Category Archives: Goodwood
109a Goodwood Road, Goodwood, SA, 5034
Gingers Coffee Studio, will be for the inner Southern Suburbs set a welcome addition to the specialty coffee scene. When I heard about this place (which had only opening a week or so early), my brother from another mother and I set off – early on a Wednesday – for breakfast and coffee. Both of us felt comfortable upon entering Gingers as it is a throw back to the 1970s – the era which birthed us both – but also, layered upon the comfort was the familiar, as the menu was also reminiscent of Ginger’s mother – The Pantry on Edgmont – a place which we have enjoyed through a number of staff changes.
A noticeable difference between The Pantry and Gingers is in their choice of coffee – with Gingers embracing The Coffee Barun, while (on my last visit at least) The Pantry used DeGroots. For me, however, Gingers lacked something – whereas The Pantry had – and to all reports still does - a ‘wow’ factor – both of us left Gingers saying how nice it was – but not much more. It is though, only very early days and with a linage of such quality, there is no way that Gingers will not be a success.
The questions that remains are – where will the next incarnation of the Pantry be located, and will it be a tribute to 1980s glam rock?