There is nothing quite like finding a new mind-blowing caf, bar or restaurant. The tantalising aromas, new delicious flavours and that thought that pops into your mind, why didnt I know about this place before?
Thats the trouble with these hidden gems theyre usually a secret kept by the locals who love them most. And there are plenty of hidden world-class eateries in Adelaide. Here at Postcoder, weve uncovered a few for you.
Nestled between two of Adelaides largest buildings, located on one of a few laneways, youll find Handsome & The Duchess. Owner Syed Haider has transformed an industrial space into a multicultural melting pot showcasing the very best of Asian, Mediterranean and European cuisine. We guarantee youll be made to feel as though youre a guest in their own home, with delicious fresh food and generous portions. Whats more, the counter is laden with freshly baked goodies filled with seasonal fruits and rich flavours. We guarantee youll be tempted.
16 McHenry St, Adelaide SA 5000 | 0425 729 534 | www.facebook.com/handsomeandtheduchess/
With a reputation as one of the best live venues in Adelaide and humble beginnings as a Renew-Adelaide Project, Ancient World has established itself as a popular go-to bar, offering a unique experience every visit. Ancient World takes on the weird and wonderful artists no other venue would dare touch, an attribute which makes it so special. Slightly hidden, this bar invites you in with exposed brick, local artwork and an open beer garden.
116a Hindley St, Adelaide SA 5000 | (08) 8765 4321 | www.facebook.com/AncientWorldAdelaide/
When you think of Russian food, you probably imagine potatoes and vodka so be prepared for a surprise. Red October is a gastro-pub and a true homage to contemporary Russian cuisine, breaking your expectations with their sumptuous menu. Within the restaurant is a false wall leading to a secret passage and a large basement whiskey bar. This is where the real experience lies. But, for the more courageous at heart, be sure to experience the house-made tarragon-based soft drink, Tarkhun. It really is a world-class experience!
22 Gilbert Place, Adelaide SA 5000 | 08 8212 2938 | www.redoctober.bar/
Tell Henry is the epitome of turning nothing into something exceptional. Located in the middle of suburbia, behind a school, Tell Henry has been transformed from a mechanics garage into a caf that feels like more of a design space than what it really is. One of the first in Adelaide to embrace batch brewing, the beans from Melbournes Industry Coffee solidify Tell Henry as an experience on par with the very best Australia has to offer.
20 The Parade West, Kent Town SA 5067 | 0410 856 948 | www.tellhenry.com.au/
Ambitiously a bar, restaurant and caf, La Moka pulls off all three without breaking a sweat. Italian authenticity drips from the walls with freshly made Zeppole, locally sourced antipasto platters and a large selection of Italian wines. Jam-packed with bars, Peel Street is often reserved for its nightlife, making La Moka an oasis for fantastic espresso and fresh lunch options during the day.
16a Peel St, Adelaide SA 5000 | 0406 729 164 | www.facebook.com/La-Moka-1443551049232132/
Seeing a local artist perform here feels like being in the golden age of pub-rock again. Buried in the industrial streets of Thebarton, The Wheatsheaf Hotel is a local icon, drawing you in with faithful pub-music and keeping you there with the evolving selection of beers and microbrews. Whether you kick back with a local brew and listen to a new artist or curl up on one of the charmingly worn leather chairs by the roaring fire, The Wheatsheaf Hotel guarantees to provide you with a unique experience.
39 George St, Thebarton SA 5031 | (08) 8443 4546 |www.wheatsheafhotel.com.au