Summer may be over, but as we say goodbye to iced lattes and watermelon-everything, we can welcome in the new establishments that will keep us warm, fed and filled with coffee as the cooler months roll in.
Monday's Coffee Store
Mondays just got a whole lot more manageable with the opening of this super-central cafe that is a welcome addition to Gawler Place. Coffee is supplied by Small Batch and they have just launched their full menu which consists of deli style bagels and pastrami sandwiches. Think New York deli meets Melbourne cafe, with a sleek and minimalist design. This is also the perfect spot to escape the Mallrats and trawl through their brilliant range of readings.
7/38 Gawler Place, Adelaide
This newbie to King William St brings a bit of space to the bustling business district with its minimalist style and vast interior. Their menu is a collaboration between new and old, with inventive additions to classic dishes such as the BLT with Coffee Mayo. The best seat in the house is at the window, where you can watch the CBD masses hurry to their real jobs while you stare smugly into your cappuccino.
1 King William St, Adelaide
Handsome and the Duchess
Good things come in small packages, as this blink-and-you’ll-miss-it cafe/bakery that is new to McHenry St shows. Good things also come in the form of their gigantic macarons, which come in flavours such as Fruchoc and New York Cheesecake. So basically, the point is that Handsome and the Duchess is a good thing. With their delicious range of tarts, brownies, cakes and macarons, as well as lunch salads and sandwiches, this space packs a lot into their cosy surroundings.
16 McHenry St, Adelaide
When searching for lunch in the city, there is a noticeable lack of options for those of us that don’t feel like eating something in between two slices of bread. That’s where Jack Greens comes in. They are all about local, sustainable and nutritious options, with a bit of style thrown in. Their salads include ingredients such as poached quince, lamb kibbeh, candied walnuts and soba noodles. They also have delectable dressings such as jalapeno, poppy seed & ginger and paprika & coriander. No soggy salads in sight.
36 Waymouth St, Adelaide
As my dining partner pointed out, PappaRich is like the Ikea of restaurants. There are hoards of people, a set of rules that everyone seems to already know, and a paper form and pencil to fill out your order. However, what PappaRich does have that Ikea doesn’t, is a whole section on their menu dedicated to bread. Going out for Malaysian but have a hankering for peanut butter toast? Or perhaps you prefer a slice of buttered French Toast with your curry? PappaRich has you sorted.
Breads aside, the real star here is the rich, flaky and buttery Roti Canai that you can get on its own, stuffed with egg and onion or as a side with their flavour-packed curries and sauces. They also have a range of laksas, noodles, satay, dim sum and for those that are really lost on Gouger St, chicken nuggets and chips. They also have over 40 drinks to choose from, none of which are alcoholic, which is an impressive feat in itself. So if you find yourself lovingly navigating the aisles and options of Ikea in your spare time, this place is for you. If not, then just order the Roti Canai with Beef Rendang (C11) or Curry Chicken (C02) because they are awesome, and a Milo Dinosaur (MF23), just because I want to see what that is.
116 Gouger St, Adelaide
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