Dorrit's Coffee Shop


Dorrit's Coffee Shop at Pepper Street Arts Centre is open Tuesday to Friday 10 am - 4.30 pm and Saturday from 12 noon - 4.30 pm.

It offers a relaxed café style space to sit and enjoy your latte while reading the latest art magazine or catching up with friends. The menu meets all your coffee and tea needs with other refreshments available including soft drinks and milkshakes. Cakes and assorted biscuits are also available.

Dorrit's Coffee Shop is staffed by Pepper Street volunteers.


Soy milk option is available for all our dairy based drinks.

Cappuccino  $3.00
Flat White   $3.00
 Latte  $3.00
 Long Black  $3.00
 Short Black  $2.00
 Hot Chocolate  $3.00
 Chai Latte $3.00
 Mugs of hot drinks  add 50c
 Teas (Twinings or Herbal)  $2.00
 Iced Coffee  $4.00
 Milkshake (Chocolate, Strawberry, Vanilla)  $4.00
 Spider  $3.00
 Soft Drinks  $1.50
Mini Quiches
Flavours: Mediterranean (vegetarian), Chicken and Mushroom,
Chicken and Asparagus, Lorraine or Spinach and Sundried Tomatoes (vegetarian) 

Flavours: Turkish Delight, Orange and Poppy Seed, Berry or Cinnamon Donut

 Assorted Biscuits (including gluten free options)  Starting at $1.00

The Naming of Dorrit's Coffee Shop


Dorothea (Dorrit) Foster Black was born in Adelaide on 23 December 1891. She received her childhood education at the forward thinking school of Edith Hübbe in Erindale, attending the SA School of Arts and Crafts in 1910.

Dorrit’s studio in Magill overlooked the Penfold vineyards, with the winery in the distance as she painted it so often, and behind the hills face and olive trees.

Between 1915 – 1923 Dorrit attended the Sydney Art School after which she travelled to London and Paris to study with some of the major Cubist masters of the time.

On her return she became pre-eminent in the fight for modernism and for the recognition of the lino-cut medium, and was one of the first women to direct a gallery in Australia.

Black left the ranks of the Sydney modernists and resettled in Adelaide before she was tragically killed at the age of 59 driving along North Terrace, Kensington Gardens in her small Fiat. Her ashes were buried in the family plot in the old Magill Cemetery, not far from her home and birthplace.

Dorrit Black was an artist of significant talent and accomplishment, one of the select group who introduced modern art from Europe to Australia, and is remembered through Dorrit’s Coffee Shop at the Pepper Street Arts Centre.