We were feeling somewhat deflated as we headed down to Glenelg to re-send the mobile phone in for repairs because the button came back loose and it wasn't before! Another 24 hours without a smart phone - it's amazing how it has dominated our lives. I can't take pictures, I can't check Facebook and I can't make notes for blogging! I had to rely on my rusty brain for once! Ahhh technology.
Anyway, we had nothing planned, we were at Glenelg, the weather was beautiful. Well, ya just have to stop for coffee don't you. We found this little place on Gordon Street (just off Jetty Road) that advertised Turkish Coffee. Well, I never had one of those, let's try it! Pera Kahve is a well decorated, funky, chilled out cafe with blue, black and white themes. There's a cushioned 'lounger' outside and funky wall art. I thought, this place is cool. I liked the vibe in there.
They serve a variety of coffees, teas, cakes, focaccias and rolls but we weren't hungry so we decided to try Turkish Coffee and Turkish Apple Tea. The Turkish Coffee came in a miniature pot with a ceramic cup sitting inside. It was a strong shot of coffee. The only problem was, it was hot. The metal, the cup, everything. And being so miniature it was a bit hard not to burn your lips on the metal as you take a sip. The coffee was good. It was a very aromatic, strong, nicely flavoured coffee. Just don't drink the last quarter of it - the sediment is like eating coffee bean paste. The Turkish Coffee is served with a Turkish delight and a glass of water so having a sip of the coffee and taking a bite of the Turkish delight created a nice balance.
The Turkish Apple Tea was interesting. It had a sour or tarty taste to it. It wasn't bad but really wasn't my cup of tea (pardon the pun).
Oh and while I was there, I saw this on the wall. I'm not quite sure how Turkish coffee fortune-telling works but it looked interesting. Overall, loved the vibe.
2 Gordon Street,
Glenelg SA 5045