Nove on Luce is a warm welcoming cafe serving smart food in Light Square. Underlying the excellence of this cafe is its social action passion to support the community and areas of youth unemployment, family, integration of the international community and support of start ups for the disadvantaged. The World Loves Adelaide believes this is an effective and delightful cafe to get behind and enjoy.
In the kitchen is Alex Haines who has worked as a Chef in several leading Adelaide cafes. She is a chef of great skill and flair and the cafe serves up top notch affordable meals. Think Veggie Satay Burger, or Spanikopita, or BLT on toasted muffin with pesto and eggs for breakfast.
With daily specials the menu is interesting, and the emphasis is on fresh organic produce. Annette is the manager who is an engaging host and a team of passionate volunteers adds to the community feel.
Baked items are a hit, with a premium display of cakes and pastries. Coffee is from 5 Senses, one of Australia's superior coffee roasters. The 5 Senses crew were also chosen for their responsible social responsibility as well as sustainability. They advocate fair prices for growers in third world nations.
Check out the Roast pumpkin and hummus dish above, on trend for healthier eating. Several meals can be taken away - for great take home food solutions for the busy professional.
Light Square has been the home of iconic restaurants over the years. We still remember trekking down to Chianti on Light Square during the heady days of the State Bank. The ambience is unique with delightful backdrop of the square, the traffic and passers by, with an eclectic and artsy feel. Check out the decor below with these purpose built recycled timber tables.
What is amazing is that this is a cafe of both excellence and it's a non profit cafe serving the community. A gem! Image credit: Nove on Luce Facebook.