In a city like Adelaide, you might expect all the best eateries to be crammed into the centre. We’re about to blow those expectations apart, so tuck in your napkin and let’s get started.
Our first stop is Clapham, where the lovely Eire Cafe dwells. The interior is a nice mix of dark timber and white tiling, and there’s plenty of comfy seats and eclectic artwork to complete the atmosphere. The menu is brunch paradise, and we’d heartily suggest digging into a big plate of Chocolate Chip Pancake Tarte Tatin. Sounds like heaven, right? But wait, there’s more: it also comes with peanut butter cream. #shutupandtakemymoney
“The staff were very warm and welcoming, and the food was pretty good to match it. i was impressed by the coffee, and they flavour – it was absolutely delicious. If you are looking for some where new to visit, you certainly should give it a try. If my house could look half as cute as this cafe, I’d be in love forever.” – TheMiddleIngredient
Modern, well lit and extremely welcoming, The Middle Store is our favourite cafe in Melrose Park. Run by a former MasterChef contestant and her family, you know you’re in for something special. The food is a great mix of the healthy and the indulgent (try walking past their pastry display without buying something – we dare you), with a certain Lebanese twist. We absolutely love the pea hummus – piled on perfectly toasted ciabatta with zucchini, feta, mint and sumac – but everything on the menu is amazing, so you can’t go wrong!
“Amazing coffee and food, great little cafe and will be coming back.” – MichaelCapel
Brighton’s up next, and with a rich splash of C.R.E.A.M no less. This attractive cafe (which is actually called ‘Coffee Rules Everything Around Me’) serves up heaps of tantalising treats to accompany its famous coffee. We’d recommend the Nan’s Corn Fritter Stack, featuring tomatoes and avocado salsa. It’s true brunch perfection! Also, you’ve got to love any suburban cafe that has a framed NWA poster for no apparent reason.
“Well for us CREAM ticks all the boxes when it comes to great cafe. First the coffee is right up there, almost intoxicating, smooth, not bitter, with a lingering aftertaste, leaving you with the mental notion, I will be back for more. While enjoying my coffee, could not help but observe, the quality of the orders flowing from the kitchen, very appetising.” – Trev Scott
Froth & Fodder is a snazzy little spot with a great sense of style. It mixes modern décor with some charming flourishes, like the antique cabinet used as one of the tables. The food makes it a must-visit if you’re ever in Kurralta Park, with a menu packed with all-day brunch faves. There’s heartier meals too, including the unmissable Chilli Lime Chicken Burger (served with chips, as all burgers should be). Plus, everything at Froth & Fodder is locally sourced and supports the community, so you can feel really good about your indulgent second breakfast…
“It was full house inside and out! You could very much tell it was a popular place. I’m glad we waited as I was quite excited to try something from their menu whilst we read it waiting. The coffees and the Sugo eggs my friend and I shared were great. It was a lovely atmosphere for a Saturday morning brunch.” – xbabydollx
It might sound like something that evolved from an Eevee, but Loveon Cafe is actually a colourful foodie hotspot over in Mile End. The staff are always smiling, and the menu has an alluringly Middle Eastern leaning. If you want to try something interesting, order the Coconut Curry Chips. They’re toasted with coconut and shallow fried, before being dished up with desi curry sauce. We guarantee you’ll be hooked after one bite.
“This is an unexpected atmospheric retro bonus in an otherwise fairly mundane residential area. The menu is varied and reasonably priced and the coffee very good. It has a relaxed, friendly feel to it and unlike some cafes, tables aren’t squeezed in to maximise bums on seats, so there is plenty of space to sit inside and a good choice of tables and chairs outside.” – Graeme D