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by Karen Ross (subscribe)
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Published May 12th 2016
Coffee for commuters
Close to McLaren Vale, on the Victor Harbor road, is a coffee stop with a difference. The Short Black Caravan is proving popular with locals, travellers and commuters.

DalMare Coffee
DalMare Coffee, McLaren Vale


You'll find it just off the main road, near the big road sign, just before Martins Road if you are heading to Adelaide from Victor Harbor way.

Roadsign
The Short Black Caravan is close to the roadsign just before Martins Road


I'd seen the caravan many times on my trips into Adelaide and thought it was about time I stopped in and sampled the coffee.

The mastermind of this venture is a coffee lover named Tyrone Carruthers who has a roastery in McLaren Vale and provides specialty, hand roasted, fair trade coffee to local restaurants, cafes, supermarkets and providores. DalMare, Italian for 'by the sea' is his brand. He recently decided to expand his coffee offerings so that commuters could benefit. The Short Black Caravan is the happy result.

There are a few rustic stools, food crates in a previous life, for those who wish to break their journey and sit and enjoy their coffee in situ. Most of the regulars, an increasing crowd, choose coffee 'to go'.

Coffee for commuters
Coffee for commuters


As a long black drinker I'm often disappointed in my cafe purchases. Espresso coffees are often bitter to my taste, however my Short Black Caravan coffee was perfect and made my commute to the city happy and glossy.

Short Black Caravan
Short Black Caravan
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Why? Pick up a great, early morning coffee when you drive from the south coast to the city.
When: Monday-Friday 7am-9.30am
Phone: 0410067199
Where: Victor Harbor Road, McLaren Vale
Cost: $3.50
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Thanks for the recommendation to stop Karen. I've often spotted the SBC too. Now I know what hours it will be open.
by Jenny Rossiter (score: 3|4104) 1279 days ago
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