Restaurants

Fugazzi Bar & Dining Room

Restaurant

It’s all about decadent dining at this New York-Style Italian Restaurant. Riffs on traditional dishes include “Roman Vegemite” soldiers, lasagne pizza and steak frites with Italian bearnaise. Settle into one of the intimate booths or get a ringside seat at the striking marble bar.

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Etica

Restaurant

One of Adelaide's best traditional Neapolitan pizzerias, and everything is made with ethically-sourced produce. Pizzas are the focus here, but there's a tight selection of pastas and antipasti, too.

Osteria Oggi

Restaurant

This diner raised the bar for Italian food in Adelaide when it opened in 2015, and it's just as good as ever. Visit for excellent hand-made pasta, hearty share-plates and one of the best cellars in town. It's all set within one of South Australia's most awarded restaurant interiors.

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East Taste

Restaurant

Extensive Asian fusion menu served until late - this is one stop worth making in your cab home.

Yiasou George

Restaurant

Come for big plates of lamb, charred flatbreads, ouzo shots and hip-hop.

Press Food and Wine

Restaurant

A global menu made with local produce is the hallmark of this confident venue.

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Cafes

Where We Met

Cafe

Redefining Southern hospitality with help from Dawn Patrol Coffee.

Real Falafel

Cafe

The Central Market's tiny but mighty falafel stall has moved to a bigger site and introduced breakfast, coffee and deli products for sale.

Community

Cafe

This cafe-bar hybrid is in a restored octagonal kiosk on North Terrace. It was the first food and beverage joint for Adelaide’s innovation precinct Lot Fourteen. The brunchy menu here, by the owner-chef of Fine & Fettle, is Asian-inspired takes on brekkie staples.

Mister Pigeon

Cafe

Callum Dinnison lives just a two-minute drive from his cafe, Mister Pigeon. That's probably for the best, because many of his possessions have ended up at Mister Pigeon. To furnish the cafe, Dinnison pilfered his own place. No wonder it feels so homey. The end result is a community-focused cafe with comfy couches, a book exchange and excellent toasties. It's a relaxed spot that feels miles away from its inner-city surrounds.

Leisurely Coffee

Cafe

This cafe in the former Paddy's Lantern site opened in October 2020. The interior’s had a refit and a new kitchen installed, but the trusty Synesso espresso machine that served Paddy’s so well for over a decade remains. Come for the “barista’s breakfast” (a potent coffee trio); handmade dumplings; a croissant with soft-shell crab and scrambled eggs; and halal bao buns with “beef bacon” and egg.

Flinders Street Project

Cafe

An innovative cafe and bakery with a refined edge.

Bars

Loc Bottle Bar

Bar

At this tiny natural wine bar, there's no service bar, removing the barrier between staff and guests. Instead, you can pick your wine off the shelf – a bit like a bottle shop, but it's a bar.

Memphis Slim’s House of Blues

Bar

At this throwback cocktail bar by the Cry Baby Crew, you'll find live blues, a pool room and classic drinks by a former Maybe Mae bartender.

Shotgun Willie's

Bar

This Western saloon – by the Cry Baby crew – is part honky-tonk, part truck stop and all Americana. Expect live music, darts, American beers and whisky – with most drinks around the $10 mark.

1000 Island

Bar

A “tiki-but-not-tiki” bar from the crew behind Sunny’s Pizza. Unlike Sunny's though, this is a full-on bar; the focus is set squarely on drinks. The Pina Colada is excellent, but it's worth pushing the boat out and opting for a flaming Zombie.

Leigh Street Wine Room

Bar

A former drycleaner is now the setting for an exciting drinking den – a cosy, cleverly designed natural-wine bar serving world-class vino, house-made charcuterie and cheese, and inventive share plates.

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Extra Chicken Salt

Bar

This '70s-inspired spot is part late-night bar, part takeaway shop and part restaurants – this new project from the duo behind Chicco Palms and Borsa Pasta Cucina is an homage to the disco decade's dishes and design.

Shops

Ensemble

Shop

For plants, shoes, jewellery and ethical fashion.

Chicken & Pig

Shop

Slow cooking served fast.

Nudie Jeans

Shop

The CBD outpost for one of the world’s best denim brands doesn’t disappoint. If you’re after a new pair of jeans, this is where you want to be.

Low & Slow Leigh Street

Shop

Port Adelaide’s destination barbeque joint has opened an outpost in the city, in the hole in the wall vacated by Pink Moon Deli. Come for sandwiches with pulled pork, smoked brisket or charred leek; mac’n’cheese; and salads to-go.

East End Cellars

Shop

An inimitable selection of local and international wines.

Marino Meat and Food Store

Shop

Freshly made pasta and cannoli, dry-aged meat and hard-to-find Italian products await at this Central Market institution.

Events

Adelaide Fringe

Holding the title of the Southern Hemisphere’s largest arts festival is no small thing. But how do you make the most of the Fringe? Planning. Browse shows by genre to find hard-hitting theatre, death-defying circus or side-splitting comedy. Tickets are on sale now. If you’re notorious for leaving things until the last minute, discounted rush tickets are available most days for that night’s shows. Adelaide Fringe runs from February 16 to March 18.

Adelaide Fringe

This guerrilla arts festival began in 1960 when a bunch of artists decided to stage their own event in rebellion against the tightly curated attitude of Adelaide Festival. Today it continues to foster new talent and independent performance from both Australian and international artists. Its eclectic program carries an air of liberation and experimentation, and spans cabaret, comedy, circus, theatre, dance, film, music, puppetry, visual arts and design. The four-week celebration will pop up in unassuming warehouses, laneways, empty buildings and parks, as well as in theatres, hotels, galleries and cafes. The next event is February 17 to March 19, 2017.

Adelaide Festival

Come March, Adelaide Festival overlaps with Adelaide Fringe and WOMADelaide to see festivals take over the city. Running March 3–19 in 2017, this multi-arts festival also encompasses Adelaide Writers’ Week – a free six-day literary event. The annual festival’s bold programming covers challenging theatre, mesmerising dance and emotionally heavy classical and contemporary music, as well as striking visual arts and new media from an ever-evolving suite of international artists.