Adelaide is paradise for food and drink aficionados, and coffee is no exception. Caffeine addicts will find no shortage of great coffee shops and cafes around town to get their fix. These are the pick of the best coffee shops in Adelaide, the South Australian capital.
Best Coffee Shops In Adelaide
1. SOHO Coffee Roasters
What’s better than a cafe you can ride your bike into and order right there at the counter? They roast their own coffee here and focus on wholesale, as well as making wonderful brews for you there in person with super knowledgable staff always at hand.
2. Fiefy’s Speciality Coffee
A top quality establishment, where the only tricky thing for coffee lovers is ignoring their insanely good hot chocolates. Fiefy’s offer their own coffee training, have won countless awards and are generally a mecca for coffee lovers in the area.
3. Peter Rabbit
You’ll feel like you’re going down a rabbit hole at this whimsical West End cafe, complete with lush green lawns, an organic garden on the roof and even resident bunnies in their own on-site enclosure. Peter Rabbit’s menu is similarly green — think herb-laden salads and sandwiches — before the venue turns into a bar for a quiet tipple in the evening.
4. UR Caffe
The brainchild of a Bangkok-born couple who swapped Bondi for North Adelaide to open a Thai-inspired brunch spot, UR Caffe has a menu option for every diet — vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, you name it — served alongside enormous cups of tasty coffee and famously friendly service.
5. Exchange Specialty Coffee
The clean lines, floor-to-ceiling windows and sleek black interior of this uber-popular cafe reflect Exchange’s sophisticated offerings on the plate and in the cup. This East End establishment has earned a formidable reputation for coffee roasted by Market Lane and artisanal tea by Waterloo Tea, as well as a refined menu of modern, inventive dishes.
6. E for Ethel
Community is at the heart of everything this Melbourne St cafe does, selling handmade eco-friendly products from local small businesses alongside appetising coffee and brunch. E for Ethel prides itself on sourcing products from South Australian providers like De Groot Coffee Co, Sweet Lola Desserts, Tweedvale Milk and Don’s Fresh Fruit and Veg. This is one of the best coffee shops in Adelaide you should not miss.
7. Yeah Nah, Yeah
Boozy brunches and breakfast cocktails, anyone? Yes, please! The newly renovated and stylish design of this cafe, paired with its friendly atmosphere, make Yeah, Nah Yeah one of the best cafes in Adelaide. Their menu selection is as generous as their meals, from vegetarian to gluten free, there is something to suit everyone. The popcorn cauliflower and gourmet twist on smashed avocado are crowd favourites. The cafe is pooch friendly with spacious outdoor areas and off-street parking for those travelling a little further. We’re 100% yeah, how about you?
8. Whistle and Flute
For a cafe that is mostly outdoors, the crew here sure know how to make it feel cosy. Hidden through a steel door on Greenhill Road sits the greenery inferno that is Whistle and Flute. Their menu selection is extensive and their offering includes a delicious mix of dishes that will suit all palate persuasions, making this the perfect place for a decadent weekend lunch. Their Asian touch on classic meals adds a unique twist to their delicious range. Maple Roasted Pumpkin with poached eggs, Haloumi and Dukkah might be your go-to meal or for something a little more fancy try the Vietnamese Beef Tartare with egg, shallots and prawn crackers. It is rare that you will find this bustling venue quiet, so book ahead to not miss out. We are sure that this vibrant cafe will certainly leave you whistling!
This Mediterranean inspired all-day cafe in North Adelaide is one of our go-to destinations right now. The dreamy pink and pastel-coloured venue is suitable for any meal of the day, and an extensive wine and cocktail list means that you can enjoy a cheeky tipple at any time. In the morning you can enjoy a boozy breakfast with friends, but come lunch their menu turns into a more refined affair with dishes like Blue Swimmer Crab Spaghetti and Middle Eastern Boneless Chicken leg to fill your tummy. Yum!
10. Part Time Lover
This highly sought after hidden laneway cafe boasts vibrant colours and an intriguing, organic fit-out that is hard to miss. Punchy flavours paried with creative combinations are what Part Time Lover are all about. Enjoy their range of Modern Australian dishes and don’t forget to try the infamous fried corn ribs with chilli lime or blue swimmer crab egg noodles, paired with a glass of wine from their extensive list of accompaniments.