Adelady started over breakfast at one of our fave cafes, Nature’s Providore on Duthy Street. We love breakfast more than we love each other so, here are 13 of our personal faves.
The best breakfast in Adelaide + beyond!
In no particular order…
:: 32 George Street, Thebarton
Even on a rainy day, the sun still shines from inside this particularly cute café in Adelaide’s west. If you didn’t know it was there, it could very easily be missed; it’s tucked away in Thebarton, surrounded by a mix of industrial buildings and businesses.
I had the sweet spiced zucchini bread with icing sugar sprinkled over the warm, buttery top ($8). As I was trying to have a conversation with my friend, all I could think about was how delicious it tasted, (sorry Claire)! My friends rave about their minced mushrooms on sourdough, with eggs and wilted spinach.
Oh and not only do they have some of the best breakfast in Adelaide, but their coffee was amazing too, it’s made several ‘best coffee’ reviews. As soon as you sip it, you’ll understand why.
:: 5 Druid Ave, Stirling
The Organic Market and Café is one of those treasures that I’m sure the lovely people of Stirling would like to keep hidden. As the name suggests, inside is both a café and a market, selling fresh organic fruit and vegetables. The food and drinks are BEYOND amazing for breakfast, lunch and snacks in between,
:: 21 First Street, Hindmarsh
Several reasons why these guys made the best breakfast in Adelaide list! Let’s start with the exterior…There are multicoloured chairs dotted around the dining area and courtyard, potted succulents as table centrepieces and throw rugs on seats to keep you warm. They may be called The Loose Caboose, but their service is anything but. They run a very tight ship.
As for food, the smashed avocado with watermelon radish, feta, beetroot puree, lemon, herb-crusted poached free-range eggs on toasted sourdough. Oh my god — amazing! My friend had the stewed apple porridge with vanilla bean mascarpone and cinnamon crumble ($14).
And they have an ALL-DAY BRUNCH MENU.
4. E FOR ETHEL
:: 116 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide
E for excellent. This place has my heart. I now understand why EVERYONE speaks so highly about E for Ethel. Tucked away from trendy Melbourne Street, this café is light, bright, filled with colour and art. The staff are super friendly and also very accommodating for mums with angry babies.
Their products are all Australian, hand-made, sustainable and beautiful.
5. TIN CAT CAFE
:: 107 Rundle Street, Kent Town
Tincat Cafe has a BIG element of ‘cool’ about it. It’s retro, mismatching 1950s-style furniture and local artwork, can make even the ‘un-coolest’ of people feel completely on-trend!
Open for lunch, brunch and dinner, Tincat Cafe has all the usual delicious staples, which you can mix and match with extras. Even the most basic of menu options, like plain toast and jam, are still bursting with flavour!
The softshell crab and eggs (the way you like them) is mouth-watering. As are their waffles and home-made granola. Definitely one of the best breakfasts in Adelaide!
:: 84 Main Street, Yankalilla
Combing two of our fave things — coffee and all things vintage – 21 Junk Street is so freaking cool! They make the best lattes that go hand in hand with their delicious toasties and/or cakes. When you visit Yankalilla, make sure you swing past 21 Junk Street for brekky and a cuppa.
Image credit: 21 Junk Street
:: 20 Gawler Street, Port Noarlunga
Our Adelady Jess from Dressed in Copper is obsessed with this place. If you’re looking for incredible food, ethical products, organic fruit and veg and coffee in beautiful cups then get to The Fleurieu Pantry in Port Noarlunga. They are all about supporting local, which includes using Villere coffee that’s roasted on the Fleurieu.
Image credit: The Fleurieu Pantry + Store
:: 109 Goodwood road, Goodwood
Putting the GOOD in Goodwood, Ginger’s has always been a favourite with my friends. With mis-matching and colourful crockery, tables and chairs, you almost feel like you’ve stepped back in time – to a better place.
Unfortunately, you can’t book ahead but there are plenty of tables and a waiting area if it’s super busy. They have large long tables or smaller ones for more intimate breakfast dates. There’s also a cute coffee garden out the back, with everyone’s favourite – a vertical plant wall.
I love a vego option and Ginger’s have loads of them. Smashed Avocado, feta and poached eggs — need I say more? ($18). I also get giddy on the Field Mushroom Ragu: herb roasted field mushrooms, slow-cooked in white wine on toasted sourdough ($16). Their coffee is a treat too! It’s ALL delicious.
9. THE STORE
:: 157 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide
It’s always a beehive of activity in the trendy suburb of North Adelaide. There’s a choice of 1950s-style leather booth seating, wooden tables and chairs, or alfresco dining. Whatever suits your fancy. Proof that it’s one of the best breakfasts in Adelaide — Sunday mornings, there will be a lineup from the counter to Melbourne Street. It’s that popular!
As for the food, their beetroot ricotta on rye with wilted spinach, poached eggs and dukkah is amazing! All the usual breakfast suspects on the menu and you can also create your own perfect plate from a choice of fresh vegetables, eggs, bread and toppings.
:: 88-90 Duthy Street, Malvern SA
An absolute gem among a small cluster of shops on Duthy Street. It’s large, light and bright and as you walk in, the aroma of freshly-squeezed juices and coffee hits you in the face!
Their smashed avo is SO good and you must try the mushrooms on rye, dressed with to-die-for goat cheese and wilted spinach. Their freshly-squeezed pressed juices are yumalicious! You’ll go back just for the juices. The coffee is also spot on.
11. FIVE LITTLE FIGS
:: 52 Devitt Avenue, Payneham South
Located on a corner street, in the middle of Payneham suburbia, this place ROCKS! With mismatching tables and chairs, fake grass table liners and abstract art pieces, it’s quirky, creative and super family-friendly!
A first world problem: I couldn’t decide between the mushroom bruschetta with wilted spinach, feta and dukkah, or the home-made granola on yoghurt with fresh fruit. So I got both.
Coffee and cake are available all day. There are loads of vegan, gluten-free and vegetarian options available. They also have a large and healthy children’s menu available for breakfast and lunch.
12. THE MIDDLE STORE
:: 118 Winston Avenue, Melrose Park.
According to our Adeladies at The Food Curators, you can tell The Middle Store is a labour of love. Run by siblings Rose (of MasterChef fame), Haefa and barista guru George, this Middle Eastern/Lebanese cafe cranks some seriously good food out of the kitchen (and behind the coffee machine… George we can’t go past your flat whites).
Service is always gorgeous, the menu is healthy and well priced, and if you need to fix your sweet tooth, choose the baklava.
13. FROTH & FODDER
:: 41 Mortimer St, Kurralta Park.
Another one of The Food Curators faves is Froth & Fodder! Froth and Fodder fills up super quickly on weekends so get there nice and early. The smashed avo and eggs is OMG delicious!
The clean and simple space is a mixture of minimal meets vintage, with a string of festoon lighting perched above the mint metallic chairs and wooden tables.
Happy breakfast eating!
Let us know your list for the best breakfast in Adelaide!