There are many cafes popping up in the eastern suburbs. Fine and Fettle is no exception, it has been open since the beginning of June. What a clever idea it is to open a cafe right next to your own gym? You can exercise and then recharge with as much delicious goodness as you want afterwards.
I have been wanting to come to 'The Lab' for a long time and when I knew that they were opened on Saturdays, I thought it would be a perfect time to go. The Lab is situated on the busy Payneham Road. As the name suggests, the little cafe has been set up to resemble a lab. There are plenty of car parking spaces at the back. If you look up in the car park, you will see a huge snakes and ladders printed on the ceiling. I thought it was a clever idea.
I can't believe it! It took me this long to discover this beautiful cafe located on Magill Road. Well it has been opened for 8 weeks. It is easy to miss and in a location where you wouldn't expect. It is located in Kent town and associated with the traditional brick oven shop where they sell and build pizza ovens.
Let's just say we left the cafe feeling very contented. The cafe offers a spacious indoor sitting and outdoor sitting with umbrellas. It is definitely kid friendly, plenty of room for prams and strollers. Where can you get a full size cafe meal for $9.90 these days?
With many cafes opening up on Magill Road, there certainly is a lot of competition. Espresso Royale is another one top on my list. It is a quirky place, perhaps a little hipster in my opinion. This cafe looks a little deceiving from the outside, almost looks like a run down house. However the moment you enter inside, you will feel like you have entered into someone's home.
The north west is coming to life, what was once used to be an industrial has turned into newly developed area with modern apartments, community vegetable gardens and with a lot of market stalls and an adjacent IGA supermarket.
If you have been to Market Shed on Holland, then you will know what it is all about, organic fruit and vegetables for your everyday grocery shopping. Cafes and many food stores, including drinks, an amazing choice of food from around the world at Plant 4 markets. Turkish, Mediterranean, Greek, Japanese just to name a few.
Our yearly visit to one of our favourite restaurants in McLaren Vale was a must. There are certainly a lot of hidden gems up in McLaren Vale, and for those of you whom know me, I am in love with this whole wine region. Oh D'Arry's D'Arry's, you have once again impressed our tastebuds.
My last post before we step into 2017 and it's going to be a cafe located on Fullarton Road in Rose Park. Commissary is a newish cafe that is located right opposite Victoria Park. Very convenient indeed, after a stroll or a bike ride in the park then come across to enjoy some awesome food.
Red House Shop and Café is a pretty awesome cafe with a lot of options available, dairy, gluten free, vegan. There is definitely something for everyone. The service is attentive and the quality of food is great. This cafe ticks a lot of boxes for me.
Popular Japanese dishes all for $6.80
Izukaya bars are getting more and more popular in Adelaide. For those of you that are not familiar with the term 'Izukaya' it basically refers to Japanese bar that offers a bar for casual drinks and also sit down dining. The location of this bar is on the busy Gouger Street surrounded by many eateries. It was once the Celsius bar. The decor hasn't changed much at all, it offers booths and communal seating, more of a contemporary dining setting.
Hot pot, yum cha, Shanghai food.... all my favourite things! I was pretty excited when I saw Oriental Train. I don't think there is a restaurant which has all of the above combined together. You can guess how excited I was. I finally got to try it.
There is definitely some competition between cafes / restaurants happening on Magill Road. The cafes are of very high standard. Another cafe has opened up on Magill Road. This time it is the Rusco & Brusco Tigelleria Bar. It is open everyday from morning till night. The cafe has double doors and I love it as it is open and very welcoming.
Pavé Cafe is located on The Parade. It is an rustic outdoor cafe but in an enclosed and covered area. The tables and chairs are shared in a communal style. You can even hang your bikes on the wall if you wish. I do think it is quite unique.
I must say I drove past Sorelle Restaurant plenty of times and it was only recently that I decided to dine there. Sorelle has won plenty of awards for its authentic Italian food. The restaurant is quite big, in fact big enough to hold functions.
I get excited when there is a new restaurant that opens up, Pho Magill is no exception. I wouldn't say Vietnamese is my favourite cuisine, but it certainly is something that I eat a lot of. The name itself suggests Vietnamese and is located on Magill Road, on a strip of my favourite eateries there.
A total hidden gem!
This cafe reminds me of Dear Daisy in Goodwood. It is near the tramline in the suburb of Glandore. It is a little boutique cafe that is bigger than it looks. The cafe offers breakfasts, simple lunch menus and for dinner also pizzas. There are also plenty of gluten free options too.
A great find!
Samui Thai is located in the eastern side of the city, in the beautiful suburb of Hazelwood Park. The restaurant offers authentic, top quality Thai food with excellent service. I do recommend a booking because spaces are limited and they do get quite busy.
Amazing food in a beautiful setting!
Au Pear is situated in the heart of Willunga. They advertise themselves as a cafe, but I think there is definitely more to it than just a cafe. Au Pear is located on the Main Road in Willunga. Just look out for a pear. Beautiful setting outside and also inside, plenty of natural light shining in through the windows. It is a great place to enjoy a beautiful meal in a tranquil environment.
When you are driving up Magill Road, be sure to drop by this cafe. On the outside it looks like an old institute building but on the inside it has transformed into a spacious cafe. This is called 'Hibernia Cafe'.
Did someone say meat?
What used to be called The Brasserie has transformed into a classy looking bar/ restaurant called Coal Cellar + Grill. It has had a complete make over with what I say different style of cooking. The name of this restaurant suggests there are a lot of items that would come from the Grill and therefore definitely a lot of meat on the menu. If you like your protein and fine dining, this restaurant would be the ideal place.
East End Providore is a lovely cafe located on Ebenezer place just off Rundle Street in the east end. Upon entering this cafe, I was greeted by friendly staff members. I must say they have some interesting combinations on the menu, with a lot of gluten free choices available. It ranges from smoothie bowls to light lunches, or pasta and a very extensive drinks menu.
A little neat cafe in the burbs!!
Just the name of the cafe was enough to get me there. Yes the owner shares the same name with me. It is a brekky/ brunch place located in the suburb of Forestville and close to the tram line. This little cute cafe offers a range of breakfast item menus, coffees and milkshakes at a good price. A great little place with friendly staff, and great coffees too!
Great food, great service, great atmosphere!
I have been here twice and both times was WOW. I was very impressed by food, the presentation and the price. If you haven't been and are looking for a place to dine, with great food, great atmosphere and great service, then Bartons Restaurant in North Adelaide is the place to be.
A truly hidden gem in the heart of Willunga
Next time you are down in Willunga, I strongly recommend you try out this restaurant - Altar Bistro. It is truly a hidden gem, that's not far from the Willunga markets. This used to be a church, but amazing food is made inside this little place. The chef trained with a master chef from a michelin star restaurant and it is all French inspired, yes one of my favourites.
Highly recommended, Five Daisies!!!!!!
There is a great range of items on the menu for offer, ranging from breakfasts to lighter lunches, mediterranean salads, soups, to tapas and pizzas. Speaking of which, there is brick / wood oven where most of the meals are cooked. Imagine the amazing food coming out of the oven. The high temperatures and wood imparts a certain flavour to the meals that you just can't get in a normal oven, stove or microwave. A more traditional way of cooking.
If you are heading into town and you want some quick and cheap Japanese food, then Katsumoto is for you. This little restaurant is located in Gays Arcade within the Regent Arcade. Katsumoto offers quick snacks like potato korrake to rice and noodle bowls in sets.
Come hungry and leave happy!
Nonna and I is tucked away down a side street off the Parade. The restaurant is very cosy and you can smell the food cooking away in the kitchen. We were one of the first diners there for the night, service was amazing. As more and more diners walked in, the immaculate service continued throughout the night.
Fine noodles is a noodle shop set amongst the Korean shops and restaurants in the Eastern suburbs. There is nothing fancy about this restaurant but if you like your handmade noodles, then this place is definitely for you.
The name pretty much says it all, they offer a range of bibimbaps. Bibimbap is a Korean dish which is 'mixed rice', of course together with other ingredients. If you haven't had one before, the friendly staff will be more than happy to explain to you how it works. Tick the boxes, and create your own for under $10. Your bibimbap is constructed in front of you.
The lights have lit up again on Greenhill Road opposite the Burnside Village Shopping Centre. Eastern Garden Chinese Restaurant has moved and in its place is new restaurant called Empress. The owners have certainly put a lot of effort into renovating this restaurant. There is a takeaway section at the back and an impressive grand entrance into the restaurant. Empress specialises in shared plates and yum cha. We came here for yum cha one time, but I am just going to concentrate on dinner this time.