food.

Yeah Nah, Yeah

Location: 1/97 Belair Road Torrens Park
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday 8:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Yeah Nah, Yeah is a small cafe situated in Torrens Park. It’s easy to miss as it’s in an old brick building that looks like a pub. Parking is hard to find as it shares it with the Micham Square Shopping Centre. We had to sit outside as there was not enough seats available inside due to the restrictions. But luckily we had nice weather because by the time we finished eating it had started to bucket down with rain so we were very lucky. I ordered their ricotta hot cakes and my friend ordered their nutella panna cotta. It was very heavy the ricotta pancakes so I couldn’t finish it and I think the panna cotta was the best out of the two. My friend said it was the best panna cotta they ever had! It was just the right texture and the nutella was just right. They have a limited menu but worth going to as it’s very instagrammable with cute neon signs and nice coffee although I had the matcha latte and it was very milky. I couldn’t taste the matcha at all but still it was nice atmosphere and staff were friendly. A cute little cafe that’s worth a visit!

Gaja By Sashi

Location: 4/86 Pirie St Adelaide
Opening Hours:
Tuesday – Friday 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Saturday: 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Sunday and Monday Closed

If you’re a fan of Masterchef Australia 2018 then you will love this restaurant as it’s owned by Masterchef 2018 winner Sashi Cheliah, who is a Singapore-born Australian cook. This restaurant is inspired by his heritage with lots of dishes that is full of flavours, which will satisfy your taste buds. I enjoyed the pumpkin curry the most as I have had that twice and their desserts are so refreshing. I have been here three times and I love it. You can even meet Sashi himself! He’s very friendly in person and happy to take photos with you. It’s a lovely restaurant with attention to detail and you can see his Masterchef uniform hanging on the wall. Highly recommend trying the cocktails too and his famous lychee duck curry if it’s on the menu.

Ban Ban

Location: 145 Franklin St, Adelaide
Opening Hours:
Sunday – Thursday 5:00 PM – 9 :00 PM
Friday – Saturday 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Ban Ban is a Korean restaurant that is known for their Korean Fried Chicken, which is very popular nowadays. They are the sister of Little Ban Ban that is on top of H&M in Rundle Mall. Ban Ban does other dishes too such as kimchi stew, corn casserole, and kimchi pancake. The Korean Fried Chicken was very nice and they are very generous with their servings. The kimchi stew is my favourite Korean dish so I think they did it justice although it doesn’t come with rice. Kimchi pancake was nice and fluffy so it felt more like a pizza but it was still very good. We definitely ordered a lot as there was just the two of us but we were excited for the menu. It’s a very cute restaurant and a lovely atmosphere with nice soju cocktails. I am not really a fan of fried chicken so it was good that this restaurant had other dishes as well.

Chao Chow

Location: 45 Gouger St Adelaide
Opening Hours:
Monday – Sunday 11 AM – 11 PM

Chao Chow is not a typical hot pot restaurant where you cook your own ingredients. In this restaurant, you choose what ingredients you want based on weight then you choose what stock base you want. It only has two levels of spiciness – mild or very spicy, and so if you’re not a fan of chilli then this restaurant is not the one for you! You then pay at the counter and they cook it for you. I prefer the hot pot restaurants where you cook it yourselves as it’s a fun experience but this is the lazy way, which is becoming more trendy. You may be overwhelmed by it all and not realise how much ingredients you get as there is a lot of ingredients to choose from. It’s worth it for the price and also to check out the interior as it’s very futuristic. I just wanted to go to the restaurant because I had just been to the KAW exhibition in Victoria and they had lots of KAW sculptures overlooking the dining area. It was very cool but I probably wouldn’t come back again as I didn’t like the soup flavours that much but that’s just me. You should try it yourself if you can take the heat!

Karma and Crow

Location: 249 – 251 Richmond Road, Richmond
Opening Hours:
Monday – Friday 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Saturday – Sunday: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Karma and Crow was my favourite cafe for a while but then I just went there too many times and I decided to take a break from it. It’s a very popular cafe that is very spacious inside as they even have a market area, a plant shop inside the cafe and a barber shop next to it. Sometimes you can buy clothes and vinyls there too. I am yet to go on a day that they sell vinyls there though. They have a very tasty menu so you can why they are so busy, especially on the weekends. This cafe does a mean blue and parmesan cheese gnocchi and a nice vegan fork and fennel dumplings soup broth. I have also tried their macaroni and cheese pancetta toasty and their spiced pumpkin hotcakes that they had during the winter. Karma and Crow are vegan and gluten free friendly and have a seasonal menu. They also sell lovely cakes and cookies. It’s a cafe that has everything!


Bloom

Location: 38 Winwood St Thebarton
Opening Hours:
Wednesday – Sunday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Monday and Tuesday Closed

This is Peter Rabbit’s new eatery Bloom that is situated in Thebarton outside of the Adelaide CBD. The interior gives out summer desert vibes and the menu has a mix of Asian and Western flavours. It’s hard to miss as it’s in a big white building that stands out like a cloud. There’s lovely music playing as you walk in and it’s very spacious with a big outdoor area and a long indoor area with the bar at the front and the kitchen at the back. I tried their ugly pasta with beef cheeks, yolk sauce, truffle reggiano (some type of cheese), garlic shoot and chive. The pasta was very nice and homemade but definitely not ugly. It looked pretty as a picture and it had tasted really nice not too salty. I also had their chai latte but it came out really slow even the waiter kept worrying about it. It was worth it though as it was a really nice chai latte. Staff were friendly and can see why it’s very popular maybe more popular than Peter Rabbit! I loved the experience in the toilet too. Worth the look!

Lou’s Place at Lou Miranda Estate

Location: 1876 Barossa Valley Way, Rowland Flat
Opening Hours:
Monday – Friday 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday – Sunday 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Lou Miranda Estate front entrance

Lou’s Place is a new Mediterranean restaurant owned by former Masterchef contestant Callum Hann and Themis from Sprout Cooking School. It’s situated in a beautiful estate and winery that is owned by Lou’s three daughters. It’s about an 1 hr and 6 minute drive from Adelaide CBD so give yourself plenty of time to get there and make sure you have plenty of room in your stomachs for a feast. They only have two options on the weekends the Feed Me Like Lou or the Feed Me Slow option. We wanted to have the Feed Me Quick option as we’re not big eaters but that’s only from Monday – Friday. In the end, we decided to go to for the Feed Me Slow option, which is $59 pp but it’s definitely worth the money. It comes with an antipasti, one smaller, one pasta, one larger and two sides. It may not seem a lot when it first comes out but it definitely fills you up. Each dish is beautifully made, especially the bread, pasta, and the 18 hr slow cooked lamb neck. And they give you a complimentary dessert wine at the end! Definitely worth the trip and the experience.