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Published October 5th 2014
A coffee indulgence
Coffee is like nicotine hit for those who need it each day. But as with most things, as the saying goes, everything in moderation. Adelaide has developed a very discerning coffee culture. A café can stand or fall on the quality of its coffee. There are chain outlets, but more and more boutique specialty coffee houses opening. Now Adelaide's premier five star hotel is stepping into the market with its very own coffee experience.
For a long time the very distinct flavor of coffee has been overlooked in establishments offering the sought after high tea experience. Tea lovers have been well catered for. Adelaidians can now enjoy the combination of a high tea, with a love for the fine coffee experience.
Adelaide InterContinental have been serving High tea or afternoon tea for the last four years. To build on this success, the InterContinental has now launched Adelaide's only High Coffee.
The High Coffee experience promises a true coffee journey. From the Arabicas of South America to the fine Robustas of Asia. Complemented with the exotic flavours of Stefano Manfredi's signature blend, Espresso di Manfredi.
High Coffee - image from the Adelaide InterContinental
The high coffee comes with an array of savouries, a finely crafted sandwich selection and delectable sweet options. Each course is perfectly matched by our talented baristas with a unique coffee creation. The menu will have coffee lovers drooling.
Menu Afternoon Sandwiches with house-made espresso martini Wagyu beef, cucumber relish and watercress Panini
Poached chicken with avocado and semi-dried tomato linseed wrap Smoked Salmon on rye with mascarpone and preserved lemon
Warm Afternoon Savouries
with cafe freddo
• Perryman's beef and burgundy pie
• Proscioutto and green asparagus quiche
• Green apple sorbet
with your choice of recommended matched beverage or indulge with The Signature
• Chocolate and espresso crepes and Belgian waffles with house made chocolate sauce *Cafe Freddo
• Hazelnut crunch *The Espresso
• Infused Cinnamon and ginger chocolate crème Brule *The Mocha
• Salted caramel and espresso cream Éclairs *The Ristretto
• Watleseed Macaroons with Callebaut chocolate coffee curd *The Macchiato
• Bailey's cream meringue tartlet *The Flat White
• Complete your afternoon with a Cafe Corretto; a shot of Espresso di Manfredi served with Grappa
Enjoy High Coffee in The Atrium Lounge for $59 per person. This includes an Espresso Martini upon arrival, Café Freddo and your choice of coffee or one signature café corretto.
Bookings are essential. For reservations and inquiries please contact InterContinental Adelaide's Instant Service Team on 8238 2400