Crema On Jetty is most likely a local café you’ve seen, heard of or visited before, but their new menu created by internationally renown chef Billy Petropoulos is something else. Drawing upon 7 years of traveling the world, Billy has brought something truly unique to Crema’s otherwise typical café setting, achieving the delicate balance between dishes you can enjoy consistently, as the sort of meals that herald this venue as a destination worthy seeking out.
With fresh local seafood literally on it’s doorstep, Crema’s most distinctive change is the focus upon local sea produce, offering divine fresh dishes including the Wood Roasted Whole Fish, Baked Seafood Pasta in Paper and fresh Port Lincoln Mussels. The homely and mouth-watering Ragu Beef Gnocchi, Buffalo Chicken Wings Alla DiAvola and Crispy Stuffed Risotto Balls are perhaps more familiar, but equally alluring. We imagine it’s quite handy having their local butcher within walking distance should these dishes sell out (as we expect they might!)
Food isn’t the only aspect Crema delivers on either. The culture is truly a special one, with several local customers who have been visiting the restaurant weekly for for over a decade. This is something respected by the new menu, but not the only change on it’s way. The team at Crema also plan on making some changes to the interior of the restaurant to match the quality of food. If the food is now the bar set, it is only natural that we have good expectations for the future.
Jetty Road has had seen some fluctuations, growth and changes in it’s food culture, but something that has never changed is the local resident’s love of food. This longstanding café looks to have made a wise decision as the precinct begins to re-emerge for the summer and growth into the future.
For the moment, if fresh and local food in a friendly environment is what you’re after, Crema will do more than tick your boxes; it can exceed your expectations.