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6 Places to Study, Work, and Drink Coffee


6 Places to Study, Work, and Drink Coffee

Paige Kerin

We are #blessed in Adelaide with a truckload of places that make amazing coffee. However, finding a place to sit and enjoy yourself is half the fun.

To me, there are fewer things better than a great café/coffee shop that makes you feel like you’re at home. It’s warm, the people are casual and smiley, and you can just relax. In addition, you get brilliant barista-made coffee and probably an amazing snack to go with it. Heading to your favourite café to bang out a Uni assignment, write that project proposal, or just simply read can be incredibly helpful for your productivity – a change of scenery definitely never hurt anyone. Sometimes the loud hustle and bustle of Cibo just isn’t gonna cut it.

Common elements of all these places?

  • Great coffee, made by chilled out talented baristas who really know their shit.
  • Quiet vibes, with an appropriate soundtrack paired with the soothing sounds of coffee pouring and milk frothing.
  • Friendly and professional service.
  • Wooden floorboards/comfy couches/communal tables/all of the above.

Here’s a few of the great places around Adelaide you’re more than welcome to use as a second office with a side of coffee. If I’ve missed your favorite, it’s probably because I’m not lucky enough to have discovered it yet, so please feel free to add more!



139 Unley Road, Unley

It’s cosy, and yes I say that in the real estate-speak, meaning it’s small, but that’s what makes it beautiful. Hidden from Unley Road is the beautiful courtyard to sit in and enjoy some Vitamin D alongside your daily intake of calcium (combined with coffee beans).  


Bar 9

96 Glen Osmond Road, Parkside

Both the city and Parkside locations produce the same amazing coffee, service and snacks, but I have to say the vibe on the Glen Osmond road is a bit more of a second-office kind of feel. In the best way, it feels like a mate’s house. Enjoy free-wifi to do some research/facebook stalking while relaxing in the homey surroundings of the specialty coffee boutique.

Feels like home   via Bar 9

Feels like home via Bar 9


Penny University

1/7 Union Street, Adelaide

If studying at Uni is killing your vibe/soul, take a short walk to Penny University’s to get those academic juices flowing again. Not only can you enjoy a great coffee, but they have super delicious and super healthy meals. Probably a lot better for the brain than Dumplings or Subway.

Gem of the East   via Penny University

Gem of the East via Penny University


Ginger’s Coffee Studio

109A Goodwood Road, Goodwood

 Amazing menu, great coffee and super vintage vibes to feed the indie part of your soul.


Coffee Branch

32 Leigh St, Adelaide

With a prime location at the top of über cool laneway Leigh St, Coffee Branch has the makings of a great pit stop for a coffee break in the city. It’s got quite the morning rush but after that it’s a great place to chill out and get a few things done, whether you sit inside or out on the street on the communal style bench tables.  I can’t decide what’s better-  the coffee or the people who make it (attention ladies).


First Pour

111 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide

Just outside the city First Pour is one of the best coffee spots in North Adelaide, as well as a beautiful place to chill. Sit at the big communal table, or go solo in one of the comfy booths. Either way, high productivity is to be had.


cover photo via Two Front Teeth