In what was once a public park amongst the concrete jungle of the west end is the new Peter Rabbit, a shipping container cafe and bar. Situated on a piece of land owned by SA Power Networks, the owners had to convince the power company and Adelaide City Council that their unique vision would work. The space is a breath of fresh air to the area with a bar, lawn, decked seating, a pergola, a roof top garden and a rabbit hutch.
Of course, we came to check out the menu which has a focus on fresh and organic produce. Breakfast is served between 7:30-11:30am and comes in 9 simple offerings. Dishes of note include the Breakfast Guacamole or the Zucchini Fritters. From 11:30am-2:30pm, the lunch menu kicks in with more heartier options that can be mixed and matched with their 5 types of salad.
For lunch, I ordered the Brioche Burger which comes with pulled lamb, slaw, pickles, mayo and house sauce. The dish came within 15 minutes of ordering and was nicely presented. The lamb was well seasoned, tender and juicy. It had a subtle sweetness that was well balanced by the sourness of the pickles. The crunchiness from the celery, red cabbage and nuts added a contrast in texture to the dish, and the fresh brioche bun held everything together well.
The staff were warm and friendly, and the service was fast and efficient. The atmosphere was relaxed and being here made you forget you were in the heart of the city. Everything is reasonably priced on the menu with the most expensive item at $14. The burger set me back $12 which is a lot cheaper than what you’d pay elsewhere.
The western end of Hindley Street is slowly being transformed from what was once a seedy undesirable location to an area that is becoming more trendy. A place like Peter Rabbit is definitely a positive for the area and worth checking out!
WHERE: Corner of Hindley St and Liverpool St, Adelaide