*Last updated on 27 April 2018*
Everyone’s always on the hunt for good brunch and coffee options so we thought we’d showcase one of our favourite city streets which is oozing with places you need to add to your list stat. Whether you’re an early morning cyclist, recovering from a big night, or doing a business meeting over bacon, there’s this whole breakfast/brunch cafe culture happening in the city on Hutt Street that you probably didn’t realise.
The food is great, parking’s a breeze and it strangely has a quaint, village-vibe going on right there on the outskirts of Adelaide’s CBD. Majority of the restaurants, bars and cafes that line the leafy street have also embraced alfresco dining with ample outdoor seating year round. This is particularly great for lazy brunching and watching the world pass you by. Then you’ve got Rundle Mall and Rundle Street right at your doorstep plus all the happenings like Adelaide Fringe and Clipsal when they come to town.
Here are our favourite breakfast and brunch hotspots on Hutt Street that you need to know about:
These guys get that breakfast easily rolls into brunch especially on the weekend and serve breakfast until 2:30pm daily. If you’re short on time they’ve got an amazing range of breads, cakes, biscuits, donuts and other delicious treats made fresh on the premises – don’t worry there are plenty of gluten-free options too. Otherwise, if you’ve got more time up your sleeve, there are things like the Zucchini fritters with hommus, shaved parmesan, rocket and shredded raw beetroot, Chorizo, artichoke & napoletana bake with poached eggs and Coconut and quinoa porridge. Add one of their gorgeous coffees and your day’s made (FYI: the latte art is on point here).
These guys are also super bike-friendly if you’re a cyclist and looking for your next meeting point including breakfast and a caffeine hit.
Right next door to Bar Torino is the iconic Chianti restaurant. The award-winning venue is a must-visit for any local or interstate visitor. It’s your special occasion, anniversary kind of place or if you just want treat yourself but their breakfast offering holds its own. It’s all about the locally sourced food and fresh baked goods. You’ve also got your usual breakfast fanfare like the Big Breakfast, Eggs Benedict and more seasonal dishes like Pumpkin Waffles. If you’re celebrating or just keen for a boozy brunch, be sure to try their breakfast cocktails too.
Saturday & Sunday: 8am-late
This meal delivery organisation for the health conscious actually has a pretty sweet cafe too. As you get your caffeine dose or their trademark Sukha shakes, check out their beauty bowls, which are a mix of granola, a host of fresh fruit and many other yummy additions. Otherwise, their breakfast and lunch menu are also a botanically based dream.
Monday – Friday 7am to 3pm
As the name suggests, coffee is basically a religion at this joint. Whether your caffeine hit of choice is a nice pour over, syphon (yeah looking at all you hipsters), cold drip or classic, you won’t be disappointed. Turns out they put up a mean brew. It’s not all these guys do though, they whip up an equally great breakfast. Think along the lines Smashed Avo + Haloumi, Chilli Scrambled Eggs and Breakfast Burritos.
Monday – Friday 7am to 6pm
Saturday – Sunday 7.30am to 5:30pm
This brunch guide couldn’t overlook powerhouse coffee shop Cibo. Always guaranteed a good fix, Cibo roast their beans locally in Thebarton with the acclaimed Tony D’Angelo and his team. They also serve a host of authentically Italian brunch options. From wraps to salads to focaccia’s to wraps there is something for everyone here.
Sunday – Thursday 7am to 10pm
Friday – Saturday 7am to 10:30pm
This little cafe is where Mediterranean meets Middle East to create a menu of cultural brilliance. Their mezes are a huge call card but their breakfast menu has got some delicious gems, fresh veggies, lots of mozzarella, and their signature flatbread. Grab a coffee anytime and remember, breakfast is served till 5pm so hold brunch whenever you want.
Monday – Friday 7.30am to 9.30pm
Saturday 8am to 9.30pm
Sunday 9am to 3:30pm
You’ll find this cafe just off Hutt Street in Flinders Street, but the slight detour is worth it for their highly cultivated breakfast menu. They have the ability to make bizarre and contrasting flavours mesh perfectly. They’ve also got a sensational brew so make your way there for your morning fix.
Monday – Friday 7am to 4pm
Saturday – Sunday 8am to 3pm
Brunch generally already sets the tone of our days as fricken’ awesome but there’s one place in particular that you leave feeling even better than that. It’s volunteer-run cafe called Experience Cafe and they’re dedicated to supporting young people, migrants and asylum seekers through eradicating social & spiritual loneliness by simply providing work experience placements that will provide people with the skills & confidence they with need to find stable work. And on top of that, they also use ethically sourced tea and coffee, do budget friendly brunch and lunches and boast a fun, chilled out community atmosphere.
Monday – Friday 10am – 3pm
Serving all day breakfasts and plenty of luncheon treats after 11:30am, Cafe Biga is well in the heart of the cafe precinct of Hutt street, and it stands out as a cosy and casual destination. They provide a little bit of everything sweet, savoury, with plenty of vegetarian and gluten free friendly options too. Grab some of their organic coffee while you’re there too.
Monday – Sunday 7am – 3.30pm
Bocelli Caffe Ristorante – 81-83 Hutt Street, Adelaide
Bocelli’s is a haven for cyclists, come park your bike and enjoy some food in the sun. Breakfast-goers alike have a HUGE menu to choose from that’s available till 12noon. You’ve basically got eggs every way you can imagine them, a hand full of sweet dishes like pancakes, waffles and French toast mixed in with some classics. They’re also vegetarian and gluten free friendly so everyone can enjoy a visit.
Monday – Friday 7am to 11.30pm
Saturday 7.30am to 12pm
Sunday 8am to 11:30pm
Don’t just take our word for it though. Park the car and explore Hutt Street on foot for yourself. When you build up an appetite or thirst – you know where to go now. Of course, this is just one of the many fabulous city streets to explore around Adelaide.
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