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.

My Grandma Ben


Sustainability is the bottom line.

Plant 4 5 Third Street, Bowden

The Topiary Cafe


A garden-to-plate cafe nestled in the grounds of Newman’s Nursery.

Lot 406 North East Road, Tea Tree Gully

The Banksia Tree Cafe


A brunch spot in a historic building in Port Adelaide with a focus on sustainability.

147 St Vincent Street, Port Adelaide

Karma & Crow


Creative brunches that don't rely on eggs on toast.

251 Richmond Road, Richmond

Exchange Specialty Coffee


First and foremost a coffee shop.

Shops 1-3 12-18 Vardon Avenue, Adelaide

Hey Jupiter


Where industry folks go for breakfast.

11 Ebenezer Place, Adelaide

Peter Rabbit


Lounge on the lush front lawn with a coffee or beer.

234 Hindley Street, Adelaide

Fred Eatery


Let Fred treat you to some really comforting food.

4/220 Mount Barker Road, Aldgate

Whistle & Flute


Alfresco breakfast at its best.

136 Greenhill Road, Unley

Cafe Troppo


Sustainable is more than just a buzzword here.

42 Whitmore Square, Adelaide
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Flinders Street Project


An innovative cafe and bakery with a refined edge.

276 Flinders Street, Adelaide

Abbots and Kinney


Inventive pastries plus daily specials.

78 Pirie Street, Adelaide

Pickle in the Middle


If it can be made on site, it is.

134 Unley Road, Unley

My Kingdom For A Horse


There's 100 seats, so no need to wait.

191-195 Wright Street, Adelaide
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Bond & Lane Canteen


A community-focused spot with an industrial feel.

1 Salisbury Crescent, Colonel Light Gardens

Leisurely Coffee


This cafe in the former Paddy's Lantern site opened in October 2020. The interior’s had a refit and a new kitchen installed, but the trusty Synesso espresso machine that served Paddy’s so well for over a decade remains. Come for the “barista’s breakfast” (a potent coffee trio); handmade dumplings; a croissant with soft-shell crab and scrambled eggs; and halal bao buns with “beef bacon” and egg.

219 Gilbert Street, Adelaide



This is a local favourite, serving up great coffee and and American-style brunch menu. In late 2020, it shook things up a bit: it's now twice the size and open for dinner, too.

4/49 Jetty Road, Brighton