A Day in North Adelaide
Wander through the stunning streets and take in all the beautiful heritage architecture. Do some yoga before a spot of brunch, then head over to visit some beautiful horses. After you've worked up an appetite, partake in an Italian family tradition or enjoy a taste of Thailand.
Hot Yoga Life
Meridien Hotel L4, 21/39 Melbourne St, North Adelaide 5006
Hot Yoga Life is a little zen oasis, nestled away on the top level of the Adelaide Meridien Hotel on Melbourne Street. This cosy, boutique studio is the perfect place to partake in some self love and embrace yoga as a practice for the body and the soul. There are a range of classes for all levels of bendiness and experience. The warm classes are approximately 28 degrees and hot is a balmy 32 degrees. Winter, what winter? If you are keen to add some 'Yonce and some dances tunes to your practice, check out their YO-Pilates class that adds some floor-based pilates to the mix. Prepare to leave feeling relaxed, inspired and having a whole new appreciate for yourself.
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117 Melbourne St, North Adelaide 5006
After you've had a session at Hot Yoga Life, wander down Melbourne Street to UR Caffe' for some serious brunch. This nook was created with the mindset that a cafe is more than a pitstop that you whiz through, it's a place where you can lighten the load and have a moment.. just for you. There's an extensive all day menu, because waffles are always a good idea. There's asian-influenced details like teriyaki swiss brown mushrooms and their signature spicy Thai coconut sauce that makes every bite a delightful surprise. If that's not enough to entice you, there's often pooches lapping up some sunshine on the footpath outside. Why not bring your own furbaby down for a visit?
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Lefevre Park / Nantu Wama (Park 6)
Lefevre Terrace, North Adelaide 5006
The beautiful Lefevre Park / Nantu Wama (Park 6) is one of the Park Lands in North Adelaide. Situated a little stroll away from the popular North Adelaide Glover Playground (aka Helicopter Park), it's the perfect spot to take your little ones for a play. What makes Lefevre Park / Nantu Wama (Park 6) so special are the horse paddocks where you can get a glimpse of hungry horses grazing and roaming free. There are always plenty of locals walking their pooches so you may cross paths with multiple furry friends!
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Krung Thep Thai Adelaide
147 O'Connell St, North Adelaide 5006
Heading to Krung Thep Thai Adelaide on O'Connell Street is as good as a tropical holiday. Before opening Krung Thep with friend Yuan Guo, chef and co-owner Prachaya Skolaree did the rounds at other Thai institutions like Golden Boy and Regent Thai. In a day and age where you can't seem to escape a fusion menu, Prachaya reels it in and only serves up authentic Thai dishes. Opt for the beef tartare with betel leaf, ginger and cashews or the ginger tamarind snapper cutlet. Forget the standard, prescriptive connotations that the words 'banquet menu' evoke. The banquet menu at Krung Thep lets you pick your own dishes to make up a total of 3 entrees and 3 mains.
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47 O'Connell St, North Adelaide 5006
Sometimes, it's the simple things in life that are the most spectacular. Spaghetti Crab subscribes to this ethos with a menu consisting of only one dish. You guessed it, it's Spaghetti Crab. The recipe for this dish is pretty much a family heirloom and has been cooked by Carmela Ventura, wife of Ruby Red Flamingo co-owner Vic Ventura, for loved ones over the last 50 years. Spaghetti Crab is both an experience and a feast, with diners rolling up their sleeves and deshelling their own crab. The Spaghetti Crab uses only the freshest South Australian blue swimmer crabs and even comes with an extra pot of sauce, because you can never have enough sauce. Bring your friends and fam to make this a tradition of your own!
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