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Urban Escape Our Prospect Road Travel Guide

Urban Escape: Our Prospect Road Travel Guide

The unpretentious Prospect Road might not look like the tourist magnet of your wildest dreams, but it has activities and attractions anyone in Adelaide must experience. 

This road holds some of our city’s best suburban offerings—from world-class restaurants, like Meze Mazi and KOYO, to captivating sights, such as St. Helen’s Park and Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church. 

Want to know more? We have the deets for an exciting urban adventure.

How to Get to Prospect Road

Car: The fastest way to reach Prospect Road from the CBD is via King William St. 

Drive northward on King William St., passing sites like Elder Park and Brougham Gardens, until you reach O’Connell St. 

Continue driving north of O’Connell St. until you reach Prospect Road at the intersection near Caledonian Hotel.

Train: Take the northbound Gawler Central Line train from Adelaide Railway Station to Dudley Park Station. Reach Prospect Rd. by walking northwest of Dudley Park Station.

Bus: Wait for the northbound 222 bus at Stop U2 Victoria Square, northwest of the CBD. It will take you directly to Stop 13 Prospect Rd.

Where to Eat

Meze Mazi

Address: 86B Prospect Rd, Prospect, SA 5082

Contact Details: (08) 8269 2777

Pricing: $$


Meze Mazi’s interior combines modern minimalism with traditional aesthetics. Its soft, pristine white walls are adorned with tasteful artwork, and rustic red brickwork lends character to the space. 

Our team’s favorite dish here is the moussaka. Velvety and savory, it contains seasoned beef mince, tender eggplant, and creamy potato in a thick béchamel sauce. 

Here’s a tip: both pair well with their house wines, especially their rich berry-flavored Shiraz Grenache.


Address: Shop 2/132 Prospect Rd, Prospect, SA 5082

Contact Details: 0435 130 689

Pricing: $$


KOYO is a modern hibachi restaurant exuding laid-back charm. It creates a warm and inviting atmosphere with its large windows and earthy color scheme.

Our team’s go-to meal here is tsukune. It’s tender chicken smothered in mouthwatering tare sauce and salted egg yolk. 

The creamy and dreamy coconut namelaka complements this dish well. This dessert is light but packed with perfectly nutty and sweet flavors. 

We recommend completing your meal with their robust, aromatic, and smooth espresso martini.

Punthai Restaurant

Address: 80A Prospect Rd, Prospect, SA 5082

Contact Details: (08) 7226 1919

Pricing: $$


Punthai Restaurant features vibrant Thai-inspired artworks and decor. 

Their best-selling pad thai is an extraordinary treat. 

It contains crunchy bean sprouts, chives that add a delightful kick, and roasted peanuts for that extra oomph. The toppings depend on your preference, but our foodies went for their tender chicken and sweet prawns. 

The spicy, sour, and vegan tom yum puck is a healthy alternative. Wash it all down with their beloved Thai milk tea, a sweet and aromatic drink.

Cafe de Roma

Address: 116A Prospect Rd, Prospect, SA 5082

Contact Details: (08) 8342 6040

Pricing: $$


Cafe de Roma is a cozy eatery with a homely appeal. It’s simply furnished with silky curtains, a soft-white color scheme, and potted plants that bring a touch of the outdoors inside.

The Italian classics here are authentic, and the standout dish for our team is their trademark Roma pizza. It oozes with mozzarella cheese and has smoky and savory ham as the main topping. 

Pasta lovers also have several options, but our choice is the al pollo pasta. It has tender chicken breast pieces, refreshing basil, and tangy tomatoes. 

For dessert, the vanilla bean panna cotta is the definite crowd-pleaser. It’s sweetened cream infused with the essence of fragrant vanilla bean.

Rumi Palace

Address: 2/303 Prospect Rd, Blair Athol, SA 5084

Contact Details: (08) 8209 1959

Pricing: $


Rumi Palace’s vibes are as diverse as its menu. The kebab koobideh steals the spotlight: skewers of marinated lamb and beef mince served with basmati rice. 

Grilled tomatoes and a crisp salad add freshness to the meal, while chutney provides a spicy kick.

The traditional Afghan dish ashak is also a terrific choice. These savory pork dumplings contain leek and spring onion and are topped generously with earthy lentils and creamy yogurt. 

Their sweet saffron rice pudding or sholezard is the best way to round off your meaty and hearty meal.

Top Things to Do

Head to St. Helen’s Park

Head to St. Helen’s Park

Address: 39 Prospect Rd, Prospect, SA 5082


St. Helen’s Park is a local gem that boasts a range of relaxing and fun amenities. 

The park’s vast grassy field is ideal for games like frisbee and football, while its wooden benches under eucalyptus trees are fantastic for picnics. Additionally, there are free BBQ grills within the picnic grounds.

Kids can also let their imaginations run wild in the wooden cubby house or delight in the playground. This play area offers seesaws and swings with cute and cartoony designs. 

You may also bring your dog to the park, but they aren’t allowed in the playground. However, you can remove their leashes from 5 am to 8 am and from 5 pm to 9 pm.

See a film in Palace Nova Prospect Cinema

Address: 98 Prospect Rd, Prospect, SA 5082

Contact Details: (08) 8125 9313


Palace Nova Cinema is a contemporary movie theater. Moviegoers are welcomed in a lounge area with plush furnishings and subtle, warm lighting.

The theater’s state-of-the-art sound system offers crystal-clear audio; the sound is immersive but not ear-splitting. Plus, the cinema screens diverse films, spanning from timeless classics to new releases.

It even holds film festivals and other movie-related events. Some recurring ones you should check out are the St. Ali Italian Film Festival, Filmmaker Q and A Sessions, and Big Screen Epics.

Check out beautiful churches

Check out beautiful churches

The beautiful churches along Prospect Road are must-sees for travelers who love architecture. 

First is Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church near Barker Road and Prospect Road’s eastern intersection. This church captivates with its simple but stunning brickwork and a facade with Neoclassical and modern elements. 

Then there’s the St. Cuthbert’s Anglican Church, a longstanding Protestant place of worship at the corner of Prospect Road and Ballville St. It has the same style as the previous church but is smaller and with more greenery surrounding it.

Finally, you should swing by the Prospect Road Uniting Church down at 174 Prospect Road. It features a rustic stone and brick facade with modern white accents.

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Address: 128 Prospect Rd, Prospect, SA 5082

Contact Details: (08) 8269 5355


Newmarch Gallery treats patrons to solo and group exhibitions spanning various media, from visual to musical art. It’s a launchpad for budding talents and a reverent stage for seasoned maestros.

One of our favorite exhibitions here is BEACON 4: RUDIMENTARY RECORDING DEVICE. Featuring digital and traditional works, the installation combines classic tunes with abstract images of the human body.

The gallery also offers workshops that encourage artistic creativity. In addition, you can ask the friendly staff about the location of some of Prospect Road’s public art, like Warren Langley’s Pulse and the Mosaic Planters

Get tatted at Art n Soul Tattoo Studio

Address: 230 Prospect Rd, Prospect, SA 5082

Contact Details: (08) 8269 6383


Looking for a tattoo shop along Prospect Road? Visit Art n Soul Tattoo Studio!

The spacious and clean studio has a calming atmosphere. Moreover, the artists Colin, Raju, and Flick are friendly.

These artists are masters of realism and can also provide corrections and touch-ups. You can browse their portfolio here.

Play tennis and basketball at 4 Tennis Courts

Play tennis and basketball at 4 Tennis Courts

4 Tennis Courts is not only open 24/7, but it’s also free!

This spot is well-maintained and shaded by towering trees. It also boasts bright but not blinding floodlights for players who prefer night games. 

Moreover, one of the tennis courts also serves as a basketball court. However, you’ll need to wait for tennis players to leave if you want to play basketball.

Where to Shop

Indy Love Boutique 

Address: 104a Prospect Rd, Prospect, SA 5082

Contact Details: (08) 7200 2725

Pricing: $ to $$


Andy Love Boutique is the top Prospect Road shopping destination for women’s fashion. Their selection includes the latest dresses, tops, skirts, and handbags. 

Additionally, they sell scarves, ponchos, and accessories, like pearly headbands and beaded earrings. 

Our team’s fashionistas highly recommend their elegant Vicky Mini Dress and the chic Amy Cowl Neck Top. Their Romance Bag and Emerald Valor Clutch Handbag are worth a look too. 

Schinella’s Market

Address: 62 Prospect Rd, Prospect, SA 5082

Contact Details: (08) 8344 8611

Pricing: $ to $$


Schinella’s Market offers fresh fruit and vegetables, delectable pastries, and organic options. We recommend the tart Pink Lady Apples, the sweet Bombolone Cocktail Nutella, and the savory Bite Me Zucchini Fritters.

Among the seafood, Harris Hot Smoked Barramundi and Holland House Black Caviar are the top sellers. Moreover, deli lovers will enjoy the sweet and savory Barossa Ham Gypsy and nutty Jarlsberg Cheese. 

This market also sells flowers, continental goodies, and beverages. 

Wild Fusion

Address: 124A Prospect Rd, Prospect, SA 5082

Contact Details: 0405 141 631

Pricing: $ to $$


Wild Fusion has some of the most beautiful and fragrant gifts in Prospect Road. They sell bouquets of seasonal and fresh flowers like oriental white lilies, lilacs, and roses. You can customize these according to your or your recipient’s preferences.

They also have multiple diffusers. The best-smelling ones for us are the lily and plum-based Eco Reed Diffuser.

In addition, Wild Fusion offers various chocolates, from the dark and nutty Blockrero to the minty Bubblegum Blast. 

You can also buy tons of child-friendly products here. Our kids absolutely love their Doudou Rabbits stuffed toys and Curious Cogs interactive books.

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