This is our edit of Adelaide's best new cafes from the past 12 months, updated monthly.

Some are highly invested in serving excellent food and following the latest coffee trends, while others are just trying to become great neighbourhood catch-up spots.

Here’s where we’re going for coffee right now.

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30 Acres


Set within the old Norwood squash court, this spacious eatery champions all-SA produce. Come for house-baked pastries and sourdough crumpets, plus farm-to-table dishes starring produce from the owners’ own farm.

233 The Parade, Norwood



Stop by this homey space for coffee, pastries and Spanish baguettes. In summer, the vine-lined courtyard is perfect for tapas and cocktails.

137 Magill Road, Stepney



A tiny community-focused cafe in the Adelaide Hills. Stop by for coffee and organic sourdough loaves to-go or settle into the cosy space for porcini toasties and house-made apple pie.

176 Piccadilly Road, Piccadilly



A homey cafe where you'll find a wide-ranging brunch menu; freshly baked bread; and house-made pastries. Take a seat at the big communal indoor table – which runs down the room – or take a seat outside.

449A Pulteney St, Adelaide

Coffee in Common


You'll find this former Melbourne cafe and roastery in a sprawling warehouse. Barista and roaster Sean Do has brought his cafe – and coffee expertise – home to Adelaide (and enlisted long-time friend Dos Cavuoto). Visit for house-roasted coffee, house-made doughnuts and all-day breakfast.

7 Bacon Street, Hindmarsh



This cafe-bar hybrid is in a restored octagonal kiosk on North Terrace. It was the first food and beverage joint for Adelaide’s innovation precinct Lot Fourteen. The brunchy menu here, by the owner-chef of Fine & Fettle, is Asian-inspired takes on brekkie staples.

Sheridan Kiosk, Lot Fourteen North Terrace, Adelaide

Dirty Doris


Bottomless filter coffee, boozy milkshakes and diner food aplenty – if you want to party early, this loud, retro cafe is a better pick than any.

6 Strathalbyn Road, Aldgate

Lockwood General


Come for a sophisticated menu of chargrilled fig and walnut loaf, pearl sugar waffles and breakfast gnocchi, stay for the community spirit of this neighbourhood eatery.

35 High Street, Burnside

Thiele’s Shop


A cosy, community-minded cafe stocking natural wines and farmhouse beers to drink in or take away, plus a small food menu of mainly things on toast.

100B Mount Barker Road, Hahndorf