My first stop in my adventure down under is Adelaide, my home town. It may be a lot smaller than London but it has come a long way over the last few years in quality restaurants and speciality coffee shops. Here are some of my favourite finds this week.
1. A Mother’s Milk – an urban chic coffee shop in the heart of Unley. The baristas take their coffee seriously here and offer a great range of single origin blends for the fussiest of coffee connoisseurs. Definitely one of the best coffees I have had in Adelaide so far.
2. Adelaide Central Markets for Christmas food shopping. I am always amazed by the quality of the produce here. You can’t go past Big Table for a mean latte, The Smelly Cheese Shop for all things dairy and Angelakis Brothers for seafood.
3. Melt CBD in Waymouth Street for their delicious pizzas and small tapas plates. I’d highly recommend the ‘Patatas’ with crushed potatoes, porcini and truffle and ‘The Turk’ with minced lamb, pine nuts, yoghurt and mint.
4. Exchange Coffee on Ebeneezer Place for their top-notch coffees. Serving guest espressos as well as Melbourne’s Market Lane, this is one of Adelaide’s best specialty coffee shops along with Bar9. It’s great to see this area fast developing into one of Adelaide’s leading coffee hubs.
5. Bracegirdle’s House of Fine Chocolate for their decadent chocolates, desserts and ice cream. Try their signature hot chocolate to warm your cockles on a winter’s eve or a baileys and scorched almond sundae topped with hot chocolate fondant in the summer months.
6. Max Noske and Son butchers for their amazing meat and poultry, helped by mum and dad’s exceptional Christmas cooking.
7. Proof, a double storey “Melbournesque” bar hidden in an alleyway on Anster Street. There is a great outside area here with plenty of seating and you won’t be disappointed by their wine and cocktail list. It also makes a great date place with its cosy nooks and crannies, dim lighting and candlelight.
8. My triple chocolate brownies – a mood lifting treat for any occasion.
9. Pave Café – a little hidden gem on Norwood Parade. The alfresco area is a perfect spot to enjoy a coffee and a spot of brunch in the summer months.
10. Grange Jetty Kiosk for its alfresco dining and seaside views. It may not serve the best coffee in Adelaide but you can’t beat it for its beach side location.
Also many thanks to the fabulous food blogger On the Chopping Board for some great tips along the way.
What have been your favourite foodie finds this week?