What to Do in Adelaide, Australia
Casablabla, located right in the middle of Adelaide’s renowned Peel-Leigh Street dining district, is a melting pot of culinary cultures. Graze on small plates and sip cocktails off their impressive menu.12 Leigh St., Adelaide; casablabla.com.
The Moseley Bar & Kitchen
Start with the best local greens, add a chef’s creative expertise and you get Jack Greens. It’s a game-changing expression of the humble salad’s versatility. 36 Waymouth St., Adelaide; jackgreens.com.au.
St Louis House of Fine Ice Cream & Dessert
St Louis House of Fine Ice Cream & Dessert provides summertime salvation with flavor choices aplenty. It’s walking distance from the beautiful sands of Glenelg Beach. 1 Colley Terrace, Glenelg; st-louis.com.au.
Osteria Oggi throws it back Italian style with local, modern interpretations. The menu is astounding, boasting four kinds of dough used to make 16 different pasta shapes. 76 Pirie Street, Adelaide; osteriaoggi.com.au.
Sean’s Kitchen by chef Sean Connolly brings a touch of New York to Adelaide. It’s the epitome of a casual dining atmosphere, showcasing the finest of South Australian produce. North Terrace, Adelaide; seanskitchen.com.au.
The Exchange provides specialty coffee, light meals and conversation in Adelaide’s East End, making it a local favorite all week round. Whether it’s for a quick fix of the daily grind or a relaxing espresso while basking in some daylight, it’s a can’t-miss spot. 12/18 Vardon Ave, Adelaide; exchangecoffee.com.au.
Adelaide Central Market
The Adelaide Central Market has been the heart of the city’s thriving food culture for over 145 years. Fresh local produce sold by over 80 vendors makes it the biggest indoor market in the southern hemisphere. 44-60 Gouger St., Adelaide; adelaidecentralmarkets.com.au.
Press* Food & Wine
Press* Food & Wine are the local masters of culinary perfection. They’re hands-on, curing, pickling, baking, brining and smoking in-house. Their tasting menu gives the full experience; it’s a selection of the chefs’ favorites. 40 Waymouth St., Adelaide; pressfoodandwine.com.au.
Devour Café Patisserie
Devour Café Patisserie is locally famous for its breakfast, brunch and lunch. It’s also a haven for sweets-seekers, with an amazing selection of cakes and seasonal patisseries. 52 Davenport Terrace, Richmond.
The Market Shed
The Market Shed on Holland is a Sunday tradition for local heath- and sustainability-conscious types. It’s a collective serving fresh produce, food and specialty coffee with an emphasis on organic, vegetarian, vegan and even gluten-free options. 1 Holland St., Adelaide.
At the heart of Adelaide’s shopping experience is Rundle Mall, a 520-meter-long outdoor expanse connected to over 700 stores. Its pop-up stalls and street entertainers liven up the daily bustle. Rundle Mall, Adelaide; rundlemall.com.
Fair Espresso has won local respect with their commitment to organic and ethically sourced beans. 9/10-20 James Place, Adelaide; fairespresso.com.au.
Lindes Lane is a wine bar with a food experience unlike any other in Adelaide. The daring menu includes must-try tuna nachos, which are the talk of the town. Lindes Lane, Adelaide; lindeslane.com.au.
Bank Street Social
Head underground to Bank Street Social, a basement hideaway where an impressively diverse drinks list pairs perfectly with the atmosphere. 48 Hindley St., Adelaide; bankstreetsocial.com.au.
Botanic Gardens Restaurant
The Botanic Gardens Restaurant serves up a constantly changing menu by using the grounds of the Botanic Gardens itself as its source of ingredients, leading to an amazing array of food that is as dynamic as the changing weather. Botanic Gardens of Adelaide, Plane Tree Drive, Adelaide; botanicgardensrestaurant.com.au.
At Laneway Bar, drinks and loud music are presented in a multi-level, open-air bar housed in a shipping container. Hot summer nights here are guaranteed to be packed. 121 Hindley St., Adelaide; lanewaybar.com.au.
Street ADL takes you on a trip through the globe’s street food. With inspiration from Northern Africa to Southeast Asia, just to name a few, there’s an interesting diversity even for seasoned foodies. Kangaroo Bolognese with gnocchi, anyone? 285 Rundle St., Adelaide; streetadl.com.
East End Cellars
East End Cellars presents wine lovers with a wide array of bottles from all over the world. Cheese boards or cured meat platters are welcome, lavish additions. 25 Vardon Avenue, Adelaide; eastendcellars.com.au.
Penny University does great coffee, delicious cakes and fresh salads while emphasizing community. 1/7 Union St., Adelaide.
My Kingdom For A Horse
Inner-city café My Kingdom for a Horse has the locals going crazy. The gorgeous, colorful food is matched by the equally colorful design. Plus, all coffee beans are roasted on-site. 191 Wright St., Adelaide.
Moon Lantern Festival
South Australia is becoming a center of colorful festivals all year round, with nearly 100 public events annually. The Moon Lantern Festival was just one of those events that had Adelaide enthralled. southaustralia.com
2KW Bar & Restaurant
Complete with panoramic views from the northern deck, the rooftop at 2KW Bar & Restaurant has a seasonally changing modern Australian menu and an extensive drink selection. It’s fast becoming one of the iconic venues of Adelaide. 2kwbar.com.au
2KW Bar & Restaurant
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Visit Adelaide's botanical garden for beautiful flowers and architecture environment.sa.gov.au