The countdown is on to Christmas Day and all of the present giving and receiving. Shopping for the perfect gift can be exhausting but we think we’ve uncovered Adelaide’s best-kept secret.
FRED Living & Eatery is tucked away amongst the foliage in the beautiful Aldgate Village in the Adelaide Hills and is the perfect eating and shopping house for the local community, passers-by, and destination patrons.
Hidden among the hills, FRED is a colourful and eclectic oasis that is split between a boutique gift shop and a contemporary, elegant dining venue.
The adjacent store, FRED Living allows visitors to stock up on treasured gifts for the festive season and refuel with a selection of delicious pastries, meals and beverages.
FRED Living is an absolutely gorgeous, bright, colourful, and cheerful gift store full of everything from unique one-of-a-kind trinkets (their specialty) and a range of other delightful goodies.
For anyone shopping for gifts, FRED Living is the place to go. The store’s items are sourced from a variety of local businesses such as Jam Factory, Yeend Studio glass, Willow Evie candle; National businesses such as Black Blaze candles, orbit key ring holders, and Snooza dog beds; to internationally sourced products from Alessi, and Citta, and Tangent GC skincare.
Offering an array of eclectic homewares and bright, luxe statement pieces, and distinctive, tailored gifts, FRED Living is kept in sync with the vibe of the eatery.
Gifts aside, what’s most unique about FRED is its sister store attached alongside it, FRED Eatery. The dining venue features a courtyard and outdoor seating, as well as a mezzanine lounge, library space and private dining area ideal for groups and any occasion.
As a long time, Adelaide Hills favourite FRED Eatery has been serving up delicious breakfast, brunch, and lunch to hungry patrons for years now, establishing itself as a reputable cafe.
Our favourite dishes to refuel with after shopping ‘til we drop are the classic A Little of a Lot, Malaysian Bang Bang and The Threesome.
A Little of a Lot is exactly as it sounds! Eggs your way, with crispy bacon, roast mushroom, wilted greens, chipolatas, and cherry tomato chutney all loaded onto toasted ciabatta sourdough.
The Malaysian Bang Bang is barbequed red chicken satay with lime leaf risotto cake with peanut and coconut dressing and a soft fried egg.
Our favourite of the bunch The Threesome! Inspired by Goldilocks golden maple roasted granola, this scrumptious bowl is accompanied by Toasted Banana Bread with miso caramel and ricotta and yoghurt fool.
Offering both a dining and shopping experience, FRED Living & Eatery’s unique establishment is something worthy of an Instagram post with its colourfully curated palate and fit-out.
Find FRED Eatery & Living at 220 Mount Barker Rd, Aldgate SA 5154.