Don’t get us wrong, breakfast and lunch certainly have a place on every social calendar, but there’s nothing quite like a mouth-watering brunch menu. We appreciate that Aussies have done what they do best and combined two worlds to make life easier. Other benefits of brunch? The guilty pleasure of a weekend sleep in and the encouragement of saving a few $$ buying one meal not two. BUT sometimes we don’t want to be restricted by what is traditionally a meal taken between 9am and 12pm. Sometimes we crave the tender taste of smashed avocado + feta or sautéed mushrooms with soft poached eggs, just about, well, all the time! And in the spirit of screaming treat yo’ self from the top of our latte coated lungs, we’ve listed our favourite Adelaide’s brunch spots offering an all day brunch menu. Well at least until 3pm, from then you’re on your own.
Ah, life complete.
The Store – 157 Melbourne Street, Nth Adelaide
Popular North Adelaide restaurant and meeting spot The Store is re-introducing its famed all day brunch menu. Yes, you can now get delicious beetroot and ricotta covered sourdough until 3pm seven days a week. Co-owner Sam Dunning, who took over the cafe in 2012, said The Store was bringing back its all day brunch menu because there was an increasing demand from both locals and tourists to serve brunch after midday. You don’t have to tell us twice Sam!
Dear Daisy Cafe – 66 Leah Street, Forestville
We love ourselves some suburban brunching and this Forestville find is no exception. Dragging yourself out of bed at 11am, the energy is low and a wander to your local for a late feed is about all you can handle. This little gem has a huge selection of delish options including something for the vegos and ‘veganites’ out there. Oh, did we mention their customer service is simply delightful!
The Flinders Street Project – 276 Flinders Street, Adelaide
Love, love, love! Find a seat outside and take in the leafy east end of Flinders Street. It’s one of those place that you chat to the staff so long about what you did on the weekend that you forget if you’ve even ordered your coffee. But if you’re going to forget anything about the menu, it’s going to be what you thought you knew about kale! These guys reinvent and add flavour to just about every item they choose to mix up. The specials are always on point, so don’t be afraid to sway from the usual.
East End Providore – 24 Ebenezer Place, Adelaide
We love the East End dining spots and Ebenezer Place (just of Rundle St) is no exception. As you following the weaving path around the bend, you’ll find this providore sitting pretty on the corner. If you’re on the back of a big night, a fresh juice or smoothie will fix your afternoon blues right up. From fried eggs on toast to burgers and omelettes, you can eat, drink and pick up some local goodies to take home with you for a late night snack. Talk about all-in-one.
Froth & Fodder – 41 Mortimer St, Kurralta Park
One of those places you can’t help but say ‘cuuutttteeee’ as you walk in. Cliche I know! But seriously this place is amazing – cute eclectic furniture (yes we said it again), a relaxed vintage vibe, and for the mums – it’s certainly kid-friendly. With a tasty selection of menu options you end up staying way past your designated brunch time. Great addition to the south-side and should you crave a late brunch whilst shopping at the Kurralta Park shopping centre just up the road, this is your fix. Hint: Try the Benedict!
Hawker Street Cafe – 22 Hawker St, Bowden
My girlfriend lived in Bowden and our typical brunch catch ups were spent fighting over who should come to who’s house. It was no longer an issue once we discovered Hawker Street Cafe (we went to hers). This menu is friendly to all dietary requirements – from paleo, vegan, vegetarians and people like me, the everything-eaters! The food is soul-stirringly good with a mixture of savoury and sweet and the staff are wonderful, so if you want something to satisfy those arvo cravings, head just past North Adelaide to Hawker St. Oh, and we’re just going to put it out there – these guys are also available through UBEReats!
Queenies Store – Jetty Rd, Largs Bay
If you live North this is yours for the taking! Located in the historic former Largs Bay Post Office it offers the trendy hipster vibes we love in a brunch spot. May we recommend the aptly name ‘The Queenie’ or the ‘Dukkah Mushies’ – you won’t be disappointed.
All Day Breakfast here is 8am-2:30pm
303 by the sea – 303 Seaview Rd, Henley Beach
Perhaps you’ve decided to head for a dip late morning so brunch will have to wait. No stress, this Henley Beach favourite is open till 4pm, with the kitchen closing at 2pm. With a name so catchy it makes you want to skip along singing it, the new menu makes us feel the very same way! “303-by the sea, ohhh no place I’d rather be, let’s get there – you and me.” Too far? So you can’t book for small groups but trust us, it’s worth the wait.
The Annex Cafe – 3 Waterloo St, Glenelg
Ahhhh I’ll travel just about anywhere for a good brunch (I live east side), and a trip to Glenelg is always a pleasure. Especially with their extensive mix of food hotspots and quirky providores popping up everywhere. Just off Jetty Road, you’ll find the Annex Cafe – a dedicated vegetarian and vegan eatery. It’s a quaint set up, with mismatched timber tables, one main room, an outdoor nook and a row of tables down the side alley. Another great part about a late brunch here in winter… they offer a basket full of knee-length rugs to wrap yourself up in. How thoughtful!
My Kingdom For A Horse – 191 Wright St, Adelaide
Ah the ever-reliable My Kingdom For a Horse. I usually have to repeat the name to people 4 times if they haven’t heard it before…”I bring him to the sauce?“. It may be unusual but it certainly sticks in your mind, especially once you dine there. The coffee is good any time of day and they were even open Good Friday (no one is open Good Friday!). The girls in the office love the smashed avo, and of course the famous Shakshouka eggs!
Swedish Tarts – Shop 22, 330 Seaview Rd, Henley Beach
This place is crazy good! A little taste of Sweden in Adelaide, they actually now have three locations open – the seaside patisserie in Semaphore, the café in Henley and a bakery in Findon. Henley is my place of choice – it is always buzzing but a late arvo feed means the usual morning brunch crowd may have quietened down. Winning! With an extensive menu full of savoury and sweet Swedish-inspired delights, you are sure to find something to satisfy your cravings. Try the ‘Bondomelett’ (farmer’s omelette) and the Tumeric Eggs – yum!
The Green Room on High Street – 2 High St, Willunga
Who doesn’t love Loose Caboose? Seriously! They’ve always been a favourite and when it’s 2pm and you haven’t eaten yet, you go where you know the food is good. Coffee and brekkie staples like lemon ricotta hotcakes, and we love that it’s located within Adelaide’s oldest railway station. Kind of ‘Harry Potter-esque’ if you ask me, and the perfect place to take your out-of-town friends who are trying to shake that hangover.
Hope we have your afternoon brunch cravings satisfied! Any we missed?