So you’re a coffee fanatic and you’re not afraid to admit it? Us too. A good caffeine hit is sometimes all you need to take your morning mood from tired and grumpy, to happy and ready to take on the day.
Here at Newenham, we like to think that coffee really does have natural superpowers. However, for that much-needed caffeine fix, you’ll need to know where the best coffee spots are to fill the void.
There are coffee shops popping up left, right and centre these days, but which places are actually worth spending your hard earned dollars on? We know just the places that are everything you could want in a coffee pit stop (and more), and they’re all here in Mount Barker.
Here are our picks for the best coffee:
If you’re a hills connoisseur, you’ve probably already heard of this popular destination. Specialising in delectable coffee experiences and Mediterranean inspired food with a Mexican edge, Sazon is one of the best coffee spots made even better with their tasty food. Their relaxed décor and outdoor seating on the beautiful main street of Mount Barker makes for a perfect setting while enjoying a flat white, long black, cappuccino or anything else that tickles your fancy. Their coffee certainly doesn’t disappoint.
Find it: 1/24 Gawler Street, Mount Barker
Follow it: www.facebook.com/Sazón-Espresso
Grounds for Coffee
Offering a wide range of coffee beans and teas from around the world, Grounds for Coffee is the perfect place to stop by on your morning commute or for a lingering stay. You can test your taste buds and try a variety you might not have tasted before, knowing it will undoubtedly be a delicious experience. Also catering to a range of dietary requirements, you can add almond, coconut, soy or lactose free milk alternatives to make your cuppa just the way you like it. They’ve got some pretty delicious breakfast dishes on offer, too.
Find it: 17 Walker Street, Mount Barker
Follow it: www.facebook.com/groundsforcoffeecafe
Our Place Kitchen
This family friendly café is one of the best coffee spots in Mount Barker and it’s easy to see why. This coffee house has a great atmosphere that’s perfect for all ages with plenty of hot drinks to choose from. Or if you’re more into cold drinks of the milkshake kind, they do some incredible loaded milkshakes that will leave your mouth watering. Either way, you’ll be delighted by the service and flavoursome food and drinks.
Find it: Shop 2, 1 Walker Street, Mount Barker
Pallet Home + Table
Brand new to Nairne, this place popped up after the owner’s Matt and Sam decided to quit their office jobs and live their best lives. They get their coffee from just down the road, lovingly roasted by By 6 Coffee Roasters, who supply the team with an option of either a soft smooth blend, or a strong punchy option. Downstairs you’ll find modern, stylish homewares, unisex jewellery, skincare, gifts and clothing. On the menu, you’ll find toast fit for kings, with gourmet toppings freshly picked from the Central Markets. Its modern appeal allows it to stand out on the country town’s main street, but simplistic quality from start to finish – that’s what these guys are all about.
Find it: 73a Main Road, Nairne SA 5252
Follow it: www.facebook.com/PalletCafeNairne
Gawler Street Café
You guessed it, named after the street it’s located on the Gawler Street Café is a local gem ideal for all-day brekkies and coffee lovers. Always serving up smooth and creamy caffeine hits, the friendly team know how to keep visitors coming back for more. Their flavoursome wood-oven pizzas are also a must have if you stop by at lunch time. Trust us, you won’t regret it.
Find it: 46 Gawler Street, Mount Barker
Follow it: www.facebook.com/gawlerstreetcafe
For a great café gem in Mount Barker, you simply cannot go past Caffe Acqua. Serving up creamy and delicious coffees and always the freshest quality meals sourced from local produce, it’s the ideal place to go for a much-needed brunch date. With scrumptious specials on offer every day, there’s always something new to keep you enticed. Local coffee and local eats, what’s more to love!
Find it: Shop 48 Corner of Hutchinson and Morphett Street, Mount Barker
Follow it: www.facebook./Caffe-Acqua
Freshly brewed coffee, vegan products and delicious eats. You’ll find that and more at this gorgeous bakery in the heart of Mount Barker. Popular among locals and visitors, Millie’s also has two other locations at Nairne and Stirling where you can grab yourself the same awesome coffee at this traditional bakery favourite in the Adelaide Hills. The coffee is great and you’ll always be able to snag yourself a baked treat that you’ll want to devour instantly.
Find it: 5 Gawler Street, Mount Barker
Follow it: www.facebook.com/MilliesBakery
Original Food Co
With award winning baked goods, Original Food Co is the ultimate place to go for yummy treats and a frothy coffee in Mount Barker. You can’t go wrong if you’re stopping by for breakfast and a caffeine hit or seeking some pastry delights. The best part? All their fruits, vegetables and berries are sourced from Mount Barker and the Adelaide Hills region when in season.
Find it: 70 Gawler Street, Mount Barker
Follow it: www.facebook.com/originalfoodco
Seasonal Garden Café
If you’re a vegetarian getting lost amongst the Mettwurst of Hahndorf, or making the lunch-break dash in Stirling, treat yourself by taking a trip to Seasonal Garden Café. Their entire menu can be made vegetarian, it’s fresh, and the atmosphere will make you smile as soon as you arrive. The Hahndorf branch boasts a beautiful garden, so you can take your coffee for a walk past the veggie patch and admire all the fresh seasonal produce, soon to be on your plate. There’s plenty of room for the kids to run around while you get down to the serious business – relaxing with a cuppa. Now that a new branch has opened in Stirling, you can enjoy the same great flavours wherever you are. The Stirling store will cater more for those on-the-go, who still want the chance to fill their bellies with something wholesome and delicious. Whatever your schedule, or coffee of choice, this place will cater for all.
Find it: 100 Mt Barker Road, Hahndorf or 3 Mt Barker Road, Stirling
Follow it: www.facebook.com/TheSeasonalGardenCafe
Chocolate No. 5
Sitting on the leafy main street of Hahndorf, watching the day go by with a bucket of latte and a sugary Belgian waffle might well become a habit. With coffee-lovers on the machine, and Sarina, the chocolatier in her ‘chocolate den’, all are in their element. Nothing tastes as great as when it’s made with love, so you’ll enjoy the taste of their fair trade and sustainably sourced, handmade chocolates and heart-warming coffee. This is the kind of place you’ll be ordering a second round.
Find it: 5 Main Street, Hahndorf
Follow it: www.facebook.com/Chocolate.at.No.5
Known for having some of the best hot chocolate in town, Laratinga Café is the perfect place to get your hands on a caffeine hit. Located in the Adelaide Hills Homemaker centre, it’s an easy place to stop by for a morning snack or a lunchtime chat with friends while on your shopping quest. No matter your coffee preference, Laratinga will satisfy the cravings.
Find it: Adelaide Hills Homemaker Centre, Dutton Road, Mount Barker
Follow it: www.facebook.com/Laratinga
If you’re thinking of making the tree-change to the Adelaide Hills from the hustle and bustle of city life, rest assured these cafés will give even the hippest coffee bars in Adelaide a run for their money.
Come up and try them out for yourself and while you’re there, visit our Sales and Information CCentre at164 Flaxley Road, Mount Barker, open daily from 12 – 5pm to see why you’ll love living at Newenham.
To secure your future in this beautiful pocket of the Adelaide Hills, view our house and land for sale then contact our Sales Consultant, Ben, on 0429 107 497.