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Mini burgers

Little Adelaide Burger Bar

I love discovering little gems that randomly just appear by wandering about Adelaide. Pretty sure that was how half of the Adelaide list was formed.

Gilles St market is one of the house’s favorite haunts. The girls and I, almost always try to make sure that we’re available to make a little excursion down. It’s one of our favourite places for second hand clothing. But the food section is always the first area we would head to before we began shopping.

It’s usually the same few food stalls, but once in a while a new stall would pop up. This time, the Little Adelaide Burger Bar popped up.

The menu

It was actually the big board that they used as a menu that caught my attention, and then the smell of burger patties cooking, and then the actual sight of the burgers. So far I’ve tried the Delux and Lamb burgers.

The first time we discovered the burger bar, Sash and I pretty much snagged up the last two burgers he had left. The guy at the grill told us that it was (at the time) their first time at the Gilles St market and wasn’t expecting such a good response. I take it was a sign that the burgers are good.

Apparently, Little Adelaide is actually a catering company. I gathered this from a stack of name cards they had by the counter. Yes, I make a good detective… I think.
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Let’s just sit and chill

Hello internet! I am alive and back from my long hiatus (sort of). I’ve got to admit, it was a good break. Speaking of breaks, there was once Sash and I decided to pop into Red Door Bakery along King William St for brunch. I love their iced coffee and was hoping to get some. Unfortunately, at the time, they’ve still not gotten their freezer, thus no yummy ice coffee for me 😦

Red Door Bakery (King William)

The atmosphere and layout of this outlet is rather different from their Croydon outlet. Everything’s really simple and minimalistic. Simple grey walls, clean glass displays etc. The Croydon outlet has a little more of the homely-cosy vibe. However, this outlet has a lot more seating, always a plus.


We’ve tried their pies before. So we decided that we should try some of their other stuff. So we got ourselves on of their sandwiches to share. Every since we’ve embarked on this eating list, I’ve got to admit that I have gotten a little more adventurous in what I’m willing to eat. We ordered a pork and apple sandwich. In the past I’d be like… Pork? Apple? Meat? Fruit? Together??? No, thanks. Now, I’d be like… Pork? Apple? Not something I’d have together, but okay, let’s give it a try. Continue reading

Bagel for you?

I have been curious about The Coffee Barun for quite some time because I kept coming across cafes proudly stating that their coffee beans come from, the one and only, Coffee Barun. Coffee Barun? What’s that? A little bit of googling revealed reviews claiming that they might possibly serve the best coffee in Adelaide.

Inside The Coffee Barun

Curious, I’ve made several attempts to get Sash to go with me. Perhaps, attempts and hints that were too subtle and feeble. We never went. And then, she left for Sydney to visit friends. Leaving me with one eating-buddy less, so I seeked others and this time was successful at convincing them to go with me.

The Coffee Barun roasts their coffee beans in the cafe itself. Literally, almost half of the floor space houses the coffee bean roasters. This area is cordoned off by a somewhat tallish counter, but you’re still able to watch the action go down if you want.

The coffee lived up to the heap I’ve been reading on the internet. The coffee was rich and well brewed. I secretly sighed a sigh of contentment. Mmmm… good coffee.

Eggs Royale

I got myself an Eggs Royale. Poached eggs, smoked salmon and wilted baby spinach seated upon a wholegrain bagel, topped with their very own hollandaise sauce. The bagel was warm to touch, I made a slit in the egg and watched the warm yoke slowly bleed out below the crown made up of a generous serving of smoked salmon. It being a coffee place and all, I wasn’t expecting much from the food. But The Coffee Barun exceeded my expectations. One word, yums.
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Girly catch ups

I love catch up sessions with girlfriends. So many interesting stories to hear. I stayed on campus during my first few years of uni and shared a unit with 4 other people. Out of the 4, I grew close to 3 of them. The 4th housemate kept changing every semester or so. But the rest of us chose to remain in the same unit together for quite some time. I’ve since moved off campus, but nevertheless, we’ve still kept in touch.

Many things have happened since we’ve all moved off campus, and I decided that it was time for a catch up session with the housemates. I took the liberty of picking a place and basically told them, okay people, let’s meet here!

The Stranded Store

At The Stranded Store, breakfast is only served till 11am (I think, I don’t remember! Sorry!) and then it moves on to a lunch menu.

I thought the place was simply decorated, it felt like a nice place to just chill and relax. The perfect place for a catch up session.

When we finally got ourselves settled down, we took such a long time deciding on what to eat because we were so busy talking to each other. The staff had to come back multiple times to check on us, before we were ready to order, but they were patient throughout.

Duck pasta with a fig salad

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Belated Halloween

Hill’s costume

Hills had a Halloween party one weekend, and she made a jellyfish costume out of an umbrella, ribbons and fairy lights. I also helped her make a snack to bring to the party.

Cheeseball bats

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Bicycle on the wall

Sash abandoned me for Sydney, just when I found out that I would be getting a break from uni afterall. So, I arranged to meet some friends. Plus, it would have been a pity to see such good weather go to waste.

At the Haus

I rallied up a group of friends to head over to Hahndorf with me to try out a cafe that I had stumbled upon whilst my mum and brother were here, but never got to try. The cafe turned out to be more of a dessert cafe, and we hadn’t had lunch yet. So we ventured off to The Haus.

That bicycle on the wall

It was a lovely sunny day, and they had a lovely outside sitting area, but we decided to sit inside to avoid getting sun burn. The staff were patient and friendly, introducing the various items on the menu because we had trouble deciding what to get. Everything sounded good.
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If you can get over the smell

It was a last minute late night decision. And with many impromptu decisions that we have made to head out for dessert somewhere. Usually there is a wealth of dessert places open at night in Adelaide from Wednesday night onwards, not so much on Monday and Tuesday nights. The night we decided to meet up for desserts was, unfortunately, on a Monday night.

After some googling and discussion, we decided on The Second Floor Lounge. Durian lovers in Adelaide, this is the place for you. Their most popular desserts on the menu were obviously their durian ones, according to the guy who weas serving us. So much for a place specialising in durian desserts, out of the four of us, only one person was a durian eater. The rest of us heard ‘Durian?’, CRINGE. No thanks.

Pandan waffle, vanilla ice cream and strawberries

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