Danielle Elia’s super-charged bowl food concept Bowlsome has opened in North Adelaide. It’s the fourth site for the brand following locations in Burnside Village and the CBD, and a flagship at Henley Beach.
One week in, it’s already been welcomed with open arms by local residents. “People were coming from all different parts to try Bowlsome and we couldn’t be more excited to bring the brand to North Adelaide,” says Elia. “We’re thrilled with the response so far.”
The new store continues Bowlsome’s popular range of nutrient-stacked, cuisine-crossing dishes such as tuna poke, beef bibimbap, chicken curry and more, plus build-your-own options. There’s also organic kombucha, nitro cold brew and sparkling water on tap.
The opening coincides with the introduction of four smoothie bowls to the menu: Green Is Gold (spinach, avo, apple, pineapple) which is light and fresh; Peanut Butter Miso (banana, peanut butter, cinnamon, miso caramel, medjool dates) for those looking for a little decadence; Acai Berry (acai berries, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, mango, banana), a twist on the original smoothie bowl; and Mellow Yellow (mango, banana, pineapple, coconut, tumeric), Danielle’s personal favourite. The smoothie bowls have also launched at Bowlsome’s three other locations.
“Smoothie bowls were something we always wanted to do, however, we wanted to perfect our recipes and the timing of the release,” says Elia, who wanted to ensure the nutritional benefits match the taste. “With the opening of the fourth store and coming into the warmer weather, it was the perfect time and natural evolution for our brand.”
Elia designs each store herself and adapts the fit-out to suit the location. The North Adelaide site has more of an urban feel but keeps the earthy Bowlsome vibe. “This store has a terracotta concrete render counter by Concrete House, who did our first ‘Well’ at our Henley store. I’ve used cork flooring on the walls, pops of olive green tiles by Earp Bros and fixed stools by local designers Agostino & Brown,” she says. Neutral accents allow “fresh seasonal produce to be the hero, with colour bursting from the fridge” she adds.
Next door, Elia and husband James Anthony’s all-day eatery Pippo is nearing completion. It’ll open in October after the couple launches their new espresso bar, Way Back When, on the ground floor of the new GPO Building. Keep an eye on Broadsheet for more details on those two venues.
Bowlsome North Adelaide
North Adelaide Village, O’Connell Street, North Adelaide
Mon to Sun 10am–8pm