Adelaide, The Raddest City in Oz
Apparently Adelaide has long been “the little brother” city in Australia. Not spared as the nation’s punchline and having many a rumor, still this little town is busting out of its shell making it a great place to visit and also coining the nickname, Radelaide.
Adelaide boasts more restaurants per capita than any other city in Australia. From delectable dishes to exceptional coffee, Adelaide is a foodie’s best friend. My votes for the best eats and drinks.
- Udaberri- They have a great assortment of wines by the glass and fairly affordable choices for wines by the bottle, as well
- Clever Little Tailor- They create craft cocktails almost too beautiful to drink and also house a wide assortment of beers
- Fumo Blu- No Mo #fomo, visit Fumo Blu for secret recipe cocktail exclusives like the Toblerone featuring creamed hazelnut, chocolate and honey
- Press- If pasta is wrong I don’t want to be right. This crab pasta is it. House-made pappardella, blue summer crab, tossed with tomato and chili.
- Kangkong- An eclectic mix of Asian influences. The food represents South East Asia. Must tries: duck spring rolls, Chang Mai pork sausage, and Crispy snapper wings.
- Monday’s Coffee Store- Offering a rotating selection of roasters and teas and servings in these amazing cups imported from Japan.
- Bar 9- Specialty roaster, 5 Senses Coffee. Bar 9’s coffee is roasted to order, blended and aged on site. They offer two daily blends along with a variety of different brewing methods.
Adelaide is also not shy of things to do, a.k.a. “The Festival State” this South Australia city is home to The Cabaret Festival (starting this week June 5-20, 2015), The Adelaide Festival of Arts, Fringe Festival, OZASIA Festival, FEAST Festival and WOMADelaide, to name a few.
Not to mention surrounded by wineries. To its east, the Adelaide Hills and Mount Lofty Ranges, to the north the famous Barossa and Clare Valleys and to the south you’ll find 88 cellar doors in McLaren Vale alone.
If you’re an outdoor enthusiast Adelaide offers free bikes to use for everyone, every day. Take them for a ride along the river to Henley Square or do a lap in the Park Lands and if you’re keen for more leisurely activity, take a stroll on the Hallat Cover Boardwalk with beautiful views of the rocky coastline (bring your dog, they’ll love it).
As for accommodation we love the InterContinental Adelaide, (Ronnie Woods from The Rolling Stones stays here) and they have a pretty good perks program, but there are numerous hotels in the city that can fit any budget.
Adelaide is a thriving city full of music, art, food, fashion and overall bursting lifestyle. Our particular Adelaide adventure focused on indulging in the food, but we will definitely be back to embrace the arts and wine. So if you’ve been on the fence about SA, definitely enjoy a weekend away in Adelaide.