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« Reply #50 on: 27/06/2011, 08:14 PM »
Evening Lars, you could do worse then the Coffee Barun, Coffee Craft on South Road is certainly worth a visit, there really are plenty to choose from.
Do you live in Adelaide? :)

I live up in the hills, but get down pretty frequently - the only one you've mentioned I haven't been to is Coffee Craft - will check it out next time I'm down.

Otherwise, am pretty happy with Bar 9 and Feify's as mentioned,and yes as Adelaidecoffee said Coffee Branch worth a visit [passable coffee] otherwise I really don't rate much else.

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« Reply #51 on: 04/07/2011, 09:17 PM »
Any of you South Aussies been here? http://www.whipped.com.au/ Roasting some of there own, filter and Espresso options.

See I told you I would stop picking on SA  ;D

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« Reply #52 on: 05/07/2011, 10:45 AM »
Any of you South Aussies been here? http://www.whipped.com.au/ Roasting some of there own, filter and Espresso options.

I was at this place at the start of the year, they were pretty secrective about the beans they were using when i enquired, I could only get a 'medium to dark roast' out of them. Maybe they are a bit more transparent know. They were happy though to inform me that they were roasting onsite, I had a cap there, coffee was nice, froth needed work though.


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« Reply #53 on: 05/07/2011, 11:43 AM »
Seems like they will be worth going back too. A bit more info on their FB pages http://www.facebook.com/pages/Whipped-Bake-Bar-Cafe/140453546007287 The way I read their pages only doing their own SO's not sure about their blends?

Do you remember if they were using the 2 group Gaggia Lever in the shop at the time?

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« Reply #54 on: 05/07/2011, 11:56 AM »
I saw the coffee roaster their (they pointed it out to me), if i remember correctly it was somewhere near the front of the shop. Not sure on brands they are using though.




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« Reply #55 on: 06/07/2011, 09:48 PM »
Big news on the Adelaide coffee scene - Russell from The Source has advised that Tony d'Angelo has recently left Rio Coffee to set up his own roasting business.

Will be interesting to see how this affects Rio, as Tony has been the mainstay of their business for a number of years...

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Heard that the current roaster has left, not sure if they have more than 1. I assume this is the same roaster that replaced Tony.

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« Reply #56 on: 09/07/2011, 05:22 PM »
thought I'd add my 0.02 cents worth for a view on some of the places I've been to....

Coffee Craft:  Great place to buy beans and/or a large selection of machines & coffee equipment.   You can also have a coffee to drink there or take away, and a selection of cakes etc.   Basil is a very helpful guy.  I think their focus is more on the beans and equipment, with a secondary focus on the cafe side to the business.  They also do repairs / maintenance.

Coffee Barun:  Great food and good coffee.    A much larger operation now with their move down the street to larger premises.  They can often have a larger selection of roasted beans on offer.  In the old place there was a small selection of equipment available for sale.  (not sure what equip is available now in the new shop).   Their cupping sessions are great fun, and I've also had the opportunity to try a siphon or two there as well. Their burgers are fantastic.

Bar 9:  Very impressed with their SO's, and the quality of what's served up.    Small funky looking rustic interior.   The organic food on offer is excellent.  A comfortable place to sit and eat / drink / relax for a while.  A couple of old levers sitting in the corner too but not being used last time I was there.

Cafe Primo (Tea Tree Plaza):  typical franchise looking place you would find in a shopping centre.  Large, reasonable to good food,  average coffee.   These guys need to clean their toilets - been here several times months apart and the toilets always smell.....  :o

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« Reply #57 on: 25/07/2011, 05:21 PM »
Worth checking out Fiefy's in the city too. Simply Coffee in Kent Town has a nice buzz and onsite roasting, drink preparation can vary a bit but definitely up there. I think between the ones recently mentioned a top five shouldn't be too hard.
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« Reply #58 on: 02/01/2012, 04:37 PM »
Well, the poll has officially closed off and these were the "peoples' choice" results:

1) Madera Boutique Coffee (42.5 %)   
2) Coffee Barun Sefton Park (24.8 %)   
3) Bar 9, (20%)

I've not heard of this Madera place, I wonder how they're ristretto's are. May have to have a squiz.

BTW - more and more, better and better cafes are opening in Adelaide.
The coffee standard is improving.


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« Reply #59 on: 02/01/2012, 04:39 PM »
Well, the poll has officially closed off and these were the "peoples' choice" results:

1) Madera Boutique Coffee (42.5 %)   
2) Coffee Barun Sefton Park (24.8 %)   
3) Bar 9, (20%)

I've not heard of this Madera place, I wonder how they're ristretto's are. May have to have a squiz.

BTW - more and more, better and better cafes are opening in Adelaide.
The coffee standard is improving.

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« Reply #60 on: 03/01/2012, 03:23 PM »
unfortunately Madera has closed down

BTW - more and more, better and better cafes are opening in Adelaide.
The coffee standard is improving.

have to say, not sure if I agree with you on this A/c - it still surprises me that with a few exceptions Adelaide has such a poor standard of coffee, given its reputation as a supposed connoisseur [food & wine] capital of Australia

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« Reply #61 on: 18/03/2012, 04:25 PM »
I folks. I have recently completed my Adelaide cafe expedition around Adelaide visiting one a week for a year. My final wrap up is now online if you want a look including best places to go to and other bits and bobs.

http://adelaidecoffee.wordpress.com/2012/03/18/adelaide-coffee-2012/

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« Reply #62 on: 07/04/2012, 07:22 AM »
I folks. I have recently completed my Adelaide cafe expedition around Adelaide visiting one a week for a year. My final wrap up is now online if you want a look including best places to go to and other bits and bobs.

http://adelaidecoffee.wordpress.com/2012/03/18/adelaide-coffee-2012/

wow - that's an amazing and an impressive feat and quite a comprehensive line up you've got there!
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« Reply #63 on: 07/04/2012, 09:41 AM »
Cheers folks.

Well, I reckon that coffee chapter in my life has finished and i'm doing some ground work for a new project.
Should the ground work turn out good, then i'll push forward with it.

If It doesnt then i'll drown my sorrows in coffee.   :'(




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« Reply #64 on: 03/05/2013, 08:26 PM »
Visited a morning tea cafe in an industrial area of Adelaide today for a quick snack and coffee and was blown away with the coffee, food and information shared and discussed by the owner.
It was  called Diamond Coffee Roasting at 29 Conmurra Ave Edwardstown. They are only open 7am - 3.00pm, have a range of domestic and commercial machines, will sell you a range of green beans at matched prices with other Australian suppliers, have a wide range of beans and roasts, also chocolates, run barista and roaster training and have a nice cafe with a large range of food at quite respectable prices.
I mentioned that I made my own roaster and it all began, very informative and not possessive of their knowledge. They gave me coffee samples and also their service peoples contacts where I will get my group 1 machine (which I feel is scaling up badly).

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« Reply #65 on: 16/09/2013, 10:21 PM »
So far this year we have had good progress on the quality coffee scene in Adelaide. 3 cafes have opened that are churning out some great coffee - all three are opened in the city - Exchange and Please Say Please and bar9 have opened a second place.

Oh, and Doof Doof was taken over by barista champ Ben - so expect a good cuppa.

For me personally, i've gone off machine coffee somewhat ...sure i still drink them but I now mostly only visit cafes that do filter as that is what i currently love to drink.

Thats an update.

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« Reply #66 on: 18/09/2013, 10:12 AM »
sounds good mate, must admit have been neglected Adelaide a little recently - will definitely have to check these ones out...

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« Reply #67 on: 20/09/2013, 12:40 PM »
Visited a morning tea cafe in an industrial area of Adelaide today for a quick snack and coffee and was blown away with the coffee, food and information shared and discussed by the owner.
It was  called Diamond Coffee Roasting at 29 Conmurra Ave Edwardstown. They are only open 7am - 3.00pm, have a range of domestic and commercial machines, will sell you a range of green beans at matched prices with other Australian suppliers, have a wide range of beans and roasts, also chocolates, run barista and roaster training and have a nice cafe with a large range of food at quite respectable prices.
I mentioned that I made my own roaster and it all began, very informative and not possessive of their knowledge. They gave me coffee samples and also their service peoples contacts where I will get my group 1 machine (which I feel is scaling up badly).

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Just a few minutes walk from our SA office.
Too bad I didn't read this thread a few weeks back before I went to conduct an audit.
Will have to wait now until next year's visit.

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« Reply #68 on: 07/01/2015, 10:36 PM »
Wow, 19 months since the last post. Has everyone gotten bored with coffee in Adelaide?

I feel there are some really good coffee shops/bars in Adelaide but no great ones. My list of favs are as follows, and I have by no means been to some others listed so these are the ones I know.

Coffee Barun - I've been going there for years, even before Mark moved to his bigger diggs. Always consistent coffee. The food there is also, amazing. Filters here have taken a step up IMO as the new Barista there used to work at Pure Boutique and his filters are my absolute favourite. Gives the Coffee Barun my biggest tick of approval. Add to that, I buy my beans from Mark too.

Bar9 Central - Really good coffee and great food. Their Mushroom Ragu is bloody sensational. Trust me. Bar9 Parkside deserves a mention. Not quite as good as Central ATM. I did enjoy filter coffee there but I feel they have fallen off a bit lately. Hoping they pick up again. Ian has been doing lots of different things these days so maybe his influence has been missed.

Coffee Branch - I just love stopping by here for a couple of coffees and to say g'day to Josh. Always busy, never sensational but I really like the atmosphere and location.

Larry & Ladd - Probably the newest kid on the block in Regent Arcade CBD. Personally, this is my current favourite for a latte. Really tasty. Espresso's are very good too.

Fiefy's - I love stopping past to say hi to Fiefy and the ladies there. It's nice to see a top level coffee bar with an all female line up. Consistency is always guaranteed here. They always remember my order and serve black coffees correctly with a glass of water when enjoying there.

Paddy's Lantern - Out of the way place. A nice coffee on offer but nothing stellar. A bit weak at times when having a latte. I've often received thin espressos here. Not quite as consistent as some other places. They do soft boiled eggs and "soldiers" though and that just ROCKS!!

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Exchange - I've been once and haven't been back. I asked for my standard order (Latte and an espresso) and was served the latte in a mug, not a glass. I'm sorry, but you do not serve a latte in anything other than a glass IMO. Coffee tasted ok from memory but I was annoyed from the beginning because the vessel was wrong.

E for Ethel - Same as above. Had heard good things but was served in a flat white cup, not a glass. Haven't been back again.

There are plenty of others that I have been too and would put on a list but the ones mentioned (positively) above, I go to regularly.

Hmm, that was fun. Now I feel like a coffee.......
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« Reply #69 on: 13/01/2015, 10:28 AM »
Hi mate, thanks for the update!

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