Lenox Avenue

Lenox Avenue

Lenox Avenue, located in Blackwood, offers a stylish and vibrant take on the South Australian café scene. Under new management, the venue has transformed from a more youth-centred display to an environment suited for all ages.

“We’ve kept a bit of the hip-hop music that was there before but it’s definitely more family-orientated now,” says Owner Haroon Ali.

Roaster Toby’s Estate has given Haroon a strong foundational support as he grows his business, using the roaster’s Wooloomooloo blend with a La Marzocco Linea PB machine.

“[Toby’s Estate] are always there for me. They’re always welcome to come and say hello,” says Haroon.

The overall feeling of the café does not change as the day goes along.

“It doesn’t matter if you buy a coffee or a glass of wine, we want you to feel cosy,” says Haroon.

The venue is pet friendly for any furry friends that might want to enjoy the outdoor seating area. Customers can also call ahead for table reservations or for larger events.

The café is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. The menu is an inspired infusion of Mediterranean and Asian with some local flare. Popular items include the classic Smashed Avo as well as the Pork Belly Benedict. The food is made fresh in-house to not only produce the best quality meals but to also endorse local produce.

Haroon started in the hospitality industry as a kitchen hand and has worked his way up to Lenox Avenue just as he envisioned.

“It’s been a good journey and I’ve learned a lot,” says Haroon.

Haroon says the smiles on the faces of his customers are his favourite part of the day, as it lets him know they’ve had a good experience at his café. His dream is to expand to a second location in Adelaide before eventually growing further towards Melbourne and Sydney.

Lenox Avenue

Shop 9, 10-12 Coromandel Pde, Blackwood, SA, 5051

Open Monday to Wednesday 7am — 8pm, Thursday to Friday 7am — 8:30pm, Saturday 8am — 8:30pm, and Sunday 8am — 8pm

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