Glenelg South. Our new home. Matt and i have just moved back after 7 years in Melbourne, and first night in we were ready to taste the local fare. We have visited Glenelg South many times over the years, and spent most of these visits hanging out at the Broady (Broadway Hotel), The Holdy (Holdfast Hotel) or the Jetty hotel on Jetty road. I thought it might me nice to try somewhere different in our new home, so i used the Urbanspoon App to see what we had nearby. Turns out there is a little village around the corner in Partridge street that i never knew existed. Sabai Cafe came up as a very highly rated eatery by the locals, so we walked around for dinner.
We were welcomed in warmly by a man i presume is the owner, and were seated at one of the only unreserved tables in the cafe. I think it’s best to book to make sure you can get in, as the cafe is not very big. The staff were all lovely, very personable and recommended a Rosé from South Australia to go with our meal. We ordered the Fish Cakes and Curry Puffs for Entree – both were delicious. The curry puffs were lightly fried and very tasty. Fish cakes came with a traditional Thai dipping sauce of Chilli, cucumber and shallot. Entrees are between $6.90 and $12.50
Mains were a highlight though, Penang Curry Meatballs on a menu was something i have been wanting to see for a long time. The pork balls were light and delicious, in a mild red curry sauce. The other dish we ordered was the Green chicken curry. This was one of the best green curries i have had in a long time, the right amount of heat from the chilli, and the eggplant was beautiful in the dish. Mains range from around $15 – $20
The atmosphere is very warm and inviting at Sabai Cafe, that paired with great food and exceptional service make it a winner for me. They also serve Mahalia Coffee which gets them a couple of extra points.
Sabai Cafe serves breakfast, lunch 7 days and Thai for dinner Wednesday to Saturday.
105 Partridge St Glenelg South. Ph. 82958808