Adelaide City Coffee Championship: Northeastern Conference

July 17, 2019
People's choice

Your favourite cafés are going head-to-head in CityMag’s inaugural Adelaide City Coffee Championship. Rather than crown a single winner though, the ACCC understands each pocket of our city holds many excellent destinations for a brew and seeks only to define Adelaide’s favourite in each. These awards are all about creating a useful guide to great coffee no matter what quarter of the city you find yourself in.


On this page you’re voting in the Northeastern Conference – the area defined by Wakefield Street to North Terrace, King William Street to East Terrace.

In the ACCC Northeastern Conference we have the original Abbots & Kinney on Pirie Street vying for pole position with its sister shops on North Terrace, while it’s a three-way bout between coffee institutions Exchange, Hey Jupiter and Nano for the title of ‘who rules the East End’. It’s many more stores too, and if we’ve missed your favourite, there’s a form for you to add it in. Easy.

This is all about you clicking for the best coffee in Adelaide, so jump on down to the list below and make your selection to support your local.


There are four ‘conferences’ with four winners in the Adelaide City Coffee Championship (it’s actually impossible to choose the single best coffee spot in a city with such excellent coffee). Instead of snobs cupping coffee in labs and telling you what’s good and what’s not – this competition is about you and where you get your everyday cup from, your favourite nook to nestle into, or the place you go for the best chat / flirt from that special someone behind the La Marzocco.

There are many things that make an excellent coffee experience and we want the ACCC to celebrate Adelaide’s best coffee experiences in town. So, whether you frequent this district everyday or had a particularly good coffee once upon a time here, please let us know by clicking the dash in the form below and selecting from our preprepared list, or by entering your unlisted favourite in the text box further down.

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