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Reload Espresso Bar

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by Shirley Peppler (subscribe)
I enjoy writing to give other people pleasure. I love traveling, eating out, finding fabulous cultural events at home and afar. I hope you'll like and try some of my discoveries, and favourite places and experiences.
Published April 3rd 2018
Suburban industrial cafe
Reload is perfect for coffee, food and funky culture with a South American vibe.

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Reload verandah

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Chrome St

This coffee shop in a hideaway renovated Ammunitions Factory promises good take away coffee, a scrumptious breakfast or lunch and a variety of events. Although it opened in September 2014, it has been a hidden treasure in my neighbourhood until I discovered its delights recently. You can find Reload just off Evans Road at Salisbury.

Specials board

Giuliano is the owner of Reload Espresso Bar. We met his son, a friendly fellow, who prepared a beautiful lunch for us and told us about the function room which has hosted art exhibitions, plays, music events and a wedding reception. Other past activities include Spanish conversation nights, dancing lessons, burlesque shows, yoga, books launches, poetry and storytelling and tours of the Salisbury Ammunition Precinct. A variety of regular events continue to be part of Reload's appeal.

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Moorooka Blue Jam night

We chose our mid-week lunch from a delicious sounding menu, settling on a scrumptious open chicken and avocado sandwich which. We couldn't resist delights from the sweets cabinet. I had a delicious citrus tart and my partner had an equally yummy orange polenta cake. Coffee was perfect and creamy. The food was well priced and generous and service was prompt and friendly. Some of the fresh organic food is sourced from the Reload garden and from Food Connect, just a few doors away. Gluten free options are available.

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Chicken and Avocado open sandwich

Citrus tart

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Sweets cabinet

The cafe is located in an interesting light industrial area of Salisbury which hosts the annual Chrome Street Fiesta. It is next door to Atelier Art and across the road from a dance school. There is ample street parking right outside the cafe, although I believe it can be busy on weekends. The building was a munitions factory during World War 2.

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WW2 Salisbury map

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Munitions factory

The interesting retro décor includes a piano for to play and historical photos of the factory, the local tram terminal and aerial photos of Salisbury and Brisbane. The South American vibe is subtle yet strong, in the staffing, events and the menu.

We'll definitely be visiting Reload again soon.

April events at Reload include:
12th Helen Ashworth & Jo Davie
19th Rebecca Karlen & Paul Henderson
20th Moorooka Blues Jam night
28th Estampa
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Why? Fabulous coffee, food, vibe and entertainment
When: See Facebook page for opening hours
Where: 9 Chrome Street Salisbury
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