If I was one of those people on you see on the side of the road holding up a cardboard sign, mine would say “Will Travel For Good Food”. Point me in the direction of a cafe or restaurant killing it in the food department, and I’m packing the family up for a day trip to wherever the coffee is fantastic, the wine list ample, and the menu, lust-worthy. Why am I telling you this? Because there’s a hidden gem you need to know about, and just because Summer has come to an end, it doesn’t mean your trips to Henley Beach need to. It doesn’t have a wine list (yet) but there’s enough on the menu to keep you coming back.
I’m no stranger to the delights at 303 By The Sea, having stumbled across the sassy little beach-side cafe when it opened its doors early last year. The food has always been sensational, the service humble, and the atmosphere pumping. The initial rush to another one of Adelaide’s new, ‘hot’ cafes hasn’t subsided, with waiting lists a common occurrence on the weekends, and the tables filled during the week. But trust me, it’s worth the wait.
With a new chef, and new menu launched just in time for the cooler months, it seems that 303 is the gift that keeps on giving.
There’s all the usual favourites, plus some new highlights, like the Blue Swimmer Crab scrambled eggs with Kimchi mayo and dehydrated onion flakes. Do yourself a favour and try it. It’s a winner. The juice menu continues to kick goals, and there’s even something for the kids now.
And for those of us with kids, there’s even a great little kid’s menu now, complete with crayons and colouring in sheets!
Check out 303 By The Sea at 303 Seaview Road, Henley Beach. They’re open from 7 30am – 4pm daily, and their kitchen closes at 2pm.They don’t have a phone so don’t try and book ahead. It’s walk ins only.