s expands its Port Noarlunga Brekkie-Burger Bar

Taking over the now-defunct Harvest of India restaurant, Cheffy Chelby’s will now have twice as much space and twice the foodie love to gift Port Noarlunga.

Image credit: Cheffy Chelby’s

Breakfast bar Cheffy Chelby has expanded its Port Noarlunga brick & mortar home, opening a secondary space next door to the beloved café.

The café, which opened in June of last year, has gone from strength to strength in the last 18 months. Taking over the now-defunct Harvest of India restaurant on Saltfleet Street, Cheffy Chelby’s will now have twice as much space and twice the foodie love to gift Port Noarlunga.

“It is a little bit overwhelming, but it’s exciting, and it’s a cool journey,” says owner Michelle Lowe. “It is crazy hard work at the moment trying to do the renovations and running the café.”

While the finer details are still under wraps, South Australians can expect big things from the burger bar this summer. The Fleurieu is about to get the ultimate Friday night knockoffs, with the burger bar transforming their driveway into an epic courtyard palooza, collaborating with food trucks and local musicians for balmy night soirees.

No need to worry if burgers aren’t your thing, Michelle says the wood-fired pizza oven will be firing up twice a week during summer into the evenings, so salty searats from the famed Port Noarlunga beach can enjoy a burger or bite to eat after the surf.

With an impending liquor license, Cheffy Chelby’s is also planning on bringing the best of SA’s up and coming winemakers, distillers and brewers to the South. The bar will foster a space for homegrown and underground producers to shine.

Describing the menu as ‘niche but not overly expensive’, a sneak peek of the line-up shows Mephisto Brewing Co and Vino Bullies starring on the drinks menu.

“When you know you know – we are going to be that place where you find something new and exciting every time,” says Michelle.

Cheffy Chelby’s will also grow to host 50 people inside the cute café, opening the space for private events and functions just in time for Christmas.

“I’ve always wanted my own café, and when next door became available and knowing that Port Noarlunga lacked that entertainment side…I thought I’ll create one in a space that hasn’t been used,” says Michelle.

Initially, a food truck, Cheffy Chelby’s is a passion project by Michelle, who started the business after being made redundant during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, it has been crowned the Best Burger Café in SA in the 2020 Restaurant and Catering awards.

Home to the ‘drippiest’ burgers in Adelaide, the chocker-block buns oozing with sauce are the perfect brunch bite and hangover remedy.

Offering traditional brekkie burger staples such as the bacon n’ egg roll and the halloumi burger, diners can also become acquainted with some newer takes on the traditional brekkie burger such as Hello-me Hello-you with halloumi, baby spinach, spiced sweet potato and aioli.

Even better, the Port Noarlunga burger haven does not charge the usual exorbitant fee for vegan gluten or dairy-free alternatives, so all South Aussies can enjoy the greasy treats.

You can find Cheffy Chelby at 24 Saltfleet Street seven days a week. Keep up to date with them online and on Facebook.

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