When you think about it, it’s weird that we commemorate the efforts of the Labour Movement by taking a day off. But that’s exactly what the unionists would have wanted. They started the eight-hour-work-day movement in Australia back in the 1850s, and we have them to thank for our workers’ rights.

But plenty of hospo heroes will be working on the Labour Day public holiday (Monday October 5), keeping bars, cafes and restaurants open so you can make the most of your day off. Time to tick some of these off your list.


Open from 8am–3pm.

3/269 Seaview Road, Henley Beach
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Nu Thai

Open from 5pm–10pm.

228 Morphett Street, Adelaide

Local Grind

Open from 7.30am–3pm.

33 Warwick Street, Walkerville

303 by the Sea

Open from 8am–2.30pm. 10 per cent surcharge.

303 Seaview Road, Henley Beach

The Organic Market & Cafe

Open from 8am–5.30pm.

5 Druids Avenue, Stirling

Patch Kitchen & Garden

Open from 8.30am–3pm. 15 per cent surcharge.

143 Mount Barker Road, Stirling

The Wheatsheaf Hotel

Open from 1pm–9pm.

39 George Street, Thebarton


Open from 8am–3.30pm.

289 Halifax Street, Adelaide

Clement + Herron

Open from 8.30am–2pm. 10 per cent surcharge.

5/129-141 Findon Road, Findon

The Stag Public House

Open from 12pm–11pm.

299 Rundle Street, Adelaide

Coffee Institute

Open from 8am–2pm. 15 per cent surcharge,

96 Walkerville Terrace, Walkerville

Exchange Specialty Coffee

Open from 9am–3pm. 15 per cent surcharge.

Shops 1-3 12-18 Vardon Avenue, Adelaide


Open from 12pm–6pm.

8a Union Street, Stepney

The Loose Caboose

Open from 9am–2pm.

21 First Street, Hindmarsh
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Melt Henley

Open from 11.30am–late. 10 per cent surcharge.

269 Seaview Road, Henley Beach
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Open from 4pm–12am. 10 per cent surcharge,

Downstairs 201 Rundle Street, Adelaide

Seafaring Fools

Open from 8am–3pm. 15 per cent surcharge,

60B Broadway, Glenelg South

Crack Kitchen

Open from 8am–3pm.

13 Franklin Street, Adelaide
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Karma & Crow

Open from 9am–2pm. 10 per cent surcharge.

251 Richmond Road, Richmond

Ramen & Izakaya Himeji

Open from 5.30pm–9.30pm.

22 Grote Street, Adelaide
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Good Life Modern Organic Pizza Glenelg

Open from 6pm–9.30pm. 10 per cent surcharge.

42-44 Jetty Road, Glenelg

Hut & Soul

Open from 5.30pm–10pm.

310 Pulteney Street, Adelaide
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Stanley Bridge Tavern

Open from 11am–9pm. 10 per cent surcharge.

41 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Verdun

Fino at Seppeltsfield

Open from 12pm–3pm. 10 per cent surcharge.

730 Seppeltsfield Road, Seppeltsfield


Open from 12pm–late. 10 per cent surcharge.

1/160 King William Road, Hyde Park
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Hains and Co

Open from 4pm–2am.

23 Gilbert Place, Adelaide

Magill Estate Kitchen

Open from 9am–10.30am; 12pm–3pm.

78 Penfold Road, Rosslyn Park
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Open from 8am–2pm. 15 per cent surcharge.

King William Street, Kent Town

Abbots and Kinney Croydon

Open from 7.30am–2pm. 15 per cent surcharge.

22 Elizabeth Street, Croydon

The Austral Hotel

Open from 12pm–3pm; 5pm–9pm.

205 Rundle Street, Adelaide


Open from 1pm–12am.

33 Mill Street, Adelaide


Open from 5.30pm–9.30pm. 10 per cent surcharge.

209 Glen Osmond Road, Frewville