Brunch

Your guide to Adelaide’s best brunch spots

Just updated! Find a few of Adelaide’s favourite brunch eateries that are perfect for both warm and chillier weather. Think breakfast burritos, bee-sting granola and more.

Photo credit: Pantry on Egmont

We love a good brekky spot here at Glam Adelaide. Okay, let’s be fair, it’s usually brunch… sometimes late lunch by the time we crawl out of bed on a weekend (don’t you judge us, we’ve all been there).

There’s a bunch of fabulous venues across SA, but here are just a few of our favourites that you may (or may not) know existed.

Agatha’s

Anyone who’s been down to Port Noarlunga knows that Agatha’s is a local favourite for breakfast, brunch, and lunch. Just a short walk from the beach, Agatha’s is a perfect stop-off before or after your beach stroll. If you’re looking for something new, give their Mexi waffle a go, made with sweet potato, zucchini & cauliflower!

1 Gawler Street, Port Noarlunga

The Banksia Tree

If your thing is local, seasonal and sustainable all-day brunch then The Banksia Tree in Port Adelaide has you covered. Feel good brunching on your avo toast knowing that that the cafe sources everything they can from right here in SA.

147 St Vincent Street, Port Adelaide

Bloom

Coffee brewing and alcohol flowing, Bloom Cafe ticks all the boxes from a long brunch from 8am every day except Tuesdays. Go for a glammed up bacon and egg roll on their English muffin with panko crumbed pork knuckle and fried egg with herby kraut, or warm your belly with oat porridge from the fire with wood fired quince, passionfruit and a crunchy ginger, almond and cardamon spice. Can’t decide? Just say “feed me” and you’ll be served the favs and the best across a number of courses. If you ever needed a reason to throw a sickie on a Friday, Bloom Cafe does a bottomless brunch with a two course set menu and bottomless bellinis (or tap beer).

38 Winwood Street, Thebarton

Crack Kitchen

If you’re in need of a spot of crack, look no further than this contemporary cafe and speciality coffee roasters established in a renovated former bank building, transformed into a bright Scandinavian inspired cafe with an in-house roasters on the Mezzanine level. Be sure to try their Crispy Duck Lasagne, complimented by spinach, creamy white sauce and pangrattato.

13 Franklin Street, Adelaide

FRED Eatery

A friendly, fun environment where guests can enjoy fresh flavour driven food from locally sourced produce and house blend coffee in a funky contemporary setting. The menu includes all day breakfast, so no sleep in is too long! Best of all, the place is fully licensed featuring Adelaide Hills wines and ales to be enjoyed in any of the dining areas, outdoor courtyard or mezzanine lounge and library.

220 Mount Barker Rd, Aldgate

Folklore

In an old display home suspended over the glorious Port River you can grab your brunch and spot an inner-city dolphin. Where else in the world can you say that? Their dishes are always beautifully presented – but more importantly, taste fantastic.

The Annex via Mundy St, Port Adelaide

Joe’s Henley

Joe’s is a huge Henley institution that’s part of the community and the beach. It opens from 7:30am, so it’s a great space to kick start your day. Because it’s on the sand, it occupies the most premium position on the coast. Joe’s house-made tomato relish that comes with the eggs is also to DIE for. This is definitely a place to book ahead because it books out quickly.

The Esplanade, Henley Beach

Karma and Crow

Obviously we did something right in our past life if this is our karma. The converted airy warehouse space is almost completely unnoticeable to drive past. Nestled in the industrial area of Richmond Road, this place is pushing the boundaries on brunch: sago, brioche donuts, pan-fried lemon butter gnocchi, Mac and cheese toasties and pulled pork benedict. Hell yes, one of everything please!

249-251 Richmond Rd, Adelaide

Long Lost Friend

The comforting coffee here really is like time spent with a long lost friend. Brunch is served all day long so it doesn’t matter how lazy you’re feeling you’ll always be able to grab a serve of the LLF Breakfast or Buttermilk Pancakes. They do book up on weekends though so you can call ahead to be safe!

532 Magill Rd, Magill

Luigi’s Delicatessen

Amazing food and coffee that comes with first class service and a smile. Luigi’s won best breakfast in 2018 and best Italian restaurant in 2020, so you know you’re in good hands. Luigi’s menu revolves around seasonal produce, meaning everything they cook is based on what’s best at the time. The best bit, they serve their food on boards, so if you’re indecisive (or just want to taste as many different delights as possible), then Luigi’s brunch is going to be your jam. 

43 Franklin Street, Adelaide

Manna

If you’re looking for a good brunch location down South, Manna is a great spot in McLaren Vale. Manna serves some wholesome, healthy, and delicious food made with locally sourced ingredients. If you’re having a rough start to the morning, Manna has the “Killer Coffee” shake, sporting three full shots of espresso! They also have a small shop corner, adorned with candles, jewellery and other bits and pieces from local creators.

211 Main Road, McLaren Vale

A Mother’s Milk

If you’re looking to satisfy your taste buds with the aromas of a specialty coffee or to just escape then its time for you to make the decision and step into A Mothers Milk! With a rustic urban feel and great service A Mothers Milk will not disappoint.

105 Unley Road, Unley

My Kingdom for a Horse

The smell of roasting coffee wafting down the street will lure you in and the eclectic, plant filled space will make you stay. This café is award winning for a reason, with an on-site coffee roasters, serving up absolutely Instagrammable food to match.

191 Wright Street, Adelaide

The Pantry On Egmont

Filled with that op-shop vintage vibe. The menu is not extensive, but can be moulded to suit everyone. Every dish is bursting with flavour. We love the Sweet Potato Hashbrowns with poached eggs or their unique French Toast which is served with apricot compote, vanilla cream cheese, pistachio crumble and raspberry coulis. The staff are a friendly bunch. The owners also have Ginger’s Coffee Studio on Goodwood Rd; another great and tasty spot that’s a little bigger so you can fit the whole family in.

2 Egmont Tce, Hawthorn

Peter Rabbit

The owners of Peter Rabbit have taken this site from quite literally dirt and rubble and turned it into a spectacularly unique secret garden within the city. Take your pick from a menu of fresh juices and smoothies, 1645 specialty coffee or cocktail jugs for a boozy brunch. An ever changing all day breakfast menu could see you enjoying some of their favs like the Benny’s Brekky on cornbread with cured salmon, poached eggs, lime and brown butter hollandaise, sweet corn, watercress and granny smith, or the classic Il Panino with prosciutto or roasted mushroom, heirloom tomato, mozzarella, basil and tarragon pesto. Sit cosy by the fire in winter or bask in the sun under the trees in summer.

Corner of Hindley & Liverpool St, Adelaide.

Seven Grounds

This buzzing little hub is home to a funky little espresso bar and open kitchen and bar that fills out the space. Seating lines the walls, mezzanine and outside area. This cafe proudly uses St Ali blends available as espresso, cold brew, batch brew, filter and V60. The Asian-inspired brunch menu is alluring and full of intrigue such as Bee-sting Granola, Mushroom Crepe, Wok Tossed Sausage and Handmade Breakfast Dumplings. Compliment your meal with cold pressed juices and smoothies such as the Green Potion, Watermelon Quencher, Pitaya Smoothie and more.

Unit 1 28a Hawker St, Brompton

Whistle and Flute

Toot toot! This breakfast babe has us whistling. The folks here don’t take life too seriously, but they certainly are serious when it comes to brunch! The coconut and palm sugar panna cotta with caramelised pineapple and peanut butter crunch is an amazing way to enjoy dessert for breakfast and have no one bat an eyelid. Plus this dish is light and delicious, it tastes like a sexy version of cereal. There are too many other dishes here that make our hearts flutter to mention. Book ahead to avoid missing out. Oh, and bring your pooch along, they’re more than welcome.

136 Greenhill Road, Unley

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