Adelaide City Coffee Championship: Southwestern 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.


You’re voting in the Southwestern Conference – spanning from Grote Street to South Terrace, King William Street to West Terrace.

The ACCC Southwestern Conference pits new kids on the block Where We Met against Adelaide’s oldest coffee roaster, Kappy’s, while local stalwarts Paddy’s Lantern fend off the folks at Funk. This is all in the name of finding the best bunch of baristas within a CBD boundary that remains stoically suburban despite its proximity to the hum of our CBD and Central Market.

If you frequent this district or had a particularly good coffee once upon a time, let us know about it via the form below.

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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