Located on Pirie Street in the Adelaide's city centre, the unassuming Viva Espresso is a café providing great coffee and a variety of breakfast and lunch options for inner-city dwellers and workers. With a relaxed attitude and friendly service, it is an excellent place when you find yourself in the central business district.
Viva's pizzas look great served on pizza boards and have the taste to match.
Lunch offerings at Viva include a range of pizzas, salads, rolls, cones of hot chips and more. Any of these would make an excellent lunch option, with the standouts being gourmet pizzas and hot chips. The former are available in a variety of toppings, such as the turkey with cranberry sauce and camembert cheese (pictured above). Their hot chips, meanwhile, are served in a decorative spiral cone that will please anyone who eats with their eyes.
Viva's ham, cheese and tomato toasted roll makes a great winter warmer in the cold weather and is great when paired with a coffee.
However, while all the foods at Viva are enjoyable, their coffee is the main attraction. This has been proven by Viva's Award for South Australia's Favourite Coffee in the 2012 'I Love Food Awards'. Viva offers a range of traditional and contemporary coffees, each with a rich and full flavour that will not disappoint any coffee lover. Also, if you want to enjoy your Viva-style coffee at home, you can purchase the beans for your own home use.
At Viva Espresso, their coffee is the star of the show.
Alternatively, if you are looking for a dessert or sweet treat, Viva has you covered. The drawcard of the dessert list are their waffles, available with a variety of toppings, including a perennial favourite, chocolate sauce. However, if all that seems too decadent, they also offer biscuits, muffins and more to satisfy sweet cravings.
The service at Viva is always friendly, which adds to the relaxed and enjoyable attitude the café creates. When you are dining at Viva, you would be hard pressed to remember you are in fact in the middle of the city. Any hustle and bustle quickly evaporates as you immerse yourself in the food and beverages Viva has to offer.
All in all, Viva Espresso represents the best of Adelaide's coffee houses. It has excellent, award winning coffee blends, flavour-filled foods for most tastes and to top it all off, a relaxed atmosphere that adds to the enjoyment.