Adelaide’s best cafes and market stalls: top 6
From hidden gem delis and falafel stalls to celebrity chef hotspots (hello, Poh!), this is where locals love to go for brekkie, brunch and everything in between.
- April 2020
- Updated October 2020
The best market stalls, local delis and award-winning pastries – casual daytime dining in Adelaide is delicious if you know where to go. Here are the city’s local favourites for breakfast, brunch and baked goods.
Abbots and Kinney
You will find Abbots and Kinney’s delectable pastries at plenty of cafés around town but for the best selection, head straight to the source at the flagship Pirie Street store. Light, flaky croissants are the basis for savoury treats such as the Jean Claude Van Hamme.
Gold and crispy on the outside and bright green on the inside, the chickpea patties at this Adelaide Central Market stall are a revelation. Enjoy them in pita pockets, in bowls loaded with other goodies or alongside a range of other vegetarian Middle Eastern classics.
This inner west pastry shop was recently named Best Patisserie in Australia for their Greek pastries. Don’t miss it!
The Big Table
This retro café is the perfect place to take in the sights and sounds of the 150-year-old Adelaide Central Market. Grab a stool and tuck into hearty breakfasts prepared with ingredients from vendors just metres away – the green eggs and ham with parsley pesto, prosciutto and thick slabs of toast is one of the city’s favourite breakfasts.
The Flying Fig
Situated on a leafy North Adelaide corner, this homely Jewish delicatessen is a treasure. Expect to find several variations on a classic reuben (including one with housemade pastrami on weekends), along with fresh bagels, lox and pickled vegetables. Skip coffee for one of the delicious fruit and vinegar shrubs from the specials board.
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Our doors might be closed, but our kitchen is most certainly open. Our full menu is available to takeaway, including this delicious OG Reuben, served w/ corned beef, house made cabbage, kohlrabi & caraway sauerkraut, Swiss cheese & our Russian dressing on dark rye, grilled to perfection 🤤👌 Follow the link in our bio to orders yours or 📞(08) 7226 1788 #theflyingfig opens in new window
Chef Poh Ling Yeow has closed her Adelaide Central Market stall but you can still taste her delicious “fun dining” at the Adelaide Farmers’ Market. Catch her dishing up paella from a giant pan every Sunday before perusing the baked treats in the jam-packed “cakequarium”.