Why have one iced coffee when you could have four?!
Brand-new café Break Free has launched an iced coffee tasting special to keep you caffeinated.
The Hackham café’s offering includes an iced mocha, an iced Vienna coffee, an iced caramel latte, and an iced long black for $16. All of the coffee is made with local coffee supplier Aldinga’s Rebel Alliance Roasters.
Sasha Wright, Break Free’s manager, says she thought of the idea after customers had a hard time choosing between the four varieties.
“Customers would want to try other flavours of the iced coffee but didn’t want to pay for four drinks, so I brought the price down so that could try the others,” she says.
Going forward, the café plans on leveling up their iced coffee offer as well, using the same supplier but a new cold pressed coffee machine.
“It’s a different way of brewing with a different flavour profile that’s a lot more fruity,” she says.
“It’s cool to look at and it’s so nice for a long black.”
The new café, which is currently Hackham’s only, serves up brunch and lunch eats in addition to their caffeinated drinks.
The new spot’s food menu includes breakfast favourites, cakes, kids meals, and mains. Breakfast items include $14 smashed avocado, $12 eggs benedict, and $22 big breakfast with toast, bacon, egg, sausage, a hash brown, tomato and mushrooms; Lunch items include a $15 schnitzel with chips, a $3 ham and cheese toast, $3 dinosaur nuggets for the kids, and $12 bruschetta with tomato, red onion, feta and balsamic glaze. A range of cakes––vegan and otherwise––cost no more than $5.50. Wright strives to make the the family-run café affordable.
“We want Break Free to be a place people can take the kids that won’t cost you an arm and a leg,” Wright says.
“The food is quality, and it tastes great, but we don’t have fancy garnishes – just homestyle cooking your mum would make.”
Wright, who started the venture with a handful of family members, is a chef with 17 years of experience. She decided to open the new café to break free of what she feels is the norm for a lot of eateries: high prices for no real value add.
“I was sick of working by other people’s rules and not having the freedom I have now, so I opened a budget-friendly place with no frills,” she says.
The café’s authenticity-focused, no-frills attitude also extends to their fit out, which has a straightforward but homey feel. The window-lit space has sleek wooden tables, bench seating, and a white brick walls adorned with children’s artwork.
Find Break Free Café at 7/77 Collins Parade, Hackham.