It was a day without my one year old. A day for just me where I wasn’t nervous that something bad would happen to my daughter without me with her. I could breath and relax without being climbed all over and repeatedly asked ‘What’s that?’ A gentle day to remember myself.
The day before, Veronica had messaged me and Anna to see if we were free for lunch. She suggested Nature’s Provadore as she had been there once before and she follows them on instagram.
I picked up Anna from her house with the intention of meeting Veronica there. The sky was blue and the air was warm- Spring is well and truely here after the intense storms we’ve been experiencing here in Adelaide.
Anna and I chatted all the way to Duthy Street, mostly with excitement about Anna’s recent holiday. I don’t mind a bit of armchair travel. Once we got to the street we were both enchanted by the little rows of shopfronts, which have obviously stood there for decades upon decades. An art supplies store, a vintage shop, bakeries, cafes- such style and beauty.
We parked the car and wandered in to Nature’s Providore, initially being hit with the smell of something delicious cooking and the sights of cool and unique health foods for sale.
We took our seat, and made our orders. I ordered spicy beans with cashew cheese and bread with olive oil. Anna ordered poached eggs on sautéed greens and Veronica ordered a spelt and ricotta tart.
The menu caters for vegans, vegetarians, those who eat chicken and those who are gluten free.
The meals were delicious. They were beautifully presented and the serving sizes were huge.
The coffee was delicious, too, and for dessert Anna and I split a lemon tart and a salted caramel tart which I didn’t need, but certainly wanted.
We sat in the window at a huge table and chatted about what had been going on in our lives. Our relationships, new and old. Our directions in life, professionally and personally. Of holidays that have happened and that are about to.
It was perfect.
Here’s to good food, good friends and beautiful rays of sunlight.