If you’re after some sunshine, fresh air, a view with your coffee and something a little bit different to the usual brunch options in the city and surrounding suburbs, why not head down to Port Adelaide to Folklore Cafe where you’re guaranteed a serene view of the waters and possibly a sighting or two of the Bottlenose dolphins who reside there. Folklore Cafe sits in a container box over the waters at ‘The Annex’ building next to Hart’s Mill and shares its space with three other individual businesses where they explore, create and encourage the community through their work, all of which is a part of the latest Renew Adelaide project in Port Adelaide in partnership with Renewal SA. Collaboratively they are called Hart’s Collective and the other businesses are Mrs Lipstein (sewing classes for beginners), This Wee Piggy (jewellery, whimsical cards) and Scent Wilde (high quality natural body products).
Soy latte; $3.70 + $0.50c
Folklore Cafe serves a seasonal menu with breakfast and lunch options and offers DeGroot Organic Fairtrade coffee. Come in for takeaway or spend some time inside or outside the cafe. We made a visit a few weeks back on a nice and sunny day; coffee orders were the usual with The Stranger opting for fritter eggs for a late lunch option and I settled with the orange ricotta pancakes.
Fritter eggs; $14.00 or $18.00 with salmon
The house made fritters were paired with poached eggs, smoked salmon, chilli jam and rocket (instead of baby spinach as they had run out), a tasty meal although we would have preferred the baby spinach over the peppery rocket leaves–oh well.
Orange ricotta pancakes; $16.00
The ricotta pancakes were of a generous serving size, a stack of 3 thick orange ricotta pancakes which, according to the menu description, was to be topped with seasonal fruit, whipped cinnamon butter, pistachio and maple syrup. Instead, the only seasonal fruit topped on the orange ricotta pancakes were the orange segments and almond flakes were sprinkled on top as opposed to pistachio nuts. I did find the pancakes themselves to be quite buttery, soggy and stodgy as it soaked in the pool of maple syrup (too much maple syrup and possibly better to leave it on the side so diners can control how much they want?), and was hoping for some seasonal fruit scattered on top for some much needed freshness and tartness to balance and cut through the sweetness of the dish. Another ‘oh well’ moment. 😛 At least the coffees certainly hit the spot.
What a great space being utilised which would appeal to all ages and people, and there’s also a kids playground outside, perfect for weekend outings for families with young children. To encourage community involvement at Hart’s Collective, they offer classes on Mondays (yoga, meditation and mindful self-compassion programs) as well as offering their space to use to social groups, business meetings and workshops.
The Annex via Mundy Street
Port Adelaide SA 5015
P 0433 371 367