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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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!
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.
In the beautiful suburb of Bowden is a cafe called Jarmer's Kitchen. Chris Jarmer, a third generation chef used to have a restaurant in the David Jones right in the heart of the CBD. They have moved here for quite some time now. Jarmer's Kitchen is a casual, but very stylish cafe.
Sazón Espresso - there are currently two stores in Adelaide, one in the CBD and one in Mt Barker up in the Adelaide Hills. We made a visit to the one in Mt Barker on the weekend. Even on an early Sunday morning, the cafe was packed to the max. If you don't want to avoid any disappointments then I suggest making a reservation.
From what I could remember, this used to be a Japanese Restaurant. Now a cafe called 'Bricks and Stones' has opened. You cannot see this cafe if you are coming down Unley Road, it is tucked away down Arthur Street just off the main road. You are lucky if you can get a park on Unley Road.
We ventured our way down South Melbourne and arrived at a cafe called St Ali. You really need to know the exact address in order to find it. There was no big signage on the main road. We arrived at what looked like a warehouse and there were a lot of people lining out the door. We thought that must be a good sign. It didn't take long before we got a table.
There is a cafe up Magill road named 'Long Lost Friend'. It is simple with hardly any decorations and just paintings hung up on the wall by local artists. Long Lost Friend offers all day breakfast from the classic eggs to healthy breakfast bowls to lighter brunch items.
A new cafe has opened up on Magill Road, a couple doors down from The Little Eastern. It is situated on Magill Road, plenty of parking at the back or on the main road. The hung up wooden boxes on the front wall that consisted of fresh plants caught my eyes. Juniper is a modern Australian cafe with a European twist. The good thing about this cafe is that it opens during the day and also for dinner and they allow bookings.
Pickle in the Middle, doesn't the name sound pretty? I certainly think so. It is a beautiful cafe located on Unley Road. As you know there are quite a few cafes down that way, but what catches the eyes is the bright yellow paint on the exterior. The cafe itself is not very small. The majority of the seating is inside, with a couple of tables and chairs just outside. We didn't have to wait long before a table was ready.
Local Grind is located underneath The Watson Apartments in Walkerville. There are plenty of signs from the main road and you certainly won't miss it the moment you turn into Warwick Street. The cafe not only attracts the tourist or locals whom stay at the apartments, but because it is so close to Linear Park, you can easily ride and drop in for a coffee or two. I love it.
Japanese breakfast? Yes you heard me, this is what Black Dog Gallery is all about. When I think of Japanese food, I think of sushi, sashimi, tempura and a lot of rice. I rode past this cafe a few times but haven't had a chance to pay a visit until last weekend. It is located on Greenhill Road in the suburb of Tusmore.
This cafe called Hopes and Beans is located on the busy Payneham Road. This cafe is quite unique, whereby it is an open area with a few tables and chairs, but off to the side are products for sale.
Café Sweethearts caught our eyes as we were walking down Coventry Street in South Melbourne. It was quite packed and it was a little warm to sit outside, so the boss pulled two tables together for us to sit inside. The service was prompt and very friendly. The menu offers a diverse range of breakfast and brunch options.
Vida Comida is situated in the busy Melbourne Street in North Adelaide. A little boutique corner cafe. There is a selection of healthy snacks, alternate light meals, super smoothies and of course my favourite, acai bowls.
They pride on their organic products which are all preservative / additive free, with no refined sugars.
Melbourne is full of quirky eating places, it's great. At least it's something different. Dip In Cafe is tucked away down a side street. A narrow entrance brought us underground to a cafe full of art work. It made the whole place colourful and cheerful.
We must have missed the morning rush and got there just before the lunch hour. I hear that this place gets very busy.
There are not many of these cafes around in Adelaide anymore. Everyone is into the modern, done up, rusty decor, trendy cafes. I discovered this cafe on my way up to cherry picking in the hills. The name pretty much sums it up. It is a country looking cafe located on Magill Road. Don't expect fancy breakfasts here. It has the home country style breakfast. Sometimes it is just nice to have some home style food.
Mercato has always been one of my favourite places to go for my Italian grocery shopping. When I found out that they were doing an extension to this place into a cafe I was pretty excited. I think it is a brilliant idea. There is an open area and you can sit inside the supermarket.
This trendy looking cafe is located in South Melbourne. It is a quite small cafe and you probably won't take much notice of it when you are walking pass. However it is a pretty cool cafe, it is cosy, vibrant and I guess you can say hipster. The seats inside the window and the settings looked very inviting.