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Bellies full of love and bags full of beautiful objects — welcome to our very own utopia, on Unley Road.

On the doorstep of the Adelady office, is our idea of heaven — Pickle in the Middle and Etienne. Right alongside each other, they’re your destination for a food and shopping combo that will leave you on cloud nine.

Photo :: Wayne Pearson 

Get pickled

Any day of the week you’ll find us at Pickle in the Middle grabbing a coffee, a gingerbread caramel latte, or a bite to eat. Over the last four years, the sweetest-darned-couple you’ve ever met, Luke and Carli, have been feeding the masses and it’s no surprise people come back to get ‘pickled’, again and again.

“When you come for a coffee or meal, we want you to focus on spending time with friends and family, or just to relax by yourself and let us take care of the rest,” says Luke.

“We’ll fill your tummies with good quality, locally sourced ingredients, all freshly made in-house by our team — from main meals right down to the sauces and dressings, with the exception of our sourdough because we go through so much!”

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Eyes on sustainability, the Pickle team focuses on minimal waste and offers unique options like their Shrubs (an old-style fruit soda with apple cider vinegar). They’ll pickle anything in sight to intensify the flavours, including turnips, radishes and even watermelon.

The cakes are delicious, the brownies are a staple birthday treat in our office; and the fresh juices, packed with turmeric, ginger and beetroot help us beat that mid-afternoon slump. The whole menu is bursting with colours and flavours that make our day, and our dietary needs are looked after.

“Most of our menu is gluten-free, as we know a lot of people have an intolerance,” says Luke. “We’re really careful about what’s in our food, as we know your body responds to everything you put in it. Most of our dishes have a vegan base and you can add things on, like chicken or cheese, if you want.”

And when we’re after a tasty lunch that won’t weigh us down, Pickle’s bowls rule. The Salmon Poke bowl, the Satay or the Breakfast Greens are our top picks, and the generous portions won’t leave you looking for snacks. Or a Grazing Plate is perfect for our group lunches.

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There is plenty to grab and go, including fresh jams, sauerkraut, relish, coconut yoghurt, gluten-free seeded bread, and more. And the team will teach you the tricks of the trade with their monthly pickling course where you can use around 30 different spices and taste every delicious step of the way!

Get inspired

Top off a delicious stop at Pickle with a spot of shopping next door at Etienne. For the past 11 years, lovely local Juliet Berry has lined the shelves of this light-filled store with things that will spark joy and most definitely inspire.

“Etienne is a world of beautiful objects — for your home, for you, for someone special, or just because,” says Juliet. It’s an eclectic collection of homewares, women’s and men’s fashion from Assembly Label, Aesop skincare and a gold mine for thoughtful gifts. Everything resonates with our Australian lifestyle and is something a bit different to what you’ll find elsewhere.

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One of the most captivating things about Etienne is that it constantly evolves with the new collections that come regularly. We’re always rubbernecking at the one-off pieces of furniture that grace the eye-catching windows before being snapped up by some lucky duck.

We gawk at statement pieces from Dinosaur Designs, and fantasise about decking out our homes with colourful glassware from Maison Balzac. You can sink into a soft palette of bedlinen from Carlotta & Gee, adding gorgeous cushions to create interest in your home.

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Choose beautiful pieces of jewellery from Australian designers, including Kirstin Ash, Lucy Folk, Palas and more. Then, take time out at home to read inspiring books on cooking, wellbeing, architecture and gardening. The children’s range has lots of quirky toys and picture books, as well as baby blankets and the new al.ive baby range of skincare.

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Juliet loves to showcase local artworks and ceramics, which speaks volumes of her passion for all that Etienne stands for, and her enthusiasm is contagious. “Inspiration comes in all forms — beautiful objects, a conversation, a different experience,” Juliet says. And with a world of carefully curated items and a friendly and knowledgeable team to help you, a trip to Etienne will leave you buzzing.

Em xx



Em Worthington

Em Worthington

Writer and Content Creator for Adelady, her heart starts racing at the sight of a whiteboard or mere mention of a brainstorm.

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