Where to Eat in Adelaide Australia on the Cheap


When you hear the phrase “cheap eats”, you may think of fast food or late night kebabs. This isn’t necessarily the case in one food loving town down under. Read on for this great list of where to eat in Adelaide Australia for places that are both tasty and affordable.

In this coastal city, you can find a broad selection of restaurants and cafes  Whether you are in the mood for a hearty breakfast, lunch, or dinner, there are plenty of great places you can choose from. To make it even more fun and accessible, consider a food trip with friends. First, look for an affordable car rental in Adelaide airport, so you’ll have the freedom to visit some of the city’s best, inexpensive eateries listed below.

Lucia’s Fine Foods

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First up on this list on where to eat in Adelaide Australia on the cheap is the family-run Lucia’s restaurant in Adelaide Central Market. It has been around since 1957 and established itself as a favourite among the market-goers in Adelaide.

After you’ve shopped around some of the market stalls, treat yourself to Lucia’s affordable and delicious Italian offerings. Enjoy a tasty plate of spaghetti carbonara or spaghetti vongole, which only costs $13.50 and $15 respectively. That’s a pretty good deal for a decent lunch.

Chinatown Adelaide

For your next stop on where to eat in Adelaide, drop by Chinatown. It’s just a few steps away from Adelaide Central Market. If you want to taste some of the most delicious and inexpensive Asian food, be sure to walk along Gouger and Grote street and check out the diverse selection of restaurants, cafes, food courts, and wine bars.

You’ll be pleasantly surprised at what Adelaide’s Chinatown has in store for you. You won’t have to book a flight just to sample dishes from various Asian countries like Japan, India, Korea, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, and, of course, China.

Sit Lo

If you can’t get enough of Asian dishes, not a problem in Adelaide. Head on over to Sit Lo, which is located at 30 Bank Street. Have yourself a hearty bowl of steaming Pho, which is Sit Lo’s signature Vietnamese Noodle Soup. If you’re health-conscious, no worries. The pho is MSG-free.

Sit Lo also has other kinds of delicious noodle bowls like crispy skin roasted pork belly, grilled chicken, tofu and sautéed shiitake mushrooms, to mention a few. This noodle bowls only cost around $10 to $12, which is quite affordable.

Don’t forget to try the venue’s best-selling banh mi (Vietnamese rolls) and bao (steamed buns), which is priced at a low price of $6.50 and $5 respectively.

The Flying Fig Deli

If you want to try something completely different, then treat your taste buds to some irresistible Jewish food at The Flying Fig Deli in Jeffrey Scott Street, North Adelaide.

For breakfast, you can eat some bagels, starting at $6.50, or potatoes priced at $3. You can also try the deli’s great tasting sandwiches, such as Ohio Brunch Burger, French Ham, House Club, which only costs anywhere from $10 to $15.

If you want more delicious meals, try out the chicken enchiladas, house-cured ham, and some mixed greens salad. The prices of these meals don’t go over $15, which is excellent.

Café Troppo

Eating healthy can sometimes get quite expensive. Café Troppo serves healthy meals that’s also good for your wallet.

Located at Whitmore Square, just outside the CBD, this vegetarian-friendly restaurant offers a good selection of breakfast and lunch, as well as a special menu for the weekend.

The café’s daily specials of salads, pastries, sandwiches, and pizza will never go above $15. So, you’ll enjoy healthy, delicious meals without spending too much.

Is there a spot we missed? Do you have a place to recommend? How was your experience? Share your thoughts on where to eat in Adelaide. Let us know in the comments below!


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