Bowlsome is a pint-sized spot serving salad bowls to go. It’s part of the redevelopment on Seaview Road that includes a breezy fish and chipper and a Melt outpost. Its neighbour is coffee shop Acacia.
Danielle Elia (who also owns Public with her husband James Anthony) snapped up the complex’s last-remaining vacancy late in 2017.
Beach textures inspired the fit-out: there are glazed, un-grouted tiles; a concrete wall textured by hand; and a “well” made to emulate a handmade ceramic bowl (self-serve taps pour kombucha, nitro cold brew and sparkling water). Elia’s motto – “believe in the bowl” – is carved into the floor.
The eight-bowl menu does not adhere to any one cuisine: there’s Hawaiian poke, a Korean bibimbap, an island-style kingfish-sashimi bowl, and more. Or you can build your own. Either way, it’s constructed in front of you.
Elia consulted with a nutritionist to ensure catering for dietary requirements is standard practice. Every single ingredient is charted on a fact sheet. Produce is GMO-free and South Australian where possible.