The Best Cafés in Adelaide For A Coffee Catch Up
Whether you're grabbing a takeaway for the road or settling in for brunch, the best cafes in Adelaide have you covered.
Adelaide is brimming with cafés, from undiscovered little beauties in warehouses to the classic old loves that you will happily queue for hours at. To the delight of coffee lovers and brunch addicts, Adelaide is home to many great cafés for that Instagrammable brekky or lunch date.
From trendy vibrant newcomers to long-standing faves, we have it all. So hop to it and explore the best cafés in Adelaide that are just waiting to be eaten at.
Like something out of a Wes Anderson film, this charmingly quirky café boasts uber-cool interiors and a creative menu to match. Leeroy’s is Adelaide’s first-ever cereal bar stocking South Australia’s most eclectic range of international cereals that you won't find in your average supermarket – think Lucky Charms, Reese’s Puffs and Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Sugar addicts can’t go past their worldly selection of New York City Cookies which strike the perfect balance of soft yet crunchy, and oh so sweet. From the on-theme technicoloured wall art to the cool pops of peach framing the exterior, Adelaide’s cutest new café is a must-try for cereal lovers.
315 Morphett Street, Adelaide
A welcomed addition to the southern residential enclave of the CBD, Sibling is well and truly an Adelaide affair. Coffee in Common is the beans of choice and their cold brew has proven itself a locals’ favourite on sweltering summer days. The minimal chic café is perennially packed with brunch enthusiasts, thanks to their worldly food menu which includes both café classics (think beans and bagels) as well as more exotic numbers.
96 Gilles Street, Adelaide
When it comes to matters of coffee and seriously good food, the recently opened Cachemira isn't playing around. Tucked away behind Magill Road, their cosy courtyard lends itself perfectly to lazy Sundays while a Spanish-leaning brunch menu breathes new life into brunch classics. We can’t get enough of the truffle mushroom ragu with fried eggs, Jamon Serrano, patatas croutons, salsa verde and Parmigiano Reggiano. Whether you're after a quick takeaway before work or looking to stay for a bite, this café has fast become a local favourite.
137 Magill Road, Stepney
A mix of vibrant open-plan dining paired with dishes cooked over hot coals and free-flowing alcohol brings this converted tram barn to life. The use of simple materials like open brick, timber and cement introduces a sophisticated, upscale dining destination. Sourcing their produce from their nearby organically grown market garden, the aim of this lavish eatery is to source most products locally and sustainably. Their motto 'life is meant to be shared' means their menu is perfect for groups. This lust-worthy new venue definitely has our tick of approval as one of the best cafes in Adelaide.
38 Winwood Street, Thebarton
Boozy brunches and breakfast cocktails, anyone? Yes, please! The newly renovated and stylish design of this café, paired with its friendly atmosphere, makes Yeah, Nah Yeah one of the best cafes in Adelaide. Their menu selection is as generous as their meals, from vegetarian to gluten-free, there is something to suit everyone. The popcorn cauliflower and gourmet twist on smashed avocado are crowd favourites while the crunchy fried chicken burger or hash brown promise to cure the most brutal of hangovers. The café is pooch-friendly with spacious outdoor areas and off-street parking for those travelling a little further. We're 100% yeah, how about you?
1/97 Belair Road, Torrens Park
For a cafe that is mostly outdoors, the crew here sure know how to make it feel cosy. Hidden through a steel door on Greenhill Road sits the greenery inferno that is Whistle and Flute. Their menu selection is extensive and their offering includes a delicious mix of dishes that will suit all palate persuasions, making this the perfect place for a decadent weekend lunch. Their Asian touch on classic meals adds a unique twist to their delicious range. Maple Roasted Pumpkin with poached eggs, Haloumi and Dukkah might be your go-to meal or for something a little more fancy try the Vietnamese chicken with wombok, pickled carrot and roastexd peanuts. It is rare that you will find this bustling venue quiet, so book ahead to not miss out.
136 Greenhill Road, Unley
This Mediterranean-inspired all-day cafe in North Adelaide is one of our go-to destinations right now. The dreamy pink and pastel-coloured venue is suitable for any meal of the day, and an extensive wine and cocktail list means that you can enjoy a cheeky tipple at any time. In the morning you can enjoy a boozy breakfast with friends but come dinner their menu turns into a more refined affair with dishes like Blue Swimmer Crab Risotto. Yum!
67 O'Connell Street, North Adelaide
Bloom Winwood's sister cafe Peter Rabbit is the perfect spot for your morning coffee pick me up on the outskirts of the CBD. A much different style to Bloom, this unassuming outdoor garden-style cafe boasts an impressive menu and even more impressive fruit trees. Possibly one of the most relaxing destinations in Adelaide to enjoy a morning coffee and a classic breakfast, or stick around for lunch and taste test their much more complex menu with meals like the chicken and lemongrass shoyu with udon noodles, larb, green chilli, spring onion, crispy shallot and basil. To make your visit even better be sure to head out the back and say a quick hello to the two resident rabbits.
234 Hindley Street, Adelaide
Known for possibly the tastiest pastries in Adelaide, this one-stop sugar shop in Croydon is any sweet lover's heaven. Their moreish flaky home-baked pastries are what keep their loyal customers coming back time and time again. With a vision to bring their customers happiness through shared experiences of food, coffee and good times, the delightful crew behind Abbots and Kinney make the experience all more enjoyable. For those of you not in a sweet tooth mood, there is more than just sweet treats on the menu, with a selection of bread and baked goods for that lunch rush.
22 Elizabeth Street, Croydon
This highly sought-after hidden laneway cafe boasts vibrant colours and an intriguing, organic fit-out that is hard to miss. Punchy flavours paired with creative combinations are what Part Time Lover is all about. Enjoy their range of Modern Australian dishes and don't forget to try the infamous fried corn ribs with chilli lime or blue swimmer crab egg noodles, paired with a glass of wine from their extensive list of accompaniments. Yum!
Pilgrim Lane, Adelaide
Karma and Crow are equal parts modern and industrial, taking style queues from the warehouse’s roots; with recycled furnishings and exposed brick. Be sure to pair your coffee with their kimchi pancakes with pork belly, crispy daikon, carrot and chilli soy dressing. Or if you have a sweet tooth, the lemon and ricotta hotcakes with strawberry, honeycomb butter and maple are guaranteed to hit the spot. Once you have finished, pop next door to their adjoining plant store Little Pricks and pick yourself up a succulent or cactus of your own.
251 Richmond Road, Richmond
To fill all of your healthy cravings, pop into Billy's Table and pick out your own selection of delicious salads and meals. Connecting earth and fire through their delicious whole foods and wood-fired kitchen. This Croydon cafe also has a selection of pizza and burgers to pair with your delicious gourmet veggies so there's something to satisfy every palette. Their twists on everyday vegetables like burnt eggplant with tahini yoghurt, pistachios and chilli, is the reason this cafe is so highly sought after. Delicious and healthy! What more could you want?
16 Elizabeth Street, Croydon
This bright, modern, greenery-filled cafe in Parkside is an upscale eatery that prides itself in curating creative flavours. If you're a sweet lover, the strawberry ricotta toast is for you. Or for those who are after something savoury, the saffron eggs benny might tickle your fancy. Serving up hot coffee from Thebarton coffee roasters D'Angelo coffee and mocktails that pack a punch, you'll definitely be leaving satisfied. Tuck yourself in for a lazy weekend brunch and the crew here will do the rest to impress.
96 Glen Osmond Road, Parkside
Has this list of the best cafés in Adelaide inspired you to explore Adelaide food scene? Don't stop at this round-up. You can 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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