Breakfast might even be the closest thing we have to a national cuisine. Here we pay tribute to Adelaide’s best; places shaping the very definition of the pre-midday meal. Others we’ve selected for consistent performance – they’ve nailed the classics and learnt how to handle the crowds that follow. Go on, get that morning started.

Bar 9 Central

Specialty tea and coffee from a former state champion barista.

Basement David Jones Building Rundle Mall
Adelaide SA 5000


A family-run spot famous for its baked eggs.

146B Henley Beach Road
Thebarton SA 5031

Pollen 185

Vegetarian from around the world.

4/185 William Road
Unley SA 5061

A Mother's Milk

A reliable all-rounder.

105 Unley Road
Unley SA 5061

Bond & Lane Canteen

A community-focused spot with an industrial feel.

1 Salisbury Crescent
Colonel Light Gardens SA 5041