Located along Bacon Street in Hindmarsh, Coffee in Common is a cafe that is notable for roasting the beans for its coffee in-house. It is known to get very busy during the weekends, so booking a table is advised if you plan on visiting during that time.
Their Bob Loblaw's Brioche had a generous amount of lobster which was cooked just right. Freshness was provided by the herb and egg salsa, a bit of crispiness was contributed by smoked apple slices and BBQ lime was given to add tanginess to the dish.
Bob Loblaw's Brioche (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
For the Big Boi, we chose to have our eggs scrambled. The eggs were light, fluffy and well-seasoned. The maple bacon had the degree of smoky flavour we desired and was partnered wonderfully by the avocado salsa, roasted mushrooms and grilled tomatoes. Completing the dish was a slice of toasted sourdough and tomato relish that had a delectable smoky taste to it.
Big Boi (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
The hot cakes in the Have Ya Cake and Heat it Too dish had a fluffy texture. The marinated strawberries provided a fresh element to the dish and toasted walnuts added a bit of crunch. A notable aspect of the dish was the burnt mint orange which had a distinctive sweet taste. The hotcakes were particularly good eaten together with the maple syrup and whipped ricotta.
Have Your Cake and Heat it Too (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
The potato fritters in the Putting on the Fritz were notable for including lemon to give them a hint of citrus flavour. They were fried to golden brown and had the light texture of a good hash brown. They were accompanied with fried kale and a wattleseed pumpkin puree whose earthy taste complemented the fritters nicely. A sprinkling of walnut granola added a bit of crunch to the dish.
Putting on the Fritz (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
When ordering their sandwiches, customers can choose from sourdough, focaccia or gluten-free bread, with the last involving a bit of an extra cost. The use of coffee rubbed beef in the Rub-A-Dub-Dub sandwich gave the dish a unique flavour and the beef was not tough. Pickled onions added a lovely sharp taste, which was balanced out by the fresh baby spinach and salsa verde. We chose to have the cheddar cheese served separately from the sandwich so we can control the quantity.
Rub-A-Dub-Dub (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Aside from cafe-style dishes, Coffee in Common also offers a selection of pastries. Their Banana Split Donut was huge and had a fluffy texture, and the cream topping had enough banana flavour to make eating it a satisfying experience. A drizzling of melted chocolate completed the dish.
Banana Split Donut (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
The decor of the cafe gave it a casual feel with the tables spaced a good distance apart from each other. Their in-house roasted coffee is available for customers to purchase, for those that wish to enjoy it at home.