Adelaide’s Cosiest Cafés

It’s the changing of the seasons, and there’s nothing we love more than a hearty meal and a damn good coffee to counter the effects of the cooler weather… so get cosied up at one of our favourite winter hangouts!


Since setting up shop in 2010, the team at Red Door Bakery have shown us their knack for artisan baking, and made a name for themselves in the comfort food department. Everything’s made in-house, so curb your hunger with one of their Hand-potted pies or Sausage rolls served up with a bangin’ chilli jam. Or there’s a serious spread of sweet treats to get you through those cold winter mornings!

You’ll find their offshoots on Grenfell St in the city, and King William Rd in Goodwood.

22 Elizabeth St, Croydon /


It might seem like your average coffee spot, but Dear Daisy has bought a whole lot of character to a quaint little corner on Leah St in Forestville, just south of the city. It’s very much a sit and watch the world go by kind of place, and let’s just say your winter warmers are well and truly sorted, with breakfast ‘Sangas‘ for the mornings, and burgers for the afternoons. But it has fast become a neighbourhood favourite, so get in early for your Sunday brunch!

66 Leah St, Forestville /


As we move into the winter months, there’s nothing quite like curling up with a good book and a cup of coffee. And the duo behind Topham Mall’s Booknook & Bean couldn’t agree more, describing their digs as a “dealer of caffeine and words.” Money for purchased books goes to non-for-profit organisation Kiva to help alleviate poverty, while the guys are pouring ethically sourced De Groot Coffee and dishing up treats courtesy of Sweet Lola Desserts. It’s not often you can grab your morning coffee, and do a good deed all in one.

Shop 18 Topham Mall, Adelaide /


Tucked away between Grenfell and Pirie Streets is one of the CBD’s hidden gems. Handsome and the Duchess has only been up-and-running since 2015, but it’s the perfect escape from the city’s hustle and bustle… even if it’s only for a coffee run. The eclectic fit-out is far from your average, as is their selection of to-die-for pastries baked in-store, which pair perfectly with their artisan coffee. Not to mention the guys are plating up a short-but-sweet lunch menu that’ll be sure to cater to everyone. Happy days!

16 McHenry St, Adelaide /


It was The Stranded Store in another life, but the newly established Local Crowd has all the makings of a top-notch eatery… so it should come as no surprise it’s run by the same guys as The Corner Store in Dulwich, and Long Lost Friend in Magill. We’re all about their laidback approach to daytime dining, and while their all-day breakfast menu ticks all the boxes, keep an eye out for daily specials. It may be the Colonel Light Gardens ‘local’, but the newcomer certainly knows how to draw a crowd.

14 The Strand, Colonel Light Gardens / Local Crowd Facebook




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