Fast food may be speedy, but it doesn’t have to be mass produced or unhealthy.
Bakeries provide comfort and certainty in an increasingly hectic world.They know that if you mix flour, water, salt and yeast, you’ll get a loaf of goodness to carry you through the working week. Whether you’re looking for a sourdough loaf to make epic sandwiches or a cupcake to get you through the afternoon, these local bakers are there for you, always.
Offering everything from candles and homewares to designer accessories.
Not all heroes wear capes. Some wear leather aprons.
Dip out for a meal that is fresh, fast and delicious.
Adelaideans wept when the old Lucky Lupitas was demolished in 2016, but Lucky’s is back and business is booming
Delicious, unpretentious, affordable Italian food draws a big, enthusiastic crowd. Well, obviously
Argo is a Norwood must-go
Caffeine and burgers – good things come to Goodwood
A grungy, laid-back little cafe west of downtown Adelaide
Sad Café: mending the broken hearts of Adelaide with a ballad of bagels, sandwiches and soy lattes
It’s a case of the sequel surpassing the original at this Malaysian soup house where the laksas are cheap and generously piled with seafood
A trailblazing Croydon café remains the go-to for good strong coffees, BLTs and shabby chic
This cheerful café on Unley Road plates up nourishing breakfasts and wholesome lunches – with or without pickles
This seaside café is a tucked-away saviour for vegan and vegetarian food, flowing coffee and a whole lot of vintage curios
This late-night haunt is a hit with the younger crowd
Get a little Spanish kick with your drink at this tapas lounge bar where cocktails and paella meet Latin dance
La Boheme sets the standards for great Adelaide bars
Let Apothecary soothe your ailments with wine and beautiful surrounds
A minimalist pintxos bar brings Spanish scintillation to Adelaide
If it isn't your local, you may want to move just for the bar snacks
The best/only rooftop bar in Adelaide
You get all types at the Cranker, and that's just how they like it
There is more to it than just the party queue
More about beers than bagpipes, Adelaide's Edinburgh Castle is the oldest pub in South Australia, and it's serving up bargain pints, dinner deals and live bands
Once a famed 70's nightclub, Jive has transformed into a bustling live music space drawing in an array of great upcoming local and international talent.
The Adelaide Showground precinct includes the indoor Adelaide Events and Exhibition Centre (AEEC) and is home to the mega events that roll through town. Think the Royal Show, home, outdoors and sporting expos, food and wine fairs, Big Day Out and other large scale music events.
Operating as a cosy venue for emerging artists, comedians, bands and other creative types, the Rhino Room is as close to a house party as you can get outside of your actual house.
A vast venue, or really collection of venues on North Terrace, the Adelaide Convention Centre hosts all your typical expos, fairs and conventions as well as operating as a hub during festival time.
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Adelaide’s pubs, cafés, bakeries and cheap eats have satisfying meals and sinful treats, all for less than a lobster. And when it comes to the bill you can pay with confidence, knowing these venues take American Express.
The bodega (literally translated from Spanish: wine cellar) is where you can grab cured meats, fine cheeses and a bottle of vino to wash them down with. If you’re lucky enough to live near one of these local favourites, they have no minimum spend on card purchases.
What makes a great hotel? In coming up with this list of the best hotels in Adelaide we considered a mix of factors. Good location? Comfy beds? A sweet as rooftop pool? Maybe it's a combo of the three. Luckily Adelaide's practically swimming in great hotels. Whether you're a visitor wanting to stay bang in the centre of town, or a local in search of a cheeky staycation under an hour from the city. From the reliable and affordable to the truly luxurious, these are our picks. We've based our selection on an alchemical mix of value for money, a focus on service and access to amenities. Take a peek of the best hotels in Adelaide below.
Cheese: we love it between bread, melted over a bubbling hob and simply crumbled on crackers to be paired with a fine drop of wine. The loudest cheese of them all – that squeaker halloumi – can often be forgotten on the average cheeseboard, but this versatile cheese can make its home fresh or fried on plates of all kinds, especially when paired with chicken marinated in a flavourtastic mix of spices. This winter at Nando's, you can find the semi-hard dairy delight in a new burger, wrap and pita they have aptly named The Halloumi. We’re drooling louder than a Homer Simpson meme just thinking about the killer combination of PERi-PERi chicken, grilled halloumi, caramelised onion relish, creamy aioli and fresh cos lettuce. The Halloumi comes with any of Nando’s regular sides for only 12 bucks, so you can feast on a garden salad, coleslaw, spicy rice, garlic bread, corn on the cob or Nando’s famous PERi-PERi chips twice over and still not break the bank. The Halloumi is available in restaurants nationally but get in quick – the delicious combo is only available June 26 to July 22. Just make sure you pack tissues for the inevitable tears of joy and get down to Nando’s, the home of PERi-PERi chicken – and now, halloumi too.