Want to spoil your mum this year by going somewhere different? Some of Adelaide's best brunch spots are out of the city, they will make you salivate before stepping in the door, and all are worth trying.
Starting in the western suburbs, the up-and-coming Queen Street in Croydon is becoming a red hot coffee spot for many people. The smell of coffee and bacon is only outdone by your visual sense; imagine sunglasses, hats, moustaches and bikes for days. The people that shop, eat and drink here are the depiction of elegance crossed with modern and a dash of hipster to complete the picture. The Queen Street Cafe is a favourite among regulars and can nearly guarantee the best poached eggs with avocado you will ever eat. The only competition this place needs to worry about is the Red Door Bakery, the second in the franchised genius that keeps customers coming back. You can feel the love oozing out of this place before you walk in the doors. Mums of any age will adore the cute interior of both the Croydon and Goodwood bakeries, and is a real brownie point winner.
Moving closer to the city is newly opened cafe The Loose Caboose. Whoever had the idea for this genius should be giving themselves a high-five. The old Bowden train station has been revamped into an on-trend face with the most delicious brunch food. The smashed avocado breakfast teamed with a freshly squeezed juice is the best start to the day you could get. They don't take bookings however, so get in early or be prepared to wait. Moving east, and where else would you expect to get a brunch to satisfy all gastronomic needs but on The Parade. Of course, Argo on The Parade has to make an appearance here. For those of you that haven't visited the hottest little cafe in Adelaide, Argo's is only ever seen with people overflowing out the front doors with the walls nearly busting from an overload of customers. The juices and smoothies are their biggest attraction, if their cute uniforms and hanging gardens haven't had you sucked in from the onset.
The Loose Caboose
If you're still hungry, the last stop on this brunch tour is The Pantry on Egmont. This tiny cafe in Hawthorn only holds about 20 customers, but if it's full it's definitely worth waiting for a table. Sitting on a beautiful tree-lined street, and across from train lines, there isn't much more you could want now than some of their perfect Napolitana poached eggs and a chai latte. Don't forget to grab a chocolate brownie on your way out for afternoon tea with mum.