There's a new small espresso bar in Glenside that's just opened called Red Berry Espresso
The Owner (Walter) is a keen cyclist and is opening at 7am to give early morning riders an option for their post-ride, pre-work coffee fix.
The shop is located on Cnr Greenhill Rd & L'Estrange St, Glenside - between Portrush Rd & Fullarton Road as you travel down Greenhill Rd.
I've been having my 7am fix for the past week & was told today that all types of coffee will be $3 to cyclists this Saturday 7-12.
I believe the owner will be targeting cyclists with deals, etc in the weeks/months to come, as well as adding some cycling memorabilia too, but until then, its a neat little option after the early morning Mt Lofty ride if anyone's in the area and interested.
if they make good coffee that will make them better than most
My parents live near by and are rating it VERY highly. Beautiful coffee was the comment I got.
Great news. I'll send some Cyclists Aware Driver stickers over.
(anyone else want a sticker pack? Lemme know)
I think a good way for any business to attract custom from cyclists would be to have an A Frame near the road
"Cyclists Welcome, have a great coffee and fill your bidons with chilled water for free"
Chilled Spring water also available @50c per bidon
Cyclists seem a bit sheepish, wont stop at a cafe unless they see bikes parked outside and Grimaldi's and The Place Next Door have been favourites for a while. Maybe you should create an event or two with the finish being at Red Berry
actually the smell of roasting beans is nothing like brewing coffee, its more like stewing a dead cat.
theres a shop on Pirie st that roasts its own beans, the outside smells but the coffee is excellent so Im sure it will attract more buyers.
as for the A frame maybe he should make one of those signs that fit in a bike frame (similar to that local councillor) and park the bike 400m up from the shop, that way the bike catches the eyes of cyclists and they have time to brake and stop there. ( and i think he can lock it anywhere WITHOUT council approval)
I find im always watching for car doors opening at that section of road so i miss the shop everytime.
Went there today, two thumbs up from me - get on board people
Just tried the coffee, it is excellent and the service is friendly and fast.
Just a note that this shop is in L'estrange St one block back from Greenhill Rd, so not hard to find and worth a visit.
Awesome, great to know! This is pretty close by on my ride to work route... will stop in to check it out