There's only so many places that one can frequent before craving for a change in taste. It happened to me a couple of weeks ago; after growing tired of having my lunches and being holed up in a relatively active environment, we figured that we should explore the cafes around me and give me some breath of fresh air.
That landed us in Coffee Club due to its familiarity and location.
I'm aware of this coffee franchise as a result of my summer trip to Western Australia some years ago and patronized it whenever I could find a branch (Claremont Quarter, WA and Harbour Town, WA). Not to mention, Coffee Club has opened its first Malaysian franchise in my hometown.
Different franchisees have their own house specialties. The one in Claremont Quarter has a pumpkin puff, which tasted heavenly with the strong aroma of curry powder, and the one here would be the quiche that I tasted and the avo and feta toast (see the image below).
Avo and Feta Toast
In addition, there is more that you can choose from in the event that you want to satiate the sweet cravings.
We settled for the quiche set as it included a salad on the side and tea or coffee of our choice for the price of one. I wouldn't have been able to polish the plate clean if we had each ordered our own dish. I'll have to admit that I was shocked when the quiche arrived on my table... it was such a huge portion that I immediately was relieved that we chose to share.
Quiche Set (AUD $11.90)
The quiche consisted of an egg, mushroom, chicken and cheese mixture.
It was unfortunately a tad bit salty for me because the filling was really delicious when eaten on its own. Me being me, I love my quiches when there is a strong aroma of cheese bursting in the air. That's how I like the quiche to be. Though, the crust was crispy when sliced through. Perhaps it'd have been even lovelier for me if the baker had allowed the piquancy of Filo pastry to balance the taste and excluded the addition of more salt into the entire dish, but I guess that's just me being sensitive about the overall taste.
The accompanying salad had a different story; it provided a raw contrast with the concoction of purple cabbage, lettuce leaves, cucumber, carrots and alfalfa sprouts. The dressing was just as simple, with just a drizzle of olive oil to heighten its freshness, which I love a lot. I dislike it when the sauces used suffocate the salad, making me taste the saltiness of the gravy instead.
The flat white was rather thick - much to my favorite as it incorporated a heavier ratio of milk to coffee. I have no idea what type of coffee beans Coffee Club used in the making of this dish, but it was flavorful. Not to mention, the stencil resembled the unique image of a fern leaf. If there is something I've noticed, most of the cafes/coffeehouses here have their distinct coffee arts for the types of coffee, but definitely not Coffee Club. I was under the impression that the cafe emphasized more on the taste than the visual appearance of the drink.
The seating area
A resized panoramic view of the seating area and cashier
100 Lower Ground Floor,
Adelaide Central Plaza Adelaide Arc
Adelaide SA 5000
Landmark: near Chemist Warehouse, fronting David Jones's shoe department