I haven’t seen Mr Slowpoke in a while so it meant, catch up time. We decided to go somewhere local and he suggested Red Beetle Cafe in Caroline Springs (it wasn’t THAT local). It wasn’t too busy when we got there which is always a plus in my books and we sat our tooshies down.
I got the dirty chai which was a chai latte with a shot of caffeine (clearly I won’t be sleeping tonight). This was quite lovely and balanced. I didn’t need to add any sugar and it was oh so creamy. Love it!
We also got battered chippies on the side with a pot of aioli. The chippies were super duper crunchy and very well seasoned. You literally do not need anything else with these. They were AMAZEBALL! They do come with a side of tomato sauce too.
Battered Chips -$8.00
Who can forget about desserts?? There’s a whole dessert cabinet waiting for you to take a looksie.
We got the lemon tart to share and it was GINORMOUS! It came with a dollop of vanilla ice-cream (that was just ordinary ice cream) to balance out the sweetness. The tart itself was very zingy and very thick and dense. The ratio of the pastry to filling was way out of proportion for me and we weren’t able to finish it.
This is a great place to catch up over coffees or over a meal, children friendly and the staff were super duper friendly. Opposite is a huge parking lot so there’s always free parking and afterwards you could take a walk around the lake (romance level 99). I will definitely come back for the chippies and dirty chai and definitely want to check out the food!