Corner store vibes, a bold brunch list and some of the best coffee in the land.

Say Ahoy to Seafaring Fools.

With the same owner as the original hole in the wall at Grenfell Street (with the addition of 2 more lads), Seafaring Fools is Glenelg South’s newest café.

Donning the happiest doors you’ve ever seen (thanks to the handiwork of artist Sair Bean), this bright and bubbly little joint screams good vibes. There’s plenty of seating indoors and out, with bench seats and shared tables, as well as the addition of huge glass windows and a good dose of timber and greenery. The original signage for what once was the Broadway Newsagency still hangs on the roof, alongside some beautiful pendant lights and a projector streaming movies.

You’ll find one of my favourite roasters running through their machines- De Groot Coffee Co from Port Elliott. Along with that you’ll also find South Australian softy’s (Bickfords), Fleurieu brewed Mojo Kombucha and Cold Pressed juices on the drinks list.

We were a little blown away by their epic all day brunch menu- think a very big breakfast named the ‘Captains Breakfast’, Granola with Pear and Blueberry Compote and Chicken and Vegetable broth with Coriander and Pork Dumplings.

On our first occasion I opted for the Rueben Sandwich, whilst my friend ordered the Chicken Mcfly.


The Rueben was filled with super soft corned beef, spicy Russian dressing, cheese and sauerkraut, with a side of fools potato salad. The sangas are usually severed on Rye bread, but on this occasion, I had it served on Gluten Free Toast. The Russian dressing had the right amount of kick and tasted bang on with the ample corned beef. I could have eaten the potato salad by the bowlful- the lush creamy dressing was a big winner.

I was very jealous of my friends Chicken Mcfly- a burger filled with spicy buttermilk chicken, pear and red cabbage slaw on a toasted brioche bun with fries. She LOVED the crispiness of the chicken and raved on about their take on slaw. There was also plenty of fries which was a big tick- because let’s face it, everyone loves fries!

On my second visit we devoured the Spicy Pork Burger on the specials board (we would LOVE to see it on the regular menu it was that good) and a serve of the Pork and Coriander Dumplings in Chicken and Veggie Broth. If you love dumplings then you need to check out these bad boys- they are bloody good. And I’d be happy to drink the broth every-single-day!

Our first few visits to Seafaring Fools have been fun and delicious, but be prepared for a bit of wait at times- people have caught wind of this little haunt and it can get rather busy (the dumplings are worth the wait alone). If you’re around the Broady definitely try this joint out.

You can find Seafaring Fools at 60b Broadway, Glenelg South

Written by Jess

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