Flood Street Carousel is a neighbourhood cafe that arouses fierce loyalty amongst local families. It’s because of the little touches, like exhibiting local artists, involvement in fundraisers, the DVD swap shelf and the infinity loaves and hampers Carousel sell to customers. But most importantly it’s the kid friendly atmosphere that keeps families coming back each week for delicious brunch dishes like
French toast with stewed fruits such as rhubarb or pears and an ever changing lunch menu including unusual soups ($9.50) like tomato and kaffir or carrot, pesto and labne. There are also great sambo combos and muffins cooked on the premises that change regularly. Little ones love the babycinos at Carousel, they come sparkly with hundreds and thousands. They also love the croissants with fillings of fresh strawberries and nutella.
Positioned on a busy round-about with windows open to the street, it’s a great place to sit and watch the world passing by in the warm weather. There is a retro style three piece suite with loads of cushions to clamber, plenty of space for pram manouvering plus toys, and activities to distract the kids, ensuring Carousel’s a great place to stop and recharge the batteries after a weekly shop in the adjoining market place shopping centre. Carousel is modern and colourful with a graffiti mural above the counter and keeping with the fun fair theme, jolly bunting style signs post up the latest specials and news. In addition to the normal cafe things, they also do catering.