By Gail McKenzie McKinnon
Here we are in November already, where has the year gone. With Christmas just around the corner, you need to sit back and relax before the crazy season starts. I found a place that might just fit that bill.
Friends of mine have been telling me about this great little café in Daisy Hill for quite a while now. So, I thought it was time to venture to Daisy Hill and see what the talk was all about.
You will find St Coco Café at the back of the IGA car park 3 Cupania Street, Daisy Hill. Parking is not a problem and it’s a very short walk to the entrance which was a good start. The café was busy with a diversity in ages of customers which is a nice thing to see.
Checking out the menu I did find it a little different but that’s what makes it stand out from the norm. I had Coconut Ice Waffles with pandan jelly, fresh mango, raspberry sorbet, caramel sauce with almond sesame crumble.
I know it sounds very unusual, but the flavour combinations are fantastic. My friend had the Bratwurst Benedict which consists of stout poached bratwurst pan fried till caramelised, house made red cabbage sauerkraut; house made seeded mustard hollandaise, poached eggs plus toasted single origin deli rye. This combo really put a different spin on eggs benny.
My friend told me it tasted as good as it looked. I of course had my coffee to wash down my food and my friend a milkshake. The milkshake came in an old-style milkshake container and my coffee tasted great, plus nice and hot.
St Coco Café was born by Amber and Cynamon Norris, two local girls hoping to bring a special experience to the Daisy Hill community. With a menu that features hearty creative meals accompanied with specialty coffee, they sure have created something special. They offer fresh pastries, vegan options, raw treats, and gluten free options.
I really like the feel of the café because it’s a little quirky with plenty of seating inside and out. The service was very efficient and friendly and of course they were very COVID safe.
The girls have accomplished what they set out to do at St Coco. It is great to see locals keeping local. They are also dog friendly and do specials that change regularly.