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the green room on high street – Willunga, SA – UNM

2 High Street, Willunga, SA, 5172 – Under New Management

This is my second review of the green room on high street. I felt it needed another go, not because my previous experience was bad – quite the opposite – but it needed a second review because in the last few months it has under gone a change of management and a change in direction. Click HERE for original review and comparison.

So what, other then that aforementioned, has changed – it seems, quite a bit. Gone is the eclectic mix of  café come studio come haberdashery come interesting nic-nac come alternative hang out come, and in its place is a fairly typical looking open plan café.   Also gone is my favourite Black Mountain Coffee.  With plenty of tables and chairs, and now with the addition of a comfy looking couch, the green room looks less willunga and more Unley, O’Connell Street or Hawthorn.  Not sure if they have changed the food department – my previous experience wasn’t the best, but today it was just about the coffee.

Latte Quality – Good – It was a little on the weak side, but that could have been something to do with the size of the cup – HUGE – and it was a perfect temperature.

Cost – $3.50 – for a cup which is around the mark.  $5.50 for a large takeaway.

Coffee Supplier – Villeré Coffee from neighbouring McLaren Vale/Blewitt Springs.

Fair Trade –  No – no mention in store, nor any mention on the Villeré website.

Customer Service –  – average – pretty much what you would expect – you go away neither blown away by the experience, nor complaining about it;  When I was finally noticed by someone (about 3 mins) I had two people ask to serve me at the same time – however the barista who I stood all of two feet away from, was not feeling talkative – or would even look beyond what she was doing.

Special Notes: Similar to the Coffee Barun, their take away cups are the BioCup brand.

Venue Suitable for:

  • Meeting – Quiet Chat – Study and Reflection – As I ventured in on a Farmer’s Market day – the place was pretty quiet (in comparison to last time) and there are plenty of tables both inside and out , and a back garden area for the kids and I am sure it would be a great place for such pastoral activities during the week.

The Mill – Middleton, SA

29 Mill Terrace, Middleton, SA, 5213

Having driven past the sign a number of times on weekends, I was looking forward to an opportunity to finally sample the coffee at this extraordinarily interesting looking building.  Now I know that we do not have a great deal of european history in Oz (at least not in comparison to other parts of the world – 220 years or so) but I always find the insides of old mills and factories – especially ones that are now being used for other purposes, to be fascinating. And this one is no exception – as it is now an occasional wine bar, cellar door, café and purveyor of  50s, 60s, and 70s furniture.  I visited the Mill on Sunday afternoon with a group of ladies from church, who like me, weren’t really in the mood for a hit of tennis or a surf – and so we ventured forth and infiltrated this play of purveyance to negotiate the vending of some caffeinated combustibles.

Latte Quality – Good – good colour, bit too much foam – but it was ok.

Cost – $3.00 – for a standard sized cup.

Coffee Supplier – Villeré Coffee – from the McLaren Vale

Fair Trade – No mention in the café nor on the website

Venue Suitable for:

  • Quiet Chat/Deep and Meaningful/Study and Reflection – A good possibility – however, the mill is only open on weekends 10am – 4pm according to their printed material, but also on Fridays according to their website – click HERE for more.  So on long weekend my guess is the place would be packed – and they have occasional live music.
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