Food Drink

New eatery Break Free opens, becoming Hackham’s only café

The new spot’s food menu includes local coffee, breakfast favourites, cakes, kids meals, and mains all aimed at being high-quality and affordable.

Adelaide’s Southwest neighbour Hackham now has a café! New eatery Break Free has opened with breakfast, brunch, and lunch. 

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. 

Sasha Wright, Break Free’s manager, 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. 

In addition to scrumptious-looking food and a cosy fit out, Break Free also serves up local coffee from Aldinga’s Rebel Alliance Roasters. Going forward, the café plans on leveling up their coffee, 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 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. 

Find them online here.

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