At Two-Bit Villains, you can sip on hand-crafted botanical sodas and nosh on meat-like vegetarian burgers in a swanky ballroom.
Adelaide’s Two-Bit Villains is the soda bar of your dreams. It’s light-filled and full of things like retro furniture, loaded fries, soda floats and burgers. This is where the dream takes an odd turn: everything on the menu is vegetarian, with plenty of vegan and gluten free options too. Yep, EatClub’s newest restaurant partner is a vegetarian diner! Come for the junk food and leave without feeling heavy.Liam Hughes (who’s a trained chef) co-owns Two-Bit Villains with his dessert-making mum Leigh. They moved this diner into the grand ballroom of Adelaide Arcade in 2015. The space is bright, nostalgic and features a balcony which overlooks Rundle Mall.
Pull up a pastel ‘50s chair and try their most popular burger: the Cheeseburger. It offers a meat-textured vegetarian patty, pickles, cheese, onion, mustard and ketchup. A side of Tater Tots or Mac and Cheese never hurt anyone, right? You’d best order them too.
The sodas are made with botanical flavours such as Cream Soda (vanilla), Sarsaparilla, Kola and Blackberry and feature no nasties. They use sugar cane in the soda as they find that it generates the best old-fashioned flavour. Turn your sodas into a Soda Float: have it poured over premium vanilla ice cream.For those who require a ‘grown up drink’, alcohol is available in the form of beer, wine and cider. All of the alcoholic drinks come from South Australia: beers and ciders from small craft breweries and wine from the state’s wine region. They also offer Coopers, Adelaide’s most famous beer.
Everything on the menu is made in-store, so between the experimental soda-making and the creating of ‘meat’ patties, the kitchen looks a little like a lab. They truly do have fun with food and beverages at Two-Bit Villains and their creations are consequently scrumptious. We urge even carnivores to give it a whirl!
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