Friday, 26 February 2016

Lunch at Crystal Brook, South Australia

Always good to arrive in a town and look for something different to eat.  Crystal Brook has a wonderful bakery with all manner of foods.  It's here be bought lunch and took it back to a rest area near by.
It's a lovely clean town.

Crystal Brook is a town in South Australia, named after the spring-fed creek next to which it was founded. It is 197 klms (122 mile) north of Adelaide and in 2006 had a population of 1,185
Crystal Brook is situated on Goyder's Line near the border of two climate systems. While apparently cold semi-arid, the town benefits from a temperate Mediterranean climate zone near to the east, making possible slightly more intense farming in the region. To the west and north-west lies some marginal, semi-arid farmland. The local farming community still supports many small businesses in the town.
Crystal Brook (or creek) supplied water to the town until 1890 when the Beetaloo Reservoir was completed, which at the time was the largest concrete dam in the southern hemisphere.
Wikipedia.


The bakery




Post Office


The Butcher 


The main street


The rest area where we ate the lunch in the Caravan.

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  1. Not much happening there *smile*

    Maybe more thoughting

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    1. Not a lot at that time of day. Have been to Crystal Brook before.
      There is an underground bakery but it only operates about once a week I believe.

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  2. Crystal Brook is such a pretty name. I love good bakeries:)

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    1. Wonderful to have great bakeries and my husband will usually look for one to buy lunch or something to eat for later in the day.

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  3. Margaret I like the small towwn but my favourite is " butcher "daily kollled meat"..

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  4. I've never really eaten at the rest area on trips. Just to use the bathroom and get a snack from the vending machine. Though on most of the highways we travel on, there's always a hand full of restaurants on some exit.

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    1. We do have a few restaurants in the busier areas Adam, but mostly we don't so a rest area or some nice quiet place is welcome to rest.
      Also we don't have a great selection of food either on the busier areas. Subway, McDonalds, a shop attached to the Petrol Station with sandwiches and some don't sell those either.

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  5. We like a picnic lunch when we travel, too. Such a neat and tidy town.

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    1. We can eat the food we have in the caravan when travelling such long distances, but we like to buy our lunch at a bakery if one is available in the towns we pass through. Not all towns have a bakery.

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  6. The slogen on the butchers wall "daily killed meat" made me smile - I always thought that they killed animals not meat.

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    1. It made me smile too Rosemary, so hence the photo :)
      Presume the words are there to take ones eye.

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  7. Another neat town - the country town footpaths in SA!!!
    I found them different to other states - the brickwork. I like
    it a lot.
    I think we all know here that "DAILY KILLED MEAT" means beef, lamb, pork or chicken.
    That is one thing about South Australia, the supermarket chains even in Adelaide, have not forced the great Aussie butcher shops to the wall. I bloody wish Qld could find the secret as in Brisbane butcher
    shops are as scare as hen's teeth - actually a chook might have more
    hidden teeth.
    Cheers - nice report and photos of Crystal Brook.
    Colin

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    1. Very neat and the last time we were there several years ago it was just as tidy. A few Aboriginals about the time, didn't see any this time.
      Yes, we know about that sign, however I'm sure it's there to takes ones eye.
      We don't have many butcher's here in Launceston either. One in our suburb, but there are a few.

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  8. What a delightful town name. I love that it has the butcher and the baker - and suspect that in time gone by it had the candle maker too.

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  9. Schöne Bilder von der kleinen Stadt auf der Google Karte kann man den kleinen Fluss erkennen.

    Gruß
    Noke

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  10. Small town bakeries bring back such fond memories - vanilla slice, chocolate caramel slice, meat pies... mmmm. :-)

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    1. Vanilla Slices, oh my, how delightful and tasty they are.
      My husband adores pastries but me, not so fond.

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  11. I love Crystal Brook, it's a quiet friendly town. One of my high school friends used to live there and would come to school by bus every day.
    Small town bakeries often have the nicest baked goods.

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    1. Beautiful little town.
      The smaller the town the tastier the food.

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  12. Crystal Brooke looks like a nice place to visit. Very quiet and good for leisure trip.

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    1. It is a lovely place to visit, and down the end of the street are some good shade trees to sit under in the heat of the summer sun.

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  13. Oh as interesting and intriguing place!
    I like the first picture!

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  14. ... what a lovely name for a place too!
    Great photo's you've shared.

    All the best Jan

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  15. glad you found such lovely place to visit and something different to eat ,it looks a beautiful town ,each spot has prtty look best wishes for great week end dear

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  16. Daily Killed Meat!!!! I would think once would be enough. Ah, we all have our way of saying things. Very nice shots.

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    1. Oh they sure do, and near where you live we have been to the bakery several times....from memory there are two.

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  18. When I visited Australia in 1999 several people told me that I just had to experience meat pies. Now, I have had meat pies before, but there seemed to be some special quality to Aussie pies that I could not miss. So, I tried them in a couple of places but was distinctly underwhelmed. I accept that I may not have patronized the best establishments, but I wonder whether these pies are still extolled in the same glowing prose.

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    1. Always something special about Australian meat pies, especially those ones bought in the country - the city pies are not the same.

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  19. Another interesting location, thanks for sharing.

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  20. Such a lovely place to have lunch. I would love to visit the bakery. The sign on the butcher shop makes me laugh! I am on a long break from blogging but want to say "hi" and hope you have a pleasant week ahead.

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    1. That sign made us laugh too.
      Lovely of you to call in and leave a comment - thank you and I do hope you are both alright :)

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  21. I like this small town, and the covered sidewalks near the bakery.

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