A favourite with both locals and visitors, Just Delicious Gourmet Café and Deli is situated in a quiet back street of Berry, with a sunny north-facing verandah with outdoor seating. The menu is tempting and the glass-front counter filled with fresh salads and delicious items such as roast pumpkin tarts, caramelised onion and goats cheese quiches, vegetable frittata and Thai chicken balls with chilli jam. Owner Barbara Chambers, who worked as a nutritionist in Sydney for 20 years, offers plenty of gluten-free and vegetarian choices along with sweet treats to eat in or takeaway and excellent coffee.
“Over summer, we always have fresh-made salads available daily,” says Barbara. “New to the salad menu is a roast cauliflower and chickpea salad. The cauliflower is roasted off with cumin and caraway seeds. Also really popular is our baby beetroot salad with candied walnuts and goats cheese. We’re also introducing a ploughman’s lunch and an individual antipasto platter and the breakfast menu now includes a breakfast trifle, with layers of fruit, yoghurt and crunchy muesli. In the deli, new products include marinated eggplant in balsamic dressing and smoked chilli mushrooms, both sensational products.”
The deli shelves at Just Delicious are stocked with marinated olives, local cheeses, dips, pate, vinaigrette, chilli jam, house-made rocky road and more, while the freezer is always stocked with delicious gourmet take home meals, including soups, lasagne, casseroles, pies, Berihurikari curries, pizzas and fruit crumbles that are fantastic for a quick, easy and delicious meal after work or a no-fuss weekend away.
On the walls, changing artworks by local artist and interior stylist Jules Fox make a colourful and lively display.
Barbara also offers catering by arrangement and gift vouchers.
Just Delicious Gourmet Café and Deli, Shop 3/62 Albert St, Berry. Open 9am to 5pm, seven days a week. Phone: (02) 4464 3650.