Fino Vino's Sharon Romeo shares her guide to 24 hours in Adelaide with RAA Travel. From some of the most sought-after pastries in the city to a not-so-hidden gem of a lunch spot in the Adelaide Central Markets, dinner at a CBD restaurant loved for its warmth and hospitality then a nightcap at a unique 12-seater bar serving bespoke cocktails. Make it a staycation and book your travel through RAA Travel. RAA members can save up to 15% on select SA accommodations.

Best Coffee and Pastry

For a perfect start to your day, head to Exchange Coffee nestled in Vardon Lane off Rundle Street. Known for its great coffee and welcoming community vibe, it's the ideal spot to kickstart your Adelaide adventure.

To satisfy your sweet tooth, make your way to The Sugar Man on Hutt Street. On Fridays, indulge in owner Alex Crawford's classic pastries, with his almond croissant stealing the show. On weekends, be sure to try one of his enticing weekend specials.

A Foodie Must-Do

No visit to Adelaide is complete without a trip to the iconic Adelaide Central Markets. Wander through over 70 stalls brimming with the finest South Australian produce. Don't miss out on the cooking demonstrations, audio tours and kids activities during Tasting Australia, offering a taste of local cuisine.

Hidden Gem Spot for Lunch

For a culinary experience steeped in tradition, head to Asian Gourmet at the Adelaide Central Markets. Treat yourself to their famous laksa, served by Doreen and Charles, who have been delighting customers with their Malaysian dishes for over three decades.

Alternatively, indulge in a panini at Lucia’s, with their Number One – prosciutto, tomato, fresh mozzarella & basil combination – a crowd-favourite.

Afternoon Drink

Unwind at LOC Bottle Bar in Hindmarsh Square. With a laid-back atmosphere and a focus on natural wines, it's the perfect spot to relax and enjoy a drink with friends. Don't miss out on their small produce-driven menu, and if you're in a rush, grab a bottle to go.

Dinner Destination

For dinner, make your way to Fino Vino on Flinders Street. With intimate booths and a thoughtfully curated menu, it's the perfect setting for a special night out. RAA members can enjoy an exclusive upgrade to their five-course tasting menu, when dining on the four-course tasting menu.

Time for a Nightcap

Finish your evening at Bar Peripheral on Pulteney Street. This intimate cocktail bar, run by the talented Vini Wang, offers a bespoke experience tailored to your preferences. Bookings are essential, and with only 12 seats available, it's an exclusive treat not to be missed.

Where to Stay

For the ultimate indulgence, retreat to EOS by Sky City. Offering stunning rooms with panoramic views of the River Torrens, it's the epitome of luxury and sophistication, providing the perfect base for your Adelaide getaway.

Book your stay via RAA Travel, where RAA members can save up to 15% on select SA accommodations.

Best Thing About Adelaide

Adelaide's charm lies in its vibrant atmosphere, rich culture, and welcoming community. From its thriving food and wine scene to its lively arts and events calendar, there's always something new to discover. With its easy accessibility and abundance of owner-operated venues, Adelaide promises an unforgettable experience for every visitor