Area Spotlight: Glenelg

Balmy beaches, ocean air and the finest seafood in all of Adelaide. Yep, Glenelg isn’t a bad place to find yourself. Especially if you follow our fool-proof guide to great gastronomic times, of course!

H and A Coffee House

8:00am – Morning Coffee

H & A Coffee House

No lazy lie-ins today, it’s time to embark upon our most excellent culinary adventure through the breezy suburb of Glenelg, and we’re due at H & A Coffee House by 8am sharp. This place is friendly, relaxed and welcoming to all, and the top-notch coffee (try the Marocchino) will smash away any lingering slumber from those delicate bones of yours. Find out more

“Be a daredevil and try that peppermint coffee – strange to think about – but tastes amazing!!! Great service” – TheMiddleIngredient

Image credit: Zest Cafe Gallery

9:30am – Brunch

Zest Cafe Gallery

You haven’t tried eggs ‘til you’ve tried Zesty Eggs, and that’s a fact. They come freshly poached on buttered Turkish toast with special seeded mustard and orange zest cream, topped off with a bit of smoked salmon just for good measure. It’s a delicious melding of tastes and textures like you wouldn’t believe, and serves as the perfect Glenelg brunch. Find out more

“The food is wonderful here, love their breakfasts!” – prettykitty

Image credit: Cardone’s Seafood Grill

1:30pm – Late Lunch

Cardone’s Seafood & Grill 

You can’t do Glenelg without seafood! However, with hundreds of different restaurants in the area, choosing just one can be a chore. We reckon you can’t go wrong with Cardone’s Seafood & Grill, where the seafood platter is the stuff of local legend. It’s got a bit of everything, and really lets you sample the breadth of the local marine cuisine. Find out more

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6:00pm – Dinner

Good Life Organic Pizza

This place is so popular that it’s pretty much mandatory to book in advance, which should tell you all you need to know about the exceptional quality. Good Life’s pizzas are an absolute must-try sensation for any visitor to Glenelg’s humble shores, and you’ll rarely find a more wholesome, satisfying and utterly delicious meal. As for us? We can’t resist the Barossa Valley Double Smoked Bacon every time! Find out more

“GoodLife Modern Organic Pizza prides itself on selling organic carbon neutral pizzas made from local South Australian produce. The restaurant was packed on a Saturday night with a vibrant atmosphere. Bookings are essential. GoodLife offers delicious pizza with a great atmosphere. It is perfect for group dining, especially to showcase the local produce and the Glenelg beach to visitors.” – chopsticks


9:00pm – Drinks

Horizons Cocktail Lounge

All polished wood, leather sofas and dreamy ocean views, Horizons is a wonderfully refined kind of bar in which to reflect upon a strenuous day of seafood and pizza. The wines, whiskies and beers are top notch, but it’s the cocktails that keep us coming back. Particularly the ‘Corpse Reviver Number Blue’, which really is the bluest drink we’ve ever encountered! Find out more

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Have fun devouring your way through Glenelg, and don’t forget to review it all on True Local!

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