Where do you find the best coffee in the Barossa!??
Next to good Barossa wine surely comes finding a good Barossa coffee…it’s one of the most asked questions from guests staying at Seppeltsfield Vineyard Cottage! We are all so fussy now because we are thoroughly spoilt here in Australia and the Barossa is no exception!
This list is always changing with more fabulous coffee options, we are certainly not short on choices and let’s face it, life’s too short to drink bad coffee! Of course we supply you with good coffee in our vineyard accommodation with our Creatista Nespresso pod machine in the cottage, but you can’t beat a good barista made coffee. We all love to stop for a while, relax and recharge while sipping a freshly brewed cup when we are out and about.
Here’s our list of favourites and an update on the hottest spots right now to find the perfect brew and maybe a little something extra too… . So head out and enjoy some great coffee during your Barossa vineyard stay!
FINO at Seppeltsfield Winery, Seppeltsfield
Not only does FINO have a great regional dining menu for lunch and dinner, they have now extended their afternoon hours to include their “Short menu” including desserts and various short order snacks. So if you’re wandering the grounds at Seppeltsfield you can now stop to enjoy a coffee and something indulgent on FINO’s sun-drenched terrace or inside the restaurant if you wish, until later in the afternoon. You may well find one of the SVC team stopping in for a coffee (and more than likely dessert) on any given afternoon as it’s our closest coffee spot!
Open 7 days from 12pm, Dinner Fridays and Saturdays from 6pm – 8.30pm
El Estanco, Greenock
El Estanco has quickly established itself as a Barossa “go to” place for brunch, lunch and Friday night dining….. and of course anytime in between for great coffee and cake! Always a favourite with guests (and us!)
Greenock is an emerging Barossa town with several small artisan cellar doors and Greenock Brewers cellar door.
El Estanco is truly the essence of “eclectic” and owned by the most delightful couple you will ever meet, Julian Velasquez, partner Abbi and gorgeous bubba Paloma. Friday Fiestas offer a great choice for a casual dinner option and an opportunity to mix with the locals. Alternate Fridays offer wood fire oven pizzas, with Theme nights in between based around their specialty cuisines: Spanish and Colombian. Formerly a chef in Adelaide, you can just tell that Julian will brighten up your day with not just the perfect coffee, but with his welcoming smile!
So visit their website and head out to Greenock any day (except Tuesdays) between 8am and 6pm and grab your heart starting El Estanco coffee!!
Red Door Espresso, Tanunda
Red Door Espresso (Red Door to the locals!) is a charming licensed coffee house and as much a favourite of the locals as it is a delight for visitors.Chef and owner Patti McGorman has created a fun filled cafe offering sumptuous food and hospitality. On entering Red Door it’s a bit hard to know where to start because everything looks so good! Breakfast and lunch, coffee and cake and platters with a selection of boutique Barossa wines are on offer.
Open for breakfast and lunch six days a week, with live entertainment on the weekends, great coffee and delicious food.
Located in the main street of the pretty and historic town of Tanunda. Visit Patti’s fabulous website and you will quickly understand what I’m talking about. There’s a great sun-filled outdoor area to be enjoyed as well as everything else!.
Underground Barossa, Tanunda
New comers in June 2019, Undergound Barossa offer a unique cellar door where you can enjoy several wine tasting experiences. Their cellar door is literally underground! They invite you to step beneath the surface and venture down to the tasting bar to explore. But there’s more.. you can also enjoy a freshly brewed coffee and something delicious while relaxing in their contemporary space. Their bean of choice is local Barossa Coffee Roasters Mexican Fairtrade Organic blend, which in their words “ticks all the boxes”! If you have little ones they have a great space to entertain them and their own special menu.
Open Mon-Fri 10am-4pm and Saturday 10am-1pm – pop by if you want to try something new!
Darlings – Food with passion, Tanunda
Darlings Cafe in Tanunda is a busy little cafe in the heart of Tanunda. Here you’ll find not only friendly faces and great coffee but some delicious food options and freshly baked sweet treats. I can personally say that their freshly baked fruit muffins are seriously good! (the ones I had were made with locally picked stone fruit and were still warm… mmmm ) a great spot to grab a bite and a coffee on the go…
Open early from 6am – 3pm weekdays and 6am – 12pm Saturday and Sunday.
Keils Fine Foods & Coffee, Tanunda
A Tanunda institution, this welcoming, friendly little café is also in the main street of Tanunda and the coffee is spot on.
A popular coffee spot for the locals from first thing until well into the afternoon, they’re open 7 days a week. A delightful array of light lunch options will satisfy pretty much everyone and there’s a great spot to sit outside to watch the locals go about their daily Barossa business!
True to it’s name this is a buzzing, bright and friendly meeting place to stop for a coffee and a bite to eat. Plenty of fresh and healthy options as well as some delicious sweet treats. Encouraging people to come in and enjoy their space they are passionate about people coming together face to face – they believe that social connection is really important to our well being, and great coffee, don’t forget the coffee!! I have to agree!
Open Monday – Friday 7.30am – 2.30pm, Saturdays 8am – 12.30pm
If it’s authentic Italian coffee and treats you love, then you won’t be disappointed when stopping here for a while. This quaint little place is 100% owned and run by local family Matteo and Fiona Carboni who’s passion for Italian cooking and hospitality is evident from the moment you step through the door. Matteo and Fiona’s desire to pass on the knowledge of both Italian cooking, fine wine (and coffee!) and the joy of sharing both with good company, is the cornerstone of everything they do at Casa Carboni. From Thursday to Sunday, drop in anytime and enjoy illy coffee, French teas & tisanes, house made Italian sweet treats including Matteo’s legendary torrone morbido, aka soft nougat which is made weekly and has won many fans amongst local Barossans. (I can vouch it is totally devine!) Their breakfast bruschetta is offered from 9am till 12pm with Matteo’s toasted sourdough drizzled with Barossa EVOO, Schultz ham, market tomatoes and fresh goats curd from neighbour Barossa Cheese Company… seriously delicious. Our guests quite often enjoy a charismatic Cooking Class with Matteo here as well. A beautiful place to immerse in some provincial culture.
Open Thursday to Sunday 9am to 3pm, Friday nights 6pm till late. For info on cooking classes visit www.casacarboni.com.au/
Maggie Beers Farmshop, near Seppeltsfield Road
Open 7 days and with a fabulous deck overlooking a lake, Maggie’s has to be included in this list. The guys here work really hard as people flock to source their Maggie Beer products (and experience the free Verjuice cooking demo at 2pm each day!) …..so they know how to make a coffee!
Open every day from 10.30am to 5pm, you can wander around the dam and get the feeling of the Barossa country side, or if you’re ready for a feed you can choose from picnic baskets, including a special offer for children, framed around their Pheasant Farm Pate or Dukkah with accompaniments to suit them. Or just coffee and cake does it too! Find out more on Maggie’s website.
Or, if you’re stopping by for lunch, talented young chef Tim Bourke creates a daily menu just across the deck at The Farm Eatery. Try Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays for another dining experience.
The Barossa Farmer’s Market, Angaston
Available on Saturday mornings only, this is totally worth the early start! The Barossa Farmer’s Market is where you will get not only a fabulous coffee, but also a big Barossa breakfast! A local institution, The Barossa Farmer’s Market is more than just a market, it has become the soul of the Barossa food scene. Here you can walk around while you enjoy your coffee, sample local delights and meet the local food producers, all passionate about their products. Fabulous way to spend your Saturday morning!
Open every Saturday from 7.30am – 11.30am. A must do if you’re staying over the weekend!
The Table Café & Wine Bar, Lyndoch
“Opposite the village green” says it all really doesn’t it? In the heart of beautiful Lyndoch, with dine in and carry away options these guys have something to suit everyone. Their coffee is taken very seriously by them and as stated on their FB page “is handled with care by our talented baristas”. There are 3 dining options – indoors, a courtyard and their wine garden! To see what others think visit their Facebook page.
Open weekdays 8am-3pm, Fridays and Saturdays from 5pm.
Barossa Coffee Roasters
Best of all, you can buy your own coffee to take home to remember all the great coffee experiences you had in the Barossa! Barossa Coffee Roasters husband and wife team Janelle and Paul Amos live the slow life amongst their vines, with ‘little red’ at the heartbeat of every small batch of their fresh and lively roasted coffee beans. You can buy their fantastic coffee products 7 days/week from The Barossa Larder at Coop Fresh Foodland at Nuriootpa (“Nuri” to the locals!), or Tanunda Foodland. It’s always fresh, they even take it off the shelf at 4 weeks old in tune with their freshness philosophy. There’s no waste though, anything they take off the shelf ends up with local charities such as Barossa’s Kind Hearted Kitchen, Lutheran Community Care and others, to be distributed to community members in need of some generosity.
You can order online too, so when you’re back in the frantic fast lane somewhere in the world, you can make yourself a Barossa Coffee Roasters brew and let the memories of the Barossa come flooding back….
And now available….Barossa Coffee Roasters Nespresso compatible, totally compostable pods!
So there you have it, the best options for your local coffee journey. Just another aspect to life and the wonderful people in this beautiful corner of South Australia, the Barossa Valley. So whether you are staying a while in our luxury Barossa accommodation, having a short visit or even just passing through, you’ll know where to go. Enjoy !