Breakfast might even be the closest thing we have to a national cuisine. Here we pay tribute to Adelaide’s best; places shaping the very definition of the pre-midday meal. Others we’ve selected for consistent performance – they’ve nailed the classics and learnt how to handle the crowds that follow. Go on, get that morning started.

Bar 9 Central

Specialty tea and coffee from a former state champion barista.

Basement David Jones Building Rundle Mall, Adelaide

Flinders Street Project

An innovative cafe and bakery with a refined edge.

276 Flinders Street, Adelaide

Karma & Crow

Creative brunches that don't rely on eggs on toast.

251 Richmond Road, Richmond

Hey Jupiter

Where industry folks go for breakfast.

11 Ebenezer Place, Adelaide

Abbots and Kinney

Inventive pastries plus daily specials.

78 Pire Street, Adelaide

Paddy’s Lantern

Proof breakfast need not be complex.

219 Gilbert Street, Adelaide

Exchange Specialty Coffee

First and foremost a coffee shop.

Shops 1-3 12-18 Vardon Avenue, Adelaide

Pickle in the Middle

If it can be made on site, it is.

134 Unley Road, Unley

Pollen 185

Vegetarian from around the world.

4/185 William Road, Unley

Fred Eatery

Let Fred treat you to some really comforting food.

4/220 Mount Barker Road, Aldgate

My Kingdom For A Horse

There's 100 seats, so no need to wait.

191-195 Wright Street, Adelaide

Whistle & Flute

Alfresco breakfast at its best.

136 Greenhill Road, Unley

Bond & Lane Canteen

A community-focused spot with an industrial feel.

1 Salisbury Crescent, Colonel Light Gardens

Cafe Troppo

Sustainable is more than just a buzzword here.

42 Whitmore Square, Adelaide