On 12 May 2019 mothers will be celebrated for having what is said to be the best, but most challenging occupation on earth. The tireless hours of cooking and cleaning, the miles of taxi service to and from school – plus extra-curricular activities too. Not to mention the constant love and support only a mum could give. While she certainly loves gifts and breakfast in bed, why not switch it up this year and treat her to a coffee, wine, lunch or dinner out in Hahndorf?
The charming German village is filled with diverse cafes, cellar doors, restaurants, pubs, bakeries and even a gin distillery. Knowing there are many types of mums out there, check out our guide below to help you find the perfect place.
If your mum loves all things sweet, Chocolate @ No. 5 is her dream dessert destination. She can go back in time with chocolate Nostalgic Nibbles paired with home-sourced roasted coffee, or be treated to Belgian sugar waffles served with smooth hot chocolate, derived from the most exotic regions around the world. Promising to ‘set your smile free’, Chocolate @ No. 5 delivers time and time again, with great service in tow.
>> 5 Main Street, Hahndorf
Whether your mum’s diet is plant-based, or she’s on a personal mission to save the planet, or simply health-conscious, Herbees Garden Café is a vegan and vegetarian-friendly café, serving both herbivores and carnivores. Set inside a traditional 1850s German house, your mum can dine by the thriving and imaginative garden out back, or snuggle up by the wood fire inside. From vegan smoothie bowls to home-made orange and ginger tea, the health-wise options are endless.
>> 55 Main Street, Hahndorf
If cheese and meat platters served with a glass of wine is your mum’s idea of relaxing, then head to the Udder Delights Cheese Cellar this Mother’s Day. She can choose from the many cheese and meat boards off the menu to be sent into cheesy heaven. And if you are looking for something formal for your family, you can arrange a High Tea in the underground cellar for $45 per head. Oh, and don’t forget about the cheese fondue – remember a family that fondues together stays together LOL.
>> 91 Mount Barker Road, Hahndorf
Whether your mum is all over the foodie trend on Instagram or isn’t too fussed with social media, she will thoroughly enjoy a visit to the Hahn and Hamiln. She can expect delicious platters and light food served in a traditional Hahndorf heritage cottage. A place where everything (well nearly everything) comes from one place. This one. This state, South Australia.
A place where you can enjoy a leisurely meal and drink and watch the world go by.
>> 79 Main Street, Hahndorf
Hahndorf is a German town so why not take your mum to the Hahndorf Inn for the true cultural experience. Offering authentic meals with suppliers from Bavaria and Austria, there is no wonder why the Hahndorf Inn is the heart of the town. Dine inside the warm saloon restaurant, or sit outside amongst Hahndorf’s night atmosphere. From the traditional meals to tasting boards, this place won’t disappoint. See if she can handle a metre long hot dog!
>> 35 Main Street, Hahndorf
Without leaving South Australia, take your mum to new places and tastes at The Mustard Seed. Its cosy and vibrant atmosphere is perfect for either a romantic date night for mum and dad or a family affair. From chicken to goat curries, as well as other Indian and South-East Asian cuisine dishes, your mum will be awaiting her next return.
>> 17 Mount Barker Road, Hahndorf
What mum's ears don't prick up to these three lovely words? KIDS. EAT. FREE! Yes, that's right at the German Spoon, kids eat free every day! They offer a sensational German Schnitzel Platter which has three different types of schnitzel, potato salad and an incredible sauce.
>> 28 Main Street, Hahndorf
For the laid-back mum who simply loves going to the local pub with no fuss, the German Arms Hotel is the right pick. With a classic Australian pub menu with a European twist, as well as a range of beers on tap from Adelaide Hills cider to German wheat beer. Great for family dinners and perfect for the mum who loves a cold one.
>> 69 Main Street, Hahndorf
An Irish owned cafe/bakery right in the heart of the beautiful town of Hahndorf. The Plough specialises in both coffee and bread and takes enormous pride in proper customer service. Opened in late 2018, this place already has a cult-like following for their Irish Soda Bread, scones, croissants, and delicious fruit loaf filled with figs and dates. They bake on the premises every day and customers can enjoy the baking aromas whilst dining or relaxing with a coffee.
>> 42 Mount Barker Rd, Hahndorf
If your mum is always in the garden and utilising her homegrown produce in the kitchen, the Seasonal Garden Café is after her own heart. Open from 7am to 5pm, she can choose from the countless breakfast and lunch options, including the Jim Bob Delux, a ‘sanga of epic proportions’. If she’s a grazer, she can share the Local Produce Plate for two with dad and pop open a bottle of local wine. The Seasonal Garden Café is taking bookings for Mother’s Day before 10am and after 3pm.
>> 100 Mount Barker Road, Hahndorf
From Asian Soy Duck Legs to Ricotta Gnocchi, your mum will be awed by the diverse fine dining menu that The Haus Hahndorf offers. If you are looking to spoil her and whoever she is with, the South Australian Grazing Board contains Hahndorf gourmet parma prosciutto and Barossa duck liver and walnut pate paired with toasted Turkish bread and much more. The Haus Hahndorf is currently taking bookings for brekky at 7:30am, two lunch sittings at 12pm and 2pm, as well as two dinner sittings at 5:30pm and 8pm. Your mum will never forget this experience.
>> 38A Main Street, Hahndorf
For the gin loving mum
Serving G&Ts all day long! If your mum is a gin lover, you can't visit Hahndorf without a stop at Ambleside Distillers. Try a tasting flight, a cocktail or enjoy a share plate showcasing some of Australia’s best local meats and cheeses. Tours of their distillery and masterclasses are offered, but you'd better book, this place will be packed on Mums' Day for sure!
>> 1 Ambleside Road, Hahndorf
Whether your mum is vegan, a sweet tooth or a gourmand, these dining spots are sure to guide you in the right direction.
If you think your mum may like something else, click HERE to discover more cafes, restaurants, eateries and pubs in Hahndorf to choose from.