We love finding a little hidden gem and that’s exactly what The Essence Cafe is. Located in beautiful Stirling (Adelaide Hills) The Essence Cafe is tucked away behind the main road with indoor and outdoor seating available, and plenty of car parking nearby. There’s also room for prams and high chairs and it’s a popular spot for families to grab a coffee and a treat or go all out with a delicious breakfast or lunch.
The menu has all your favourite breakfast options. Smashed avo, bacon and eggs, waffles, granola, croissants and more. If you want my tip, get the smashed avo and halloumi – it was divine.
Kids can grab a toasty, banana bread or we loved their kids grazing plate with fruit, carrot, corn chips, tomatoes and sultanas. The perfect size to keep those little mouths and hands busy while you try and enjoy your own food (well that’s the plan anyway). There are also more substantial kids options like burgers and a kids bacon and egg breakfast if tummies are hungry.
Lunch you can grab a one of their yummy looking salad, burrito or nachos bowls, a burger and plenty of baguette and wrap options.
We also treated our girls to a milkshake each. Big sis with a unicorn mega shake ($10) and little sis her very own mini chocolate milkshake that was just the right size.
If you find yourself in the Adelaide Hills and looking for the perfect little quaint cafe that’s suitable for kids try this one. They’re also dog friendly so you can bring the fur baby too.