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“Great, but hit and miss.”
Review of White Cedars Cafe

White Cedars Cafe
Ranked #3 of 16 Restaurants in Burra
Cuisines: Indonesian
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Description: http://www.visitburra.com/Places_to_Eat/
Reviewed July 4, 2014

I have had some amazing meals and then some so so. All edible and fantastic, beautiful people!
Our first experiance was great, better than bali! But since then average, and never seems the same.

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Thank Mellie_St
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Reviewed June 28, 2014

It was a cold and blustery night, and we were literally blown in through the door. Rather than a hearty greeting, the reception was almost as cold as that outside. The proprietor was on the phone, and abruptly asked our name and pointed to a table (we had hooked, but with only two other couples, there was room to spare).

Upon finishing the call, which seemed an inconvenience as well (I think it was a takeaway order), he came over, handed us the menus and promptly announced there were no spring rolls tonight. No spring rolls!! It was 6:30pm and only 4 other people in the place! Oh, and by the way, not so much as a "hello", "welcome" or anything else, before he whisked off out the back.

The food was nice; not as spicy as other Asian foods. The entree omelette was delicious, and the green curry and vegetable curry were both lovely. It should be noted that the chocked did come with loads of vegetables, and the curry was very liquid in nature, almost like a big bowl of soup.

The wine list is limited, though if the is not the foot traffic I can understand not holding on to stock. The wine by the glass was from piccolo bottles, so that was nice.

You do feel that you are sitting in the front dining room of someone's house; the doorbell sounding from the kitchen when a course is ready. So too, unfortunately, the laid back nature of the service. Whilst our departure was pleasant, with a chat at the till, the rest of the evening almost made us feel like our attendance was an inconvenience.

The decor and background music was nice, however one wouldn't want to be dining on a busy evening, as it may take hours. Someone came in to order takeaway, but upon heating that the tapioca dessert couldn't be done as it would take 25 minutes, they left without making a purchase. I have a feeling that there is only one person in the kitchen, owing to the time between courses, and also the previously mentioned phone order, where the estimation was about 30 minutes for a pickup.

So, a nice meal, but don't think it will be a quick event.

Thank DWJH1965
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Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

It was a pleasure to visit this cafe. The flavour of the food produced well appreciated. A small, intimate dining area, which is also the home of the owners. Give it a try. The food is worth it

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Thank Unhappyewe
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

A hidden gem didn't expect to find Indonesian Restaurant in rural South Australia, had Indonesian Chicken Soup & Tamarand Soup followed by the best Nasi Goring we have tasted. Prices were what you would expect without being over the top, service excellent as was the surroundings. After travelling for a number of days great place to stop off and relax would make a point of calling again if in the district

Thank Gary B
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

We chose to dine at White Cedars Cafe for lunch and selected the corn and prawn pancakes ($12) as an entree, Ayam Bali chicken curry ($25) as a main and Tapioca Pudding ($11) and Green pancakes ($11) for dessert.
We have enjoyed food from most of Asia but are not familiar with Indonesian food. Maybe we are not qualified to judge but we did not particularly enjoy our meal and felt it was overpriced. The main course was quite tasty and we found it to be the best option. The entree and desserts were very high in carbohydrates, the desserts being basically starch and brown sugar syrup.
Service was pleasant but somewhat slow.

Thank pippa92
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