Images by Anna Lindsay
My Kingdom for a Horse has opened a second location in the CBD, blessing Waymouth street with some of Adelaide’s best beans (and a selection of to-go toasties).
Built in an espresso-bar style, the cafe sits comfortably in a compact yet open space, situated in the brand-new Telegraph Lane development.
Its contemporary design is light and bright, mirroring the sunny staff who serve you.
Owner Emily Raven understands that people in the area are in a hurry.
“We know people are working,” she explains.
“So, we’ve got the latest equipment and the best baristas to ensure speedy and consistent quality and service, with our usual friendly style.”
If you’re not in a rush, and prefer to drink from porcelain rather than a takeaway cup, you can happily perch on the outdoor tables lining Waymouth street and watch the world go by.
Opening a new store in the middle of a pandemic is no small feat, and the team at My Kingdom for a Horse felt the pinch.
“It’s been very challenging both financially and mentally,” says Raven.
“Like many other cafes and restaurants, we had a period of closure and uncertainty, which was very distressing given the trust my staff place in me.”
Making it through the trying times, My Kingdom for a Horse is now back at full capacity.
Alongside the expertly roasted and brewed coffee, daily-made takeaway food options are also ripe for the picking. This includes toasties (flavours include truffled mushroom ragout and spag-bol), salad bowls, and baked goodies.
The location may be new, but the philosophy remains the same – excellent coffee, quality food and wonderfully friendly staff.
You can find the new location at 11 Waymouth Street, open Monday to Friday, 7am–4pm.