Goodwood Road doesn't get as much attention as some of it's parallel counterparts, while Unley Road and King William Road are touted as popular food spots, Goodwood Road sometimes gets left behind. Despite this Goodwood Road has a growing collection of cafes that will tempt your tastebuds.
Here are 5 places on Goodwood Road that are worth stopping by.
Eggless are long time Goodwood Road residents, and they're also one of Adelaide's first dessert bars. It's a small cosy venue that tends to draw a line outside before the doors have even opened. Their desserts are often inspired by Asian flavours, and they take traditional desserts and do something different with them.
Eggless change their menu monthly, which means every month you'll have something new and interesting to try. They open at 8pm Wednesday to Saturday, and at 7:30pm on a Sunday. They're the perfect treat after enjoying a film at the Capri Theatre across the road.
One of the newest names on Goodwood Road, Boulangerie 113 is a French inspired bakery that sells sour doughs and tasty pastries. Their sour dough range includes loafs with fig and fennel, or olive additions. The pastries include danishes, croissants that melt away in your mouth.
Boulangerie 113 is good for something sweet or something savoury, and they even do baguettes for lunch. It's not just a takeaway bakery, you can come and grab a seat and enjoy a coffee while you much on a croissant. They're passionate about their breads and their pastries here, and it shows through the great flavours.
3. The Balti House
While most of Goodwood Road is filled with popular cafes, Balti House is one of the places you can pop in for a spot of supper. They serve English style Indian food, and offer dining in and take away.
Their specialty is their balti dishes, but they also do all your usuals like butter chicken, korma, tandoori, and rogan josh. If you've got a bit of a sweet tooth you need to try their peshwari naan, it's a light and fluffy naan bread that's stuffed with raisins, coconut, and spices. It's not common and too many other Indian restaurants, and the Balti House do it well.
4. Ginger's Coffee Studio
Ginger's is the sister to Hawthorn cafe, the Pantry on Egmont. It's been a popular breakfast and lunch joint for a while, they offer delicious food options with good coffee or freshly squeezed juices. The vibe is retro, with mismatched chairs and tables giving Ginger's it's personal style.
In 2013 Ginger's will be expanding to include a lounge bar and dinner venue. It'll be interesting to see where this new direction takes them, and whether the new addition will keep the same charm.
5. Brown Dog Cafe
Brown Dog Cafe is the type of place you grab brunch when you've got a monstrous hangover. No, it's not because their menu is full of overly greasy eggs and bacon, it's just the type of place you can sit back, relax, and forget about the world for a bit. It also helps that they have their own hair of the dog remedy for if you are sporting a bit of a post-party headache.
Their menu is simple but tasty, and their outdoor area provides a little escape. They've been around for a while, and have managed to keep a popular following along Goodwood Road.
These are by no means the only places to eat along Goodwood Road, but they're some of the best. It's definitely a street that's drawing a bit more attention, and it's likely to draw more great cafes and restaurants it's way.