Café Troppo prides itself on its eco and sustainable roots, evident in its menu but also its community of hip and happy clientele that spill out onto Whitmore Square.
Walking into Café Troppo, you could be excused for thinking you’re in Bali. There’s an earthy and relaxed vibe and a décor brimming with natural materials and a laid-back ambience that suggests nothing is too much trouble, even if you’re having trouble finding a seat.
We stand around looking for somewhere to sit, only to realise we’re actually standing right next to a couple of bar stools that face the pastries counter. We laugh at our luck and note that there could be far worse places to sit.
Perusing the menu, the eye constantly distracted by being stared at by a yummy looking cinnamon scroll or a Danish, is hard work, but hey, someone has to do it.
We notice they have kefir and kombucha. Win. That day the kefir was unavailable, so we opt for a fizzy kombucha which delivered a thirst-quenching kick as well as a healthy smack of ginger.
The choice of breakfast and brunch items is impressive and includes chili eggs, dukkha eggs, green waffles, sardines on toast, brekky pizza, spiced coconut porridge, buckwheat pikelets… the list goes on. Having sat facing the pastry display we decide to try the ricotta custard cannoli. It gives the satisfaction of crunch and creaminess as well as that naughtiness of having essentially eaten cake for breakfast – hey, we did have a kombucha, remember.
So, rather than driving and walking by, head on in and join the community of like-minded folk who get to enjoy the many pleasures of life that Café Troppo throws their way with little or no impact on our environment.
42 Whitmore Square
Adelaide, SA 5000
Monday – closed
Tues, Weds, Thurs 7.30am – 4pm
Fri – 7.30am – 10pm
Sat and Sun – 7.30am – 4pm