Restaurants

Sho

Restaurant

Flame-licked meat on sticks, plus ramen and dumplings cooked and served by your very own chef. It’s small yakitoriya in Shobosho.

Wasai

Restaurant

Take a culinary ride aboard a sushi boat.

Cheekie's Hot Chicken

Restaurant

The hottest chicken here comes coated in a blend of four different chillies, including the infamous Carolina reaper.

Busan Baby

Restaurant

This spot brings Korean street food to Morphett Street. There’s also spongy, fluffy chiffon cake and that bulgogi beef ramen dish from Parasite.

The Guardsman

Restaurant

This serves pub classics with Middle Eastern, Indian and Asian-inspired touches. Plus the beer and wine list is 100 per cent South Australian.

Shobosho

Restaurant

An Asian-inspired “fire house” from restaurateur Simon Kardachi.

Cafes

Peter Rabbit

Cafe

Pat the resident bunnies, then lounge on the front lawn with a coffee or beer.

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Elementary Coffee

Cafe

Drink coffee and see it roasted in the one light-filled space.

Flinders Street Project

Cafe

An innovative cafe and bakery with a refined edge.

Nanna Hot Bake

Cafe

A cheap and charming Asian bakery.

St Louis House of Fine Icecream and Dessert

Cafe

Eat dessert like a true Parisian.

Mister Pigeon

Cafe

This community-focused cafe has comfy couches, a book exchange and excellent toasties.

Bars

West Oak Hotel

Bar

A carefully updated old classic.

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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.

Apoteca

Bar

The west-end wine bar bringing a touch of New York City to Adelaide.

55ml

Bar

A bar with craft beer on the brain.

Sparkke at the Whitmore

Bar

A behemoth brewpub, restaurant and rooftop bar with a star chef.

Alfred’s Bar

Bar

A small bar with the heart of a neighbourhood pub

Shops

East End Cellars

Shop

An inimitable selection of local and international wines.

Marino Meat and Food Store

Shop

Freshly made pasta and cannoli, dry-aged meat and hard-to-find Italian products await at this Central Market institution.

East End Flower Market

Shop

Step inside the pastel-hued space for house plants, wildflowers and a creative take on “dead bouquets”.

The Commons Studio and Exchange

Shop

Swap quality pre-loved clothing, find one-off vintage pieces and scour for hidden treasures.

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.

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.