We can’t promise a visit with the wizard, but there’s always something exciting happening along Jetty Road.
By day, beach dwellers are spoilt for choice. By night, Jetty Road, Glenelg offers up its unforgettable sunsets and the area transforms into a mecca of eateries, lit up with the new Moseley Square fairy lights. This buzzing strip is never shut and there’s always plenty to see and do.
Perhaps, like us, you’ve visited Jetty Road many times to pop into the businesses you know and love, like Cibo, Attitudes, The Moseley Bar & Kitchen or The Beach House. Or maybe you’ve been enticed by the shiny new names on the strip — like Bottega Gelateria, with all its rich gelato; Terra & Sol, with an all-day menu filled with food and bevvies; or Sherpa Dining, with its exciting Australian take on traditional Nepalese food.
But what about everything you haven’t yet explored? Oh, the places you’ll go! Jetty Road is brimming with secret spots just waiting to be discovered — here are some of our faves.
The Moseley Bar & Kitchen
The perfect date night doesn’t exi- … wait, yes it does! Pop into GU Film House for a glass of bubbles before your movie-watching begins. Follow the Jetty Road For our arty friends, wander down into the depths of Stamford Grand Glenelg and you’ll stumble upon the Glenelg Art Gallery, packed with work by local artists.
If real life gets too much, head into the brand new VR Zone Play and jump into a world of games!
If it’s high quality food you’re looking for, then you can’t skip Capriccio. This quaint Italian restaurant delivers a lip-smacking meal every time.
Meat lovers, get ready — The Ottoman Grill is the only Turkish restaurant for 12 kilometres. If you love their decor, pop into their sister store next door, Ottoman Design.
And if you’re craving an Asian feast, Phuket Thai will deliver the goods. Three words — unreal pad thai.
Poke your head into the hole-in-the-wall Superette and you’ll be instantly rewarded with excellent coffee and views of some vibey street art.
On clear mornings, soak in the morning sun at a table out the front of Swedish Tarts while you wait for the caffeine fix to hit.
And if you’re visiting Jetty Road around 10am on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays, pop into Il Cafe and you may just be lucky enough to score one of their sought after zeppoles — be quick though, these babies disappear fast!
Embrace your inner boho at Wanderlust Soul Boutique. With their broad range of unique fashion, crystals, gifts and treasures, you won’t leave empty-handed!
Do the opposite of its name at Naked by the Sea — stock up on bold prints and unique accessories that are sure to make a statement.
Go for glittery at Wishart Jewellery — their wide range of male and female pieces are timeless and the service is always spot on.
Wanderlust Soul Boutique
Acting like a magnet, Feed draws people in with its never-wavering, always delicious, modern Australian food.
Shake hands with Mr Potato, and head on your merry way with one of their loaded jacket potatoes in hand — we give their vegan options an A+.
Buying for that difficult friend, or just want to cheer yourself up with some retail therapy? Pop into The Ivy Room and walk out with a cheerful gift or knickknack that pops a smile on your dial.
If you’re fighting for zero waste, check out what the guys at The Source are up to with their family-owned bulk wholefoods store.
If the travel ban has you down, sneak a visit to Villa Hampton who are always stocked to the rafters with beautiful beachy homewares — you won’t know where to start!