Saturday, May 8, 2010

Braggs on East

Merkel noticed a "Light Meals" sign on the footpath outside 207 East Terrace and went to investigate. The sign referred to a Café called Braggs on East which is a Café in front of the old residence of William Bragg and Lawrence Bragg who were the father and son pioneers of the X-ray Spectrometer and with it x–ray crystallography. Professor William Bragg was possibly the first in Australia to radiograph a patient, and carried out these experiments with equipment made in the University of Adelaide.

The Bragg residence is now owned by the public school club of Adelaide. This club is based around involvement in some of the old private schools in Adelaide. They provide a good menu of lunches although they are more expensive than your usual snack bar sandwiches. The Cafe has a nice view, looking over Victoria Park.

The hot chocolate came in a generous, attractive coffee mug with a bubbly froth and a sprinkle of chocolate powder. The chocolate flavour was not particular rich. The cost was about $3.50.

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