Alma's Currarong Kombi Cafe

Jackie McMillan
17th Feb 2024

Laying on the charm, Alma's Currarong Kombi Cafe is a family-run affair operated from the garage of the Borbilas family home. On weekends, between the hours of 8am and noon, you can partake of cakes and baked goods from a series of umbrella-shaded tables lining their lush green driveway. To the tune of buzzing bees, we ate bread’n’butter pudding ($5) from twee little plates, served gently warmed with vanilla ice cream. Built from croissants, brandy and custard, it’s a masterpiece. 

Home-made poppyseed bagels ($12) are teamed mortadella with tomatoes and cheese then lightly toasted. They’re tasty but the showstopper here is the carrot cake ($6.50): wonderfully moist with the perfect amount of soft, cream cheese icing. Team it with a coffee ($4.50) of your choice made on a machine mounted in the back of a mustard and white Volkswagen Kombi. Bougatsa ($5), a Greek breakfast pastry, makes for a good takeaway product to keep for later in the day. Pastry and semolina custard are perfect to refuel on after spending some time on Currarong Beach.