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16 of the best toasties in Adelaide

Whether you’re in the mood for the traditional cheese toastie, or something a little more adventurous, this list will have you covered.

As we step into the cooler months of the year, grab yourself the perfect lunchtime pick-me-up (or should we say, warm-me-up).

And what makes for a better wintery lunch than a delicious toasty oozing with mouth-watering local cheeses?

Whether you’re in the mood for the traditional cheese toastie, or something a little more adventurous, this list will have you covered.

Commute – Adelaide Central station

This sleek, new coffee bar nestled right in the heart of Adelaide Central railway station changes its toastie specials every week. They even deliver. Find out more here.

Mistress Mabel – 3/108 King William St

Something for the Vegans! Made with roasted capsicum and oozy Vegan cheese. The perfect accompaniment to the barista made with their own premium blend of speciality grade coffee.

El Cheeky Flamingo – 40/33 Vardon Ave

Miami style cocktail bar in Adelaide’s East End. Winner of the 2020 Adelaide Small Bar Award, they have a huge range of house-created cocktails and food to pair.

Day Job Coffee – 83 Halifax St

Lovers of all that is local, this cafe in the East End flower market has fantastic coffee, pastries and even locally produced rooibos, hibiscus and orange iced tea on tap. Their lunch menu features this show stopping Eggplant parmigiana toastie.

Leeroy’s Adelaide – 315 Morphett Rd

For a blast from the past, this American diner serves up some amazing toasties. All slathered with homemade butter, of course. If you would rather something sweet, try their amazing American cereal range.

Biggies Bagels – 538 Goodwood Rd

Ok, their bagels are the bomb but so are their slow cooked Ruben toasties (also available in bagel form!). They even do take-away so you can order and have it delivered without leaving the warmth and comfort of your office.

Uniqorn Eats – 226 Grenfell St

This fun filled cafe will let you express your inner child. Try their fabulous rainbow cheese toastie for lunch that’s sure to be a spectacle. If your after something sweet after, try their dessert and shake menu too.

Market St – 11 Market St

This bakery, patisserie and cafe adjacent Adelaide Central Market prides themselves on bringing the best of the market to you. With fresh baked breads, hand selected artisan SA small goods and their famous porchetta, these toasties are next level. Check out their catering platters for a delicious working lunch too.

The Flying Fig Deli – 161 Jeffcott St

This Jewish delicatessen created traditional food for a modern customer. Creators of the Vegetarian Reuben. Made with grilled capsicum & zucchini and topped with fresh, local tomatoes and a homemade cabbage, kohlrabi and caraway sauerkraut. Oh. And dog lovers, your furry friends are welcome.

Neighbourhood Espresso Bar – 129 Churchill Rd

Okay. Adventurous Adelaidians prepare your bellies. After creating their cheeseburger toasties which created a stir last year. The Neighbourhood Espresso Bar has a new (and equally adventurous) release! Now serving spaghetti toasties. Or try the Mac and Cheese variation made with Gruyere and smoky maple bacon jam.

Proof – 9 Anster St

What’s better than toasties? Toasties and wine. Welcome to Proof; the small wine bar located in Anster Street. Proof serves a mushroom, truffle and gruyere toastie, and if that’s not a fine combination, we’re not sure what is.

Peter Rabbit – 234-244 Hindley St

Try the famous Mortadella Toastie and Bougie Baguette (pictured) for a mouth-watering brunch treat.

Pave – 138b The Parade, Norwood

Check out the Grilled Lamb Kofta special at Pave Café in Norwood. It looks loaded. The perfect stop off on a winter’s day all served on Paesano bakery rolls.

Mister Pigeon – 269 Gilles St

Something for the adventurous. This Adelaide cafe is renowned for this Fleetwood Big Mac toastie. An absolute must-try for all burger lovers. If this isn’t too your fancy, don’t worry. They create a new special toastie each week and keep a few iconic combinations around.

Bottega Bandito – Prospect

Italian inspired lunch eats available at this cafe and deli in the suburb of Prospect. This friendly shop welcomes four legged friends for both dine in and take-away. We recommend their Sopressa ham toastie (pictured) or their Portobello mushroom and pesto toastie.

Pickle In The Middle – 134 Unley Rd

Take a look at all that gooey cheese! Served on homemade traditional focaccia or gluten free focaccia made daily. Is there really anything else to say?

Low and Slow – 17 Leigh St

Inspired by American bbq, the meat here is cooked low and slow for the perfect cook. The smoked brisket and smoked pull pork toasties are perfection in your hand. Don’t forget to check up on their weekly toastie specials too.

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