Thiele’s Shop is a cafe and bar on Hahndorf’s main street, right next door to (and connected with) art supply shop The Paint Box. The shopfront dates to the early 20th century, sitting on a block of land allotted to Hahndorf pioneer Samuel Thiele in 1839.

The PaintBox is an idyllic sort of shop. It’s all too easy to linger while browsing the paintbrushes, pencils and paper inside its heritage-listed walls. Thiele’s Shop – named for its historic owner, who, “amongst other things grew vegetables and sold flowers to the residents and visitors of Hahndorf,” reads a post on Thiele’s Shop’s Instagram – takes its cues from here. It’s cosy and down-to-earth, with natural wines and farmhouse beers, a small food menu, and Degroot coffee.

Wines are from Manon and Jean Bouteille, with a good selection of international options from importer Giorgio de Maria. Wild-fermented beers from Tasmania’s Two Metre Tall round out the drink options.

The food is mainly things on toast, plus granola and jambon-beurre (ham and butter baguettes). Bread comes from Brid and Mylor Bakery and pickles come from Bhreu Ferments. There’s also babka from small-batch supplier Gordi.

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Updated: December 15th, 2022

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