The team behind well-loved suburban outposts The Deli and Eire Cafe ventured into the genteel wilds of Adelaide’s east with its third offering, Hibernia Cafe.
James Russell, Zoi Kokoti and Stephen Lowery gave the 1902-built Magill Institute a clean, minimalist makeover in 2016, allowing the lofty ceilings of the theatre and the Federation-era charm to speak for themselves.
Staples such as blood sausage speak of the Irish and Scottish backgrounds of executive chef Russell and head chef Lachlan Mackinnon (the Hibernia moniker itself is the Latin name for the Emerald Isle). It’s just one example of the team’s attempt to shake up your standard suburban cafe fare.
Although Hibernia is its own beast, Eire’s award-winning pies and desserts appear as quick lunch options for students ducking out from the nearby UniSA campus. Hibernia also shares the custom blend from Glandore’s Patio Coffee Roasters, the same that helped the team conquer Clapham and Thebarton.