Adelaide’s glowing reputation as a dining destination has now spread to its enviable brunching scene. Whether it’s in the heart of the city or on the outskirts of the suburbs, you’ll find a delicious café spot to enjoy a leisurely weekend brunch at every corner. Every month, good food is delivered in stylish surrounds, and the newest openings show no signs of Adelaide’s foodies ever going hungry. Here are our picks of your soon-to-be brunch favourites.
Photo Credit - Octeine Coffee
Another cool warehouse coffee roaster? Yes, please. Pete Mann, formerly of De Groot Coffee Co and Seafaring Fools, adds another attraction to the quaint King William strip in Kent Town. Joining neighbours Rustic Gourmet and Pan & Vine, Octeine is here for your early morning caffeine fix after a workout at the gym.
Its small and simple menu of fresh granola, healthy acai bowls and delicious pastries from Abbots and Kinney has you covered. The space’s contemporary industrial vibes marry with the waste-conscious tins your takeaway beans come in. Definitely a go-to on the way to work or a casual meeting just outside of the city.
61 King William St, Kent Town
Paying homage to the early Port Adelaide hotels that were closed at the turn of the last century, and the beautiful, sometime harsh Australian landscape, The Banksia Tree Café blends native ingredients with international influences. Husband-and-wife duo Fabian and Halie Folghera travelled for almost 10 years exploring, researching and eating their way through culinary inspirations and now find themselves settled in this gorgeous historic building.
Offering the likes of French toast topped with fresh figs, vino cotto, toasted nuts or pashmak (Iranian fairy floss), freshly baked apple and butterscotch muffins, house-made granola and porridge with Kangaroo Island oats, signature XO blue swimmer crab with eggs, and the list goes on. It may be a bit of a drive from the city but the delights of the menu are well worth it for a wintry weekend treat.
147 St Vincent Street, Port Adelaide
We all try to be healthy, but more often than not, when we go out, so too does the diet. Though this isn’t the case at Nutrition Republic.This wholesome coffee spot has garnered a reputation for being Adelaide’s go-to for healthy salads, smoothie bowls, raw desserts and superfood smoothies, for a guilt-free brunch or lunch date. The power couple at the helm, Ilija and Nicole Sumracki, have painstakingly navigated their flagship location in Hyde Park to expansion, first to Plant 4 Bowden and now to the bustling seaside district of Glenelg.
Unlike typical second or third incarnations of a business that tries to reinvent the wheel, Nutrition Republic is focused on delivering its ethos and deliciously healthy food to as many people in Adelaide as possible. So rest assured if Bowden is the wrong end of town and Hyde Park just doesn’t work, the Glenelg store now opens up the southern suburbs to what Nutrition Republic is all about. Kudos, guys.
Shop 10, 1 Colley Tce (corner of Jetty Rd & Durham Street), Glenelg
How do Portuguese tarts from Saudade, cauliflower popcorn or a classic eggs Benny sound? Yeah, nah yeah? Good. Because this small Belair Road eatery (just outside Mitcham Square shopping centre) delivers on that old adage, proving that good things can in fact come in small packages. Yeah Nah Yeah packs a fun punch with its bright, light and airy interior with blush-pink walls and sleek timber outdoor dining.
Co-owner Aimee Kempster has transformed this suburban gem into a friendly neighbourhood haunt, that serves up great coffee (by Show Pony), hangover recovery food (did we mention their crunchy fried chicken burger or hash brown stack?) and mouthwatering vegan specialties. It’s super fun and super yum.
1/97 Belair Rd, Torrens Park