The Top 10 Breakfast Places in Adelaide

Bored of your regular breakfast routine? Your morning Weet-Bix are no longer providing you with that high-fibre satisfaction? It’s probably time to mix things up. Adelaide’s cafe scene is a good place to start with all-day breakfast menus that showcase the city’s best bread, pastry and coffee.

1) Cos Restaurant
18 Leigh St, Adelaide SA 5000

Cos Restaurant is housed within a beautiful Victorian style heritage listed building located on Leigh Street in Adelaide’s West End. Catering to all occasions, Cos is a great all rounder – great food, great service and a great location. Enjoy your breakfast in the shaded courtyard.

2) bar 9
96 Glen Osmond Rd, Parkside SA 5063
Bar 9 is a grassroots espresso bar situated in the city fringe suburb of Parkside in Adelaide. Coffee is supplied by ethical and quality driven roaster Five Senses Coffee and milk comes from Tweedvale Dairy, a boutique farm in the Lobethal in the Adelaide hills. The eatery also handcrafts some delicious pastries and weekend breakfasts are a popular affair.
3) Mister Sunshine Cafe
32 George St, Thebarton SA 5031
Head down George St from the Thebarton Tramstop and you shall find the charming Mister Sunshine Cafe owned and operated by dynamic duo Edwin Comey and Prue Olsen. Breakfast brings brioche French toast with poached fruit, toasted crumble, labne and maple syrup. Need we say more?
4) The Loose Caboose Cafe
21 First St, Hindmarsh SA 5007
Located in the heritage listed Bowden Railway Station, The Loose Caboose Cafe is a contemporary dining destination with an all-day breakfast menu that offers a good selection of sweet and savoury fare. The thick and creamy house blend sings caramel and hazelnut notes.
5) The Little Eastern
389 Magill Rd, St Morris SA 5068
The Little Eastern is an inviting St Morris cafe where the passion for local produce is palpable. The team have fashioned a house blend made by Melbourne’s Dimattina and it’s seriously good. It comes with unhomogenized milk by Tweedvale or non-dairy alternatives including soy, almond and coconut.
6) The howling owl
13 Frome St, Adelaide SA 5000
Situated in Adelaide CBD off bustling Rundle Street, The Howling Owl is a licenced cafe by day and a cool cocktail bar by night. The cafe menu is all about savoury fare with generous grazing and cheese boards to share.
7) A Mothers Milk
105 Unley Rd, Unley SA 5061
A Mother’s Milk in Unley is cool cafe serving single origin coffee with all-day breakfast. The rustic space with its hardwood floors, exposed brick walls and big bay windows create a welcoming and hip environment to lap up some liquid gold. Pair your piccolo with a homemade tart and revel in that saccharine wake-up.
8) la moka
6 Peel St, Adelaide SA 5000
La Moka is a charming split-level cafe and aperitivo bar that is making its mark on fast-blooming Peel St. The vibrant spot attracts flocks of CBD workers and creative types who jostle for seats by the big open window to watch the world go by. Kick start your day with an espresso and zeppola (a deep fried spherical doughnut hailing from Southern Italy).
9) Cafe Troppo
42 Whitmore Square, Adelaide SA 5000
Nestled under the eco-housing building at Whitmore Square, Cafe Troppo is a community focused cafe that models itself on an ethos of sustainability. Fair trade coffee is roasted up on Magill road, and biodynamic milk is sourced from Paris Creek. On weekends breakfast is served until 3pm.
10) Red Door Bakery
19 Grenfell Street, Adelaide SA 5000
22 Elizabeth Street, Croydon SA 5008
54a King William Road, Goodwood SA 5034
Founded by Gareth and Emma Grierson, Red Door Bakery is a treasure trove of good bread, pastry and coffee. Everything is made by hand, honouring the traditions of artisan baking and paying homage to locality and seasonal change. Coffee is roasted by coffee god Tony D’Angelo who is one of Adelaide’s finest.

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