looking for a guide to Adelaide but wanting one that focuses on local eateries, incredible coffee, independent establishments and the landmark and must see sights?
then look no further than Adelaide’s newest seasonal guide on the market, City Brief.
whether you live in this beautiful city and just want to get to know it a bit better or if your a visitor and want to explore it like a local then you need one of these booklets in your life.
a few months ago I took my partner, my appetite and heavy coat (because we all know how damn cold Adelaide is) into the city and headed off to discover some of my new favourite places from the Autumn guide.
shop at: BNKR
Located in Rundle Mall, opposite target sitting cosy near the intersection. The fashion BNKR has moved from the online world to their Adelaide flagship store, giving adelaide-ladies access to some incredible brands including Cameo, Finders Keepers and Keepsake the label. The bunker’s interior is equally as impressive as the fashion, with moody greys, neon lighting and black exposed metal. The staff are happy to impart their knowledge and will have you walking out the doors feeling a million bucks.
shop at: Naomi Murrell
beautiful clothing, intricate jewelry, colour and fun is what this flagship store is all about. Naomi Murrell is a adelaide based designer offering fashion lovers something affordable and of high quality, and most importantly, different. come here for anything from dresses made of beautiful materials, stackable rings, fine silver necklaces and even spotty socks. you can find this eclectic and minimalist interior at Ebenzer Place.
indulge at: Haighs Chocolates
Haighs has been a Adelaide house hold name for years, 100 years to be exact. their store in Rundle Mall is located on the corner of King William Road and you will find it almost impossible to walk past it without being drawn in. they stock everything for the chocolate lover from white, dark and milk choccie to truffles and treats by the bag. my personal favs are the milk chocolate freckles, milk chocolate individual frogs and and scorched almonds.
caffeine hit at: exchange specialty coffee
a coffee bar sporting white tiles, timber, huge glass windows and a impressive coffee machine. perfect for those who are on the go or if you have some time up your sleeve then sit at one of the many chairs, skim your eyes over there impressive menu and sink a coffee or 2. popular with pretty much everyone, their soups, pikelets and croissants run out the door. exchange is the hottest place on vardon avenue to get yourself a brew.
emerge yourself in: the Adelaide Central Markets
any one who knows me will know my passion for the adelaide central markets. at the market you can find almost anything, from fruit and veg, fresh flowers, small goods, souvenirs, health foods and food for on the go. there is also plenty of places to get a sit down feed here to, with local stall holders dishing up all the flavours of the globe from spanish to latvian and every kind of Asian dish you can think of. you can find me shopping at Mcmahons fruit and veg and sinking espressos and eating tapas at Comida Catering Co.
photo credit: Cookaa via wikipedia
feel inspired with: The Adelaide Art Gallery
Adelaide may be small but our art gallery is large. It is full of beautiful works and a host to events and various exhibitions. To me the art gallery reminds me of a excursions with school and was full of admiring the pretty paintings, but these days it a bit more than that. Its the perfect place to pop in and soak up some inspiration or a great place to take visitors. It’s open daily from 10-5pm and is in the heart of the city so you can make it a day trip.
hang out in: Hyde Park
one of Adelaide’s classiest suburbs with a real progressive vibe. Its home to my favourite eatery, Pollen 185, as well as some other great gems like Light Bulb Cafe, Red Door Bakery and Nutrition Republic. When you come here your spoilt with choice in terms of shopping, coffee and did I say coffee. Whether your up for a solid shop or lunch or a top notch dinner then you need to get acquainted with King William Road, Hyde Park.
have you got yourself a city brief guide? what places do you think need to be in the next guide? I’d love to know.