The Howling Owl
If one venue sums up Adelaide’s diverse personality, incorporating its past, present and future, it’s The Howling Owl. The coffee from D’Angelo boasts it’s ‘heaps good’ and apart from a completely South Australian beer and wine list, there are more than 80 gins to choose from, five of which come from Kangaroo Island.
By day, The Howling Owl operates as a cafe that leads directly into the adjoining gallery space and gift shop, Urban Cow Studio. The menu is made up of a range of ready-made sandwiches featuring ingredients such as Limestone Coast Wagyu, dukkah-spiced chicken breast and Black Forest ham with green tomato pickle.
By mid-afternoon the cafe crowd starts to transform as ceramics are replaced with highballs and sparkling water with Fever Tree tonic. Each gin is accompanied by a serving suggestion, such as organic lemonade and basil for Kangaroo Island’s Mulberry Gin, or a classic citrus zest and tonic for Tanqueray 10.
If gin’s not your tipple, the range of South Australian beer, wine and cider makes a sound alternative, and the selection of grazing boards will keep hunger at bay.