Top Choice Cafe in Hahndorf

Seasonal Garden Cafe

Swimming against Hahndorf's mainstream currents – although slightly less earthy than it was, in its snappy new shopfront – this zero-waste cafe is adorned with wreaths, piles of pumpkins and strings of chubby chilli…
Top Choice Cafe in Stirling Area

Fred Eatery

Build it, and they will come... For decades Aldgate eked-out a cafe lifestyle with no quality offerings. Then along came Fred, a rather urbane fellow, decked out in green, black and white, with a savvy cityside menu…
Cafe in Hahndorf

Udder Delights

This udderly delightful cheese cellar/cafe serves salads, tarts, pies, soups, cakes, generous cheese platters, funky fondue ($49 for two people) and the best coffee this side of Stirling. Free cheese tastings, too.
Modern Australian in Stirling Area

Mt Lofty Summit Restaurant

With views from atop Mt Lofty (727m), this snazzy restaurant maintains equally lofty standards, shape-shifting from bright day-time cafe into atmospheric dinner destination with the greatest of ease. Corn fritters a…
Bistro in Hahndorf


Haus brings some urban hip to the Hills. Rustic-style pizzas are laden with local smallgoods, and the wine list is huge (lots of Hills drops). Also on offer are baguettes, pasta, burgers, salads and quiches. Prop yo…
Cafe in Stirling Area

Organic Market & Café

Rejecting Stirling's pompous tendencies, hirsute Hills types flock to this vibrant, hippie eatery. It's the busiest cafe in town − and rightly so; the food's delicious and everything's made with love. Gorge on brusc…
Pub Food in Hahndorf

Hahndorf Inn

This handsome, two-storey Hills pub (1863) serves a dizzying array of heart-clogging cheese kranskys, Vienna sausages, sauerkraut, apple strudels and sundry authentic German meat dishes. A kid-friendly buzz and no p…
Pub Food in Hahndorf

German Arms Hotel

Packed on weekends (with 18-to-25-year-olds, oddly enough), the bratwursts and schnitzels here are legendary. Live music and quiz nights occasionally make an appearance. Head to the front bar for a frothy-topped Löw…
Bakery in Gumeracha, Birdwood & Lobethal

Lobethal Bakery

The modest Lobethal Bakery is a Hills institution, spawning franchises in other towns. Load up on Germanic biscuits, cakes, pies, pasties and takeaway soup in a cup.
Cafe in Stirling Area

Cleland Café

Inside Cleland Wildlife Park, Cleland Café serves light lunches and snacks – handy if you've made the trek here without a sandwich. To get here from the city on public transport, take bus 864 or 864F from Grenfell S…