Regional, Seasonal, Local

From small beginnings, Taste The Yorke started from the passion and inspiration of locally sourced produce and seasonal freshness combined in a rustic Cafe setting!

Jo’s vision has emerged into a bustling little cafe, now located in the iconic  building, formally “Roach & Son’s”  family butchers.  This location has been a prominent cafe for several years, and with an opportunity to move to this larger building, has seen the evolving to catering and expansion of locally sourced wares, including candles, bags and handcrafted bread boards. Locally made skin care as well as jams and chutneys.

“We have passion for both customers and the team, it’s important! It’s not just a job!”

Dannii  staff member

Much more than a cafe

With the recent closures of many businesses and the effects from Covid-19, Jo has also started playing again, making house made butter and quince paste, which will become a staple retail item in her retail “Pantry”.

Holidaying here as a young family, Jo always enjoyed the relaxed beach side atmosphere, and later in her mid twenties, Jo’s late Mum, spent time walking the beach,  it was always a place to come and just get away from it all…

In 2014 Jo left her State Sales manager role with Redken, and decided a sea change was what her and her young son Sam needed.  Moonta was the perfect fit. Close distance to family and friends in Adelaide, but far enough away to raise a small young boy in a local community.

Creating jobs

Employing eight casual staff now, the Taste Team really enjoy their time here. 

“The bond between staff and community is one of the things I like most about working at Taste the Yorke!”

Liv staff member

Supporting local businesses and the involvement in events and new tourism opportunities, has seen Taste The Yorke become the ‘go to cafe’ for local produce and a great coffee from locals and tourists alike!

“ I love that we sell local produce, and has built friendships with our customers and our taste team is like a family”.

Tahlia staff member

George Street and Moonta traders are also an integral part of the success of this little cafe.  George Street Traders are all “open for business”, with many shops open 7 days and servicing the community and their return visitors. This means we have the opportunity to provide a great street feel and a buzz is definitely felt here, especially on a Sunday, when the cafes and hotels and shops are open, it has a fantastic holiday feel!  Jo says, “ We are lucky, we live here”.  Her son  Sam, will tell you that she has been known to quote  often “ people pay lots of money to visit places like this, with our beaches and we live here and it’s our back yard!” You might even catch a Blue Swimmer crab!

With all the changes from restrictions and with the future vision in our sights, what was the normal has changed, and maybe we will see more inspiring products and produce emerging from these times, but one thing is for sure, Taste The Yorke will be here to serve you your best coffee!

Bestsellers from the Pantry

Rosevale Lentils, Earths Essence Skin Care, local Sticky wattleseed balsamic from Broughton River and MBC Foods, salt and pepper coatings are some of the best sellers!

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