Entropy Café is a west town secret. It’s tucked away on Little Queen Street on the University of Adelaide’s Thebarton Campus, home to their research precinct and just five minutes from the CBD.
You’ll stop wondering why Laura and Jude chose a relocated century old train shed at this location as home for their new café once you remember 98% of our state’s research genius is quite probably directly fuelled by quality caffeine!
In a little over a year, these guys have established the laid-back airy vibe at Entropy as a tribute to local SA producers. If they can’t source a product from a South Australian producer, they will look to other Australian states, but if they can’t find it there, that’s it. It’s not happening.
So, when they turned their attention to a house coffee blend, we sat down together around the roaster at Cirelli Coffee HQ, and started playing with blends that would perform on their own – and with different milks.
Together, we’ve created an exclusive blend for Entropy that includes beans from Brazil, Costa Rica, Columbia and Sumatra – a medium roast that delivers notes of dark cacao and treacle. It goes down a treat in a short black and in a myriad of styles with great SA milk from Fleurieu Milk. They tell me the customers really like it with the slightly sweeter flavour of macadamia milk – check it out! If you order in advance you can even purchase a bag or two for home.
We’ve also been playing around with a Single Origin Coffee for Entropy, with beans sourced from Skybury in Queensland. This is walking out the door, along with our Cirelli Cold Brew, served black and icy to beat the Adelaide heat. It’s one of two locations that stock it outside of the Cirelli Coffee HQ.
From 5.30pm on Friday nights, Entropy rocks a Char/Bar menu stretching from alpaca tartare served with fresh dill, cornichons and shallots on a sourdough crisp to chorizo sliders with pickled red onion, jalapeno and mayo, and they turn out some fresh takes on breakfasts featuring some of the great SA producers too. Look for Rohde’s eggs from Clare Valle, Limestone Coast cheeses and Hughsli’s muesli and nuts.
Watch their website at www.entropysa.com.au for more news about exciting events, catering activities and developments set to turn this site into a community hotspot. And drop by for a great coffee, anytime!
ENTROPY – THEBARTON
Address: 31 Little Queen Street, Thebarton
Stocking & Serving: Exclusive Entropy Blend.