Experience CAFE RED, for a great day out and an eating experience in the countryside -
for groups seeking a novel luncheon spot -
and for hungry tourists seeking relief from the nearby Pacific Highway and a
refreshing break in their journey ... Ricardoes on-site Cafe Red offers a special treat.
The polished concrete floor is set with tables in a big sunny restaurant space
adjacent to a gleaming open kitchen. Here, visitors can enjoy choosing enticing,
vitamin-packed menu selections featuring fresh local produce and home-made treats.
Top of the list, at Cafe Red, are Ricardoes tomatoes and strawberries -
the sweet tomatoes offered along with locally-grown leafy greens, bright grated carrots
and purple onions in healthy salads accompanying a variety of dishes.
Succulent strawberries appearing in strawberry shortcake, and, of course, with traditional
fresh-baked scones and lashings of pure cream.
For those who prefer a simple morning or
afternoon tea, glass display counters boast a delightful, indulgent array of hand-made
cakes and slices served with tea, barista coffee or soft drinks and juices.
But there's more to the multi-faceted Ricardoes' experience: a regional produce
centre next to Cafe Red offers visitors the chance to take away Ricardoes bagged
tomatoes and strawberry punnets, as well as to wander and select from rows of other
fresh local vegetable produce delivered daily - lettuce varieties, herb bunches, dark
green spinach, freshly-dug onions and orange vegetables among them - and shelves of
The standout preserves include Ricardoes rich red tangy Tomato Relish, Ricardoes
delectable rich tomato Pasta Sauce and Ricardoes unique Strawberry Conserve,
thick with whole fruit. But visitors will also discover other local products
including preserved olives and olive oils, and locally-grown macadamia nuts, honey and eggs.