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Pure – Boutique Coffee Bar, Glenelg

Pure Boutique Coffee Bar, Glenelg, Adelaide


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.

mini cheese burger at pure boutique coffee bar on jetty road, adelaide

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.

fish and chips fom pure boutique coffee bar adelaide

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.

beautiful sliders at pure boutique coffee bar on jetty road glenelg, foodie heaven

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 $ fries from Pure coffee bar in Glenelg

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.

prosecco and beer at pure boutique coffee bar

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.

Pure Boutique Coffee Bar, Glenelg, Adelaide

Source: Pure’s Facebook page

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!

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    January 5, 2015 at 4:03 am

    Yes, I’ll definitely pay a visit to Pure! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love places with ambiance and character. Besides, Adelaide is on my wish-list too. Cafe-hopping is one of my favorite jobs!
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    January 5, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    It is only 8am but seeing your pictures I am so hungry. Everything looks so good and you describe it so well. We could certainly use a Pure Coffee Bar here but the prices might turn me off. Still, it would be a great place to celebrate a special day.
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    January 5, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    It is almost lunch time here so I might make it an early one because of your photography!
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    Jacqueline Gum (Jacquie)
    January 5, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    Just looking at these terrific pictures made me hungry….even though with this cold I have lost my appetite! LOL But if I ever get to Glenelg, Pure โ€“ Boutique Coffee Bar, will be the first place that I visit!
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    January 5, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    The food looks delicious! The size of the burgers.

    This is definitely the kind of eatery in which you can hang out with friends and enjoy good food!
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    Ken Dowell
    January 6, 2015 at 1:43 am

    The food there looks amazing. I love places that do simple food, like fish and chips or sliders, really well. If I ever get to Glenelg, I’m there. But I have to say I’m not a fan of Brooklyn beer.
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      January 6, 2015 at 10:55 am

      Me too Ken. The fish and chips were so good. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Donna Janke
    January 6, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    Great photos – makes me hungry. Not having your favourite fish and chips on the menu forced you to discover some other delicious items.
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    Eve Koivula
    January 6, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    Looks Yammy! Wish I could try them out someday ๐Ÿ™‚ Well, who knows, perhaps I can.
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    January 6, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    I am not sure if we have Pure Coffee Bar here. All the pictures that you have shared are really tempting. I am feeling hungry again to see some delicious food again.

    Will try to search for this and pay a visit.
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    January 7, 2015 at 12:23 am

    I have never made my way to Adelaide even though I have relatives who live there. One day. The food looks delicious and what is better than the combination of burger and beer by the seaside. The latter being a bonus for any type of food ๐Ÿ™‚
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    Pamela Chollet
    January 7, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    Boy does that food look good! It’s funny when saw the name, Glenelg, I remembered yesterday watching an interview with Keith Urban and I believe he mentioned, Glenelg, was his hometown. I’d feel right at home in that place.
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    William Rusho
    January 9, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    If there is anything I like it is a good burger and fries. If I ever get a chance I am going to Pure Boutique Coffee Bar. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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    January 10, 2015 at 6:14 am

    Your pics are amazing. I’m so going to drop by next time I’m in the area! ๐Ÿ˜€
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    November 23, 2017 at 1:20 am

    I used to visit Glenelg but I’ve never visited this place. I’m a potato fries lover plus the photo of that burgers, I will surely try the coffee bar.
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