A spotlight on Hyde Park
A little piece of magic can be found in the small pocket of land that Hyde Park occupies just south of the CBD. There is a vibrant energy sustained by fashionable boutiques, edgy cafes and well-renown restaurants that attracts an elite group of residents. The neighbourhood retains a strong sense of community and its residents take great pride in maintaining that. Tree lined streets and many public green spaces encourage a balanced lifestyle.
Hyde Park Place is within walking distance to all the favourite high street clothing and accessory brands such as Country Road, Mimco, Trenery, Laura Ashley, Sportsgirl, Witchery and Gazman in The Metro right next door, as well as numerous boutique and speciality shops such as Wild Child and Biba Boutique on King William Road at the other end of Opey Avenue.
Supermarket shopping is also within walking distance at Unley Shopping Centre with the option of Coles or Woolworths, as well as Dulwich Bakery, Metropolitan Fresh Fruiterers and Feast Fine Foods.
Food and drinks
You’ll have to live at Hyde Park Place for years to ever say you’ve been to every café, restaurant and bar within a kilometre radius. You really are spoilt for choice, so we’ve broken it down for you based on where we think is awesome:
A Mother’s Milk – Feel cosy in the bay window at A Mother’s Milk, leaning up against exposed brick walls and watching the world go by outside with a cup of incredible coffee.
50SixOne – 50SixOne have a great outdoor area to catch up with friends and grab a coffee or milkshake. On weekends and busy days they often have lineups for a table! (Psst. If you’re craving chocolate this is DEFINITELY the place to head, quickly.)
Nutrition Republic – Whilst best known as a one stop spot for all your health food needs with an ethos around serving real, wholesome nourishing food, Nutrition Republic also do awesome coffee.
CIBO – When you go head to CIBO for a coffee on the way to work in the morning you know it’s going to taste as good as it is at every other CIBO in Adelaide, which is what makes them so special. Reliable, repeatable, friendly and delicious coffee.
Sushi Train – Next door to Hyde Park Place is The Metro, which houses an all-time favourite lunch spot for a healthy takeaway or dine in experience. Watch chefs prepare your sushi and soups and order as much as you want, as long as you want, until you can’t fit in any more!
Red Door Bakery – As well as making a great strong coffee, Red Door are best known for their incredible pies and sausage rolls.
La Trattoria – A little piece of Italy, this establishment is a family-run business which opened in 1975 and shows their flair for the Italian way and for great Italian food.
Melt Hyde Park – Head to Melt for a “drink at the bar, a quick lunch or long dinner and everything in between.” Usually packed and has great artwork on the walls, its vibe is funky and casual.
Pollen 185 – Pollen 185 is a vegetarian and vegan restaurant with gluten free options, serving food to nourish the soul. Jyoti’s dishes have the most incredible looking and tasting food, and it’s all fresh and wholesome, as well as offering delicious smoothies, juices and house-made chutneys and jams.
The Cremorne Hotel – This hotel originally opened in 1854 in the older building located behind the newer building constructed in 1925. It was a popular stop for travellers, and as well as a venue for public meetings, notices and elections it had a weighbridge, so teamsters would stop with their loads of timber and stone.
These days the main bar has a chilled and open atmosphere with a large variety of locally crafted and imported beers. They also have a great beer garden for those warm Sunday afternoons with a giant screen for watching sport.
The Local Wine Co. – an intimate and homely new wine haven with the aim to become your new local. A carefully curated wine list ranging from easy-drinking “Friday night pizza wines” to “rare and exquisite finds for special occasions” this is a special and welcoming place for the wine lover.
Hyde Park Tavern – Around for 150 years, this establishment is a favourite haunt for locals enjoying good food, diverse beer and wine lists, live music and a bottleshop.
Head to green, open spaces with the dog or grandkids and stretch your legs, feel the sun on your face and PLAY. There really is nothing better in life.
Within walking distance you can head to Unley (Peter Motley) Oval, Heywood Park or Soldiers Memorial Gardens, and further afield is the southern parklands that wrap around the CBD, or the foothills only 15 minutes away where you can walk in Belair National Park, Cleland Conservation Park, or Burnside.
Hyde Park Place residents can access a number of Adelaide’s finest schools including Unley Primary School, Unley Kindegarten, Walford Anglican School, Parkside Primary and Pulteney Grammar School.