Words & photos by Jessie Krieg
There is nothing more exciting than finding a local South Australian business that’s as dedicated and passionate about promoting other local businesses as we are. Once and Again cafe at Plympton Park is no exception to this and is filled to the brim with local art work, food, literature, music and gifts.
For nearly 2 years, this little Marion Road cafe has been providing customers with incredible coffee that is made with love and care, whilst giving back as much as possible to the community who supports them. Not only are they passionate about delivering first class coffees, but they are also heavily involved in fundraising and creating awareness through organisations supporting cancer research, essential needs for women, and the suspended coffee scheme – which allows customers to purchase a coffee in advance for those in need.
The cafe is also a local hub for mothers and a writing group that meets bi-monthly to use the area for events and general writing banter.
On March 31st, the cafe will host a rose-themed afternoon tea dedicated to the memory of their good friend Rose who lost her battle with ovarian cancer last year. The afternoon tea will raise much needed funds and raise awareness for the disease, in addition to providing support, information, and resources.
Artists are regularly invited to come and share their talents through workshops and displays/exhibitions of their work, encouraging local community members to come and get involved. Some artists even provide take-home kits for patrons to continue their skills outside of the workshops.
This little cafe is truly the embodiment of Adelaide Fusion, providing something for all senses. Something to read, something to smell, something to taste, something to hear, something to wear and plenty to get involved in. As always, we get excited when we are able to report that a business caters for those with allergies or specific dietary requirements. Having worked in hospitality and customer service throughout her life, owner Judy is pleased to be able to offer a selection of gluten-free, nut free, vegan and vegetarian food options.
What sets this little eatery apart from the rest is not only the ambience and it’s attention to South Australian details, but its passionate attention to providing excellent customer service. Judy and her staff ensure that every patron is welcomed personally with a smile, and leaves with a warm goodbye to wish them on their way. It is truly a cafe you will visit once and again.
Once And Again
Address: 560b Marion Road, Plympton Park
E V E N T S @ Once & Again
- || Papercraft with Heart ||
2 – 4 pm
Book and confirm your place now: email@example.com
- || Ovarian Cancer Australia ||
#InspirationalRose Afternoon ‘Teal’
2 pm – 4 pm
Event Link https://www.facebook.com/events/1873939979489158/
- || ‘Mini’ Market Sun ||
Music with Andy Salvanos, wine tasting courtesy of winedirect.com.au and local homewares // garden // pot plants // food produce by #onceandagainbookcafe customers…and more!
- || Pilates with Paige ||
$20 including coffee and cake (with healthy options for morning tea)