CLIQUE Picks: Hills Hotspots for a warmer winter

The weather may be cooling down but that doesn’t mean that your brunch plans have to. Blessed with gorgeous trees, winding roads and picturesque hideaways, the Adelaide Hills are absolutely brimming with cosy café nooks.

Here in Adelaide we are lucky enough to have the best of both worlds. While the summer months may have us running for the beaches, the gorgeous hills scape nurtures us through the cooler months. Don’t let the frosty mornings and wet weather keep you trapped at home, only 15 minutes from the CBD, why not make the most of The Adelaide Hills?

With so many cute villages, sprawling sceneries and crackling fireplaces to explore, these are our four fave Hills Hotspots to keep you warm this winter.

FRED Eatery

Nestled in the main street of Aldgate, FRED Eatery is serving up a modern twist on the traditional hillside hospitality. Complete with two stories of seating, including cosy, cushioned window benches, the more is truly the merrier at the hillside locale. Established in 2015, the café boasts an incredibly distinct menu. Forget your standard smashed avo and soy cappuccino, the team at FRED like to kick things up a notch. Their all day brekky options, perfect for those cool morning sleep ins that require extended brunching hours, include twists on French toast, granola, egg and bacon rolls, and more. For the ultimate winter comfort we warm up with the Frenchy French Toast, stacked with banana, caramelised yoghurt, Canadian maple and roasted almonds. Why not treat yourself to their Dirty Filthy Gorgeous Coconut Chai and your pooch to a Doggy Latte while you’re at it?

WHERE? 4/220 Mount Barker Road, Aldgate
WHEN? Mon: CLOSED // Tues – Thurs: 07.30 – 16.00 // Fri: 07.30 – 16.00 & 18.00 – 21.00 // Sat – Sun: 07.30 – 16.00


The Seasonal Garden Café

Staking a name for itself as one of Hahndorf’s trendiest eateries, The Seasonal Garden Café have become somewhat of a tourist hotspot with their sustainable focus and excellent eats. Feeding us only the best local produce, the café’s namesake is its delectable seasonal produce and resulting feel good menu items. Our go-to spot for a hearty meal, we rely on the Seasonal Garden to warm our souls from the inside out amongst their sprawling veggie patches and enclosed porch seating. Fight off any impending cold weather ailments and eat your veggies with the café’s array of equally nutritious and delicious menu items. We cant go past the Green Eggs complete with wilted kale, spinach, avocado, pesto and fresh herbs for a much needed hit of the good green stuff, yum.

WHERE? 100 Mt Barker Road, Hahndorf
WHEN? Mon – Fri: 08.00 – 17.00

Harvest Mylor

Tucked away in the heart of Mylor, Harvest is a café made for the winter fanatics amongst us. Complete with fireplace, knitted blankets and of course beautiful hills views, Harvest Mylor is the picture perfect brunch spot away from the hustle and bustle of the CBD. On days without rain, sit beneath the twinkling fairy lights and rug up warm in one of the café’s adorable blankets. Or if the weather is a little woollier, ditch the knit and head indoors to soak up the warmth of their crackling fireplace. Specialising in keeping you warm this winter, Harvest present a range of brews. Sip on their immune tea with fresh lemon and ginger for a spicey zing or indulge in the Harvest Hot Choc with Belgium dark chocolate, cinnamon spice and pot cream for the perfect winter treat.

WHERE? 240 Strathalbyn Road, Mylor
WHEN? Mon – Tues: CLOSED // Wed – Sun: 08.30 – 15.30

The Organic Market and Café

Coffee and cake is a cool weather match made in heaven. Luckily for us, The Organic Market and Café in Stirling are serving up both in a good way. Committed to providing the good people of Stirling with fresh, organic produce, the café blends wholesome goods with wickedly good flavour combinations for the ultimate in feel good food. The team at The Organic Café are commited to making you feel at home with delicious house made meals that cater to any and all dietry requirements. With hoards of vegan options on offer (including creamy lemon cheesecake, mmmm) you can stay ethical whilst also enjoying all of the wintery comfort foods you know and love. Tuck into the Organic Porridge with oats, triticale, soy & almond milk, banana, chia, almonds and honey for the ultimate winter warmer, delish!

WHERE? 5 Druid Avenue, Stirling
WHEN? Mon – Sun: 08.30 – 17.00

Don’t forget to check out the newest one in the Hills, Pallet Home + Table, as well.