As summer draws closer and closer, the cravings for coffee and brunch are in full swing. Adelaide is home to some incredible cafes and beaches and we’re here to combine the two.
From the sands of Henley Beach and Glenelg to the shores of West Lakes, venture out of the CBD for a hearty feast followed by a day in the sun. We’ve rounded up our top 5 favourite picks so you can spend all summer sipping iced lattes by the water.
303 BY THE SEA
A Henley Beach staple and a home away from home. 303 by the sea resembles a quirky and cosy beach shack with classic but incredible breakfast inspired dishes to choose from. Sip on a range of juices and iced coffee to satisfy any summer cravings.
WHERE? 303 Seaview Road, Henley Beach.
WHEN? Monday-Sunday 7-4
A mix between a Mediterranean fine-dining restaurant and a sleek, day time café, Acacia is one of the best beachside eats and serves some incredible coffee. From fresh honeycomb crumpets to swimmer crab and scallop ceviche – there’s something for everyone.
WHERE? 3/269 Seaview Road, Henley Beach.
WHEN? Saturday-Thursday 7-4, Saturday 7-11
Another Henley Beach key player in the brunch game. Unless you’re sitting in the ocean, this is as close as you can get. Sunset or sunrise with the best coffee, brunch, wine and cocktails overlooking Henley Beach – there’s nothing better during summer.
WHERE? 257 Seaview Road, Henley Beach.
WHEN? Monday-Saturday 6:30-9, Sunday 6:30-3
Standing for Coffee Rules Everything Around Me, it’s more than relatable. One of Clique’s and Adelaide’s favourites, the crew at CREAM make you feel at home. Hip hop vibes and fried chicken hotcakes seconds away from the beach – what more could you ask for?
WHERE? 4/49 Jetty Road, Brighton.
WHEN? Monday-Friday 7-3, Saturday-Sunday 8-4
Overlooking the shores of West Lakes sits Oar Lakeside. The sibling to 303 By the Sea offers a complete nautical interior and a seasonal, local menu to match. Blue swimmer crab and Clare Valley eggs to fried chicken and market fish, the menu is huge and full of sweet and savoury options to cater to everyone.
WHERE? 100 Military Road, West Lakes Shore.
WHEN? Monday-Thursday 7-3:30, Friday-Sunday 7-4
CREAM Image by Ben Goodall.