Peter Rabbit Cafe
Since it opened in 2015 people having been flocking to Hindley Street’s Peter Rabbit cafe. If you find yourself in the west end of Adelaide’s CBD needing a good coffee or something tasty and wholesome to eat then here are some reasons why you should add Peter Rabbit to your shortlist.
In a nutshell it’s a garden oasis in the concrete jungle of Adelaide’s West End, and it has the added drawcard of a real live bunny rabbit!
What we like about Peter Rabbit Café
Friendly staff, a pleasant grassy lawn with real fruit trees and a pond, and cool vibes make this a relaxing spot to enjoy some good food. Each time we’ve been the food has been delicious and freshly prepared (they have a herb garden and cultivate their own organic produce on the roof) and the coffee has been excellent.
Peter Rabbit’s changing menu includes staples like croissants and burgers as well as vege-loaded delights like green juice and their “Rabbit Bowl” (which the two year old surprisingly enjoyed). We can’t wait to go back without the kids and try their evening menu. They also have milo, fruit boxes and a few smaller things which may appeal to children.
Peter Rabbit menu
Peter Rabbit café is visually very appealing. As you’d expect from the name of the café there are plenty of nods to the story of Peter Rabbit, from watering cans, to the terracotta pots scattered around the café, to the lush green front courtyard, to the resident bunny. Our kids also like the rabbit themed mural.
The Play & Go kids love the novelty of saying hello to the rabbit at the back of the café – and I’ll admit that visiting said rabbit has sometimes been used as a bartering tool to encourage good behaviour.
The Play & Go kids are also partial to the (free) sparkling water which is available on tap. And you can breathe a sigh of relief if your small person is prone to knocking glasses over – their tumblers are plastic.
Things to consider
❤️ Peter Rabbit cafe is not fenced.
❤️ There is timed street parking so bring change for the meter.
❤️ Kids can’t actually hold the rabbit – in fact there is a sign asking that you don’t touch the rabbit.
❤️ It’s a popular spot so there may not be a lot of room for prams/pushchairs – that said you’ll find a mixture of indoor and outdoor tables and cosy nooks to enjoy.
❤️ On a couple of occasions when we’ve visited the music has contained a smattering of explicit lyrics. Possibly your child will be so busy visiting the resident bunny that they won’t even hear the bad language … or they might be too young to understand. Or maybe this doesn’t bother you.
❤️ There is a large-ish toilet (minus a change table) so if you needed to change a toddler or a baby then you could probably do so on the floor if you brought your own change mat.
❤️ We’d recommend Peter Rabbit for kids who are happy to stay close to you while you enjoy a coffee or something to eat. Kids who like to have a quick snack and then race around to burn off energy may prefer a play café or a café attached to a park or playground.
❤️ Peter Rabbit is a café by day and a bar by night.
Where to find Peter Rabbit
Cnr Hindley and Liverpool Streets, Adelaide
Opening Hours (please check their website for any changes to opening times)
- Monday-Wednesday 7:30am – 3:30pm
- Thursday 7:30am – 10pm
- Friday 7:30am – midnight
- Saturday 8am – midnight
About Susannah: I’m a mum to three boys and a little girl and I am learning to embrace the chaos. I love my morning coffee, exercise, cranking up some good tunes on the stereo, and heading away to new places on holiday. Originally from New Zealand, I now call Adelaide home and I love getting out and about and exploring all the fabulous things for families to do in Adelaide.
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