List an Event or Business
Invite a Writer
Write for WN
list an event
1 million Australian readers every month
Where's the Best Coffee Art in Adelaide?
share your local knowledge
Freelance writer exploring Melbourne and beyond. If you enjoy the following article click on the Like button, Facebook it to your friends or subscribe. I'll update you with yummy and often free events. Like my photos? I instagram @redbagwilltravel
Published December 23rd 2012
A woman floating in my coffee looking back at me
After a week in the Northern Territory, we were really hanging out for a great coffee when we hit Adelaide.
But we actually got a lot more than we bargained for as we sheltered from the blistering heat in the Art Gallery's Restaurant.
The cup arrived on the table where we said a perfunctory "thank you" without taking any undue note of the cup's contents.
Beginners Crochet Kit
Twilight Walking Tour Voucher $100
Photography Class for Beginners
Adelaide Mums Group Meetup
Asian Street Food
Photography for Parents
Then I went to take a sip and was stopped with my mouth fully agape. My expression turning from one of expectancy to astonishment.
Sketched onto the latte was the exquisite wispy portrait of an ethereal woman.
We oohed and ahhed for several minutes before the need for coffee finally won and I slurped up that lovely face. For once only cursing my coffee addiction.
Our talented barista was twenty-one year old Bryan Astley.
Bryan has a growing repertoire of coffee art which includes female faces,cartoon characters, pandas and even dragons.
He has even been known to create customer's portraits floating above their coffee.
And the coffee never has a chance to get cold as Bryan can etch a masterpiece, with the tip of a toothpick, in under 20 seconds.
He sees his art as a gift to his customers and says he enjoys seeing the expressions on people's faces when they suddenly discover what is looking back at them from their cup.
So Adelanians here is the question. Surely this has to be your finest coffee artiste? Or do you have other contenders?
Oh and also a message to the Art Gallery Restaurant. I only hope you are paying Bryan great wages as his coffee art is certainly an incredible drawcard for tourists and locals alike.
Help us improve
Click here if you liked this article
Art Gallery Food + Wine
A Mother's Milk Cafe
PURE - Boutique Coffee Bar
First Pour Adelaide at Veneziano Coffee Roasters
Java Lifestyle Coffee & Tea
Where is the Best Coffee in Adelaide?
Melbourne Coffee School Professional Barista Course
Elephant Walk Cafe
Sully's on Semaphore Cafe
The Black Kettle Cafe
Where is Adelaide's Best Suburban Cafe?
Earth's Kitchen Cafe
Where are the Best Hot Chips in Adelaide?
Amazing - we went to the gallery in the hope if getting our own coffee art with no luck! Any ideas when Bryan works so we an visit again?
by sally (score: 0|8) 2482 days ago
Glad to see that we are entertaining you well Nadine. And congratulations on your discovery - I was blissfully unaware of this!
(score: 4|11258) 2487 days ago
Amazing, makes me wish I was a coffee drinker!
(score: 3|1016) 2485 days ago
Oh wow I am totally amazed. There cannot possibly be any other contenders for coffee art such as this in Adelaide. How befitting that it is in The Art Gallery restaurant too.
(score: 3|1596) 2484 days ago
I was so amazed I clicked through to this article from your previous one. I've never seen anything like it
(score: 2|655) 2483 days ago
I should probably supply Bryan's Facebook page so you can find out more about him and his art, plus find out when he his working in the gallery.
(score: 3|5673) 2482 days ago
Hi Nardine, Are you sure Bryan is still working there? It would be really bad luck to fly to Adelaide, visit the gallery, & discover he no longer works there! Ahhh
by miro_ (score: 2|100) 768 days ago
Zest cafe Sussex Street Glenelg unbeatable
by aj.wi (score: 0|4) 2471 days ago
The Beaches of Kangaroo Island
6 Top Things to See and Do in Normanville
Articles from other cities
Cocoa & Rose Cafe
Piccolo & Peony - Flower Delivery Service
Top Sydney Spots to Celebrate Melbourne Cup
Gathered Design Market
National Open Day - FREE Event
Mrs Warren's Profession
Fleurieu Folk Festival
Foodi Photoh Classie
Adelaide Mums Group Meetup
Adelaide Knitting Club
Cheese & Wine
Cruise Ships in Adelaide 2019-20 Season
$1 Super Book Sale
Lucky Dumpling Market 2019
Burra Open Gardens & Spring Garden Expo
Adelaide's Biggest Deepavali Festival 2019
Moon Lantern Parade 2019
Prospect Spring Fair 2019
Horbland Graveyard 2019
Nature for Health Professionals
( view more events )
Bombora On the River
Abbots and Kinney, Croydon
Dining at Regency International Centre
Walking to Carrick Hill
Keong Kee Peking Duck BBQ
Nanya Bistro at Renmark Hotel
Books and Writing
Escape the City
Food and Wine
9 Unearthed Gems on Grenfell Street, Adelaide
Oktoberfest Adelaide and Hills 2019
What's On in Adelaide - October 2019
( view more lists )
Where is the Best Place to go Bush Camping in the Adelaide Hills?
Why Aren't You Writing for Weekend Notes?
Where's the Best All You Can Eat Buffet in Adelaide?
( view more questions )
view mobile site
write for weekendnotes
Copyright © 2012-2019
anti spam policy
terms and conditions