Now offering takeaway
The Adamstown local cafe serves up coffee and a range of breakfast and lunch options.
If you’ve ever been down Brunker Road you’re certain to have gone past the buzzing cafe on the corner of Brunker & Mandalong Roads.
The Barn at Adamstown opened its door to the public in 2018, bringing the area what it was screaming for; seriously good coffee, food, and vibes and they’ve done exactly that for the past two years!
“We are so grateful to have developed a wonderful base of regulars and also customers still coming in who have only just heard of us. We even have people visit us from up the coast and the valley who travel to see our unique space and eat our delicious fresh food,” Natalie told me.
With the opening of The Barn being inspired by owners and local couple, Natalie and Matt’s travels around Australia some years back where they explored many quirky spots; an idea started brewing.
“We came back and bought an old caravan…it’s now out the front of Adamstown Bowling Club,” Matt said.
That old caravan is what many of you might know as The Bondwood. The 1950s van was returned to its former glory with added mod cons.
With The Bondwood being such a hit with the locals, the pair decided it was time to bring something more to the suburb of Adamstown. The space had quite the turnaround, starting as just an empty shed with no water and no power.
At the end of 2018, Matt and Natalie said goodbye to the Bondwood, passing it onto friends so they could focus on all the happenings at The Barn.
“We are so proud of where we have come from opening to now. Thanks to our incredible team of chefs lead by Sarah Kokkin, our food is packed with on trend flavours from sauces, relishes and picked veg to coconut labna, house beans and pepita pesto; all made in house,” Natalie said.
“Being locals ourselves, we love to support local produce with our meat coming from the Butchery on Brunker, eggs from Alderley Creek and a huge new range of kombucha from Tea Gardens Kombucha.”
In line with their 2nd birthday, the Barn is launching a brand-new menu with some old favourites, but with Sarah Kokkin heading up the kitchen, you can expect some surprising flavours. We’d recommend the Cured Salmon with fried capers, pickled fennel, chilli walnut, and horseradish cream on rye, The Standard, complete with tomato medley, pickled onion, avocado, feta, dukkah and poached egg on Sourdough or for a sweeter dish, the Waffles with caramelised stone fruit, panna cotta, crème anglaise and macadamia crumble.
Enjoy your cup of Joe with the finest coffee from local roasters Creme Coffee Garage, with a dedicated especially made blend for The Barn. Bringing that on trend coffee that is richer and stronger in flavour without being super sweet or bitter.
“The profile of this coffee is full bodied, nice acidity to cut through milk and smooth but also not too sweet, with dark chocolate, toffee with a little bit of dark berries and a hint of spice.
“The single origins we used are a blend of a natural processed Ethiopian Guji from the Sidamo region, a washed Colombian Popayan and a washed Guatemalan Los Volcanes from the Antigua region, with each one adding to the blend through acidity, body and flavour.”
A visit to the bustling little suburb of Adamstown and The Barn is sure to bring a little happiness into your day.
“The nicest thing we hear from our customers often is that our staff are so friendly which really does enhance the experience at the barn. We are looking forward to another fabulous two years and being a part of the Adamstown Business community.”