It’s as addictive as the name suggests.

Crack will leaving you desperate for your next hit- a hit of gingerbread pikelets and locally roasted coffee that is.


Situated on Franklin Street, this old bank has been given a light and bright face lift and is now the home of a brunch lovers dream, coffee roaster and a whole heap of greenery. The team from The Loose Caboose have truly out done them selves, teaming up with some big names and delivering a beautiful interior with a clean and Scandi vibe. There’s a breathtaking metal staircase, a old vault as a toilet door and ferns and plants galore from green-thumb Emma Sadie Thomson.



As soon as I heard the name of this bad-boy I just had to visit- and my friend and I were not disappointed. The place was buzzing as the morning light was streaming- everyone from families to suits have called this cafe their new local. We were quickly seated by the super friendly staff and before we knew it we were elbow deep in Cast Iron Coffee Roasters coffee- today’s blend is cheekly named the “Crack House Blend”. Crack have a coffee roastery on the mezzanine, meaning you a literally in coffee heaven.




The menu is lengthy and full of savoury and sweet delights (indecisive people, you are in for struggle.) Everything here is covered from Black Pudding, Smashed avo and even Seeded Granola with a sticky toffee apple- YUM. My friend chose “The Vault”- chorizo, bacon, mushrooms, roasted tomatoes, avocado and free range poached eggs on sourdough. I settled on “Gingerbread Pikelets”- exactly that served with poached mandarin, cardamon yoghurt and chocolate almond honeycomb.


The Vault was massive and full to the brim with savoury goodness. The eggs were perfectly cooked and the right amount of runny, the chorizo had a nice little kick and the mushrooms- my friend was obsessed with them. The pikelets- brace yourself, these were amazing. They literally tasted like a gingerbread cookie and paired perfectly with the sticky sauce and yoghurt. The chocolate honeycomb was so good but a little sticky and a tad difficult to cut- when eaten with the mandarin it’s an absolute dream.


For those who are on the go or after something a bit smaller there’s takeaway meals, tasty desserts and cakes, smoothies, fresh juices and of course, coffee. No doubt when you see the menu you’ll find yourself pulling up a pew.

You can find the Crack Kitchen at 13 Franklin Street, Adelaide.

Written by Jess

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