If you love coffee, industrial spaces and beautiful blooms then you are going to love this cafe.
First Order Coffee is a new cafe in Adelaide, hidden in Ifould street in the WOTSO workspace. It takes up the sunny corner of the room, offering huge glass windows and plenty of seating. Everything about this place is charming- the locally made crockery, friendly staff, bright coloured artwork and plenty of blooms, it all just works.
One of the best bits for me is that it overlooks the space where my favourite florist, Austin Bloom, calls home. Drinking coffee and a view of fresh flowers all day, yes please!
In terms of drinks, these guys offer Elementary coffee roasted in Adelaide, as well as a range of teas and one mean chai latte. If you’re after a softer option (soft drink that is), they stock Fentimans Botanically Brewed bevvys. Their Rose Lemonade is so damn good.
On one occasion when I popped in I managed to catch lunch service and how lucky I was. The menu is short and sweet, but doesn’t need to be long when you see what’s on there. Semolina Porridge with poached pear, Pretzel buns, sandwiches filled with roast broccolini and bacon and the First Order plate, filled with smoked wagu, boiled egg, relish and pickles are a few of the delicious picks. They also have a cake cabinet that’s filled to the brim with homemade baked goods- say hello to Smores Brownies, Hedgehog and seriously good gingerbread cookies.
For lunch I opted for the grain bowl- buckwheat, quinoa, pan fried chicken, pickled asparagus, roasted celery and chimichurri. It was like a flavour explosion and super filling. The pickled asparagus was next level, I could eat it by the bowl full! Who would have thought salad could taste so good!
If you’re looking for somewhere for your next caffeine hit, or just want lunch in a charming space, then get lost on Ifould Street at First Order Coffee. You’ll easily fall head over heels in love just like I did.
You can find First Order Coffee in the WOTSO workspace, 217 Flinders Street, Adelaide. Entry is via Ifould Street.