What I find special to Adelaide is the number of charming laneway restaurants and bars throughout the city. This past week, dbites was invited to the newest one in town, Lindes Lane.
The laneway itself was tucked away from the busy Rundle Mall shopping strip, sitting across the Mall’s balls, unnoticed for quite some time. As of late last year, Lindes Lane set up camp and opened up as host to its weekend laneway street parties. Now they’re officially open to the public as a cafe, wine bar, and lounge six days a week.
Sidewood ‘Isabella Rosé’ Methode Traditionelle
Lindes Lane started off as the brain child of Cork Wine Cafe and Bar 9 owners – not an exclusive wine-only lounge, or coffee-only cafe, but a space for everyone: wine lovers, coffee lovers, foodies, lover of all things local, and everything in-between. And on opening night, we were able to sample all the South Australian goodies on offer, from wine to nibbles.
Though the space is small, patrons could enjoy their food and drinks inside or outside. The interior was immediately warm and intimate, with live music playing in the back of the room and a small fire lit up by the bar. The fireplace downstairs (a work in progress) by the bathrooms continued the home-y motif.
But as usual, I was most interested in what the kitchen was cookin’. 😉
Wild mushroom and truffle arancini
Honey and balsamic glazed pork cheeks with puy lentils
Prosciutto and rocket jaffle
Everything was all around delish – such a shame they were all tiny and bite-sized! The Arancini was crunchy on the outside and fluffy on the inside with hints of earthy mushroom, the salmon on the lemon myrtle cured salmon with lemon turtle aioli (not pictured) was light, refreshing, and lemon-y, the pork cheek was so very tender and perfectly sweet and nutty thanks to the lentils, and lastly the jaffle was every bit tasty as it looks. Can’t go wrong with a toasted sandwich especially when that cheese is oozing with every bite. All of this with a glass of De Anima ‘Four’ Shiraz/Pinot Noir in hand – love! Not to mention, it was hand-crafted by one of the owners.
I finished the night off with a pot of tea, while my friend had a cappuccino. Her verdict – amazing coffee!
‘Black Label Blend’ Espresso by Bar 9
Will be back! If not for the wine, then for the food… most likely both 😉
[dbites was invited as guests to Lindes Lane]
Adelaide SA 5000
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