Adelaide restaurants and cafés are transforming their business models to survive the COVID-19 pandemic, pivoting to new takeaway and delivery offerings. Here's where you can still go for a warm meal or hot cup of coffee.
How to get food and coffee in Adelaide during COVID-19
SPECIAL REPORT: COVID-19 ADELAIDE
The COVID-19 pandemic has now shut down a majority of South Australia’s hospitality industry – with the sole opportunity for continued service of food extended to cafés and restaurants able to transition to a takeaway or delivery business model.
While some venues have sadly been forced to close, others have made the pivot and introduced takeaway and delivery menus, as well as introducing a market stall arm to their business, offering wholesale fruit, vegetables, bread, milk and eggs to their local community.
As the industry makes this transition, CityMag will be keeping an eye out and adding all the trading cafés and restaurants we are aware of. This list will be continually updated, so if we’ve missed your business, please reach out.
Browse through this A-Z list of local businesses you can support with additional cash flow in this time of need. You were going to buy bread anyway, and they’re all much better at cooking than most of us.
Not on the list? Email email@example.com.
Africola has introduced online ordering for in-person pick-up (from the kerb, if preferred).
The restaurant has put up a selection of travel-friendly menu items, available from the restaurant from 2pm ’til 5pm, or via Uber Eats from 6pm ’til 9pm . You can browse the menu here.
Suburban pizza and cocktail house Anchovy Bandit has jumped on the food delivery bandwagon – its staff will deliver piping hot pizzas to your door.
Find contact information and the takeaway menu here.
There will be no delivery charge, but you are encouraged to tip your driver. They get to keep the cash dollars. Uber charges $5 for delivery – so why not sling a fiver to an actual human living and working in your community instead?
Deliveries are available up to 3km from the venue. Anchovy Bandit is open 4pm ‘til late, seven days.
With many basic supplies empty on our supermarket shelves, ANTCIA has created a DIY Pasta Kit which includes 500g of fresh pasta and a 500ml of Napoletana or Bolognese homemade sauce for just $15.
All you need to do is boil the pasta and heat up the sauce – dinner is served!
Pasta & sauce serves 4 people
- DIY Pasta Kit with sauce $15
- Fusilli pasta 500g $9
- Rigatoni pasta 500g $9
- Napoletana sauce 500ml $9
- Bolognese sauce 500ml $9
- Tiramisú 250ml $6
Orders must be paid over the phone or in person by card. No cash. Pick up only from 226 Morphett Street, Adelaide. Phone 8212 3337 to place an order. Pick up during opening hours.
ANTICA CBD & Hyde Park are also offering 20% off their dinner menu, which is available for takeaway / pick up (excluding ANTICA BITES).
On the south-east corner of Whitmore Square, Cafe Troppo has rolled out a food delivery service.
“We have 15 staff, most of them casual, and we were trying to work out a way to stay afloat and keep our staff employed and get through it all together,” Alex says.
“Our plan – because we have access to wholesale distribution – is to be a bit more of a corner store for a lot of the residents. We’re in a residential part of the city and that way we can try and keep our suppliers in business and also us in business and supply food to residents: coffee, milk, bread, that kind of stuff.”
Orders & enquiries ~
8211 8812 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Adelaide restaurant frequenters can get their fix of meals from the city’s best chefs through Chefs on Wheels.
The initiative will launch with dishes from three of Adelaide’s most celebrated chefs: Emma McCaskill (fare / Sparkke at The Whitmore), Paul Baker (Botanic Gardens Restaurant) and Terry Intarakhamhaeng (Soi 38), with more chefs and producers added each week.
The meals on offer will be packaged in such a way that they can be frozen and reheated as needed. All orders must be placed by 5pm, and will be delivered the following day.
The Chianti experience is adapting, and they are now offering a to-go / pick-up / drive-by service with takeaway pricing. You may pre-order your meal and pick it up at your chosen time.
Pre-order by 10am for a lunch pick up between 12pm-3pm.
For dinner, pre-order by 4pm for a pickup between 6pm-8pm.
kitchen is currently open Monday-Friday 12pm-3pm and 6pm-9pm, and on Saturdays and Sundays, 12.30pm-3.30pm and 6pm-9pm.
If you’d like to remain in your car for pick-up, call Chianti when you have arrived, and they will bring your food to you directly. How’s that for the full service!
For businesses who are remaining open, Chianti wants to support you by organising and providing snacks, full lunches or general catering for your meetings. “We’re committed to being flexible and creative. It’s an exciting challenge in our kitchen,” says the team via email.
To order, call Chianti directly on 8232 7955.
“Fox Gordon Wines’ city cellar door on King William Road?” I hear you ask. “Surely they aren’t offering takeaway food options.”
Well, actually, yes, they are. Not only can you purchase your favourite Fox Gordon wines (don’t forget – they were making Kuitpo wines before Kuitpo wines were cool), but you can also select from range of take-home meals prepared by Anna Gerlach at Indulgence Food Design.
The menu features curries, lasagne, cacciatore, soups, meatballs – all the kinds of meals that will keep you calm, sated and happy.
The team is also in the process of building a delivery service for wine and food (though you can order Fox Gordon wines in bulk at their website), so stay tuned for updates.
Find Fox Gordon’s city cellar door at
2/44-46 King William Rd, Goodwood SA 5034
Hello Sarnie have long been leaders in the takeaway and convenience hospitality space, so it’s no surprise they’re doing everything in their power to keep providing CBD workers (at least those who are left) and dwellers with healthy, fresh food, while taking into account all the safety precautions made necessary by the recent and ever-evolving social distancing guidelines.
You can jump on the Hello Sarnie app to place an order ahead of time. The stores are open for takeaway only serving grab and go coffee, sandwiches, salads, wraps, baguettes and sweets – all freshly made each morning by their chef.
The café has also expanded its offering to include a grocery market, able to be ordered for home delivery. Grab a fresh produce pack for $75, or a sweets pack for $40, and save yourself a trip to the shops. You can browse the range here.
Hello Sarnie has two locations:
99 Gawler Place
147 Pirie Street
Richmond café Karma & Crow has reoriented towards takeaway and delivery, offering up a Karma & Go menu featuring a generous range of K&C favourites, as well as coffee (in a range of forms: espresso, filter, and nitro), juices, shakes and spiced cola.
The coffee shop has also introduced a produce market, with heaps of staples on offer: bread, pasta, tofu, eggs, flour, coffee beans, and fruit and veg. You can even grab pre-packed breakfast or dinner boxes, so you can attempt Karma’s ludicrously delicious hotcakes at home. (Good luck with that.)
Central Market Arcade eatery Little Khmer Kitchen is open and offering a range of takeaway options, available by popping by or by phone order.
The Little Khmer Kitchen team is also producing new menu items that can be frozen and stored at home, so you can keep a stock of Little Khmer eats to keep you going as you diligently practice your self-isolating.
Keep an eye on the Little Khmer Kitchen Facebook page for updates on the evolving menu. The shop currently trades from 9am ’til 3pm from Monday to Saturday.
Since 2018, Lot 100 has been the go-to destination to stock up on great Adelaide Hills-based wine, beer and spirits, but they’ve also just launched an in-house market to help keep your cupboard full of South Australia produce
The site is surrounded by Adelaide Hills producers, and so the team has put together a range of grocery boxes – groceries, pasta, pizza supplies – which can be pre-ordered for pick up seven days a week.
The offering changes daily, and you can place your order via the Lot 100 website.
One of our favourite Italian Families (and we have a few here in Adelaide) the Marino’s re-imagining of their delicatessen in the Adelaide Central Markets was one of our favourite stories last year.
Marino Meat & Food Store
Adelaide Central Markets
52 Gouger St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000
(08) 8340 3536
Hit hard – like every retailer – by the COVID-19 situation Katrina Marino reached out this week to let us know Marino Meat and Food store was ploughing on through the uncertainty so far and had turned their wholesale ordering system (originally designed for chefs / kitchen staff) into an online ordering platform for customers.
All you need to do is set up an account by calling or emailing them direct, place your order and they’ll deliver the next day. We suggest spirali, pork ribs, and pork and fennel sausages as well as their pasta selection and – why not go for a lucky dip with what even Katrina describes as – It includes all of our “our infamous range of Italian laundry products haha.”
My Kingdom for a Horse has now closed for takeaway food, but fear not – the cafés renowned house-roasted coffee is still available for purchase via their website.
Jump over to the My Kingdom For a Horse website, make a selection, and the bag of beans will be delivered directly to your door. Convenient.
Muratti Cakes is a Prospect Road institution and is tackling coronavirus in a very pragmatic way.
This includes reduced delivery fees.
Locals (the suburb of Prospect only): $5 delivery on all orders above $20.
Surrounding suburbs (only North Adelaide, Kilburn, Blair Athol, Walkerville, Collinswood, Bowden, Renown Park, Broadview, Dudley Park, Sefton Park, Medindie, Fitzroy and Ovingham): $12.50 delivery on all orders above $20.
Customers can order savoury and sweet products ahead of time and request to have the product/s delivered to their vehicle.
Muratti has a driveway at the back of the shop (just off of Prospect Road, on Myrtle Street, opposite Blossom Box Co. florist). This space will act as a loading zone for this method of delivery.
How customers can order or purchase products:
Orders for same day, next day or any time in future can be made via 83449977 or online at www.muratti.com.au.
Customers are encouraged to call us to discuss any products that may not be available on the website.
Hyde Park pasta bar Nido has made the pivot towards takeaway, as well as orienting some of its kitchen capacity toward creating pantry-style takeaway items.
Browse a short list of pasta and antipasti at the restaurant’s website, as well as options for fresh-made pasta and sauce to take home and prepare at your leisure.
The team has also been throwing up tantalising images of lasagne and cannelloni via its Instagram page, so stay tuned for the day’s featured food item.
Find Nido at 160 King William Road, Hyde Park. To place an order, call (08) 8373 2044.
CBD sister restaurant to Nido, above, has also introduced a takeaway menu, with a list of small plates, sides, pasta dishes and desserts on offer, as well as in-house, fresh-made pasta and bread.
See the takeaway menu on their website.
Osteria Oggi is located at 76 Pirie Street, Adelaide. To place an order, call (08) 8359 2525.
From one of our top five – maybe two – chefs, Andre Ursini comes a deft offering of the best of his Orso restaurant. Andre has been working on a 300 year plan for some time and, well, we might need different kind of leaders after this mess; ones capable of thinking and organising for the longterm.
11.30am- 9pm everyday
Hot from the restaurant, same-day orders can be placed to pick up daily from the restaurant. Orders of $50 or more qualify for free delivery (within a 5k radius).
HEAT AND EAT
The ‘Heat & Eat’ meal service is prepared in the ORSO kitchen. Pre-made restaurant meals are delivered cold so you can stock up your fridge or *freezer and ‘heat and eat’. Dishes require basic assembly and come with simple home heating instructions. Orders of $50 or more placed before 3pm will qualify for free next-day delivery (within a 10k radius).
8am- 9pm everyday
Willmott’s Pantry is open daily for grab-and-go options or to add to a delivery. We can offer takeaway coffee and bottled drinks, fresh pasta and pasta bakes, cheese, charcuterie, Up The Hill sauces and preserves and pantry goods.
Nairne Min Street eatery Pallet Cafe is now offering delivery, which can be ordered through their app (see the website for details).
The café will deliver to Hills locales Nairne, Littlehampton, Blakiston, Dawesley, Brukunga, Hay Valley and Mount Barker.
Available on the app is a range of the cafés coffee and food options, and there is a Pallet Pantry set to launch in the near future.
Takeaway and Bulk meals
Ragini is continuing her normal takeaway menu and another, “special bulk takeaway menu,” which has been discounted. The menu includes all gluten free, dairy free curries and vegan and nut-free options. All great for freezing. delivery can be arranged. Order online via the website we’ve hyperlinked above or email Ragini (she’s awesome) directly email@example.com
Spice Blends and Dirty Lentil mixes
Ragini’s Spice Blends are great during these times as they have a shelf life of one year, makes 3kilo or 12 serves a packet. Only need basic household ingredients and are Gluten Free, Vegan, Nut Free, Dairy Free and made here in SA. They come in 5 flavours, Tandoori, (butter chicken) Korma, Curry, Best of the south and Vindaloo. You can buy them from our store on Hutt Street or Foodland, Pasadena, Frewvile, Norwood or online which includes free postage.
Gilles Street café Sibling has joined the fray of cafés pivoting to offer a range of pantry items.
Their provisionals menu features some great options so you can make all your sibling favourites from the comfort of your kitchen.
Pick up some Lost Loaf sourdough, Tweedvale milk, Mondays coffee beans, a tray of brownies (um wow – yes), or even a litre of cold brew coffee.
While you’re there, be sure to grab a flat white for the road.
If the four walls of your apartment, unit, bedroom or house are becoming a little too familiar, perhaps it’s time for a drive into the Hills.
Head along Mount Barker Road and visit Sidewood’s new takeaway stand, set up in their old apple shed.
The winery and cider only recently relaunched as Sidewood Restaurant and Cellar Door, but with the main business now closed, Ali Seedsman and Rusty Marchant (pictured above) are hoping to provide the same high-quality food, now in takeaway form.
Meals can be preordered for collection or grabbed on the go, and the team is also offering delivery to Hahndorf, Verdun, Bridgewater, Aldgate, Mylor, Balhannah, Oakbank and Woodside, with a $10 delivery fee.
There’s heaps on the menu to choose from – steamed pork or vegan dumplings, pad Thai, chicken and prawn laksa, teriyaki beef, butter chicken, red curry, fries, lasagne, and a range of wood-oven pizzas. All of which pair well to one bottle or another of Sidewood wine, so fill your boots.
Sidewood Takeaway is located at the juncture of Mount Barker Road and River Road in Hahndorf and operates from midday ’til 8pm seven days a week.
You can now get your favourite Sparkke meals delivered to your home.
Browse the new Sparkke To You menu to see the range of dishes, each designed by chef Emma McCaskill to maintain their quality through the course of delivery, as well as a couple of drinks to go with it.
You can also pick up your order form the pub, so while you’re stopping by, feel free to grab some booze in either can, case, or 1.9L growler format.
Sparkke, being a national booze brand, also have the ability to ship cartons of beer to anywhere in Australia, and right now there is no delivery fee. Shop their range here.
“For us at Stem, we believe our staff to be our family and we are looking into all possible avenues to drive business and protect our casual staff members through this time,” says Lachlan Farmer – one of the founders of Stem. “We hope the community can continue to support us to support our staff so that Adelaide doesn’t lose the great momentum it has built in its dining and hospitality scene over the last few years.”
We love Stem’s simple message and strong stance on reducing their capacity of what we can confirm is a generously sized restaurant.
“transition to takeaway!”
- introduction of a new takeaway menu, including old favourites and some additional rustic, generous and homely dishes to warm your stomach and your soul (think hearty soups and stews with wood-oven baked bread and house-made butter, lasagnas etc)
- curb-side pick up (we drop it to your car window on Register St.)
- delivery options currently being investigated – keep an eye on our socials
Pulteney Street Thai restaurant Soi 38 has closed to dine-in guests, but the eatery is still offering its menu as takeaway, as well as delivery up to 10km from the CBD.
There is a $5 delivery fee, which will go directly to the Soi 38 team member acting as delivery driver.
You can view the Soi 38 takeaway menu here. If you’re picking up your takeaway order, you can find Soi 38 at 54 Pulteney Street, Adelaide. Place your order by calling 08 8223 5472.
T BAR have opened their warehouse to the public with a shopfront in house, set up so that tea lovers can either call ahead and place an order, then drive up to the door and collect.
“Stay calm & drink tea has never been so relevant in our lifetime!” says co-founder of T Bar, Peggy Veloudos. We couldn’t agree more.
T BAR Warehouse
65 Stephens Ave
Torrensville SA 5031
Phone : 08 8354 4885
Fax: 08 8354 4118
Thomas Farms has not had the best run in recent years, suffering extensive damage to their abattoir during a fire in 2018, but the company is back on its feet and ready to serve. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, their meal kit arm, Thomas Farms Kitchen, is delivering recipes and produce directly to your door.
Head over to the Thomas Farms Kitchen website to browse the menu and select a kit you’re interested in, or, if you’d rather leave the decision-making up to the TF team, select from these meal plan options.
My name is Alix and I’m the owner of Wasai Japanese Kitchen. We’d love to be included on your list of restaurants. At this stage we are offering 20% off our full menu for takeaway and hoping to be on UberEats by the end of the week (if we don’t go on lockdown before then😫). Customers can order via phone or leave a message on Facebook or Instagram with their order and mobile number and our manager will call them back. We can also bring the order to their car if they pull up in front of our garage.