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Fair Espresso

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by Tema (subscribe)
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Published August 27th 2014
Fresh, organic, blissful dining at Fair Espresso
I have lived in Adelaide for over 4 years now, and yet there is always something new, something undiscovered - right around the corner!

As a full time uni student, I have always wondered about places in the CBD that offer fresh, delicious, unadulterated breakfast options that I can happily devour and achieve the strength to survive a long, tedious day of study.

So, you can only imagine my utter happiness (and extremely enthusiastic "aha!" moment) upon having the glorious opportunity to dine at Fair Espresso.

Fair Espresso in James Place (Courtesy: Official Facebook page)


Fair Espresso is a quaint, little cafe that is subtly tucked away among the hustle and bustle of James Place off Rundle Mall. It is very small, but comfy and cozy enough to enjoy a healthy breakfast meal early in the morning. In addition to this, they also have outdoor seating, so you can pick and choose your preference of seating depending on the temperamental weather of Adelaide.

My friend and I were served by a very lovely and spunky young girl at the counter. The staff members are generally very friendly, polite and always there to help make the dining experience here at Fair Espresso a delightful one.

Vintage mirrors and happy customers @ Fair Espresso


The decor has got a vintage, 60s style feel to it, from bicycles that have a basket full of flowers, to a big couch at the far end of the cafe for more casual hangs with mates. It's really calming and open with bursts of freshness everywhere.

Inside Fair Espresso (Courtesy: Official Facebook page)


My friend ordered a cappuccino which was, of course, presented with some exquisite caffe art and tasted divine. You could smell the unburnt, freshly roasted coffee through the froth.

Cappuccino @ Fair Espresso


I ordered an iced chocolate because it was quite warm inside the cafe. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked something that I often order at a cafe. The one at Fair Espresso tastes different - and I mean that in a good way! It tasted lighter, fresher and didn't have the overpowering taste of either chocolate or milk. The balance was perfect, and honestly, if I had ordered that alone, it'd probably suffice me for a good 2-3 hours. It was like a beautiful dream.

Iced Chocolate @ Fair Espresso


My friend and I both ordered the Brookfarm muesli because we had heard about how it was 'the best thing on their menu, apart from all the other amazing stuff' that they boasted about in their lovely items to choose from.

Wow. What can I say - I am not a healthy person. I eat pizza and ramen most days a week because they're cheap and do their job of giving me just enough energy to make it through the study crunch mode.

But good god, I might just have to switch to this muesli craze. This was a brilliant concoction of fresh muesli, organic yoghurt, MACADAMIAS (let that sink in!), sultanas and a touch of milk.

It was like a burst of flavours that mixed perfectly. I remember remarking on it as being 'heaven in my mouth'.

And look at that presentation - now, normally that's not a huge selling point for me (I'm a pizza lover, what gives?). But, this dish looked truly appetizing. And you can actually see the freshness bubbling out of it.

Brookfarm Muesli


Please do yourself a favour and visit Fair Espresso. With a fantastic menu, down-to-earth staff and a quaint, little spot to hang out in, right in the centre of the city, what reason do you have that's stopping you from doing so?
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When: Weekdays 7am-4pm, Saturdays 9am-4pm
Phone: 8221 5566
Where: James Place, Rundle Mall (Adelaide)
Cost: $
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Lovely review. Great to hear about new venues opening in Adelaide CBD.
by H. Clare Callow (score: 2|109) 1754 days ago
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