Where to eat The state’s mix of fresh produce and world-class wines ensures some top dining experiences whether it’s breakfast, lunch, dinner or anything in between.
Discover laneway bars, quirky pubs, cosy cafés, dessert bars, bakeries and chic restaurants making their mark on the city. The coastal suburbs of Glenelg, Henley Beach and Brighton serve up a relaxed combo of seaside eateries and cafés. What better way to end a day than with fish and chips on the beach (watch out for the seagulls!) and a scoop of creamy Danish ice cream or Italian gelati for dessert.
If you’re craving more and want to head straight to the source, the Barossa, Adelaide Hills, Clare Valley and Fleurieu Peninsula are just on your doorstep. These regions are the state’s food and wine soul!
Cafés & brunch
For breakfast or brunch, wander down Ebenezer Place in the city and you’ll find great cafés like Hey Jupiter and East End Providore. My Kingdom for a Horse also does a killer breakfast and the lunch menu is available till late afternoon. Visit Café Troppo for eco-friendly seasonal food.
Bar food and small plates
For delicious sliders and hot dogs, Bread & Bone Wood Grill is an excellent contender. Check out The Curious Squire in North Adelaide for American-style slow cooked BBQ wings and ribs, and Electra House on King William Street for finger food and drinks.
Travelling on a shoestring isn’t easy, but being one of the most affordable cities in Australia, Adelaide has a bevy of great eats for those on a budget. Head to the Adelaide Central Market Food Court for a relatively cheap eat – be sure to ask about end-of-day specials! Pubs also have a great tradition of specials during the week, where for between $10–15 you can grab a beer and a plate of food. Chinatown is an excellent place for bargain meals. Enjoy a bowl of pho or dumplings at Dumpling King for a modest sum. The humble country bakery is another place to fill your tummy for a good price – and bakeries in regional South Australia are among the best.