WORDS ASHUTOSH BUDHATHOKI
Coffee has always been my closest companion as a student, from early morning classes to late-night homework. Here is my selection of 5 reasonably priced cafés that you may enjoy as a student to study comfortably, rather than being cooped up at home, in light of the expanding coffee culture and the opening of cosy cafés throughout the city.
Almost every conversation usually starts with ‘wanna grab a cup of coffee’, whether it’s a date or a mate. We love our coffee here in Adelaide with local cafés and coffee shops in every suburb.
$ Prices are around 8.5- 25.5 depending on the choice of food.
*Unit 1/28a Hawker St, Brompton SA 5007
A lovely rustic café serving brunch with an Asian twist is hidden away in Bowden. The café is only ten minutes from the city, and there are bus stops close by for students using public transportation. Depending on your mood, Seven Grounds provides a variety of coffee styles, from robust pour-overs to delicate batch brews. Ideal if you want to sample various coffee brewing techniques!
Even though the café appears to be extremely crowded and fast-paced, there is always comfy seating available where you may unwind and work. Every time I’ve been here, there is already someone hunched over a huge cup, eyes glued to their devices, and typing intently.
The food options at Seven Ground are pretty enticing. The chef’s colourful, inventive presentation makes you hungry just by looking at the meal. All of the meals they offer are wonderful, but the french toast sticks out. With some freshly made matcha custard, they make french toast with taro coating. It can be challenging to move past the lovely mural, outdoor seats, and aroma of freshly ground coffee.
$ Prices are around 9- 25 depending on the choice of food.
*96 Walkerville Terrace, Walkerville SA 5081
The Coffee Institute is a lovely cafe cluster that is near the city of Walkerville. I’ve always been greeted here with the kindest staff and prompt service!
Although there is a lot of activity in the dining spaces, both indoors and outside, you feel relaxed because of the uplifting vibe in the environment. Excellent service is provided. The speed, especially with so many other customers, impressed me. The cuisine is not only exquisitely prepared, but it also tastes wonderful. On a stressful day, the combination of delectable meals and silky house-roasted beans will make you feel serene.
The Coffee Institute is the perfect place to get a quick meal before heading to class or a hot cup of coffee while working on something.
$ Prices are around 9- 28 depending on the choice of food.
*1/1 Longview Rd, Windsor Gardens SA 5087
The Melo Cafe is a small, family-friendly location tucked away in a small row of businesses with a bright, open ambience. As soon as you walk in, people grin and give you a warm welcome. The shop is filled with gorgeous plants that provide a fresh, comfortable atmosphere. Your motivation will be at an all-time high, giving it the ideal setting for completing your task in peace.
The cuisine is excellent and reasonably priced considering the serving sizes that are provided. The coffee is excellent, and the food comes in large portions. Additionally, this hidden gem features covered patio seating, making it perfect for any weather.
Try the Melo Cafe if you want to spend a long afternoon studying at home and you’ll feel rejuvenated.
$ Prices are around 10 – 21 depending on the choice of food.
52 Davenport Terrace, Richmond SA 5033
It is advised you visit Devour if you are in the Richmond area. They offer friendly employees, reasonably priced food, and excellent coffee. Enjoy the delicious range of cuisine, which includes vegan options if you’re interested.
The incredibly accommodating staff adds to the atmosphere of friendliness. The kind staff will be pleased to seat your group of friends comfortably or find you a quiet spot. Food is wonderful and delivered fast and freshly. Many Devour regulars prefer the burger and baos, and you will understand why after you have experienced them.