With its village atmosphere and leafy streetscapes lined by character buildings, Hutt Street delivers a warm welcome and new experiences, day and night.
Hot for Hutt: Five things to try
There’s an array of experiences available to city dwellers on Hutt Street.
Pull up a seat for some outdoor dining, stop by the many independent retailers, attend a Spanish language class at the local library, and even get your taxes done.
Discover more of what’s happening on Hutt Street here.
New businesses continue to spring up as others along the strip freshen up with a makeover.
There’s plenty to explore and love on this beautiful boulevard, so we’ve rounded up five new things to
Drink with abandon
Lisa Fraser opened up ANA Drinks in September 2022. It’s South Australia’s first and only non-alcoholic bottle shop, stocking premium non-alc wines, spirits and beers that you can drink to your heart’s content.
Wander past the racks of beckoning bottles and you’ll find a little bar. On weekends, Lisa has the wine reps come in to host tastings, but even midweek she’ll be happy to pour you a drop of something different to try.
Lisa chose Hutt Street for its sense of community, “cool traders” and good parking.
Locals frequent ANA for its variety and quality – and because you can neck a bottle in the car and still drive home.
1/206-208 Hutt Street
Mon—Thu: 9am ‘til 6pm
Fri—Sat: 9am ‘til 7pm
Be fed by a French-trained chef
Parco Espresso and Wine Bar owner Danny Leverink says, cheekily, the skillset of his chef is “probably too good” for a venue like his.
“He probably should be in a Michelin-starred restaurant,” the owner laughs. The menu is Modern Australian, with Danny (who himself is a pastry chef) baking the breads and cakes in-house.
Parco rebranded from Bici last year, following storm damage that saw them close for a few months. Danny’s son Kristiaan designed the new fitout, and, as it’s a family business, Danny’s wife Antonia and daughter Bella are also involved.
A social hub for locals, Parco is also a favourite with the business crowd. Drop in for a bottomless brunch and close the night out with a Negroni.
Parco Espresso and Wine Bar
259 Hutt Street
Mon—Sun: From 6:30am ‘til late, dinner service from 6pm
Add some leather to your wardrobe
Ideal Shoe Repairs have been on the street since 1970, selling one-of-a-kind leather goods and gifts, and, of course, repairing shoes.
Walking into the shop is like doing a sniff test of Indiana Jones’ walk-in wardrobe – the aroma of leather is heavy in the air, in a good way.
As well as being official repairers for all manner of boots, they do bespoke creations. Treat yourself to something unique.
Ideal Shoe Repairs
174 Hutt Street
Tue—Fri: 7:30am ‘til 4:30pm
Saturday: 8am ‘til 1pm
Make friends with your skin therapist
In eight years, a lot can happen to one’s complexion (hello frown lines that weren’t there last summer!), but when you have a relationship with your skin therapist, it’s easy to maintain one’s beauté séduisante.
Antoinette Fragnito at So Spa Boutique is the go-to facialist and skin therapist for the city’s south-eastern corner. Her personalised facial treatments will leave you with radiant skin and a desire to return again and again.
This explains why, after eight years on Hutt Street, she says her client base has “become like family”.
So Spa Boutique
1/193 Hutt Street
Tue—Fri: 10am ‘til 5pm
Saturday: 10am ‘til 1pm
After hours by appointment on Thursdays
Go for a sugar rush
Naughty Nanna’s Cookies are, to quote the website, “Moist. Thick. Juicy”.
These delectable morsels can be ordered online, but for a full-bodied experience, visit the Hutt Street store and salivate over them in person.
The business also makes a quality coffee – a palate cleanser before the next sweet indulgence, perhaps.
If you’re cookied out but still hungry, we’re told their loaded toasties are the stuff of legend.
Naughty Nanna’s Cookies
237 Hutt Street
Mon—Wed: 8am ‘til 6pm
Thu—Sat: 8am ‘til 8pm