Smashed avo on toast is a dish that has won the hearts of many. Some may describe it as a timeless classic, while others may accuse it of destroying any hope millennials had of purchasing their first home. Whether you love it or hate it, the café staple is here to stay.
There is a sense of reassurance in spotting smashed avo when reading over an unfamiliar café menu. The reliable dish is like a close friend, always there for you when you need it most.
The smooth consistency of the luscious green fruit paired with freshly baked artisanal bread is already a winning combination, but it is how the pairing is further elevated by other ingredients that make the dish so special.
We have scoped Adelaide to find the best of the best, and in no particular order, here are a few of our favourite spots to grab the iconic dish that is smashed avo on toast.
Located in the leafy suburb of Linden Park, Spill the Beans have made a reputation for themselves as being one of the best cafés in Adelaide. Their rustic approach to cooking and generous portion sizes leave all customers satisfied.
Their avocado toast is reasonably priced and has all the great pairings you could ask for. With locally made dukkah, freshly squeezed lemon juice, optional free-range poached eggs and candied balsamic, it is absolutely scrumptious.
Phone | (08) 8338 3899
89 Devereux Rd, Linden Park
Known for their unique method of making drinks with the use of an aerial pulley system, the all-day breakfast café has an equally as impressive smashed avocado offering.
A generous serving of avocado on Mylor rye is paired with a crunchy sambal and a crumble of creamy Paris Creek fetta. The dish is called the ‘ASF’ (avocado with sambal and fetta) and has us texting our friends, ‘G2G OMW 2 RC 4 ASF!’
Phone | (08) 7225 0609
139 Unley Rd, Unley
True supporters of South Australian farmers and producers, The Banksia Tree Café believes in sourcing local and seasonal produce to create an exciting menu that evolves throughout the year. This means fresher produce for the café and keeping profits within our state.
The sustainable café puts a fresh spin on a classic, serving smashed Hass avocado with Kris Lloyd fetta (from the Adelaide Hills), dukkah, vibrant pomegranate, herbs and balsamic on sourdough. This is sure to impress all the smashed avo non-believers.
Phone | (08) 7006 2624
147 St Vincent St, Port Adelaide
Ever wanted to enjoy smashed avocado in one of Adelaide’s oldest railway stations? Well, here is your chance to do exactly that. The Loose Caboose has a tantalising menu that will inspire many brunch fanatics.
Their lavish smashed avocado is served with sweetcorn hummus, chorizo jam, chermoula, dukkah and a poached egg. This heavenly dish sounds like yum served with a whole lot of YUM, right?!
Phone | (08) 8340 0809
21 First St, Hindmarsh
Not for the faint-hearted, the Corner Store Café smashed avocado packs a punch with an extensive list of ingredients added atop of the already delicious menu item.
Oh my GUAC! Feast your eyes and mouths upon the smashed avo on sourdough toast served with Spanish onions, fresh lemon juice, crumbled Danish fetta, beetroot hummus, crispy fried kale and a poached egg. At under $20, this café has our vote as one of the best smashed avocado spots in the state.
Phone | (08) 8333 1237
23 Swift Ave, Dulwich
For those of you in the city with a mid-morning craving for smashed avo, The Messy Tomato is the place for you. Served on two generous slices of pumpkin rye, this smashed avo is accompanied by a delectable basil pesto and juicy roasted cherry tomatoes.
Phone | 0403 643 452
151 Flinders Street, Adelaide
This Henley institution has our vote as one of the best places to devour a heavenly serving of smashed avo. You can’t go wrong with fresh avocado served on a crunchy open baguette with feta, roasted cherry tomatoes, watercress, poached eggs and a tantalising drizzle of balsamic glaze. Absolute perfection.
Phone | 8356 4315
2/257 Seaview Road, Henley Square
We couldn’t compile a list of Adelaide’s best smashed avo hotspots without mentioning the infamous Argo on The Parade. Step up your smashed avo game with their impressive mix of smashed avocado served on yeast-free sourdough, topped with a healthy portion of Danish feta, caramelised beetroot, beetroot relish, rocket salad and toasted pepitas. If that wasn’t enough for you, you can choose to add poached eggs, halloumi, bacon or Harris smoked salmon. We’ll see you there!
Phone | 8431 1387
212 The Parade Norwood, Adelaide
Enjoy this Mexican inspired smashed avo lakeside at Oar. The award winning breakfast restaurant pairs smashed avocado with a fried white corn tortilla, black beans, feta, cucumber, tomato salsa and a jalapeño lime dressing. A must-try for the smashed avo lovers of Adelaide.
Phone | 0403 573 273
100 Military Rd, West Lakes Shore
We highlighted the above locations because of their creative take on smashed avo, but you will find a smashed avo dish on any self-respecting Adelaide cafe menu.
With so many places to try, why not start a pilgrimage through Adelaide’s cafes in search of your own favourite smashed avo dish?