For someone that likes to keep an eye out for new and interesting place to visit, it never ceases to amaze me just how many there are that have never even been a blip on my radar. Sure, this is far from a full time pursuit – if only – but it’s not often I am completely surprised by somewhere.
However, Jekyll and Hyde managed to do just that.
Tucked away on Union Street in the trendy East end of the CBD, this quirky little eatery is almost an overload for the senses. Vintage items abound, with kids ride on cars, old juke boxes, parking meters and old leather bound seats and booths fight for your attention. It’s done very well though, hitting the sweet spot of intriguing and conversation starting without becoming garish or overdone.
Menu wise, J&H have pages of simply brilliant things. I know that isn’t terribly helpful in terms of detail, but honestly it’s all you need to know. Banana bread French toast, pancakes, eggs Benedict, big breakfast and fruit bowls scratch the breakfast surface, with burgers, pizzas, ribs, Buddha bowls and so many other options making it actually pretty bloody difficult to choose your lunch! Chuck some specials into the mix and this is not a place to be both hungry and indecisive.
They are also fully licensed, with a short but quality list of wines and beers to imbibe. I can also confirm their coffee is delicious, and there is an extensive juice/smoothie menu to boot.
So if you are in the market for a fun and interesting place to have some great food and drinks, for breakfast or lunch, then find your way to Jekyll and Hyde. You will not be disappointed.
Jekyll and Hyde are located at 29 Union Street, Adelaide. They are open weekdays from 7am till 3pm, and weekends from 9am till 3pm.