The Topiary Cafe
The Topiary Cafe can be found among the flowers and shrubs of Newman’s Nursery – an ideal setting when you consider its strong garden-to-plate philosophy.
The postcard-worthy surrounds of the foothills and the display gardens of the nursery make each visit seem like a miniature holiday retreat, whether it be a quick stop-by for tea and scones, or for a long lunch or dinner. In springtime, the wisteria-covered arbour above the sandstone dining area bursts into bloom, shading diners with a blanket of fragrant purple flowers.
The same picturesque beauty carries across to the food, each plate a colourful celebration of seasonal produce, decorated with herbs and leafy tendrils picked from the edible garden. Offering an all-day menu as well as breakfast, lunch and dinner, you’ll be spoilt for choice with inventive options such as carrot cake pancakes with cream cheese ice cream; and pork belly braised in wheat beer and pepperberry.
The drinks are also locally sourced, with Besa juices squeezed fresh in Lobethal, alongside Adelaide-brewed beers and handpicked South Australian wines.
The venue also hosts weddings and high tea functions, offering glasses of Champagne and two-tiered stands laden with finger sandwiches, tiny pastries and cakes that are almost too pretty to eat.