Having great success with its Food Secrets of Glynde campaign the Norwood, Payneham & St Peters Council is now showing off another suburb filled with food delights. The triangular shaped suburb of Stepney starts at the Maid Hotel and comprises of the wedge between Payneham Road and Magill Road. I love Stepney for its collection of antique and gift shops that line Magill Road and last night Adelaide Food Central let in on a few Food Secrets of Stepney that I’m going to pass on to you.
If you haven’t been to South Australia’s oldest roasting house Rio Coffee you are missing out. The family operated business has come a long way in 53 years. Rio Coffee offers hand-roasted, specialty coffee and even goes so far as to roast to order! You can get all you caffeine needs and so much more at 22 Nelson Street, Stepney.
Award winning Heidelberg Cakes have been helping South Australians celebrate for 30 years. They will custom design anything from a luscious Blackforest birthday cake to a multi-tiered wedding cake. I can assure you from a taste of their scrumptious custard filled profiteroles that a toffee covered Croquembouche will thrill all your party guests. Pop into 20 Nelson Street, Stepney and design your dream cake.
The Little Bang Brewing Company started as a mircrobrewery in an at home garage. The beer was so popular the business owners had to expand and you can now find them at 8a Union Street, Stepney. Quench your thirst in the relaxing beer garden, chill out in the retro lounge or immerse yourself in the whole beer experience by sitting amongst the fermenters and grain in the brewery itself.
Quinzi’s Confectionery is one of Australia’s major suppliers of wholesale sugar and chocolate coated confectionery. Famed for their array of sugared almonds, Quinzi’s confectionery sells specialty imported sweets as well as their own sweet treats that have a foundation in European traditions with refined techniques. You can stock up on their sweet delights at their store located at 31 Henry Street, Stepney.
Rio Coffee hosted a stunning launch party for the Food Secrets of Stepney initiative. We spoke to representatives of each of the four fantastic businesses and know they are passionate about high quality produce and a customer focused approach. They are Stepney’s hidden treasures, but they won’t stay secret for long.
The Food Secrets of Stepney book is available through the City of Norwood, Payneham & St Peters council.
Words and Photos by Kate Wilkinson