Where to find the best coffee in the Barossa!
Next to good Barossa wine surely comes finding a good Barossa coffee…and we’re all so fussy now because we are thoroughly spoilt here in Australia! This list is by no means complete and I’ll follow up in another blog with some more coffee options, this is just to get you started!
So, here are some tips on where to get some of the best Barossa coffee. Thank you to my very good friend and neighbour B, (who knows all things 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!.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
The Barossa Farmer’s Market
My last suggestion for now is only available on Saturday mornings, but the Barossa Farmer’s Market is where you will get not only a fabulous coffee, but also a big Barossa breakfast! 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 meeting the local food producers, all passionate about their products.
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….
Coming soon…..Barossa Coffee Roasters Nespresso compatable, totally compostable pods!
So there you have it, a start for your best Barossa coffee journey. Just another aspect to life and the wonderful people in this beautiful corner of South Australia, the Barossa Valley.