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When two worlds collide, great things can happen — and that’s exactly what you’ll find at Fare and Square.

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At first glance, you’ll spot a funky café sitting on the edge of Wellington Square in North Adelaide. Look closer, and you’ll discover a little more.

Fare and Square has been carefully created so that between 3pm and 5pm each day, a bit of magic happens. Curtains slide to reveal an extensive wine range, menu boards flip showcasing a mouthwatering tapas menu, and the record player cranks up filling the space with sounds of the 80s. Suddenly, the café you thought you were in has become an atmospheric wine bar.

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Who are the geniuses that combined our two favourite things, coffee and wine? Paul Denmead and his chef Hindarto Gunawan have plenty of experience, previously owning the well-known Pantry On Egmont. With the flexibility to transform the versatile space, they’ve maximised their hours by creating two venues in one.

“When we found our space on Wellington Square it was an empty shell — but we loved that it wasn’t amongst the craziness of O’Connell Street,” says Paul.

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During the day, the café pumps out rich coffee using De Groot Coffee Co. roasted beans, and delicious breakfast and lunch dishes — we highly recommend the smoked trout croquettes and baked masala chickpeas. And there’s plenty of seating inside and out, overlooking picturesque Wellington Square so you can enjoy the sunshine.

At night, the offerings change to include an all South Australian wine list poured straight from the two enomatic machines, paired perfectly with tapas dishes that are designed to share. You won’t want to skimp on ordering — every single dish is to-die-for, especially the pork belly bites and grilled halloumi.

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“I like wine, I like matching food with wine, and the whole experience started with that,” says Paul.

The next time you’re wondering where to grab brunch or a cheeky wine, don’t be a square and head to your same old local — give Fare and Square a go.

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Private Functions

With a few different spaces to choose from (including a large space upstairs) Fare and Square is the perfect spot to host your next part-ay! The friendly team will organise all food, drinks, and music for up to 50 people… all you need to do is show up and have a good time. Give them a call on 8267 2809 to enquire.

Millie xx


Millie Looker

Millie Looker

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