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December 4, 2020

Shop for life’s essentials in Glynde and Stepney

No need to traverse the state to find the best in coffee, confectionery and continental goods, the locals in Glynde and Stepney have the three Cs covered.

By the time Friday rolls around each week, our thoughts here at the CityMag desk often turn to the many forms of gorging we plan to during the weekend ahead.


This article was produced in collaboration with the City of Norwood, Payneham and St Peters.

It might be a few packs of FruChocs while watching a movie at home, a sizeable helping of cheese and charcuterie with friends over a bottle of wine and a board game, or a strong, black coffee to make sure we get as many waking hours out of our weekend as possible.

When stocks of the above at home are low, we’re wise enough to know our first stop should be with the traders of Stepney and Glynde.

For the best in coffee, confectionary and continental goods in the leafy east of the city, see our handy guide below.



La Casa Del Formaggio
35 Sunbeam Road, Glynde

La Casa Del Formaggio proves to be a turophile’s dream, as cheese fills the Sunbeam Road retailer. Established by Gerardo and Rosa Cicchiello in 1988, this family business offers cheeses ranging from bocconcini to haloumi. The well-established cheesemaker also offers platter goodies and DIY pizza and cannoli kits, in-store and online, to take the edge off of entertaining.


28 Barnett Avenue, Glynde

Located down Barnett Avenue, this is one retailer you don’t want to go past-a (sorry). Here, Fabio and Pooi Keun Liew hone traditional manufacturing methods using their 110-year-old pasta machine to craft artisan, home-style pasta – the type of stuff Nonna makes. L’Abruzzese has 150 different products to choose from, including whole egg, organic and spelt pastas.



Robern Menz
71 Glynburn Road, Glynde

As home to South Aussie icon Menz FruChocs for over 70 years, Robern Menz proves consistency is the key to success. Backed by 150 years of knowledge, the confectioners strive to produce delicious sweets using high-quality ingredients. Most recently joining the brand’s stellar line-up of confections is the internationally acclaimed Violet Crumble.


Quinzi’s Confectionery
31 Henry Street, Stepney

Tucked away behind Magill Road, Quinzi’s Confectionery uses traditional European methods for making its bomboniere (sugared almonds). Confectioner Joe Quinzi has built on techniques learnt from his father, Edmido Quinzo, who picked up the craft in Italy. The result has long satisfied the sweet tooth of many a Stepney local. Handcrafting everything from Rainbow Chips to gold-coated sugared almonds, this is one factory worth telling Charlie Bucket about.



Rio Coffee
22 Nelson Street, Stepney

With more than 50 years’ experience roasting beans, Rio Coffee is considered a pioneer of Adelaide’s thriving coffee culture. Born out of a small shed just two suburbs over from its current Stepney location, the business was founded by Fulvio Pagani in 1964. Today, Adelaide’s oldest roasting house has a full retail offering of local produce, cookware and beverages to accompany their freshly ground specialty coffee.


1645 Coffee Roasters
30 Sunbeam Road, Glynde

Whether you plunge, percolate or cold-drip, 1645 has a roast to satisfy your coffee cravings. Coming from a family of successful small business owners, 1645’s Pasquale Clemente first started roasting in 2009. Pasquale says he prides himself on affordability and transparency, giving anyone wanting to up their coffee game the opportunity to watch him roast coffee onsite.


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