We were absolutely starving and after having a quick browse for what was available in town, there was no question where we were going to have lunch. John’s Pizza Bar not only looked good and smelt good, but the prices were pretty good too. It’s a family owned and operated business that is run by the Ikonomopoulos family and has won many awards due to their great quality, affordable food and delicious pizzas.
We walked in and discovered that the place was licensed. Brilliant – let’s have a drink while we wait for our food. Dave got the steak sandwich and Juz got a mixed yiros. We didn’t have to wait too long for our lunch to arrive.
Both were served with a small side of delicious, crunchy chips, which was totally unexpected. Juz stuffed these into her yiros… just because.
Apart from being the perfect size to satisfy our hunger, both of our meals were absolutely delicious. All up, our two drinks and two meals was about $30 – which is an awesome deal for lunch and a bevy.
After spending the morning in Caranbirini National Park, we passed through Cape Crawford and realised we were famished! It turned out that the only thing in Cape Crawford worth going to is the Heartbreak Hotel so we turned in for lunch.
The lunchtime menu was mainly a list of burgers and sandwiches ranging in price from around $10 to $18. Juz went for the Heartbreak Burger while Dave chose a Steak Sanga with the lot – both were $18.
While we waited for our food vibrator thingy to tell us when our food was ready, we went into the bar for a beer. Country music blared out of the jukebox as we played darts and when we realised we couldn’t be bothered adding up the scores, we read all the signs and stickers that were on display around the bar.
Our vibrator thingy didn’t even get the opportunity to buzz – one of the friendly staff brought our meals over and we took them outside to eat on the veranda.
Juz’s Heartbreak Burger was towered high with a massive beef patty, egg, bacon, beetroot, pineapple, caramelised onion and salad, and had a side of well-seasoned hot chips. The burger hit the spot perfectly, and that juicy patty really set it off. Dave got the Steak Sandwich and while it was also delicious, he had serious food envy for Juz’s burger.
As we ate, we realised we had company – a few Blue-faced Honeyeaters were loitering around our table. They didn’t hesitate to come quite close to us so we set some bait to see how far they’d go for a crumb.