The Best Brunch in Adelaide For A Nourishing Feast
From avo on toast to healthy nourishing bowls, these are the foodie hotspots serving up the best brunch in Adelaide.
The brilliance of brunch lies within its versatility. Whether you’re craving something hot or cold, sweet or savoury, more breakfast-esque or lunch-able, you can be sure that come brunch o’clock, Adelaide’s café scene really knows how to put on a delicious spread.
Family events. A catch-up with friends. A large group booking for a birthday breakfast. Whatever the occasion, Adelaide offers a host of venues to visit for the ultimate not-quite-breakfast, not-quite-lunch feed, and you’ll be sure to pick your brunch poison with our curated guide below.
So, start planning your coffee order and get ready to discover the best brunch spots in Adelaide.
Sometimes you want to head out for a loaded plate of bacon and eggs or a towering stack of pancakes, and other times, a simple sando will suffice. As the sando craze continues to take over the Adelaide brunch scene, we are consistently on the hunt for the next simple and tasty sandwich to dig into, and Carton Deli is providing exactly that.
Serving up sandwiches and coffees six days a week, be sure to head in soon to try the Breakfast Bocadillo with omelette, cheese, ham and onion chilli jam, or the Turkish eggplant with red sauce, sultanas, pickled red onions and peanut butter, for a more unexpected but still delightfully tasty combo.
62 Pulteney Street, Adelaide
Magill Estate Kitchen
Loved for their fine dining experiences and views of the Penfolds vines, you'd be forgiven for not knowing that Magill Estate Kitchen also offers brunch. Perhaps you've got a birthday to celebrate, or you want to elevate your next coffee catch up with the girls, either way - you'll be well looked after here. Choose from mushrooms on sourdough with cashew cream, spicy fried buttermilk chicken on waffles with maple butter and hot sauce, or keep it simple with eggs your way on daily house made focaccia. Be sure to take in those stunning views while you're at it.
78 Penfold Road, Magill
Nauti Buoy has quickly set sail into our brunch loving hearts with its winning combination of expertly crafted dishes, stellar Henley Beach location, lively atmosphere, warm interiors and welcoming service. It's easy to slip into an easy-breezy state here, with a coffee in hand and the kitchen slinging out favourites like sourdough crumpets layered with seasonal jam and Paris Creek salted butter, ham and scram croissants and chia and apple bircher.
1 Henley Beach Road, Henley Beach
The Parade on Norwood is the place to be on a weekend morning, consistently outdoing itself when it comes to finding the perfect brunch spot… and 30 Acres is no exception! Serving up beautiful meals crafted from produce sourced from many small and local family farms, their all-day menu is as fresh as it gets. Their moreish menu includes small plates like Paris Creek butter croissants, folded eggs with avocado and bacon, as well as large plates including their farmer's breakfast, ricotta and cinnamon ricotta donuts with passionfruit curd and an avo and feta smash.
233 The Parade, Norwood
Have you passed the extremely adorable and always busy Community on North Terrace’s Lot Fourteen a million times, yet never ventured in? It’s time to change that. Choose from a menu of locally sourced and sustainable dishes and enjoy the friendly atmosphere as you sip on your morning coffee. All of your favourite dishes and optional sides are on this menu, so you can build your own breakky, or choose something sweet, and enjoy one the best brunch spots in Adelaide.
Lot Fourteen, North Terrace, Adelaide
Lockwood General spoil us with a delicious brunch menu – think chargrilled Turkish bread with heirloom tomatoes and haloumi, green goddess bowls, buttermilk hotcakes with strawberry, shortbread crumb and vanilla bean gelato, and a king prawn, brioche, chilli scramble and lemon butter combo. The expertly crafted drinks menu may also take some time to choose from, but you’re bound to find something just right to accompany your meal.
35 High Street, Burnside
Breakfast in a beautiful converted barn with high ceilings and its own brick heath? Count us in. As the food dances over coals (we're drooling over their cooked over the fire sourdough, with poached eggs and charred squash relish), the coffee brews and alcohol flows. Bloom is the kind of place you can catch up with an old friend for hours on end, in a relaxed atmosphere by the River Torrens, that just so happens to photograph well. Because what’s the point of a beautiful brunch if you can’t post about it?
38 Winwood Street, Thebarton
Fourth Hill Providore
Allow yourself a slow morning and take the time to appreciate the good things in life at Fourth Hill Providore. Their menu of ‘break your fast’, ‘focaccia’ and ‘lunch with us’ is packed with delicious plates of varying sizes depending on your hunger levels, alongside a trusty drinks’ menu featuring some of the best local wines, beers, and spirits, plus hot beverages - because what is brunch without coffee?! Come summertime, you can sit out on the lawn and enjoy that precious sunshine.
34 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Verdun
Step into the streets of Paris right here in Adelaide. Hey Jupiter Brasserie Française sets the mood each day with a delicious dose of croissants, croque monsieur, and even petit dejeuner au champagne, - dressed up suitably fashionable with eggs, pastries and toast, ham, smoked salmon fruit and a 375ml bottle of Louis Roederer champagne. Dine at one of the best brunches in Adelaide on the street Parisian style or find a table inside in the charming and cosy space. C’est bon.
11 Ebenezer Place, Adelaide
Discover an oasis hidden in plain sight right in the heart of Adelaide’s CBD at Peter Rabbit. Relax in their unique blend of industrial, rustic, homely and modern space, surrounded by a lush, leafy green al fresco setting, and pick your way through their bumper-sized menu filled with all your favourite brunch options including eggs and bagels, alongside coffees, iced drinks and cocktails.
234-244 Hindley Street, Adelaide
Kick back and kick off the weekend in style at Bottega Bandito! This modern café and delicatessen is quickly becoming the place to brunch, with a menu that speaks to most, and delicious sandos that are taking Adelaide by storm. Brunch is served 'til 3pm, so don’t feel like you need to rush here to get your serving of poached eggs – though you might want to rush a little if you’ve got your eye on a sando, as those babies are only available until sold out.
96 Prospect Road, Adelaide
Hankering for some beachside brunch? Fourth is the place to be, with its easy-going, contemporary vibe reflecting across their menu right down to their interior styling. Sip on coffee, Bloody Marys and espresso martinis, fresh smoothies and juice and dine on blueberry and ricotta hotcakes, a prawn and crab chilli scramble and corn and zucchini fritters with whipped feta and romesco.. Named after the fact that the brother-duo owners are the ‘fourth’ generation in business on Jetty Road, we can count on the fact that these guys know their stuff when it comes to providing the best brunch in Adelaide.
34 Jetty Road, Glenelg
There’s no need to have any sort of commitment issues with this all-day venue. Start the morning off right with an expertly made warm cup of coffee, or go for a healthy and filling smoothie. You can pick something delicious up from Commitment Issue's ‘Grab N Go’ section, but we highly recommend securing a table and taking a moment to relax here. Try not to get too committed to the menu – it changes weekly thanks to the unique ordering system the venue utilises – way to keep things interesting!
210 Greenhill Road, Adelaide
Say hello to the cool kids on the block at Yolk in Walkerville. This airy, bright and leafy space will welcome you and fill you with a sense of calm as you settle in at your table. The brunch menu is fairly impressive, with a lemon pesto gnocchi instantly catching our eye – because gnocchi for breakfast is our idea of a great time. The folk at yolk also encourage customers to branch out and try their unique offering of coffee brewed from frozen Veneziano beans. Good food, good coffee and good people – otherwise known as the trifecta for a brilliant brunch.
42 North East Road, Walkerville
The Middle Store
Pop into neighbourhood café The Middle Store for a brunch with a Middle Eastern twist. With a menu inspired by the flavours and dishes of Lebanon, this is not your average breakfast. Think baclava, hummus, Lebanese sweets and cakes, flavourful falafel and generous servings of vegetables. The vibe here is wholesome and welcoming, and we totally understand why The Middle Store has so many regulars!
118 Winston Avenue, Melrose Park