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!!
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.......