Shopping Spotlight: North Adelaide Village

Photos: Sharmonie Cockayne

We’ve all stopped by O’Connell Street for its iconic baked goods, but how many of us have taken the time to explore the hidden gems in the area? Locals of course know North Adelaide’s secrets, so we thought we’d stop into the North Adelaide Village on a sunny Sunday and find out for ourselves.

After 30 years of lying vacant, the City of Adelaide purchased the former Le Cornu site at 88 O’Connell Street across from the North Adelaide Village. It’s now a big open park filled with huge pink and purple flowers made from tulle. Bring your lunch over to the park for a gorgeous picnic under the art.

Ian’s Shoes have been around since the 80s, and continue to be a leading shoe retailer stocking fashion and comfort brands including Ziera, ECCO, and BeautiFeel.

Tuyu fashion boutique has been a staple of Adelaide fashion for over 20 years. While the sister duo have expanded the business to 3 more boutiques around the state, the flagship store remains at North Adelaide Village. They stock popular Australian and international fashion brands like Significant Other, Joslin, Stevie May, Vestire and C/MEO Collective.

For a refreshing sugar fix, bubble tea bar, Chatime, has your back. The tea pictured here is tropical flavour, and the pearls at the bottom of the cup burst in your mouth. It’s an experience – one that everyone needs to try.

Coffee catch ups are made easy at Un Caffè Bar. The shaded outdoor area looks out over the park, making your Spring-time caffeine consumption a joy.

Metropolitan Fresh & Mozzafiato Café are a powerhouse of goodness. While Metropolitan Fresh specialises in Australian-grown fresh fruit and vegetables, flowers, nuts and dried fruit, gourmet continental foods and condiments, Mozzafiato Café offers a varied selection of sandwiches, salads, baked goods, desserts and, of course, coffee.

Fresh bread is an essential, and Baker’s Delight is an Australian staple. From finger buns to Turkish bread, they’ve got it all.

For those searching for fast, nutrition-packed food made to order, Bowlsome is the place to go. While the menu doesn’t stick to one cuisine (it includes Hawaiian poke, Korean bibimbap, and sweeter acai bowls), customers may also build their own.

Booked North Adelaide is packed with books (surprise!), magazines, stationary, gifts and more.

There’s no need to look further than Palmdale Village Meat Poultry & Seafood for your meat needs. The local butcher says that North Adelaide locals demand the best quality meats, and that’s just what they provide. They also publish their own recipes on their website – definitely worth a try!

Fix your phone or pick up a cute new cover at the little mid-mall counter, Premium Mobile Repair & Accessories.

Fili Jewellery boast a proud history of excellence. Family patriarch, Chambis Hambi, perfected his skills in the heart of London’s manufacturing centre, Hatton Garden, in the 1960s before migrating to Adelaide in 1977. Chambis’ two sons, Kyp and Yianni, followed in his footsteps, opening Fili Jewellery in Adelaide Arcade to great success, which led to them opening a second store in North Adelaide Village.

Goodlife Health Clubs sits conveniently on the second level, making it super easy to get in your daily exercise while also stopping into the Village to get your groceries.

Eat in or on the go at Haru Sushi. This little store you covered for your meat or vego sushi needs.

Enjoy 2 hours free parking in the undercover carpark. Restaurant patrons can enjoy 4 hours free parking (with validation from restaurant).

Trading hours
Monday – Wednesday, Friday 9:00am – 5:30pm
Thursday 9:00am – 9:00pm
Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday 11:00am – 5:00pm