Cafes and Restaurants

  • 2 great streets to find food on are Melbourne St and O’Connell St.
  • Central Markets are well worth checking out if your a bit of a foodie! –
  • cheap and cheerful – park lok Chinese city centre
  • Sushi train on gouger street
  • Chianti has some of the best Italian in Adelaide. –
  • Matsuri for Japanese –
  • Auge for modern dining –
  • “Cafe Troppo” on Whitmore square.
  • “The store” in North Adelaide.
  • Chianti also do a great breakfast.
  • Cocktails: head to kukoo on hindly, Collins Bar in Victoria Square or Distill on Rundel Street.

Things to do

  • Splash Adelaide – great website with upto date info on events from arts and music to food and wine. –
  • Adelaide Zoo
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Museum and Art Gallery
  • Maclaren Vale – Wineries –
  • Kangaroo Island
  • Barossa Valley – Wineries
  • Clare Valley – Wineries –
  • Adelaide Hills –
  • Mount Lofty


  • Rundle Mall
  • Hahndorf in the Hills on a sunny Sunday is buzzing great shops and cafes

Play grounds

  • North Adelaide has 2 fenced in playground…. next to Aquatic centre and LeFevre St (known as the helicopter park).
  • Bonython Park which is great but not fenced in.


  • This web site is a great one to search for play group in your area or to start up one also. –
  • Seacliff Kindergym – This is aimed at 0-5 which encourages your child to develop physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively. Lots of fun. –
  • Gymbaroo Adelaide –
  • Kindercraft –
  • Adelaide Waldorf Way –


  • The libraries have great organised groups with storytelling, book clubs, and baby programs. –
  • Find the library closest to you! –
  • The Tynte St Library has a kids reading session every Wednesday morning at 10.30

Schools/ Day Cares

  • North Adelaide schools have a good reputation
  • Lucy Morice Kindergarden which is the NSW equivalent of pre-schools.
  • Mackinnon Long Day Care Kindy
  • Barker St Kindergarden which also runs a play group every Tuesday morning.
  • Good public high schools; Brighton High, Glenunga International College, Unley High.
  • Private; Walford Girls, Westminster College, St.Peters College, Pulteney Grammar.


  • Marion coastal trail
  • Mt Lofty is great but for seasoned walkers
  • A simple stroll along the torrens in the city is also nice.