Caffiend Coffee Company CBD

7:00am - 3:30pm
17 Synagogue Place Adelaide 5000


The original Caffiend is in Hahndorf. And this city outpost, which opened in August 2018, offers the same specialty coffee.

A sprawling mural by artist Wendy Dixon-Whiley depicts “The Caffiend” – a Cthulhu-style creature (an octopus-like entity created by writer HP Lovecraft) stretching for a cup of coffee being handed down from above. Owner Kostas Trakas says it’s a piss-take of The Creation of Adam from the Sistine Chapel. He’s sure customers will relate to it as they accept that first cup of coffee in the morning.

The menu assembles brunch classics and pairs them with simpler, grab-and-go options for time-poor, hungry city workers and students. Expect decadent dishes such as a fried chicken and bacon waffle bowl with maple syrup. And almond pancakes with granola, honey joys, rhubarb compote and vanilla-bean ice-cream. There will also be the requisite smashed avo on house-made sourdough, and smashed pumpkin and roasted heirloom carrot on house-made rye. 

The Reuben sandwich comes packed with slow-cooked beef brisket, house-made sauerkraut, Russian dressing and Swiss cheese. A selection of bagels from Bagel Boys is also available.

As if serving customers, pouring lattes and roasting coffee (around 100 kilograms a week) wasn’t a big enough workload, Trakas runs a coffee-education program from the shop. He’s inviting cafe owners and coffee enthusiasts to drop by after hours to learn to roast for themselves, or just work alongside him to gain a better understanding of the process.

Updated: January 10th, 2019

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