Coffee hotspots from McLaren Vale to the magnificent coast. Here’s some top local roasters and cafés to sip a great coffee.

Dawn Patrol Coffee Roasters

Hidden in the backstreets between the vines in picturesque Kangarilla, Dawn Patrol roaster offers a coffee cellar door on Sunday’s. Stop by for a coffee tasting and brews available on site. Their filter tastings are divine and best sampled with locally made pastries. Co-owners Dom Ossa and Nick Suggit are experts on everything coffee.

Dawn Patrol coffee is also proudly served at:

Dal Mare

Ethical-trade roaster Dal Mare have built up a cult following with locals with their takeaway Short Black Caravan. Owner Tyrone Currathers opened up his McLaren Vale roaster and brew bar on weekends with tastings and coffees available to sit in or take away.  “Coffee making is not so different from wine making so I decided to create a cellar door for people to experience different origins and roasts,” he says.  See the roaster, the green beans and even the coffee plants. Grab your morning coffee, pick up one of their vintage bikes and tour the region.

Dal Mare coffee is also proudly served at:

Goodness Coffee Co.

One of the most recent newcomers to the region, Goodness’ espresso bar and coffee cellar door is based in old Aldinga village along the bustling Old Coach Road precinct.  The old 1950’s wheelwright cottage has been beautifully restored by owners Damien Loiterton and John Wegener. The pair aim to educate locals and visitors on the benefits of local, fresh roasts. “Our house roast blend is smooth and strong, with a natural sweetness,” says John.  they’ve got sweet treats to go with your brew too.

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Harry’s Deli at Wirra Wirra winery recently teamed up with local roastery Dawn Patrol to roast their own very special series of coff‘ee blends based on some of their famous wines.

“Co‘ffee and wine have similarities in provenance, blending, taste and aromatics,” says Harry’s Deli manager Luke Beare. “Both have emerged from specific countries that suit the growing, both have regional and sub-regional characteristics, and both are assessed through nose and palate. Reflecting on these parallels, I challenged the winemakers and baristas to create a signature blend modelled on our much-loved Church Block wine. From this, we’ve created Church Blend, and now have taken it one step further and created a new two-bean blend that is modelled to the flavours and aromas of our original blend Grenache.”

Try it for yourself or take home the beans to brew your own, all from Harry’s Deli.

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Villeré

While this local roaster isn’t open to the public, the coffee is delicious and available at many local cafes and restaurants. Jim and Carol Banman moved to the region following their dream to set up a small batch roaster. They roast specially-sourced beans from all over the globe and have a couple of organic blends. Try their various roasts on offer at local cafes.

Villeré coffee is also proudly served at:

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