Time to celebrate today’s International Women’s Day! Are you tired of going to the same brunch spot? Of going out to the same bar on Hindley Street? Of drinking the same coffee every time you meet up?
No worries, I’ve got you girls covered. I have compiled the best spots to hang out with your favourite girlfriends in Adelaide & Glenelg. From grabbing a coffee or a drink to going shopping or other cool activities, check out this girly guide of Adelaide.
What to do, Where to go with your girlfriends in Adelaide?
♀ Hang out & chill
Gilles St Market – This vintage clothing market set up in a school yard is the best spot to go when you need a last-minute gift. From second-hand vintage/modern clothes to cupcakes and plants or jewellery, there is an item for every type of women. hopping. This one street is Heaven for every shopaholic, a nightmare for most men. Even if you simply spend some time there to try the food from one of the trucks (hot dogs, French-style crepes, grilled cheese sandwiches…) or grab your next book at the City Library, it is must-do when visiting Adelaide at least to discover the old building of this busy street.
Shopping on Rundle Mall + Rundle Street + Adelaide arcades – Rundle Mall is one of the most famous shopping streets in Adelaide. This pedestrian street gathers a lot of clothes and houseware shops. However, there are nearby streets and alleys that are worse stopping by. I especially love Adelaide’s small alleyways and arcades. They are usually full of some cool and unique shops. For instance, the Regent Arcade is a good go-to if you need a unique painting or funky pieces of jewellery at Have You Met Charlie? If you are running out of books to read, head to the end of the Station Arcade or to the book stall at the Adelaide Central Market (Gouger Street entrance). Finally, Rundle Street, which just follows Rundle Mall passed Pulteney Street, is a great walk of shops. Do not miss on Dangerfield to treat yourself with some vintage clothing.
♀ Bars & Pubs
Hain’s & Co – I was first stunned by their interior design with a setting like you are in a boat. Their gin drinks & cheese platters are to die for. Located in a small alleyway, you can enjoy their terrace on a warm evening.
Maybe Mae – A hidden bar behind a wooden door. Hit this bar if you are a cocktail fan. It gets really warm inside, so make sure to stay hydrated. Claustrophic people might skip this one.
La Buvette – A French-style and owned bar on Gresham Street. Stepping into it will literally take you to France. The design, the people, the food & drinks altogether make you doubt if you are still in Adelaide. Wines, cheeses, pâtés & snails, everything is brought to Adelaide to indulge on food & drinks the French way.
♀ Brunch spots
Bambi’s Kitchen – Tasty food and friendly staff, you can experience a family-style brunch in a home set cafe on East Terrace. The wood floor cracks when you walk and the open kitchen make the place feel like you’re home, you’re part of the family.
Hey Jupiter – Owned by a Frenchie, this little cafe with outside terrace is perfect for a quick and satisfying breakfast/brunch/lunch whenever you’re ready.
♀ Sweet tooth
Mövenpick – No shame on having some yummy non-artificial Swiss ice cream. They also offer delicious tarts, cakes, waffles and macarons. We used to have a scoop in a pot on the way back to work.
Providore – So many dessert options at this Central Market stall. Cookies, tarts, cakes and other home-made chocolates will make you salivate.
Abbots & Kinney – Small cafe does not mean any great food. Every girl who like sweet stuff would fall in love with Abbots & Kinney’s pastries.
What to do, Where to go with girlfriends in Glenelg
♀ Hang out & chill
Glenelg Beach – Simply relax on a picnic blanket and sip a cold glass of wine watching the sunset or lay down on the sand working on your tan and reading your newest magazine/book. Doesn’t it sound like a good stress-relieving time to be spent with your favourite girlfriends?
Harbour Town – Even though it gets scarily crowded on the weekends, this is great outside shopping centre where girls can find their desired clothes and have a snack or indulge chocolate at Lindt shop.
♀ Bars et Pubs
The Moseley Bar & Kitchen – Swinging & cosy seats, this bar on Moseley Square is the perfect location for pre/post-drinks.
The Sunset – Simply enjoy a glass of wine watching the sunset on the ocean.
♀ Brunch spots
Pure Boutique Coffee Bar – A buzzing cafe where you can find healthy and bigger breakfast options.
Zest Cafe Gallery – This tiny cafe has a lot to offer in terms of hangover breakfast options and tasty fresh fruit juices.
♀ Sweet tooth
St Louis Ice Cream – Either you go there for a full-on dessert, a cocktail, a hot drink or take away an ice cream, this spot is perfectly located next to busy Jetty Road & Moseley Square, i.e. 2 steps away from the beach.
Waffle King – Savoury or sweet, their waffles are deliciousness. /