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.