As a former pro cyclist, Jack Sutton has spent no small amount of time in coffee shops. He loved how they bring community members together. So much so that he decided to open his own, swapping the bitumen for the barista station at Bobby’s Coffee Store.

The coffee shop, set on a quiet suburban backstreet in Warradale in Adelaide’s south, is light and minimalist. Jack, who also worked as an electrician for 10 years, and his wife Caitlin Sutton, a midwife, fitted the place out themselves. Jack even poured the concrete for the coffee counter (so you can add concreter to his resume, too). The space has just a few white tables and chairs countered by colourful, bright wall prints by Melbourne graphic designer Max Blackmore.

The menu is equally minimal – just coffee, pastries, bagels, and brioche filled with either bacon and egg or mushroom – featuring produce from top Adelaide suppliers D’Angelo Coffee, Market Street and Holy Mother of Bagels (by former Sibling chef Aaron Caporn).

So who’s Bobby, you may ask? That’d be the couple’s French bulldog. His eponymous coffee shop is like nothing else in the Warradale area, providing a rare local meeting place for residents and passers-by.

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Updated: January 10th, 2023

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