Every now and then you come across something new and unexpectedly awesome. Patch Kitchen and Garden Stirling is one of these places!
Kids in Adelaide have been long time fans since its opening in 2014, we have had PLENTY of visits, and we were back just recently in May 2019 checking out the new pop up space ‘Left Field’. If you haven’t been yet you need to get there.
‘Left Field’ joins the existing eatery (on the left) and is a vibrant, funky, bright space with a connecting updated play room. Great timing for the winter months. We love the fresh wall of indoor plants from the local nursery and the collections of pottery and art work on display in this space (don’t worry they are out of reach from curious little hands). The best part? Seriously good quality food and yet still super family friendly – in fact the kids are as well catered for as the adults.
Watch this space as evenings in ‘Left Field’ are evolving (more so for the adults) too.
Outdoors in the garden space that we already adore they have incorporated a heated marquee into the mix – perfect for a private family celebration or cosy weekend brunch offering an indoor/outdoor feel. Of course on the milder days the garden itself makes a great spot to grab a table, let the kids explore a little an enjoy the sand pit, climb a tree, play in the cubby house and maybe even say hello to, or feed some scraps to the resident chickens down the back!
Did we mention the back yard/garden is fully fenced and feels accessible enough to take your grandma (or those with mobility challenges) thanks to a lovely little access ramp with hand rails.
Patch really is a great take on the new push for places to go where you can feel relaxed bringing the family, but can also expect to enjoy delicious quality food, great coffee and scrumptious cakes! In addition to the super appealing family spaces with in Patch, there are also smaller, more intimate areas designed perhaps, to give those without kids some places to grab a coffee without feeling bombarded by children – including a lovely front deck (oooooohhhh brave it in the autumn with a jacket and take in every colour of Stirling). There certainly isn’t the feeling of being over run with kids at Patch, although if you pull up a table next to the grassy area with awesome climbing trees, large cubby and chickens, then you probably shouldn’t be too surprised to have all the kids playing nearby!
Patch aims to use local, seasonal and organic produce wherever possible and the menu is small, yet caters for all with a delicious, healthy range of options as well as sporting a mouth watering selection at the counter inside.
The owners have certainly put significant thought and effort into Patch – from it’s well thought out areas, kids play equipment, children’s change area complete with little people hand washing area and even offering options for picnic hampers – it’s really a wonderful updated new place to enjoy – with or without the kids!
Patch Kitchen and Garden also run some great kids activities during school holidays and school term, where they entertain your kids (& sometimes include kids lunch) with things like kids yoga, craft activities and art workshops. Meanwhile you have an hour or two to relax with a good coffee, tasty lunch and delicious desserts – definitely try them out – more info on their Facebook page.
143 Mt Barker Rd, Stirling, South Australia – take the Stirling exit off the Freeway, drive through Stirling main area towards Aldgate and you’ll find Patch on the left just past the ‘wood pile’ and across the road from the old Aldgate Bike Shop! 🙂