Category Archives: Norwood

ARGO on the parade – Norwood, SA

212 The Parade, Norwood, SA, 5067

Situated at the corner of Margaret Street and the Parade – ARGO – is surprising one of only a handful of ‘serious’ coffee places along this cosmopolitan shopping corridor, and has – from all accounts – built for itself a good reputation among the coffee public and parade frequenters.  I ventured to ARGO on a Tuesday afternoon to catch up with another brother from another mother/colleague to discover the place was pumping.  While not packed to the limit, the place was very busy and we managed to secure for ourselves a nice street side perch for our coffee and chat – allowing us to enjoy our beverages and take in the sights and sounds of the busy parade precinct.  After a few moments wait – I managed to get served although making myself heard over the music was an effort, and not a few moments after making my way back outside – my ristretto arrived – with a slight pause before the two lattes.  I attempted to quiz our waiter about coffee beans and milk type, but unfortunately he was unable to answer my questions, nor find someone who could – so based on what I could gleam, here follows my review:  Read the rest of this entry

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Cafe Palazzo, Norwood, SA

89a The Parade, Norwood, SA, 5067

I made the trek up to the ‘big smoke’ recently for a few days of conventioning, and happened to catch up with a large number of colleague at this Cafe on the Parade.  Plenty of space inside with the ability for quite a large booking should the need arise – the food menu looked great, as did the gellato under glass.  One of the advantages this café has over others along the popular Parade is that there is ample parking behind!!

Latte Quality – Excellent – great colour, not scolding hot and a really pleasant taste. Best one of the day!

Cost – $3.50 – so about average

Coffee SupplierVittoria

Fair Trade – No indication in store, nor after lengthy exploration of Vittoria’s website.

Venue Suitable for:

  • Quiet Chat – Yes – seating both inside and out – and plenty of it.  The venue was rather warm inside – but other than that it was good.  It may get busy during meal times, but there was still a good distance between tables.
  • Deep and Meaningful – Yes – for the same reasons as above.  Outside seating is protected from the elements by Cafe blinds, and heating is available.
  • Study and Reflection – Yes – as I keep saying – plenty of space to spread out – good sized menu for lunch and dinner – you could do an entire day there!!

Not forgotten

I have not forgotten about this blog, nor have I  been on a coffee fast.  However, fast is a way to describe my experience of time duration over the past few weeks and while coffee has been consumed in new and exciting places, blogging reviews has yet to be achieved.  But fear not – notes have been kept, impressions written down, experiences savoured – and in due course (or dew coarse – depending on how you view things) latte reviews will be posted on Cafe Pallazo, Norwood; Jamaicablue, Noarlunga Centre; and Aquacaf, Goolwa.

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