Best Brunch in Adelaide: Where to Book in Your Weekend Brunch
From boozy breakfast tipples to healthy sustenance boosts, these are the foodie hotspots serving up the best brunch in Adelaide.
Whether you're catching up with friends after a Sunday morning stroll or booking yourself in for a boozy breakfast, Adelaide offers a host of spots to visit for a scrumptious brunch. Pick yourself up a light meal on the run or tackle a flavour-filled breaky burger, whatever type of weekend bruncher you are, we have somewhere for you! So, buckle up and get ready to discover where to find the best brunch in Adelaide.
From the fantastic founders of The Golden Month comes The Golden Cup, a light-filled, cosy café which brings together mums and their kids for brekkie. The seasonal menus (there's a special one for kids too) celebrate fresh produce. Think pretty plates of plant-based waffles, banana bread and granola with poached pears that ensure you start your day in the most delicious way possible.
2/491 Brighton Road, Brighton
If you wake up every morning and need an abundance of good coffee to kick start your day, you're in good company. The coffee connoisseurs behind Hark! coffee roasters have opened a new café where you can pick up a very good brew (of the hot or cold variety), and enjoy laid-back neighborhood vibes alongside an equal mix of locals and their dogs. Heroing fresh produce, the Rose Park-based café serves up salads, classic brekkie fare, daily baked goods, and fresh juice.
52 Alexandra Avenue, Rose Park, South Australia
South Australia's sensational produce is the star of the show at this spacious new neighbourhood café. The all-day menu caters to sweet and savoury lovers, with highlights including fluffy apple crumble hotcakes, cinnamon doughnut French toast and a hearty fried chicken burger with sweet potato fries. Perfectly suited to group catch ups or family gettogethers, you can take your pick of swing seats or high tables in the light, industrial space.
35 Stirling Street, Thebarton
This new Spanish-style eatery has you covered for breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks. For breakfast, try their famous baked eggs with spicy bravas sauce, aged chorizo, parmigianno regianno and sourdough. The star of the show is the spacious, rustic courtyard, which is adorned with fairy lights and seats up to 40 people.
137 Magill Road, Stepney
A welcomed addition to the southern residential enclave of the CBD, Sibling is well and truly an Adelaide affair. Coffee in Common are the beans of choice and their cold brew has proven itself a locals’ favourite during those sweltering days. The minimal chic café is perennially packed with java enthusiasts, and their worldly food menu includes both café classics (think beans and bagels) as well as more exotic numbers. For those looking to spice up their morning coffee order, Rockstar blends from the likes of Twin Peaks Coffee have also joined the line-up so be sure to check those out too.
96 Gilles Street, Adelaide
Tell Henry has a new home. Ditching their yellow and blue digs in a tire shop in favour of a more sleek, refined space, the café and roastery still retains its friendly, neighborhood charm. Expect the same delicious baked goods, brill coffee and warm Adelaide service.
39 Rundle Street, Kent Town
Paying homage to the early Port Adelaide hotels that were closed at the turn of the last century, and the beautiful, sometime harsh Australian landscape, The Banksia Tree Café blends native ingredients with international influences. Offering the likes of French toast topped with fresh figs, vino cotto, toasted nuts or pashmak (Iranian fairy floss), freshly baked apple and butterscotch muffins, house-made granola and porridge with Kangaroo Island oats, signature XO blue swimmer crab with eggs, and the list goes on. It may be a bit of a drive from the city but the delights of the menu are well worth it for a wintry weekend treat.
147 St Vincent Street, Port Adelaide
How do Portuguese tarts from Saudade, cauliflower popcorn or a classic eggs Benny sound? Yeah, nah yeah? Good. Because this small Belair Road eatery (just outside Mitcham Square shopping centre) delivers on that old adage, proving that good things can in fact come in small packages. This new café packs a fun punch with its bright, light and airy interior with blush-pink walls and sleek timber outdoor dining. Co-owner Aimee Kempster has transformed this suburban gem into a friendly neighbourhood haunt, that serves up great coffee (by Show Pony), hangover recovery food (did we mention their crunchy fried chicken burger or hash brown stack?) and mouthwatering vegan specialties. It’s super fun and super yum.
1/97 Belair Road, Torrens Park
Settle into a seat at this fresh and airy café in industrial Thebarton and prepare to have your mind blown. Specialising in smokey wood-fired flavours, their roasted artichoke tortilla with a creamy mushroom braise, snap peas, pecan and burnt breadcrumb means their menu is suitable for all foodies, whether you are vegan, veggo or gluten free! Taste your way through their seasonable produce all grown off-site whilst enjoying their vibrant atmosphere.
38 Winwood Street, Thebarton
Feeding the masses in the Adelaide Hills, Fred Eatery is located in Aldgate and is a fan favourite among locals. Fred certainly doesn't disappoint when it comes to putting on a great brunch and their produce is locally sourced which just adds to the beautiful community feel of the Adelaide Hills. Grab a seat outside and take in the atmosphere, and did we mention they are pup-friendly so your furry friends don't need to miss out on all the action!
220 Mount Barker Road, Aldgate
Sitting pretty perched over the glorious Port River, this unusual café is anything but ordinary. Spot a dolphin or two whilst immersing yourself in their delicious fresh and local menu. Whether you are into the Hot Smoked Trout Bagel or more a Mushroom Ragu type operator you will be sure to leave with a full stomach. Pick a nice day and sit outside on the deck and watch the action of the Port River unfold.
11 Mundy Street, Port Adelaide
Tucked away on Egmont Terrace, this rustic, old fashioned cafe oozes flare and quirkiness and is crammed with every classic (granola, French toast and brunch bowl) alongside more inventive options – such as the breakfast gnocchi with roast tomato, garlic and sage butter then topped with an egg. The specialty peach lime or mint iced tea is a must – that will have your morning off to a refreshing start!
2 Egmont Terrace, Hawthorne
The coffee experts at CREAM have quite a simple philosophy - that everything can be fixed with coffee. If you’re short on time and in need of an excellent coffee and sustenance hit, the crew at CREAM is always an old faithful – you can grab your brunch to-go and hit the ground running. Their light and fluffy pancakes have got to be some of the best in Adelaide, whilst their cheeky jam-packed flavoursome croissants will be sure to keep you going late into the afternoon!
4/49 Jetty Road, Brighton
For those active enthusiasts, Commissary sits perched looking over Victoria Park racetrack, so after your morning walk, pop across the road and indulge in some of the best brunch around. Eat your way through Biscoff pancakes, pretty pink Smoothie bowls and Big Breaky Burgers. Reward yourself with a cheeky breakfast tipple or wash your brunch down with a cold-pressed green juice.
160 Fullarton Road, Rose Park
Loving our edit of the best brunch in Adelaide and hungry for more? Don't stop at brunch, check out our favourite restaurants in North Adelaide for a must-have meal, or maybe enjoy a meal by the seaside in Glenelg. Want to go a little further? Then check out our round-up of the best wineries around South Australia for an afternoon tipple.
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