Port Adelaide has seen a massive revamp (particularly in the last couple of years) and has quickly stepped up their game to present visitors with a more welcoming and inviting atmosphere. Street art by local, interstate and international artists inject the streets with pops of colour and life. This has understandably caused a wave of people visiting The Port, so it makes sense to have cafes that can offer food and caffeine-laced fuel to make the visit all the more worthwhile!
One such cafe that has gained momentum is Folklore Cafe - which offers its customers with a stunning waterfront view. Starting off as a Renew Adelaide project, Folklore Cafe is owned and managed by Anika Harvey. Taking pride in serving up the best of South Australian produce and providing the coffee lovers with the finest by De Groot coffee, customers can enjoy a breakfast / brunch / and or lunch service here from Wednesdays to Sundays from 8am - 3pm.
I was fortunate enough to conduct an interview with Anika - have a read of how the Folklore Cafe became a reality:
Tema: What's the story of Folklore Cafe? Who are the faces behind the business? Anika: I am the sole face behind the business. Running a cafe had always been a dream of mine. I originally opened the space with 3 other businesses and over time, they moved on and I expanded. I've always wanted somewhere that provides a seasonal and locally sourced menu. I am also a big believer in having a healthy supportive and inclusive environment.
Tema: What do you hope your customers to experience through a visit to the Folklore Cafe? Anika: My goal is for it to be very relaxed & inviting. Some people hang out all day which I love. Someone had a nap a few weeks ago. I want people to feel it is their special space.
Tema: Who are the brains behind your menu items? Or is it a collaborative effort? Anika: I create all of the menus. I usually put a new menu out for a few weeks, get feedback and tweak it.
Tema: How would you classify your cuisine? Anika: Modern Australian.
Tema: Are your ingredients / products locally sourced? If not, where do you tend to get your produce from? Anika: My fruit and vegetables are sourced from the peoples market which is all SA sourced and non sprayed. My other products I mainly stick to SA producers.
Tema: What is one dish that you'd highly recommend to someone who hasn't been to FC prior? Anika: Salmon Eggs, which is served with smoked salmon on sourdough, poached eggs, beetroot hollandaise, avocado whip, sesame, lemon & herbs.
Tema: What's your most popular dish at the moment? Anika: The Haloumi Burger.
Tema: How did you decide on this location (which is stunning and perfect, by the way)? Anika: Thank you:) It came up as a Renew Adelaide space. And I was approached by the previous people I shared the space with. We didn't think we'd get it but we did!
Tema: Speaking of Renew Adelaide - how was that process of applying for the space? Anika: It wasn't too bad. We put together our business plans and lodged our application. We then got into round 2, had interviews and had the space within a week. So it was vowed quick.
With the warmer weather rolling out, Folklore Cafe's new Spring menu resonates with bright colours, healthy choices, and delicious combinations of complementing ingredients that will seriously step up your breakfast / brunch / lunch games by a notch!
Waffles with Turkish Delights, berries, pistachio ice cream, lemon curd, and Persian floss, and Salmon eggs with smoked salmon, poached eggs, sourdough, beetroot hollandaise, avocado whip, sesame, lemon and herbs are just two of the new additions that have captivated the customers by their impeccable presentation and scrumptious flavours.
With a view to die for, a decent price range ($6-$10 for kids, $10-$20 for adults), a delicious menu, and hospitable staff, there's no reason to skip Folklore Cafe - so next time you're down the Port, pop in for a visit and prepare yourselves for a wholesome dine-in and (a couple of) cuppas!