Adelaide cafe tour: brightest in the biz

Adelaide is overflowing with amazing cafes, serving outstanding coffee and delectable snacks. We spoke with five cafe owners, each with a very different story and specialty.

Mistress Mabel

In the heart of the city on King William Street, Mistress Mabel, has earned popularity with locals thanks to its excellent customer service, affordable and delicious toasties, and exceptional coffee served up by owner Jacob Booth.

Shop 3 108 King William Street, Adelaide

E for Ethel

With bright smiles and a homely atmosphere, E for Ethel makes a charming spot for a coffee (and scone) just off Melbourne street. Owners Amanda Matulick and Daniel Harland have curated a stunning space for an escape.

116 Melbourne St, North Adelaide


The crunch that echoes from a golden toastie is enough to stop people in their tracks. That's why you'll find people streaming toward Toast on Bank Street, owned and operated by Helen Carpentieri.

19 Bank St, Adelaide


Lea Chairesa, owner and pastry chef of Mascavado on Hutt Street, is pushing the boundaries of pastry and prioritising locally sourced produce.

175 Hutt St, Adelaide

My Kingdom for a Horse

The aroma of roasting coffee beans may lure you in to My Kingdom for a Horse but it's the flavours served by the chefs and baristas that will keep you captivated. Owner Emily Raven, has a knack for creating and celebrating great things — from staff to location.

191 Wright St, Adelaide
29 Waymouth St, Adelaide