17 new cafes that opened over Summer in SA

Here’s a guide to 17 new cafes that opened across South Australia during the summer, from beachside kiosks to CBD coffee spots.

As South Australia warmed up Summer, so too did the openings of various cafes across the State.

From beachside kiosks, to CBD jaunts perfect for that smell of freshly brewed coffee, here’s a list of the venues that opened their doors across SA (with something for everyoneno matter where you live).

Work – Adelaide CBD

In the middle of the bustling CBD on Pirie Street sits a new local cafe making coffee a priority at the start of every work day. WORK – coffee and food, opened and is injecting fresh energy into the city’s cafe scene.

WORK – coffee and food’s menu is a reflection of owner Matthew’s passion for great food, particularly with his ethnic background with his Dad being Lebanese and his mum Lithuanian. With offerings like the chopped deli sando (aka. cotoletta Focaccia), seasonal salads with poached chicken and tofu, and fresh pastries the cafe seeks to provide convenient yet elevated options for its customers.

For more information, head here.

A Place Coffee – Bowden

In the heart of Bowden, under the Nightingale building, a new coffee spot has opened with promises of community, sustainability, and delicious drinks. The interior of A Place Coffee reflects its cozy, community-focused atmosphere. With just 25 square meters of space, the cafe exudes a homey vibe, inviting people to relax and connect. Wooden accents warm up the industrial aesthetic, while communal bench seating outside encourages interactions and the chance to meet new people.

The cafe serves up a selection of nibbles sourced from local providers, including pastries from fold, matcha from Melbourne, both espresso and filter coffee and even low-calorie sodas and Juices.

For more information, head here.

Nest Kiosk – Kingston Park

The team behind Brighton’s beloved The Seller Door and The Local Canteen have opened Kingston Park’s brand new $1.4m cafe, Nest Kiosk. The design of the space allows diners to stop and take in the views or to grab a cup to go on their morning walk.

“It’s going to be a really special spot for a sunset drink, it’s just an amazing opportunity,” owner Tom Rodger says.

For more information, head here.

Bread and Butter – Woodville

The ex-sous-chef of Adelaide’s renowned East End Cellars has opened Woodville’s newest cafe ‘Bread & Butter’.

True to its name, the first thing on the menu is bread and butter (of course). However, there are more tempting menu items, including buttermilk hot cake with caramelized apple, miso butterscotch and Biscoff crumble with vanilla ice cream. There’s also savory options like house-made meatballs with scrambled eggs, homemade salsa, and Wagyu Beef burgers for $20.

For more information, head here.

Hark Cafe – Panorama

Burrowed within the suburban streets of Panorama lies Hark Coffee Roasters’ latest venture, a warehouse stacked with ‘euphoric brews’ for the true coffee lovers of Adelaide.

The new space has a massive glass wall, offering visitors a front-row seat to the art of coffee roasting. There’s sweets and pastries for a good feed, and Pilot, the owner’s beloved groodle and unofficial Hark mascot.

For more information, head here.

Tonino Eatery – Goodwood

The much-anticipated Tonino Deli has opened its doors in Goodwood, aiming to recreate that authentic Italian experience. Taking a contemporary approach to the traditional European deli, Tonino offers a vibrant space where patrons can indulge in authentic sandwiches, coffee, wine, cocktails, spritzes and more.

Focusing on authenticity, Tonino offers a range of Italian specialties, including homemade sandwiches, freshly baked bread, and unique pastries like maritozzi and pasticciotti.

For more information, head here.

Yeo Haus – Port Elliot

The popular surf brand Yeo Haus has unveiled its latest venture in Port Elliot. For owner and self-taught designer Benjamin Hewett, the new premises represents the brand’s shift to be an all-encompassing lifestyle brand, taking you from “am to pm”.

Housed in an old sawtooth warehouse with a rustic red brick facade that once housed sand-paving materials, you’ll find a bar, cafe, and retail space under one roof. From the cafe you can grab a number of options, from classic cafe food to vegan pastries (and delicious burgers).

For more information, head here.

Frankly Bagels – Norwood

Adelaide’s beloved Frankly Bagels, a cult favorite that has been delighting Prospect for nearly four years, opened its doors to a second location at the Norwood Green complex on Magill Road.

The new store features a working bagel bakery, a first for Frankly Bagels. Menu favorites from the Prospect store, like the pastrami and swiss cheese bagels or the smoked salmon with dill caper cream cheese, are available at the Norwood location, along with some new and funky menu items. St Ali coffee will continue to be the perfect complement to their bagels.

For more information, head here.

Hey Zozo’s – Henley Beach

Hey ZoZo’s Café, the latest venture by renowned restaurateur Elliott Brown, has officially opened its doors this long weekend in Henley Beach. Situated on the bustling Military Road adjacent to Star of the Sea School, Hey ZoZo’s has taken over Homesick Henley which opened last year.

ZoZo’s will not only serve delectable food and beverages but will also offer a selection of local products and produce, catering to those on the move. With seating for 26, the café provides a spacious and inviting environment for friends to gather or students to study.

For more information, head here.

Rustic Gourmet Cafe – Norwood

Rustic Gourmet, renowned for its commitment to handmade, locally sourced fresh food, has relocated one of its two venues. Owner Katherine Nugent who has passionately championed the art of making ‘real food from scratch’, has moved its Rustic Gourmet Kent Town cafe to a new home at the Norwood Green Complex on Magill Road.

The food selection includes everything from smashed avocado, served with poached eggs and halloumi, bacon and egg turkish rolls, and more. It’s also home to some Bird in Hand favourites, alongside breakfast go-tos like immune and cleanse juices, and berry smoothies.

For more information, head here.

YUNA – Mile End

Mile End’s latest cafe, Yuna, has opened its doors on Henley Beach Road cafe paying homage to the refined elegance of Japanese culture. Think along the lines of juicy, thick, crunchy chicken in between two pieces of deliciously crafted milk bread (or shokupan as it’s more traditionally known).

Two delicious variations of rice bowls are also available for you to feast on, from a yummy beef teriyaki to a Sansho (Japanese pepper) Chicken for a modest $16.90 to $17.90. A popular item already flying out the door is the Onigiri (rice balls). Filled with either tender smoked tuna, kimchi egg, or soy mushrooms, these seaweed-wrapped goodies will easily be the best thing you’ve eaten in a long time.

For more information, head here.

Ernest Delicatessen – Hahndorf 

In the heart of Hahndorf, Ernest Delicatessen, founded by the accomplished Executive Chef James, is hero-ing Adelaide’s love for fresh pasta and delicious sandos.

The deli, housed in an 1866 heritage-listed building with a seamless connection to a modern section, features white tiles, orange grout, green cabinetry, and captivating artwork by Eliza Koch adorning the walls. There you can enjoy a bottle of wine alongside their delectable pasta and cured meats.

For more information, head here.

Chaioz Cafe – North Adelaide

Love the aroma of spices and the rich, comforting flavours of chai tea? Chaioz, Adelaide’s first authentic chai cafe, is offering a unique fusion of Indian chai culture and modern Australian tastes.

The menu at Chaioz showcases an enticing array of 10 different chai varieties including Masala Chai, Classic Chai, Ginger Chai, Cardamom Chai, Lemongrass Chai, Saffron Chai, Pink Chai, Kashmiri Chai / Kahwa and the well-known Turmeric Chai Latte.

For more information, head here.

Pier 28 – Clayton Bay

Clayton Bay, a hidden coastal gem located on Lake Alexandrina and Lower Murray River in the Coorong region, is an idyllic beachside town and the perfect little weekend getaway this summer.

Just under a half-hour drive from Goolwa, Clayton Bay is also home to the new Pier 28—an already popular cafe and restaurant that’s become a hub among locals since its opening back in December after undergoing a full renovation and fresh makeover of everything from the space to the venue. Transforming into the most luxurious cafe, with a rustic look and draping greenery the cafe can make anyone feel at home!

Owned and operated by local Clayton Bay resident Eric, who took over the location previously known as Sails Cafe, the plan for Pier 28 was to fill a gap in Clayton Bay’s foodie scene and provide a must-visit and warm and inviting dining spot for both locals and those venturing from the flourishing Fleurieu regions.

For more information, head here.

Johnny Come Lately – Adelaide’s CBD

Tucked away in Exchange Place, just off Pirie Street, lies a brand new cafe stocked with fresh baked goods and some of the finest Australian roasted coffee called Johnny Come Lately.

Created by Joseph and Sonya Panuccio, the cozy coffee shop pays to both Italy and proudly displaying their selection of Melbourne roasted coffee ST. ALi. as well as respectable range of focaccia options, banana bread and crumpets.

For more information, head here.

Faar Farr Away Café & Dessert Bar – Walkerville

A new charming café and dessert bar has opened under the Watson apartment block in Walkerville with fun neon branding, a community attitude and delicious Asian-fusion flavours.

Drawing upon their diverse Asian backgrounds, the team at Faar Farr Away has crafted a menu that celebrates the rich tapestry of Asian flavours. From Thai-inspired soft shell crab to tom yum fried chicken croffle, each dish on the menu tells a story of passion and creativity.

For more information, head here.

The Other Ostrich – Hawthorn

“The Other Ostrich” is the brand new cafe on the block (or… in the nest?) that has quickly become the talk of the town. The aim? To serve dishes that are not only delicious but also innovative, with a focus on gluten-free options.

Sam heads the kitchen, putting together a menu that’s as thoughtful as it is tasty. It’s a menu that’s 90% gluten-free and full of dishes like “Corney Avo” and “Not a Pancake” (a gluten-free waffle) that keep people coming back.

For more information, head here.

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