Restaurants

Stem

Restaurant

The sprawling concrete jungle has a spacious wine cellar, a private dining room and a whole lot of plants. Plus woodfired pizzas, seasonal cocktails and a menu by an ex-Osteria Oggi chef.

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Madre

Restaurant

The Pizzateca crew’s second venue is a very traditional (but swish-looking) Neapolitan pizzeria.

Little Khmer Kitchen

Restaurant

Traditional Cambodian street food from a former Jamface and Golden Boy cook.

Electra House Level One

Restaurant

Modern Asian dishes in a pastel pink setting.

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Restaurant Orana

Restaurant

Australian cuisine defined by green ants and kangaroo tartare.

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Nu Thai

Restaurant

A new vision for Thai food in Adelaide.

Cafes

Eaterie

Cafe

A French patisserie and gallery run by two former architects – one now an artist, the other a pastry chef – serving up fresh crêpes, galettes and intricate pastries.

Borsch Cafe

Cafe

Warm up with hearty Polish eats and a shot of vodka.

Abbots and Kinney North Terrace

Cafe

Jonny Pisanelli’s fourth patisserie store mixes tradition and invention.

Where We Met

Cafe

Redefining Southern hospitality with help from Dawn Patrol Coffee.

Crack Kitchen

Cafe

A cafe and roastery by The Loose Caboose crew.

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Ayla's Cafe

Cafe

This vegetarian and vegan favourite offers the warmth of a home-cooked meal in the heart of the city.

Bars

1000 Island

Bar

A “tiki-but-not-tiki” bar from the crew behind Sunny’s Pizza.

Leigh Street Wine Room

Bar

A former drycleaner is now the setting for an exciting drinking den – a cosy, cleverly designed natural-wine bar serving world-class vino, house-made charcuterie and cheese, and inventive share plates.

Paloma

Bar

A bar from the team behind 2KW that specialises in agave-based spirits and sherry, with tinned anchovies, terrines, charcuterie and cheese to eat in or take home.

Alfred’s Bar

Bar

A small bar with the heart of a neighbourhood pub

Wing It

Bar

This subterranean Americana-themed bar in the CBD uses a tried-and-tested formula: hot wings, cold beer and live sports “every damn day”.

Proof

Bar

One of Adelaide’s original small bars, with one of the city’s strongest drinks list.

Shops

Transition Records

Shop

Techno and house vinyl you won’t find anywhere else in the country.

Twenty Fifty-Two

Shop

Carefully selected streetwear and accessories, plus obscure vinyl.

Solomon Street

Shop

This ethical clothing label is locally made, but has a global reach.

Sustainable Clothing Co

Shop

Descend the stairs to this west end basement for pre-loved and vintage clothes, new streetwear and hemp basics, and recycled cotton garments made from Australian offcuts.

Ginger Frank

Shop

This boutique stocks some of Australia’s best independent labels.

Cöld Prëssë Organic Juicery Bar

Shop

Colourful, health-conscious brews and treats.

Events

Adelaide Fringe

Holding the title of the Southern Hemisphere’s largest arts festival is no small thing. But how do you make the most of the Fringe? Planning. Browse shows by genre to find hard-hitting theatre, death-defying circus or side-splitting comedy. Tickets are on sale now. If you’re notorious for leaving things until the last minute, discounted rush tickets are available most days for that night’s shows. Adelaide Fringe runs from February 16 to March 18.

Adelaide Fringe

This guerrilla arts festival began in 1960 when a bunch of artists decided to stage their own event in rebellion against the tightly curated attitude of Adelaide Festival. Today it continues to foster new talent and independent performance from both Australian and international artists. Its eclectic program carries an air of liberation and experimentation, and spans cabaret, comedy, circus, theatre, dance, film, music, puppetry, visual arts and design. The four-week celebration will pop up in unassuming warehouses, laneways, empty buildings and parks, as well as in theatres, hotels, galleries and cafes. The next event is February 17 to March 19, 2017.

Adelaide Festival

Come March, Adelaide Festival overlaps with Adelaide Fringe and WOMADelaide to see festivals take over the city. Running March 3–19 in 2017, this multi-arts festival also encompasses Adelaide Writers’ Week – a free six-day literary event. The annual festival’s bold programming covers challenging theatre, mesmerising dance and emotionally heavy classical and contemporary music, as well as striking visual arts and new media from an ever-evolving suite of international artists.