Making a beeline for Cibo is something of a tradition for locals in need of a caffeine and carb hit before a flight. But from next year there’s going to be several new dining options to choose from at Adelaide Airport.
Poh Ling Yeow’s Jamface and eateries from Maggie Beer and Penfolds will be part of a new retail and dining line-up when the expanded terminal opens next year.
Yeow will bring her Jamface concept – a popular presence at the Adelaide Showground Farmers’ Market – to the airport following the closure of her Central Market shop earlier this year. Expect cabinets filled with Yeow's pastries, cakes and tarts and shelves lined with jars of pickles, jams and chilli sauce.
“I hope it will become a comfy ‘welcome’ and ‘goodbye’ nook for those who pass by my beloved hometown,” she said in a press release. “A place where they can find familiar, wholesome, handmade flavours in a warm, artful space.”
The Penfolds Wine Bar and Kitchen will give travellers a “premium food and wine experience”, while the Maggie Beer Kitchen will offer “premium dining and take away”. Naturally you'll find Beer's wide selection of pantry products as well as meals to eat in or take with you.
“This offer will give customers from all over the world the ability to experience our beautiful products together with the food and wine experience that we offer people at our renowned Maggie Beer Farmshop in the Barossa Valley,” says Beer. “We are very proud to be opening this dining and retail experience in our home state of South Australia, so that we can showcase to the world all of the wonderful things that this state has to offer. I am really looking forward to creating the menus and overseeing the retail space, to provide travellers with food that I know they will love.”
Former Masterchef contestant Callum Hann is behind a new concept called The Pantry, which will home in on produce from local suppliers. “I can’t wait to showcase produce of South Australian local farmers, winemakers, brewers, bakers, chocolate makers and more to the millions of travellers who pass through Adelaide Airport each year,” says Hann.
Other brands that have signed on as part of the terminal expansion include Precinct Adelaide Kitchen, modelled on Adelaide’s city laneways and bars, plus Soul Origin and Boost Juice. Coopers Alehouse will also be refurbished.
While the terminal expansion won’t be complete until the end of 2021, the first of the new retail and dining stores will start opening in the first half of 2020.