Bar 9 on Glen Osmond Road is one of those places that I’ve been to so many times and have loved for so long that it hadn’t even crossed my mind to write about it. Everyone knows it, right? Everyone loves it there, right?! They even opened a second café in the CBD so, peeps be all over it yeah? The recent and all-too-brief visit to Adelaide of a friend who moved interstate and his excitement and insistence that we have our final breakfast for this visit at Bar 9 was just the thing to remind me that I’d been taking this amazing place for granted just a little too much recently. Silly me.
Menu’s inside old Little Golden storybook covers and street-style artworks adoring the walls. Light pouring in through the giant glass windows, lighting up and warming the well worn floorboards. An old, original, fully functional Nintendo complete with Mario Bros game set up by some couches, ready to go for your playing pleasure – what could possibly make this place any better?
The food. Bar 9 has a standard menu with delicious breakfast, morning tea and lunch time treats available (refer to aforementioned Little Golden storybook covers), but there is also the changeable menu up on the wall, written on brown paper, awaiting your perusal. A few items on the changeable menu are also somewhat regular, but there’s a very, very good reason for that. Because, amazing. Avocado on toast with goats curd and corn salsa? Mmm hmmm. That’s what I’m talkin’ about! But what could possibly make this place any better?
The coffee. Bar 9 do everything they do well, but it’s their coffee that takes the cake. Two different blends are available daily, with a wide array of brewing methods for the real coffee connoisseur. For the average Jo who just likes their latte, you’re always guaranteed a perfectly brewed and blended cup, regardless of your preference.
Plus, the team at Bar 9 are super friendly and ridiculously good looking. What more could you want?!
96 Glen Osmond Road, Parkside. Check it.
Week days from 7:30am until 4pm and weekends from 8:30am until 2pm.