Eating breakfast in a cafe or restaurant is a brilliant way to start the day. Whether you are looking for bacon, eggs, sausages, or pancakes, there are plenty of breakfast options in Adelaide.
To help you in your quest to find a fine breakfast establishment in the City of Churches, we have selected 15 of the top dining spots in the area.
Location: The Annex via, Mundy St, Port Adelaide, SA 5015 Ph: (08) 7226 9044
You can find this restaurant located above the Port Adelaide River. From here, you can take in views over the water.
With large windows, the Folklore Cafe gives you stunning scenery. If you are lucky enough, you might even be able to see some dolphins as you enjoy a mouth-watering breakfast.
However, this cafe does not just offer vistas to-die-for. Their food is diverse, from a range of different cultures. The current menu includes sweet Waffles, an earthy Mushroom Ragu and a Shakshuka that embodies the best of Middle Eastern flavours.
Furthermore, their luscious coffee is organic and locally sourced. If you happen to be in this area, we heartily recommend the Folklore Cafe.
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Location: 5 Third St, Bowden, SA 5007 Ph: 0431 122 760
Second on our list of the best breakfasts in Adelaide is the whimsically named, My Grandma Ben.
This delightful cafe emphasises the importance of sustainability and ethical cooking practices. They also focus on engaging with members of the community. As part of this ethos they host workshops on techniques such as pickling and preserving foods.
This restaurant has a wide variety of breakfast foods available on their menus. Dishes include Crumpets (there’s a savoury offering with Roo Bolognese that has our name all over it!), House-Made Nutty Cocoa Granola, and the option to build your own breakfast from a generous assortment of Sides.
My Grandma Ben also offers a service whereby you can trade produce. If you have green fingers and have lots of homegrown fruit and vegetables, you can trade them with the cafe for other produce, such as coffee.
This produce is then used in the breakfasts served at My Grandma Ben. How we wish more places followed this initiative.
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Location: 276 Flinders St, Adelaide, SA 5000 Ph: (08) 8117 6819
Next up, we have chosen the Flinders Street Project. This avant-garde restaurant is quirkily decorated with 10,000 wooden spoons dangling from the ceiling.
Not only this, but the cafe is dog-friendly. If you love to take your pooch for a walk in the morning, feel free to call into the Flinders Street Project for a delectable meal.
There is a focus on modern breakfasts here. They are also renowned for their delicious pastries, which are cooked in an old-fashioned 990-kilogram oven.
In addition, Flinders Street Project brews specialty coffees that will give you the energy to start your day. Also, offering a variety of vegan choices, this restaurant has something for everyone.
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Location: 136 Greenhill Rd, Unley, SA 501 Ph: 0497 932 088
Offering delicious alfresco dining, this cafe and liquor bar is the perfect place to spend your mornings. It is a lively and modern space, with lots of hanging plants, exposed brick, and timber beams. Reviews consistently mention the lovely atmosphere and great staff.
In terms of food, the Whistle and Flute will give you so many options that it will be difficult to make a decision.
Highlights from their menu include the local Halloumi Burger, and Chicken & Waffles. That said, we’d order the Mini Prawn Rolls in a flash.
If you are looking for somewhere with a good vibe, Whistle and Flute will be of interest to you. No wonder we’ve included it amongst our best breakfasts in Adelaide.
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Location: Attaboy Barbers, 249/251 Richmond Rd, Richmond, SA 5033 Ph: (08) 8352 5104
Set up in 2016 by Janie Kammer and Alanna Crowe, the idea behind this restaurant was to provide high-quality food in a relaxed environment.
To create this atmosphere, the owners of the Karma and Crow built their restaurant in a spacious setting with high ceilings. They have fitted it with comfortable retro furniture.
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The menu at the Karma and Crow is constantly changing, giving you the opportunity to try out different foods and flavours.
They offer really refreshing juices as well as a variety of breakfast foods, including both standard classics and some more bold options. The vegan Kimchi Pancake, Pork Belly and Pickled Veg sounds particularly fascinating.
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Location: 11 Ebenezer Pl, Adelaide, SA 5000 Ph: 0416 050 721
Sixth on our guide to the best breakfasts in Adelaide is Hey Jupiter, a French-inspired brasserie. The outside of this brasserie is distinctive, with its bold tiling and green colour scheme.
Like their decor, Hey Jupiter provides food that is French-themed, including Croissants and Croque Monsieur.
On weekends, Hey Jupiter serves their breakfast menu throughout the day. This means that you can satisfy your brekkie cravings whenever you need to.
They also have plenty of alcoholic drinks to choose from, if this is something that you are keen to try. The Breakfast Cocktails sound especially appealing.
Finally, check out their website – it’s engagingly whimsical.
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Location: 1361 North East Road, Tea Tree Gully, SA 5091 Ph: (08) 8263 0818
This cafe cares a lot about providing food with ingredients that have been sourced locally.
Everything here is homemade, highlighting the art of cooking. In addition, you can dine here assured that there will be minimal food waste.
This establishment can be found in Newman’s Nursery, a scenic garden that tourists and locals alike should visit.
Some of the most popular foods featured on the menu at Topiary Cafe include fresh Sourdough Bread and House-Cured Meats. Their breakfasts are accompanied by delicious coffee or sparkling wine. A crisp white would go particularly well with their Two Gulfs Crab Scramble.
This coffee has been roasted locally, adding a real sense of community to this delightful cafe.
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Location: 4/49 Jetty Rd, Brighton, SA 5048 Ph: 0448 616 145
If you cannot resist American breakfasts, then this may be the place for you. C.R.E.A.M has a bright and airy feel to it, making it the ideal setting for a relaxed breakfast.
The name of this establishment is an acronym for ‘Coffee Rules Everything Around Me’, a statement that is true for many people.
There are lots of sweet and savoury options available on this extensive menu, including pancakes, maple bacon, French toast, and fried chicken.
All of these tasty meals will leave you full but still wanting more. After all, they’ve made our rundown of the best breakfasts in Adelaide for a reason.
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Location: 234-244 Hindley St, Adelaide, SA 5000
At the number 9 spot is Peter Rabbit. Located in the Central Business District in Adelaide and surrounded by lemon trees, this cafe was formerly a shipping container.
Nowadays, it delivers delicious breakfast grub. This includes Eggs cook as you prefer and a fabulous Sweet Babka flavoured with 5-spice, peanut butter custard and other delights. Though this may appear to be an unusual setting for a cafe, you will not be disappointed by it.
If you are an animal lover, this should be added to your list of places to visit. Two super cute rabbits inhabit this restaurant. With its focus on nature and the environment, this is a relaxing spot to check out.
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Location: 38 Winwood St, Thebarton, SA 5031 Ph: (08) 7089 7877
A tram barn-turned cafe, Bloom offers yet another of the best breakfasts in Adelaide.
It has high ceilings, lush plants, and a neutral colour scheme, which instil a soothing vibe that is perfect for calming you down during stressful mornings.
Their breakfast is served all day. Taste dishes such as Smokey Tomato Baked Beans and Oat Porridge from the Fire.
They even have bottomless brunches. Now that’s a dangerous idea!
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Location: 147 St Vincent St, Port Adelaide, SA 5015 Ph: (08) 7006 2624
Championing local ingredients, Banksia Cafe is perfect for those who worry about the ethics of their meals. For example, their coffee comes from Monastery Coffee, a supplier that is based in Adelaide.
They also have an interesting initiative that ensures all profits made from sparkling water are given to local Australian farmers.
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Aside from their ethics, Banksia Tree is known for its breakfasts and brunches. And if you want entertainment, they also have an open kitchen, allowing you to watch as your breakfast is carefully prepared.
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Location: North Adelaide Village, 67 O’Connell St, North Adelaide, SA 5006 Ph: 0431 409 005
Coming in at number twelve on our look at the best breakfasts in Adelaide is Pippo. This breakfast and brunch cafe that can be found in North Adelaide. They have a pastel aesthetic, with pretty soft pinks.
Among their many breakfast items include a take on Smashed Avocado and a Wild Mushroom dish.
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Location: 78 Pirie St, Adelaide, SA 5000
Founded in 2015, Abbots and Kinney sell delectable pastries, sweet and savoury alike. Our favourite is the wonderfully named, Danish Hartlett. Aside from this, they also have sensational cakes and bread.
Alongside the pastries, you can order coffees that will give you some much-needed energy in the morning.
If you are looking for a more traditional breakfast, Abbots and Kinney also serve standard breakfast favourites such as eggs.
Adorned with wood, this establishment has a cozy vibe to it.
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Location: 233 Victoria Square, Adelaide, SA 5000 Ph: (08) 8217 2000
For our penultimate choice, we decided to go for something that was a little different from the other places on this list.
This is not just a hotel, but also a glamorous spot to have breakfast. This meal can be enjoyed in a pristine location.
If you are staying in this area, it is definitely worth staying in this hotel for its high-quality breakfasts.
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Location: 12/18 Vardon Ave, Adelaide, SA 5000 Ph: 0415 966 225
The last item on our list of the best breakfasts in Adelaide is Exchange, a coffee shop that was established in 2013. If you consider yourself a coffee fan, this will be somewhere you should certainly visit.
Their coffee is responsibly sourced and roasted to perfection. Their breakfast menu consists of different types of Bread, Granolas and a delicious-sounding Chorizo Cassoulet.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where Is The Best Breakfast In Adelaide?
The answer to this question is very much subjective and depends on personal preference.
However, all fifteen of the breakfast establishments featured in this list could be considered to have the best breakfasts in Adelaide.
What Is The Most Popular Breakfast In Australia?
Of course, every individual has a preference for breakfast dishes. Though many Australians adore traditional cooked breakfasts, toast and cereals are also popular.
This is likely because they are more convenient.
As a result, when Australians eat breakfast outside of the house, they are more likely to treat themselves with cooked breakfasts that consist of ingredients such as eggs and bacon.
When it comes to places to eat breakfast, there are a plethora of excellent options in Adelaide.
In fact, there are so many viable choices that it can be hard to make a decision as to which venue to try
However, if you are visiting Adelaide, you should not limit yourself to one breakfast establishment. Instead, we encourage you to visit as many of these amazing restaurants as possible.
Enjoy your investigation of the top breakfasts in Adelaide.