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In the main street of Yankalilla you can spend hours meandering through items from yesteryear.

It has a cluster of second-hand and vintage stores, stocked with clothing, kitchen wear, furniture, books, music and so much more.

One of these vintage stores is located at the back of 21 Junk Street, a retro café run by TJ and Peter Marks.

It’s been open now for a little over 12 months and this is where we stopped for breakfast.

Inside, retro couches, tables and chairs and decorations adorned the café’s walls. Mismatched vintage crockery is used or environmentally friendly take away containers.

We decided to sit outside enjoying the beautiful summer morning.

We had paleo blueberry pancaked with maple syrup, coconut butter and strawberries. They were the best pancaked I’ve had in a long time. Light and fluffy with a delicate blueberry flavour. The coconut butter had a strong coconut flavour and the strawberries were juicy and fresh. I absolutely loved it!

Roast garlic vegetables with bacon and egg, had soft vegetables with a strong garlic favour and this went well with the crispy bacon and fried egg, with a runny yolk!

And our son was a big fan of the bacon and egg damper roll with homemade summer bbq sauce.

With coffee – of course! They brew fair trade coffee.

There are many other paleo-inspired dishes and a selection of raw desserts including cheesecake! Must get back there to try some of them.

After breakfast we wandered out the back to their vintage store and basked in yesteryear – and were reminded of things our Nana had in her kitchen!

We made our way down the street and picked up some other bits and pieces including some old books, an old coat (for my son’s dress-ups) and some plates, knife and cake stand for me. And the prices are pretty reasonable too! I could have bought so much more but we only had so much room in the car!


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