Friday, 19 December 2014
|I really do adore adventuring and discovering cute little places to have coffee, hot chocolate or lunch. I often find myself in the city wandering down Rundle Mall with friends, and it is always necessary to take a little break from shopping and find a lovely cafe to sit down and reflect on our purchases and prepare for a new Instagram picture. This does happen to me quite often, and sometimes its nice to make a spontaneous trip to a local cafe for a coffee and cake fix. All the places I am recommending have plenty of gluten free options as I am gluten intolerant as well as many other things. |
This is the perfect place to go in you are craving junk food like, burgers, fries, onion rings, nachos, etc. if you are gluten intolerant or vegan (or just hungry for some good food). For food I have only tried the fries but they are so incredibly delicious I crave them! I have also tried a few of their impeccable hand crafted sodas (ginger beer, cream soda, passion fruit, chai).I have also tried their vegan chocolate shake and I would have to say that it was the best soy-milk milkshake I have ever had! I honestly can't wait to try their vegan nachos as well! The atmosphere in this soda bar is seriously adorable, it is very vintage/retro chic, lots of colours, art, cute jars to drink out of, what isn't there to love! I would definitely recommend this place! Two-Bit-Villains is hidden away on the balcony level of the Adelaide Arcade.
|Grange Jetty Cafe|
This cafe is located Right next to the jetty at Grange Beach, They do wonderful soy hot chocolates and white hot chocolates. And they also make the most wonderful hot chips! they are the perfect amount of crispy and served with the perfect amount of tomato sauce. I have to admit that all the food items on their menu are more on the pricey side, but i'm sure its worth it. My favourite thing about the Grange jetty Cafe would be the view, grange beach is so beautiful and its always nice to go for a little walk on the sand afterwards.
|The Loose Caboose|
I have been to this cafe 3 times, including today as it was my boyfriend and I's 11 months. Each time I have come here I have always had the gluten free raspberry cheesecake, because I can safely say that it is the best baked cheesecake you will ever have. They have delicious coffees, cakes, fresh juices, breakfasts and lunches.The cafe is located right alongside the Bowden train station. It is very cute and vintage, very indie and trendy. I love the cute blue cups and plates and the fancy vintage spoons, I also love that they have lucky charms on the breakfast menu!
I have only been to coffee spot twice (both times with my friend Emily), I got the iced soy milk latte and Emily had the iced chocolate, perfect drinks for a warm day. The staff all seem very friendly and the cafe is very chill and laid back. It is quite dark in there but there is seating in the arcade available. The coffee spot is located down the Rundle mall end of the Adelaide arcade. The absolute best thing about this coffee shop is that they do not charge extra for soy milk! rejoice! I also quite like that they serve your drinks in take away cups so that you can drink and walk or do some more shopping.
This is my go to lunch when i'm in the city, because I know its delicious, affordable and healthy. For only $4.50 you get two huge cold rolls that really fill you up. You get to choose between grilled chicken, prawn, meatballs, soy ginger chicken, pork and prawn and my current favourite tofu and shitake mushrooms. At Soonta you can also get salads or rolls but I haven't tried any of that just yet. There are two Soonta's in the city, one in James place and one in the Rundle place food court. What I find really interesting is that cold rolls are $4.50 at the James place store and $5.00 at the Rundle place store.. interesting...
|The East-End Providore|
I have actually only ever been to this cafe once! but I must go back because "Gluten free salted caramel brownies and almond milk lattes" oh my goodness best thing ever! To be honest i'm not even sure where this cafe is because we were a bit lost when we found it. But I will google it and I will find it again. The staff were lovely and they way our food and drink was presented was just wonderful. They also sold fresh fruit and the products used in their food and drinks. I'm craving one of their brownies now!
Jamaica blue is probably the safest option for coffee/hot chocolates when in the city or at West-lakes because you just know it will be absolutely delicious every single time. I am always super happy when my hot chocolate comes out to me with at least one marshmallow and Jamaica blue never fails to deliver just that. I adore the one in the city as it is located on the second level of the Myer centre overlooking Rundle mall, it is great for people watching.
Craving fresh juice? cant be bothered waiting in line at boost? Well then you need to head right over to Fresh Junction in the Rundle place food court. To be completely honest I have never had a boost juice so I cant really compare the two but the juice from fresh junction really is fresh and delicious. My usual is either the Junction Yellow (orange and pineapple) or create your own orange, pineapple and strawberry juice. so yum! and only $4.90 for a regular, with or without ice.