Forget long lunches. Nowadays it’s all about long brunches. Adelaide Dining magazine rounded up the best spots for brunch staples such as smashed avo and coffee.
Want to go to Italy for authentic Italian food, without actually going to Italy? Then visit Luigi’s Delicatessen on Flinder’s Street. Both the vibe and the food transport you to the cobbled streets of Naples, coincidentally where owner Luigi Di Costanzo was born. However, Adelaide has now claimed him and his café, which has become a favourite for its focus on authentic Italian dishes, fresh local and imported ingredients and friendly service. Most notable is Luigi’s revolving breakfast options like his famous sharing platters which features pork belly, bacon, Italian homemade sausages, herb ovenroasted mushrooms, caramelised beetroot and other in-season specialties. Buonissimo!
151 Flinders St, City. P: +61 412 458 828 Open Mon – Fri 6:30am – 4:00pm and Sat 8:00am – 1:00pm
All day brunch and good coffee? Yes please! Enter Coffee Institute. And with a name like that you know coffee is a star player – housing all the caffeinated faves like lattes, espresso and flat whites. And because they are bean gurus, they also have V-60 pour-over, French press and cold brew coffee. With owner David Bilusich at the helm, not only is the coffee top notch but the (all day!) sweet and savoury brunch-style offerings are worth a visit (or three) too. There are not enough positive adjectives in the world to describe this boutique establishment so best you visit it for yourself.
96 Walkerville Terrace, Walkerville. Ph: (08) 8269 2768 Open: Mon – Sat 7am – 4pm and Sun 8am – 3pm
303 By The Sea
When it comes to Adelaide cafes, 303 By The Sea has the trifecta – delicious food, friendly staff and great seaside location. Even better, owners and dynamic duo Rik Fisher and Alex Smith have concocted sensational goodies like Pina Colada Pancakes, vanilla bean yoghurt panna cotta with honey-toasted granola and bee pollen or Blue Swimmer Crab scrambled eggs with Kimchi mayo and dehydrated onion flakes. An extensive selection of drinks (natural homemade sodas, iced teas, blended smoothies and fresh juice combos) complements the menu, while the breezy beachside décor complements the location. 3-oh-wow.
303 Seaview Rd, Henley Beach. Ph: +61 488 281 133 Open daily from 7:30am – 4pm (kitchen closes at 2pm)
As the name suggests, Mister Sunshine’s has a certain brightness and whimsicalness about it. From the bright yellow door on entry to the to the vintage furniture dotted about, everything about this quirky brunch café is cheerful. Their sweet treats, ethical coffee and wholesome food (served on mismatched servingware of course) is also something to smile about. Get happy over the all day menu too, which boasts options like zucchini, date and walnut bread; smashed avocado and peas with pumpkin fritter and their haloumi burger. Mister Sunshine’s also cater to vegans and children with their own respective menus. Hello happy place!
32 George St, Thebarton P: (08) 8443 5125 Open: Mon – Fri 7:30am – 3:30pm and Sat and Sun 8:00am – 3:00pm
The Little Eastern
It’s cute. It’s quaint. You can draw on the tables with crayons. And they serve delicious food infusing Lebanese flavours. Anymore reasons to visit The Little Eastern? It’s a little further away from the city, but don’t let the location stop you. The bright yellow décor trimmings, all day breakfast menu and strong coffee is enough to get you in an Uber – stat! Thanks to Owners Michael and Ying Murray, stand out dishes include the manoushi aka little Lebanese style folded pizzas, The Little Eastern baked eggs ft ‘sujuk’ aka Turkish sausage and their sweet housemade sweets.
389 Magill Rd, St Morris. Ph: (08) 8431 9061 Open daily from 8am – 4pm