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Cuppa Corners The Best Cafes in Brighton

Cuppa Corners: The Best Cafes in Brighton

Brighton isn’t just a fancy suburb in Adelaide, it’s also a heavyweight when it comes to the cafe scene.

Don’t take our word for it, though; try some of Brighton’s headliners, like Juniper and Pine and Cafe Brio. All you need to do is relax, as this guide has all the info on this suburb’s top-tier cafes!

Salted Caramel

Address: 491 Brighton Rd, Brighton, SA 5048

Contact Details: 0431 246 942

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Fri – 7:30 am to 2 pm
  • Sat to Sun – 9 am to 1 pm


Just a short stroll from Brighton Beach, Salted Caramel is an ideal location to energize and recharge before and after your time at the shoreline.

The area where it’s perched isn’t busy, making sipping their famous Biscoff smoothie and cold coffee more enjoyable. We prefer their Snickers smoothie, though—a blend of banana, cacao, dates, and peanut butter that’s $13 a pop.

When it comes to hot sips, Salted Caramel has the classics nailed. The cappuccino is a fave at five bucks a cup, while the latte and mocha bring the heat for the same price.

For the sweet bites, their in-house-made macadamia caramel slice is a whole mood with a choco oat base, thick caramel middle, and a thin choco coat—all wrapped in crushed macadamias.

Juniper and Pine

Address: 2/450 Brighton Rd, Brighton, SA 5048

Contact Details: (08) 8358 2453

Operating Hours: Daily – 9 am to 9:30 pm


When it comes to cafe bites, the modern and fancy Juniper and Pine slings some serious toast game. They have Turkish, rye, and croissant styles for four bucks each.

The coffee lineup here ensures you have a drink for your preference, with choices like long black, piccolo, mocha, and more. If tea is your vibe, their English breakfast, Earl Grey, or chai for $4.90 each will have you feeling all cozy and zen.

Ruggy’s Food & Wine

Address: 525 Brighton Rd, Brighton, SA 5048

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Thu – 7 am to 5 pm
  • Fri – 7 am to 6 pm
  • Sat – 7 am to 5 pm
  • Sun – 9 am to 4 pm


Groups and fams looking for cafe deals should give Ruggy’s Food & Wine a try. They have group-friendly deals with delish seasoned cheeses. 

Think fresh goat cheese and funky gouda served with crackers and two glasses of red or white house wine only for $35.

If you’re in for some bomb fresh salads, Ruggy’s has your back with daily specials crafted by their wizard chef, Erin. Their black rice salad and roast pumpkin+chickpea salad are next level—both in flavor and visual appeal (take snaps for your Insta!).

The mouthwatering beverage list isn’t limited, either. The top sellers are cappuccino, latte, flat white, mocha, chai, espresso, and macchiato—best sipped while taking in Brighton Rd’s scenic views by the expansive windows.

Saint Louis Gelateria Brighton

Address: 79 Jetty Rd, Brighton SA, 5048

Contact Details: (08) 8229 1906

Operating Hours: Daily – 10 am to 9 pm


Saint Louis Gelateria in Brighton is a beachside European dessert cafe dishing out delightful gelato creations and classic Aussie sweet treats.

Their gelato cakes are the bestsellers, with flavors like salted caramel dulce and bombe Alaska—perfect for any celebration or sweet indulgence. Additionally, they have strawberry Nutella crepe, churros fondue, and the classic affogato.

The grown-ups can enjoy the sweetness with a glass of cocktails, mainly Saint Louis’ top-tier espresso martini, passionfruit mojito, and Aperol Spritz. Little ones, on the other hand, can go for their mango and berry smoothies.

Cafe Brio

Address: 181 Seacombe Rd, South Brighton SA, 5048

Operating Hours:

  • Mon – 7 am to 2:30 pm
  • Tue – Closed
  • Wed to Sun – 7 am to 2:30 pm


Over at Cafe Brio, you’ll find an inviting ambiance perfect for hangouts, dates, or getting work done. It’s essentially a fusion of smooth jazz music, a cozy atmosphere, and chef’s specials served with oodles of love.

Try their loaded acai bowl, bursting with acai berries, banana, maple-roasted granola, power seeds, seasonal fruits, coconut flakes, and honey—a very healthy and hearty meal.

For a more fulfilling breakfast, opt for the King Benny croissant, an open-toasted croissant packed with bacon, poached eggs, saffron hollandaise, and a side of hashbrown.

If you’re craving a fruity boost, Cafe Brio offers tantalizing smoothies like the one with pitaya, berries, and mango. Those who seek free-flowing mimosas, though, should pop by on Thursdays and Fridays!

Beach Pit Cafe

Address: 53 Jetty Rd, Brighton, SA 5048

Contact Details: (08) 8377 4077

Operating Hours:

  • Mon – 10 am to 3 pm
  • Tue to Thu – 10 am to 3 pm, 4:30 pm to 9 pm
  • Fri – 10 am to 9 pm
  • Sat to Sun – 9 am to 9 pm


Boasting mind-soothing views of the majestic Brighton shoreline, Beach Pit Cafe is locals’ go-to before and after a swim or a seaside stroll.

Diners swinging by during the early hours should go for their smashed avocado and feta, rocking dark rye bread paired with smoked salmon and poached eggs. The Brookfarm muesli with honey, yogurt, and berries is also a morning must-have.

Beach heat here can be overwhelming, so beat it with their ice-cold thick shakes that come in chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, and more. And if you need a beer boost, they have SA’s top brews, from Coopers to Sparking Ale.

Alimentary Eatery

Address: 47 Jetty Rd, Brighton, SA 5048

Operating Hours: 

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


Alimentary Eatery offers a wicked fusion of flavors that prioritizes nourishment and taste, from smooth brews and vibrant smoothies to bowl and egg creations!

Their Big Breaky is a hit with dry cured bacon, poached free-range eggs, grilled Roma tomatoes, and more.

For a pure vegetarian munch, try their Nourishment Spread featuring avocado, crispy jackfruit, sautéed baby spinach, and beetroot hummus on sourdough!

If caffeine is your jam, their Single Origin long black or espresso will keep you buzzin’. And don’t snooze on their Sticky Icky chai—a loose-leaf chai served in a pot with your choice of milk!

Big Shots Cafe

Address: 65 Jetty Rd, Brighton, SA 5048

Contact Details: (08) 8296 2020

Operating Hours: Daily – 8:30 am to 3:30 pm


At Big Shots Cafe, it’s all about the specialty coffee game. Here, they brew meticulously crafted beans that guarantee a unique and stellar caffeine experience, whether you’re an espresso fan or a long black lover.

The food is also a must-try. The Caesar salad is an artisanal masterpiece, showcasing smashed avo, blistered cherry tomatoes, and vegan feta on artisan sourdough.

But if indulgence is why you came here, their red velvet pancakes are a showstopper—layers of rich red velvet pancakes, mascarpone, fresh fruits, coffee, and brandy poached plums.


Address: 4/49 Jetty Rd, Brighton, SA 5048

Contact Details: 0400 165 984

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Fri – 7 am to 2:30 pm
  • Sat to Sun – 8 am to 3 pm


C.R.E.A.M’s smashed avocado and Danish feta on toasted sourdough, crowned with golden fried halloumi and a Californian-style green goddess sauce, is an all-time fave in Brighton.

For the kiddos, the hit is their cookies and milo smoothie, a delicious blend of almond and sultana granola topped with Greek yogurt, honey, and peaches.

But don’t think the adults are missing out. We love the piccolo and iced latte here, alongside cold-pressed juices like Tropical Bliss, a refreshing mix of orange, mango, and lucuma.

The Seller Door

Address: 73 Jetty Rd, Brighton, SA 5048

Operating Hours: Daily – 7 am to 3 pm


At The Seller Door, flavor town awaits with offerings like The Tropics Breakfast Bowl, a steal at $17.9. Loaded with coconut granola, your milk of choice, vanilla bean yogurt, dragon fruit, and more, this meal is a heavy hitter.

If that doesn’t please your palate, their eggs benny bagel might. This $22.9 meal is an open sourdough bagel stacked with two poached eggs, smashed avocado, leg ham, hollandaise, and cracked pepper.

When it comes to drinks, their salted caramel latte is a total crowd-pleaser, alongside classics like cappuccino and dirty chai that keep caffeine addicts like us coming back for more.

Royal Copenhagen

Address: 75/77 Jetty Rd, Brighton, SA 5048

Contact Details: (08) 8358 2386

Operating Hours: Daily – 9 am to 9 pm


Royal Copenhagen is the cafe to indulge in Danish-style ice cream made in-house, offering flavors like banana fudge, choc chip cookie, maple macadamia, and more. They also have a self-serve toppings bar where you personalize your ice cream.

In addition, Royal Copenhagen has shakes blending fresh milk with junior scoops of ice cream and fruity smoothies combining luscious fruits, ice cream, and milk—ensuring there’s a sip for every craving. 

Brighton Jetty Bakery

Address: 83 Jetty Rd, Brighton, SA 5048

Contact Details: (08) 8358 0888

Operating Hours: Daily – 7:30 am to 5 pm


Brighton Jetty Bakery is hard to top—it’s a stone’s throw from the Brighton jetty and beach, and its terrific menu has flavors for everyone.

This spot has savory bites—hearty sausage rolls, flavorful mince meat pies, chili kransky—you name it. Additionally, they offer fruit slices with flavors like apple, apricot, or cherry.

Their selection of strudel scrolls offers a sweet twist, available in apple or apricot. But if you’re craving something more substantial, their savory sammie featuring chicken Caesar or Mediterranean lamb fillings is a sure hit.

And if you’re into classics, their coffees, from lattes to espressos, offer a flavor ride that’ll perk up your beach or regular day.

In Thais Cafe & Noodle Bar

Address: 63 Jetty Rd, Brighton, SA 5048

Contact Details: (08) 8296 3388

Operating Hours:

  • Mon – Closed
  • Tue to Sat – 11 am to 3 pm, 5 pm to 9:30 pm


In Thais Cafe & Noodle Bar is the epitome of a vibrant, laid-back spot, flaunting a colorful ambiance and street-side tables, dishing up a fusion of Thai cuisine and inventive cafe grub options. 

Our favorite is their salt and pepper eggplant, a vegan twist bursting with savory flavors. They also have weird pairings, like succulent chicken satays that come with a steaming cup of cappuccino or latte, hitting that perfect savory-sweet note.

Foodies should also give their black sticky ride a go. It delivers a unique blend of flavors and textures with its aromatic black rice combined with coconut milk and subtle sweetness.

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