E for Ethel


notable gluten-free options
notable vegetarian options

E for Ethel is a cafe and gift shop that combines all the best bits of your grandma’s house (the wallpaper, mismatched china and chocolate freckles) with all the handmade goodness of Etsy.

Owners Amanda Matulick and Daniel Harland wanted to create a space that was friendly and approachable for all ages and thought a classic nanna name such as Ethel would do the trick. That sentiment continues into the drinks list, with juices named Walter, Peggy and Beryl.

The menu is everything-friendly, with kid-friendly, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and raw options all available. Coffee comes from local roaster De Groot and tea from the Barossa Valley via Scullery Made.

The food offering is made up of creations such as bagels with roast pumpkin and hummus, grilled haloumi on crumpets with spinach and mushroom, scones with jam and cream, or the Awesome Toastie with ham, cheese, tomato relish and a secret recipe aioli.

The walls are lined with a range of cushions, necklaces, tote bags, tea towels, prints, earrings and kids’ clothes that are all handmade, Australian and available for purchase. So, harness all of your browsing skills and test them in the charmingly offline world of E for Ethel, complete with coffee and conversation.