When I think of Glenelg, the things I miss the most are the beach, Jetty Road and Pure Boutique Coffee Bar.
Pure Boutique Coffee Bar is heaven for a foodie, a coffee fanatic, and, dare I say it, a hipster. So you can see why it is my absolute favourite spot in Glenelg.
Although a little pricey, the food and ambiance made it a worthy splurge. Of course, by Australian standards, it’s average, but for broke backpackers, it’s a bit of a stretch. It is well worth the stretch though.
Choosing from the ever-evolving menu was always a struggle. I enjoyed their fish and chips so much that I found it difficult not to go for it each time.
But then, on our last visit, the fish was off the menu! I got over my disappointment pretty fast, and went for a mini cheeseburger and sliders instead.
The sliders are to die for. Aside from being extremely cute, the variety is what I love the most about them. I went for pulled pork, because where there’s pulled pork I am powerless to resist. There were also lamb and chicken. The house fries are really good, seasoned well and served with paprika aioli. To give an idea of the prices, the chips cost $8.50.
Sean’s all time favourite beer was discovered in Pure; Brooklyn Lager, which comes on tap and in bottles.
I would normally go for Prosecco when we went there, not exactly fitting with the vibe of Pure, but hey, that’s what happens when you don’t drink beer.
When our fab friends Kara and John visited us last year, we all enjoyed the big sharing platter, which was amazing. Even the dips provided were worthy of a few daydreams. Please excuse the terrible photo, I may have been in a haze of foodie lust at the time.
The selection of coffee at Pure Boutique Coffee Bar is really special. The baristas have a real passion for coffee and are always excited to display the specials on the blackboard wall. The coffee art is impressive, as is the variety of ways you can have your coffee served. From the drip coffee to the iced coffee with a bit scoop of ice-cream bopping in the glass, no coffee connoisseur would be disappointed by a trip to Pure Boutique Coffee Bar.
If you ever find yourself in Adelaide, do yourself a favour and hop on the tram to the gorgeous seaside town of Glenelg and pay Pure a visit. If not for your own taste buds, then do it for mine, please!