Sitting on the western outskirts of Adelaide’s CBD is a glorious teal 1960’s shopfront that boasts a delicious menu of brekky, brunch, lunch, freshly roasted coffee and amazing mimosas.
Pony and Cole is a cafe that prides itself in presenting scrumptious and exciting freshly cooked eats alongside an extensive drinks menu of smoothies, milkshakes, teas, coffee, juice and cocktails.
The Hindmarsh eatery is the frontage of “6 Manton”, a large, light-filled and renovated warehouse that homes a gallery, interior design and printmaking studios as well as an events space.
Co-founder and chef, Nicolle Hahn and her designer partner, Julie Pieda stumbled upon the industrial site in Manton Street in 2017, and designed a fit-out with a mid-century vibe to compliment the buildings history.
“There was a real need in Manton Street for a social hub,” Nicolle says.
“There were a lot of businesses and a lot of residential here, but there was nowhere for them to go and grab a coffee, or to have a business meeting”, she continues.
The spacious layout is accessible and social distancing-friendly, making it a popular spot to meet up with friends for a drink and a bite to eat in a safe and manageable way.
Situated just west of the soccer stadium, Pony and Cole slings all-day breakfast, brunch and lunch, with each menu item presenting patrons with a cheeky twist on some traditional (and untraditional) dishes.
The cafe’s regularly changing offerings highlight fresh produce, with the majority of goods made in-house, including their delicious barbecue sauce, house made potato cakes and daily-baked bread.
“We don’t try and copy what’s going on around us. If it’s been done to death, we don’t want to do it.” Nicolle says.
“Sorry no smashed avo on toast here!…”
Mexican corn fritters, creamy potato cake, pan seared prawn salad and sticky pork belly rolls are just a sample of their tasty eats – washed down with a passionfruit or mojito mimosa, and you’re set for the day!
Establishing itself as somewhat of an institution in Adelaide’s inner west, it’s frequented as much by local office workers and residents as those in the city and eastern suburbs who’ve got wind of its uniqueness, tried it out and instantly become regulars.
The cafe acts as a creative hub, thanks to its attached businesses that are all located within the same historical warehouse, making it the perfect place to grab a mimosa (or two) and immerse yourself in inspiration and creativity.
Open 7 days a week, you can find Pony and Cole at 6 Manton Street, Hindmarsh SA.