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Best Bagels In Adelaide That Don’t Taste Like Cardboard

Before we discovered Adelaide’s top bagel spots, our bread game was like a lukewarm cup of instant coffee—very meh. And since we didn’t want to be labeled as posers or madmen by hardcore foodies, our team had to level up.

Lucky for us (unlucky for those trying to fit in their skinny jeans), we live in a city with plenty of joints serving classic and creative bagels more delicious than the generic wheat bread we had in our office.

So, if you aren’t watching your carb intake, be like Sonic on a caffeine high and dive as fast as you can into our recommendations below!

The Bagel Boys Bakery

Address: Richmond Village Pizzeria, 216 Richmond Rd, Marleston

Contact Details: (08) 8234 8852

Operating Hours:

  • Mon – 8 am to 2 pm
  • Tue to Wed – Closed
  • Thu to Sun – 8 am to 2 pm


The Bagel Boys Bakery has been slinging dough since 1998, so you know they won’t serve you blandwiches.

No matter the time or day, you’ll get their iconic crispy, light crust and chewy interior. They’re also game for additional toppings, like poppy seeds, blueberry, cream cheese, and Italian herbs.

If your tongue is tired of tested-and-proven flavors (or sizes), go ham on their cocktail bagels. These bite-sized treats come in flavors like poppy and sesame and are terrific for gatherings where downing carb-packed meals won’t get you judgy eyes.

Tip: Hosting a party? Spice up the shindig by booking The Bagel Boys Bakery as caterers.

Frankly Bagels

Address: 60 Belford Ave, Prospect

Contact Details: 0478 422 435

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Fri – 7 am to 2 pm
  • Sat to Sun – 8 am to 3 pm


Tucked away in a chaos-free corner of Prospect, Frankly Bagel is an open-space joint perfect for unwinding and carb-loading in peace.

No-frills nibblers will enjoy their plain offerings popping with a mildly doughy and sweet flavor with a subtle malty essence.

What you really want to sink your teeth into, though, are their sweet, succulent varieties. We’re talking about bagels with blueberry cream cheese, a drizzle of honey, Nutella cream cheese, or the timeless P&J combo.

Tip: If you’re running with a big crew, pack a picnic blanket! Frankly Bagel’s space is too small to host a group of up to 10 bagel lovers, but you can kick back across the street in the Charles Cane Reserve.

Beachside Bagels

Address: Henley Square Pavilion, Unit 2/330 Seaview Rd, Henley Beach

Contact Details: 0422 254 850

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Thu – Closed
  • Fri to Sun – 8:30 am to 12 pm


Postcard-worthy scenery, invigorating brews, and creative bagel selections made Beachside Bagels an instant hit for us.

The first time our team dropped by, we wolfed down their best-selling smoked salmon variety. This bagel bursts with a rich, smoky, and umami-packed essence elevated by tangy capers, refreshing cucumber, and a slightly herby dill-infused cream cheese.

If salmon-flavored bagels don’t float your boat, options like bacon avo, fried chicken, and halloumi might do magic for your taste buds.

Tip: New flavors are announced on their Facebook page. You better check it before others snag all the tastiness.

The Coffee Nook

Address: Jr’s Surf & Ski, 121 Grenfell St

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Fri – 7 am to 2 pm
  • Sat to Sun – Closed


The Coffee Nook’s coffee simply makes their bagels more sensational. Sure, they’re snug as a bug in a tiny nook, hence the name, but who needs space when the pours and bread are top-tier?

As for our personal picks, we’ll always go with their cream cheese and avo bagels—both the bane of hunger pangs and the boon of brunch aficionados like us. They’re flavorful, satisfying, and convenient, especially when our schedule is tight.

But if you want to rise against the bagel status quo, bite into their vegemite-topped one. Its distinct savory profile might be the new flavor you’re craving.

Tip: Slide into their DMs to know their current daily special, which can range from croissants to sandwiches.

A Mother’s Milk

Address: 255 Pulteney St

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Fri – 7 am to 9 pm
  • Sat to Sun – Closed


Don’t go into A Mother’s Milk if you’re watching your weight. The menu here doesn’t hold back, with over 10 flavors including chart-toppers like salmon bagel, bacon bagel, and avo bagel—all perfect with their Americano and latte.

You’re also allowed to go crazy on the combinations, as you can mix and match additions to your heart’s desire. Salmon bagel topped with strawberries and Nutella brioche, anyone?

Tip: Head to their Facebook page if you want to stay in the loop of their ever-changing menu.


Address: 259 Hutt St

Contact Details: (08) 8227 0001

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Fri – 7 am to 2:30 pm
  • Sat to Sun – 8 am to 2 pm


With Parco around, breakfast bagels will be the yeast of your problems. Corny puns aside, this cafe’s brekky deal comes with fried egg, smoked bacon, tomato jam, baby spinach, grilled halloumi, and, of course, classic bagels.

To avoid choking, wash the hearty feast with their popular latte or English breakfast tea. Milkshakes and smoothies are up for grabs, too, and they’re better options when the streets are scorching.

Tip: Speaking of hot weather, save yourself from the intense Australian sun by ordering online.

Paddy Barry’s

Address: 96 Gilles St

Contact Details: 0448 842 274

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Fri – 7:30 am to 3 pm
  • Sat to Sun – 9 am to 2 pm


When life gives us lemons, we gobble bagels and dine alfresco-style at the elegant Paddy Barry’s.

Bagels here are baked on-site, ensuring you won’t swallow something as old as last week’s gossip.

In terms of flavor, plain is a prime choice, but “everything” is better, especially if you’re into a mix of sesame seeds, poppy seeds, garlic, or whatever floats your fancy.

Tip: Adelaideans love Paddy Barry’s coffee. If you want to know why, have a sip at the cafe or order beans by leaving them a message.

The Flying Fig

Address: 161 Jeffcott St, North Adelaide

Contact Details: (08) 7226 1788

Operating Hours: 

  • Mon to Sat – 7:30 am to 3:30 pm
  • Sun – 8 am to 3:30 pm


Covered by lush figs and enveloped by Jeffcot St’s calm aura, The Flying Fig is made for people who can’t savor bagels in a frantic locale.

In addition to its rustic vibes and absence of boisterous cars and chatterbugs, this cafe’s bagels use farm-to-table ingredients only.

As for our recommendations, bagels with house-smoked bacon and Neufchâtel, a crumbly French cheese with strong tangy flavors, are the ones you can’t miss.

Tip: The Flying Fig is often packed. To get a seat, you can email them at [email protected].

Hello Sarnie

Address: 99 Gawler Pl

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Fri – 7 am to 4 pm
  • Sat to Sun – Closed


You know Hello Sarnie for their killer sandwiches, but don’t sleep on their bagel brilliance either.

The bagel platter is a total knockout—literally, as there’s a slight chance you’ll go into a food-induced coma after finishing heavyweight. It’s filled with smooth, salty Philly cheese, smoked ham, onion jam, and mature cheddar.

But do you want to know what tops the bagel platter? An additional platter with sandwiches, baguettes, and mini Danishes. 

Just keep this a secret or feel the wrath of your personal trainer (true story, BTW).

Tip: Eating delicious bagels and earning rewards at the same time sounds like a pipe dream. Make this come true by downloading Hello Sarnie’s app.

Boy & Bloom

Address: Observatory House, 112 Flinders St

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Fri – 7 am to 2:30 pm
  • Sat to Sun – Closed


One of the toughest battles we constantly face is trying not to pop by Boy & Bloom more than once a week. You can’t throw shade at us for this, though. Their peanut butter bagel with cream cheese and homemade berry compote is too delicious.

On top of that, they served an irresistible smoked salmon bagel teeming with the flavors of salmon, capers, red onion, and rocket. Pair this with the stellar coffee and loose-leaf teas, and you’ll complete the perfect trifecta of indulgence.

Tip: Swing by in the morning for the freshest pastries and the first pick of their aromatic brews. Early birds will also enjoy a more relaxed ambiance.

Muffin Break

Address: City Cross, Shop FC17, 32 Grenfell St

Contact Details: 0430 599 938

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Fri – 6 am to 5:30 pm
  • Sat – 7 am to 5 pm
  • Sun – 9 am to 2 pm


Even the sternest critic of bagels might have a change of heart at Muffin Break.

Whether it’s the holiday season or not, they whip up a Christmas bagel loaded with Swiss cheese, ham, onions, and American mustard. 

There’s another one that swaps the ham and veggies with turkey and cranberry. You won’t run out of choices.

To end on a sweet note, have a slice (or slices) of their cheesecake and chocolate chip cookies.

Tip: Head to their promotions page to know the rewards you can get by eating or sipping at Muffin Break.

Drummer Boy Cafe

Address: 132 St Vincent St, Port Adelaide

Contact Details: 0492 823 247

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Fri – 7 am to 3 pm
  • Sat – Closed
  • Sun – 8 am to 2 pm


If you’ve never tried pork and kimchi bagels before, it’s time to book a spot at Drummer Boy Cafe. 

Yeah, your eyes aren’t playing tricks. They really serve unique bagel combinations here.

Beyond the one mentioned above, you can top or fill your bagels with steak, chicken parmi, pumpkin pesto, and more additions you might not find elsewhere.

In addition, Drummer Boy Cafe offers a toasted bagel, often paired with cream cheese and their decadent cappuccino.

Tip: Don’t just stick to the regular menu. Explore their daily specials for unique treats and surprises. 
You can see the current offerings on the board next to the counter.
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