Suburban Foodies: Salisbury | The Gourmand & Gourmet

Suburban Foodies: Salisbury

With Tarragindi both fun to say and fun to do and Salisbury dubbed the next West End, get ahead of your trendy hipster friends and claim discovery of these areas and their excellent eats first! Despite its close proximity to the CBD, this side of town was fondly known as the industrial ‘sticks’, until now. Cool cafes and delectable deli’s are cropping up all over these south-side spots and with unlimited parking and relaxed vibes, keeping out of the nearby city is more appealing (and appetising) than ever. We’ve rounded up a few of our favourite spots that are just begging to become the latest hipster haunts. Apples on Ainsworth | Salisbury Already on most locals’ (and not-so-local) radar, Apples on Ainsworth has become the go-to spot in Salisbury for excellent coffee, breakfast, brunch and lunch. The cafe boasts a sweets cabinet and menu options like baked Mexican eggs or the Canadian special of organic toasted banana bread topped with grilled organic bacon. Those meals alone are definitely worth the trip to the south side. Sprout Artisan Bakery | Salisbury Sprout Artisan Bakery has well and truly won over our carb loving hearts. Turns out we’re not the only ones either, this little Salisbury bakery is basically famous after it supplied bread to the G20 Summit leaders BBQ. With bread, danishes, pastries and authentically fermented sourdough baked fresh daily, there’s no surprise those dignitaries wanted to carb-load. Reload Espresso | Salisbury What do you get when you combine an old munitions factory, retro lounges and tasty organic meals? Reload Espresso! You’ll find a menu of treats that look as good as the antique furniture they serve them on at this hip hang out, with eats like crepes with poached apples and cream for brekky and quinoa burgers for lunch. suburbanfoodiessalisburyrestaurantsleafespressoLeaf Espresso | Tarragindi Leaf Espresso takes on a similar quality as it’s sister venue, West End’s Habitat, in creating a natural, relaxed, cosy feel. Leaf are serving up coffee, breakfast and lunch with menu staples like burgers, waffles and bagels and a cabinet packed with sweets. Pick a spot on the back deck and just make yourself at home! Todd & Pup | Tarragindi Kitted out with exposed brick and astro turf, Todd & Pup are serving up gourmet coffee, breakfast, brunch and lunch perfect to tackle hipster hanger. The health craze is alive and well here with acai bowls, fresh juices, smoothies and veggie options on the menu. For those after a more ‘traditional’ cafe snack, their cabinet is stacked with treats to keep your caffeine company. Hedge Espresso | Salisbury Hedge Espresso have jumped on the cold-pressed coffee trend and emerged with a 14 hour organic brew, perfect for pouring over ice to keep you cool and caffeinated in the summer heat. But with tasty bites like homemade apple and raspberry loaf and peanut butter swirled brownies on the cards, we’re definitely not just leaving with a caffeine hit. Esher St Cafe & Deli | Tarragindi Esher St Cafe & Deli has us praising the genius who created the combined cafe and deli. After finishing your breakfast, lunch or gourmet sandwich, Esher’s deli will take care of your edible retail therapy. Packed to the brim with gourmet produce, most of their products are locally sourced. We just love a one-stop shop! With these places on offer, it’s never been more hip to hang in the ‘burbs. Words by Tayla Trask