Eat & Drink

8 hot drink spots to warm you up

What’s better to heat you up on a cold winter’s day than clasping a warm cup of your favourite beverage.

Whether you are looking for a wake me up, chill down, sugar fix or a cheeky nightcap, here are our recommendations to ward off the winter chills.

For coffee

Monday’s Coffee Store

95 Grenfell Street Adelaide 5000

Monday’s Coffee Store and wholesale coffee roaster are a passionate local supplier of high quality, ethical and transparent coffee – that means you can trust their coffee is as good to planet earth, as it is to your taste buds. A range of beans are available for purchase, a must have stock for winter hibernation! Aside from keeping you caffeinated in the tastiest ways, the Monday’s team also offer training and equipment sourcing.

Elementary Coffee

9-17 Young St, Adelaide SA 5000

Elementary Coffee specialises in bringing the best coffee from around the world to Adelaide and keeping to regional styles, highlighting the natural characteristics in each coffee. These folks live and breathe coffee, travelling far and wide to source their beans. Beans are roasted on site and available for purchase at the café/ shop/ roastery – looking for a rainy-day hideaway, why not engulf yourself in the scent and warmth of roasting beans.

For tea

Bici Espresso

259 Hutt Street, Adelaide SA 5000

Bici Espresso’s buttoned lounges are the perfect place to nestle in for a cuppa. This cosy little café exclusively stocks Tea Forté teas which are as delicious as they are pretty. The pyramid-shaped tea infusers are full of soul soothing handpicked leaves, herbs, fruits and flowers! Pick from old favourites such as English Breakfast and Earl Gray or try something zesty like the Citrus Mint or Ginger Lemongrass.

Kappy’s Tea, Coffee and Herbs

1/22 Compton Street, Adelaide, SA 5000

Kappy’s has been serving locally roasted coffee, and freshly imported teas for over 80 years. Grown from a family history in exporting plantation teas from Ceylon since the 1860’s, their tea range now includes over 150 blends. Teas are sourced ethically from all over the world, with unique blends created to energise, calm and invigorate. Take some time out this winter to find your perfect cuppa at Kappy’s.

For hot chocolate

Steven ter Horst Chocolatier

256 Rundle St, Adelaide SA 5000

Indulge in the chocolate wonderland that is Steven ter Horst. These handmade artisan chocolates and associated guilty pleasures are all made locally in Adelaide. With a hot chocolate range to die for, it’s time to succumb to your sweet tooth. Flavours including hazelnut praline hot chocolate will keep you wanting dessert in liquid form this winter!


25 O'Connell St, North Adelaide SA 5006

When you have the need for a glass of chocolatey goodness, Chocolatree is the place to be. First opened in North Adelaide in 2011, the Chocolatree team create a range of delectable desserts daily paying homage to their favourite ingredient, chocolate. The menu includes over 20 hot chocolates made with the finest Belgian chocolate, meaning choosing what to order will be a difficult task.

For adults

Hains & Co

23 Gilbert Pl, Adelaide SA 5000

Embracing the spirts of the high seas Hains & Co bring the best gin, rum and whisky to Adelaide. Hot Buttered Rum is on the menu this winter, a drink that ignites your internal combustion heater and is an instant winter warmer. A balanced mix of Cinnamon, Nutmeg & Clove along with other baking spices, battered with rich cream. The crew at Hains & Co describe this bevy as a chai latte on steroids with a good lashing of rum, yargh me hearties!

The Howling Owl

10 Vaughan Pl, Adelaide SA 5000

The Howling Owl knows their gin, with 130 small batch gin varieties to choose from it is best to ask the experts for recommendations. During the winter months their Hot Apple Toddy is a favourite and has been a keeper on their winter menu since day one. A perfect combination of sloe gin, apple juice, honey, cinnamon and a few secret Howling Owl ingredients. A beverage to warm you up in more ways than one, say goodbye to winter chills and hello to winter night life.