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Brunch Spots in the City

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Is there any better way to start the day than a delicious brunch with friends? We think not. Here’s five reasons why brunch is officially the best meal of the day!

  1. If you’re planning a brunch date, it’s usually at a leisurely time between 9.30 and 11.30am – so hello sleep in!
  2. Brunch usually involves catch ups with your favourite people (and is the perfect chance to catch up on all the details from last night!)
  3. Brunch can be a sweet or savoury affair.
  4. It’s basically two meals in one – so you’re saving time and money!
  5. It’s the perfect chance to try out that cool new café everyone keeps telling you about.

Speaking of which – here are our picks for best brunches around the city and North Adelaide:

Coffylosophy

 198A Hutt St | Adelaide

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With breakfast being served until 3pm daily, Coffylosophy are winning the hearts of the late-to-rise all over Adelaide. With the vast brunch options, this café for has become a staple for those who work and frequent the area. From the uber trendy superfood smoothies to the ‘big breakfast’ (including a vego option), they serve just about everything your hungry tummy could possibly desire.

The coffee beans are sourced from specialty coffee roasters Veneziano, assuring a superior blend for your daily caffeine hit. Don’t take our word for it though, Beanhunter has listed Coffylosophy as the Top Cafe in Adelaide consecutively for 4 years since 2014.

Breakfast dishes and coffee from Coffylosophy
Image: Coffylosophy via Instagram

My Kingdom for a Horse

 191 Wright Street | Adelaide

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My Kingdom for a Horse is located just off Whitmore Square in Wright Street. They make it a truly local affair and source their produce from South Australian suppliers and artisans. You may have smelt some delightful aromas coming from the café as they roast their beans on site after sourcing them from the freshest crops to hit our shores.

The menu is one that has obviously been carefully curated to include some traditional brunch faves with a flavour-packed twist. Your tastebuds are in for a real treat with the likes of poached eggs served with smoky house baked beans and roast tomato or the ‘Eggs Florrie’ featuring eggs, hot smoked trout, spinach and dill hollandaise. The café is child-friendly with baby facilities and plenty of fuss-free options for little diners.

Breakfast from My Kingdom for a horse - toast and eggs
Image: My Kingdom for a Horse via Instagram

The Flying Fig Cafe

 161 Jeffcott Street | North Adelaide 

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Hailed as Adelaide’s answer to New York City’s Jewish deli’s, their philosophy is simple: use fresh, local produce to make most of the menu items in-house. For brunch this ethos carries on with their scrumptious house-made goodies like bagels, pickled green tomatoes and granola. The menu offers goodies such as sweet potato and poppy seed waffles, corned beef hash with poached eggs and latke (potato pancakes) with eggs, smoked salmon, spinach and hollandaise.

Set in the leafy streets of North Adelaide the Flying Fig Delicatessen is the kind of place that offers an experience, not just a meal.  It’s the delicious slice of New York your brunch repertoire needs!

Breakfast dish from Flying Fig Deli - baked fruits
Image: The Flying Fig Delicatessan via Instagram

Crack Kitchen

 13 Franklin St | Adelaide

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As small as this building looks against the backdrop of it skyscraper neighbours, Crack is hard to miss with its striking black and white tiled façade. This CBD café is the brainchild of the owners of Loose Caboose, Katie and Kim, so you know you’re in for a real treat. Boasting an all-day ‘branch’ menu –  a play on words as an ode to the building’s past life as a bank.

They recently relocated their coffee roaster from Loose Caboose to the mezzanine, so while you’re indulging in brunch you can also enjoy the aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans. The all-day brunch menu pays homage to British head chef David Bennett’s homeland, including tummy-warming goodies such as coconut porridge, gingerbread hotcakes and toasted sourdough fruit toast. We’re banking on the Great Chilli Scam as a top-notch pick – eggs scrambled with roasted garlic, confit chilli and fresh coriander and grilled tomatoes on toasted ciabatta.

Breakfast bowl from Crack Kitchen
Image: Crack Kitchen via Instagram

East Terrace Continental

 6 East Terrace | Adelaide 

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With humble beginnings as a small continental deli, the East Terrace Continental has morphed over the last 20+ years into one of the East Ends busiest cafes. The café has all the character you would come to expect from one of Adelaide’s beautiful old heritage buildings, with exposed bricks and gorgeous ornate features. Drawing on their expertise in small goods the extensive brunch menu definitely has a Mediterranean feel, featuring goodies like bacon, chorizo, fetta, gruyere and manchengo cheeses – there’s even an option with Kalamata olives!

Just head for the line of red umbrella’s across from Rymill Park and find yourself in brunch heaven with all the options - from super-foods to indulgent delights. There’s even a special menu that is sure to please even the fussiest of young diners.


Image: etccafe via Instagram

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