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Rise & Shine With the Best Breakfast in Adelaide

From the perfect scramble to loaded sandos, here's where you'll find the best breakfast in Adelaide to start your day right.


Ah, breakfast, the most important meal of the day. Time to fuel up on food loaded with energy to power you through whatever you face that day, or simply revive you from the night before.

The most versatile meal with options as nourishing as acai bowls for the health-conscious, grease-filled fry-ups for the hangovers, or perhaps a stack of pancakes for the sweet-toothed among us.

Whatever your brekky preference, we’ve rounded up the cosy cafes to hit up for the best breakfast in Adelaide, across the city, surrounding suburbs, and Adelaide Hills.

Best Breakfast in Adelaide: CBD

My Kingdom for a Horse

My Kingdom for a Horse

Exceptional coffee sourced from renowned producers awaits at My Kingdom for a Horse. Coffee addicts flock here for their morning cuppa Joe, thanks to a team constantly on the hunt for uniquely flavourful coffee that sets them apart, with an eye for espresso and filter brewing.

Once your coffee order is sorted, find a spot in the 120-seat café and dig into a hearty meal of shakshouka or blue swimmer crab fritters. Not overly hungry? Try the bagels or the chilled coconut chia pudding

191 Wright Street, Adelaide

Part Time Lover

Part Time Lover

Punchy flavours paired with creative combinations are what Part Time Lover is all about. This cult favourite CBD café boasts vibrant colours and an intriguing, organic fit-out that is hard to miss.

Hit them up for their infamous fried corn ribs with chilli lime or blue swimmer crab scrambled eggs, paired with a zesty cocktail to match. Laneway lovers - this one is for you.

Pilgrim Lane, Adelaide

Peter Rabbit

Peter Rabbit

If the weather is playing ball, head down the rabbit hole into the Hindley Street hidden gem Peter Rabbit for some of the best breakfast in Adelaide.

Relax in their calming outdoor area and order yourself sweet French toast or chocolate rice pudding. Feeling savoury? Try Dan's sando, loaded with eggplant, cabbage and nori rice crackers. Yum.

234-244 Hindley Street, Adelaide

Hey Jupiter

Hey Jupiter

Café et croissant, s'il vous plaît! Throw on your beret and escape to France for the morning at the green ‘paradis’ that is Hey Jupiter.

The simple breakfast menu includes small plates of eggs or freshly cut fruit, right up to a ‘Petit Dejeuner du Champagne’ a breakky feast for two complete with free range eggs, pastries, toast, cured meats, fruit, and most importantly – 2 glasses of Louis Roederer champagne. It's 5 o'clock somewhere, right?

11 Ebenezer Place, Adelaide

Best Breakfast in Adelaide: Suburbs

Our Boy Roy

Our Boy Roy

Meatball subs, mortadella sandos and Chicago-style beef rolls, get in our belly. All in one café, deli, providore and sandwich shop, Our Boy Roy is our go-to for a fantastic mid-week breakky and coffee, or a sit-down weekend brunch. You can’t miss the cute Clarence Park café, with a gorgeous pastel-coloured mural setting the scene for what lies within.

Great coffee brews out of the lavender-hued coffee machine, sweet and savoury dishes are served up from the kitchen, and the attached general store sells everything from relishes and jams to bright bouquets.

114 East Avenue, Clarence Park

Hello Neighbour

Hello Neighbour

Hello Neighbour is the go-to local, ready to satisfy cravings seven days a week, dishing out fresh juices, smoothies, and expertly brewed coffee.

Don't miss their star menu items like the salmon tacos with smashed avo, puffed rice and zesty tomato salsa or the chicken cotoletta sandwich.

For a decadent start to your day, try the mango smoothie bowl with Greek yogurt, granola, toasted coconut and a burst of berries.

150 King William Road, Hyde Park


Yolk Café

This community-focused café has quickly become a go-to favourite among locals. Yolk Café doesn’t shy away from creative flavour combinations and sweet and savoury varieties, making it hard to choose just one dish!

The light and bright space features breakfast classics like chilli scramble, bacon benny, French toast and the classic egg and bacon brekkie roll, but it’s the lemon hotcakes we keep going back for.

42 North East Road, Walkerville

Yeah Nah Yeah

Yeah Nah Yeah

Breakfast wines Why not! Yeah Nah Yeah is the vibrant café packing a punch with its bright, light and airy interior with blush-pink walls and sleek timber outdoor dining. 

The menu selection is as generous as their meals, from vegetarian to gluten-free, there is something to suit everyone. The sanods are a crowd favourite, while the bacon and egg roll all but promises to cure the most brutal of hangovers. We're 100% yeah, how about you?

1/97 Belair Road, Torrens Park

Flying Fig Deli

The Flying Fig

If you haven't experienced the freshly baked heaven that is Jewish Challah bread, then take this as your sign. Paying homage to the landmark Jewish delicatessens of NYC, The Flying Fig's extensive menu includes bagels, Challah French Toast and a house-made falafel bowl.

Swapping health food for soul food, majority of the menu is made in-house, with the rest sourced from local South Australian suppliers for ultimate quality. 

161 Jeffcott Street, North Adelaide



With a relaxed canteen inspired fit-out, Argo is the perfect spot to perch and feast on bright bowls of veg, plates loaded with bacon and eggs, or our personal favourite, their ‘Benny Way You Like’.

When the sun is shining, you can’t go past their mammoth smoothie bowls, customised to suit your taste with a variety of toppings and flavours, making Argo a hot spot for some of the best breakfast in Adelaide.

212 The Parade, Norwood

4/211 Victoria Square, Adelaide

Best Breakfast in Adelaide: Adelaide Hills

Emma and Ivy

Emma and Ivy

For breakfast surrounded by welcoming community vibes, endless greenery, a passionate team and great coffee, look no further than Emma and Ivy.

The Lobethal local began as a humble coffee and plant pit stop, and is now a thriving hub of activity, with plants, gifts and homewares for sale, alongside the buzzing café dishing up delightful breakfast and brunch dishes.

All the breakky classics are here, including a build-your-own breakfast, smashed avo and a juicy chicken burger.

47 Main Street, Lobethal

Lady Luck

Lady Luck

Luck be a lady at this rustic, coffee-fuelled retreat high up in the Adelaide Hills. Get your boot scootin' boots on and journey to bustling Mount Barker's Lady Luck, a sweet spot that sprung from the minds of two local sisters.

The global-inspired menu includes falafel bowls and avocado toast, breakfast gnocchi and strawberry vanilla panna cotta. Elevate your weekend brunch and stop in to enjoy some of the best breakfast in Adelaide.

16 Walker Street, Mount Barker 



SUSA at Aston Hills is the latest venture by the hospo sibling duo behind the beloved - and previously mentioned - Lady Luck café - so you know this is a gem of a breakfast spot.

SUSA, which means "sister" in Pidgin, pays homage to their Papua New Guinean roots, and this cafe is where heritage meets heartwarming hospitality.

The menu is a delightful blend of wines, coffee, brunch treats, and fresh juices. Plus, it's not just about food – the opening has created new jobs in the local community. Love to see it!

1 Aston Parade, Mount Barker

Made your way through our picks for the best breakfast in Adelaide and hungry for more?  Check out our favourite restaurants in North Adelaide for a must-have meal, or maybe enjoy a meal by the seaside in Glenelg.

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