“Tell Us About Your Coffee…”
At the Limestone Coast Pantry (LCP) Pantry and the Pantry Shelf, our house blend coffee “Rose St” is by Industry Beans, a unique but totally universally pleasing bean. Roasting specialty coffee out of Melbourne, Industry Beans has been a wonderful company to partner with, and we are thrilled to be the first cafe using their beans in town. Rose St has notes of citrus, red cherry and cocoa butter and consists of 25% Tanzanian, 25% Guatemalan, and 50% Brazilian beans.
Customer feedback from this bean has been incredibly positive and we’ve found that it is perfectly suitable for both your average Joe and coffee aficionado. Because of this, our customer base is varied and pretty exciting, you never know who’s going to walk through the door!
Rose St has the amazing ability to be deliciously smooth as a stand-alone espresso but still holds its flavour and body when paired with any of our variety of milks.
We strive for consistency at the LCP, so we’ve implemented scales, dosing cups, and automatic tampers at both of our locations to ensure every coffee is made perfectly, every single time, by every member of staff!
“What’s the experience you aim to give your customers?”
The Limestone Coast Pantry combines a passion for cooking with using seasonal local produce from our rich and productive region. Using recipes influenced by our mothers, grandmothers, friends and family, all our food including our preserves are made in boutique batches free of artificial preservatives, thickeners or flavourings to ensure the integrity of our products. Perfect to enjoy at home, give as a gift or send to friends as a ‘taste of the Limestone Coast’.
Located in the Old Worsted Woollen Mills in Mount Gambier and built in 1924, we have so much local history within our walls, and regularly have customers who remember working at the Mill when they were younger. We still have the old scales on display and the original factory light fittings with interesting items of that era scattered throughout the Pantry.
With plenty of space to sit, the hardest decision you will have is which table to sit at – do you choose our large back room that can seat large groups, by the fireplace with a glass of local wine, or in the main café overlooking the rhubarb growing out the front, or do you choose our quieter back room for a more intimate gathering? Our friendly staff are here to help you, and all believe in our food ethos of ‘real food made with love’. Ask for our menu or choose one of the specials we have available that day, or from our selection in the fridges. We would love to welcome you into the Pantry to experience the Limestone Coast.
What’s the one “Must Have” thing to try before they leave your cafe?
We have variety of food available including soups, pastries, burgers, salads and our daily specials board. Don’t forget Friday night’s we are open for our burger night. Don’t forget our ready to made meals to take home and our lovely local gift packs.
To guarantee the freshest & most nutrient dense food we can possibly source, we didn’t need to look very far, we have an abundance of local food producers on our doorstep from organic garlic, apples, eggs, vineyards, to the most fabulous wagyu beef, and organic grains grown an hour away from our premises. We live in an area of South East South Australia that is known for our fresh air, clean limestone filtered water and rich volcanic soil that all combine to produce some of the best quality and most delicious food in Australia.
Being passionate about where our food comes from, how far it has travelled, how sustainably it can be sourced and supporting our local community of food producers has been our goal in business and in opening the Limestone Coast Pantry in January 2017. We recommend you try our Cheese Plate or our Ploughman’s lunch along with a glass of local wine to experience the best the Limestone Coast has to offer. Make sure you sample our preserves which are available for sale and make beautiful gifts for someone else, or for yourself to remember your time amongst the pines and craters of the Limestone Coast.