KITSCH COASTAL COMMUNITY KITCHEN
Some cafes are more than just a cafe. They’re places where people congregate and socialise; they help to build a community. Citrus Moon is such a place. Whether you’re a local or just visiting, having a meal here is like dropping in on a long-lost friend – who’s still living in the ’50s, we might add. Yes, this funky coastal cafe has serious retro credentials, with a colourful mix of mid-20th-century kitchenalia, from its laminex tables right down to the cutlery. And while it may not always be beach weather outside, it’s always warm and cosy inside. The relaxed, community atmosphere is abuzz with friendly banter, helped along by the delicious comfort food that’s served with a smile. If you want to start your day with a full-on feast, the Big Breakfast is sure to hit the spot: choose between free-range bacon and Tassie salmon to go with your eggs and classic sides. Or try the muesli and toast, both house-made and totally tasty. A range of gourmet burgers, sandwiches and salads features on the all-day lunch menu – alongside favourites like nachos and veggie lasagne – with plenty of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. No one misses out on the good stuff here; indeed, they even know how to brew a perfect pot of tea (and the coffee’s topnotch too). Still hungry? Finish with a delicious home-style cake or slice, perhaps accompanied by a healthy smoothie or old-school milkshake. To get here, take the scenic coastal road via Taroona (aka Princess Maryville) – just in case you’ve forgotten where this old friend lives.