a freelance writer from Adelaide. View some of Adelaide's delights, through my eyes.
Published July 27th 2014
Hahndorf is my go to place, whether it be after a stressful week or simply to enjoy some good dessert. Hahndorf has you covered.
If you have not visited this German delight in the heart of South Australia, I strongly suggest it. Take the National Highway M1 straight into Hahndorf to avoid any mishaps on the hill route (I can't be the only one that cries at the thought of driving through the winding roads), after the short 40 minute drive you will venture into Main Street.
But my suggestion, keep on route and make a small detour to Beerenberg's strawberry farm. Here, you can buy all sorts of yummy delights, including cute little pots of honey, jam and sauce (be cautious, they are so cute you might end up buying all of them) or if you're lucky, strawberry picking is available during the warmer months.
for around $2 per person (if memory serves me right) you can pick your own strawberries. What a great idea!!!!!
Once you drag yourself out of the Beerenberg store (it really is difficult). Get back onto Main street and make your way back to the heart of Hahndorf. Here you will find countless stores; My favorites include:
Ottos Bakery- small little cafe at the end of Main street with an assortment of pastries and cakes. Do yourself a favour and buy one of their fruit cakes (I promise, you will love yourself for buying it)
Rich fruit cake around $6-$10 (can't remember exactly sorry)
Chocolate at No 5 - make this your final destination for a coffee pick me up. The coffee is great, not too bitter, not too milky, just right. (p.s. I here their desserts are also superb)
Cappuccino - about $4 if not a tad bit less I believe
Farm Gate Providore- ABSOLUTE FAVOURITE PLACE. They have an abundance of desserts and a chocolate fountain, what more could you want?
The strawberry mousse cake was amazing, soft, light and had the perfect balance. You can also buy little biscuits and other things to take away, so you have something to eat whilst you are walking around Hahndorf.
The German Cake Shop- if you want to experience real German cakes, this is a must. The service isn't great, but the food is top notch.
We ordered a blackforest cake (my favourite cake ever) and a beesting, both tasted just like they do in Germany. The cakes were served in a very homely manner, on olden style plates and the serving size was great.
Beesting in the background and Blackforest cake (sorry couldn't help myself, took a bite before I took the photo)- both came to about $11
Other places include, Udder Delights (for you cheese lovers), Humbugs (try their fudge, its delightful and cheap - only about $2) and many more.
Food, food and more food :3 all this came to $20 or so. Definitely buy yourself some fudge from Humbugs, this one was a caramel and chocolate fudge. It was smooth and delicious. They also have a yummy looking baileys white chocolate fudge and top deck. yum, yum, yum.
Hahndorf also have some great parks (just a small walking detour from the main street) and great stores to buy some German chocolates or tea.
As you can see there are so many things to do in Hahndorf, so take a day, or even two and visit this beautiful place right here in South Australia (just remember to bring some cake for the ride home) .