Sunday, May 19, 2024

Top 10 Vegan Cafes in Adelaide

Try a Vegan Cafe Near You

When it comes to going on a vegan food trail in Adelaide, there’s no shortage of incredible cafes, restaurants and businesses that offer up a smorgasbord of options for vegans, the v-curious, and omnivores alike!

We’ve taken our taste buds across Adelaide to discover the best vegan cafes that will have you dreaming about their dishes for weeks.

Argo Cafe

Vegan Food by Argo, The Parade,Adelaide

212 The Parade, Norwood
Open: Mon-Fri 6am-5pm
Sat 6:30am-5pm
Sun 7am- 5pm

4/211 Victoria Square, Adelaide
Open: Mon-Fri 7am-2:30pm

A staple cafe on the vegan and omni repertoire, Argo Cafe has become a household name to everyone in Adelaide’s eastern suburbs and beyond. Argo on The Parade is constantly pumping out Insta-worthy meals, fresh coffee and drinks, and there’s always a line up around the corner anytime you drive past. With both cafe’s (Norwood and CBD) offering dishes for meat eaters, vegetarians, coeliacs, pescatarians and vegans, this is a hot spot for brunch with your friends who have all kinds of dietary requirements. Argo takes care of your needs and damn, they do it well! With an extensive menu, especially for vegans, it’s always a difficult decision!


Vegan Food by Crux Vegan Cafe, Adelaide

5/292 Military Rd, Semaphore Park
Open: Wed-Sun 9am-2pm

It’s a name that every vegan in Adelaide knows because CRUX is making waves not just for the dishes they offer in their humble yet flourishing business, but in how they create those dishes. If you’re a vegan who misses poached eggs or the crisp taste of charred bacon, you can find just that at CRUX without harming any animals.

Best known for their ‘egg’ that bursts with a bright orange ‘yolk’, CRUX attracts vegans and omnis from far and wide for their house made delicacies. We’re talking tender crispy chik’n (that’s scarily close to the real thing), fatty yet crispy bacon, gooey cheeseburgers and specialty coffee. You’ll leave feeling completely satisfied and happy knowing you’ve supported local business and saving animals!

Joy of Flora Cafe

Vegan food spread by Joy of Flora Vegan Cafe

8-16 Rosetta St, West Croydon
Open: Tue-Fri 7am-2pm
Sat-Sun 8am-2pm

This 100% plant based cafe hidden in the streets of Croydon offers a beautifully decorated interior with excellent coffee and customer service to match. A fantastic spot to grab your brekkie on the go, sit and sip your coffee, or enjoy your lunch in style! With everything from big brekkie to homemade cakes, burgers and salads, to pastas and risotto – Joy of Flora adds a touch of vegan love to Adelaide’s west.

The Lost Deli

Selection of vegan food by the Lost Deli Cafe

38 Charles St, Norwood
Open: Mon-Fri 7:30am-4pm
Sat-Sun 9am-4pm

A staple for any Adelaide vegan, The Lost Deli at Norwood brings an offering of local produce with their seasonal menu, beautiful coffee and plenty of sweet treats to eat in or take home. Josie and her husband Gen run the family owned business in a quiet street off The Parade, with their staple Tofu Scramble making a lasting impression on diners.

Serving brunch all day with pancakes and big brekkie always on the menu, and lunch options and snacks that cover any food mood you’re in, The Lost Deli is a pillar in the vegan community. Make sure you try their vegan croissants, cannolis and cupcakes.

Metta Sol

Food bowl by Metta Sol Vegan Cafe

98b Goodwood Rd, Goodwood
Open: Wed-Mon 11am-2pm
Wed-Fri 6pm-9pm

Fusing a plant-based menu with Vietnamese favourites, the folks at Metta Sol in Goodwood have taken their traditional family dishes and brought them into the vegan landscape. Their attractive and delectable menu offers everything from plant based bahn mi to traditional pho, veggie omelettes to super bowls. Healthy for your gut and full of flavour!


Vegan food bowl by Nagev

190 Payneham Rd, Evandale
Open: Mon-Fri 8:30am-3:30pm
Sat-Sun 9am-3:30pm
Fri 6pm-9pm

For a cafe that covers everything you want, look no further than Nagev (vegan spelt backwards). Their awesome all day brunch menu is inspired by Latin American flavours. Also offering pancakes, smoothies and coffee, it’s a great spot to take a friend or get some work done on a weekday. Their extensive lunch menu offers gorgeous pastas, nachos, burgers and salads that will hit any craving! To top it off, they also do catering, venue hire and cakes to order for your next event!

Sarah’s Sister’s Sustainable Café

Tofu vegan dish by Sarah's Sister's Vegan Cafe

117 Semaphore Road, Semaphore
Open: 9am-3pm Every Day

With a menu that will take you around the world and back again, Sarah’s Sister’s Sustainable Cafe has been offering vegetarian, vegan and gluten free dishes since before it was cool! With a tantalising breakfast menu that will hit any craving you may have and a glorious lunch menu that will keep you coming back for more – this is a spot to let your taste buds do the thinking. With daily specials and a range of organic and vegan wines, take a few friends down to Semaphore and explore this 100% vegan gem.

Two Bit Villains

Two Bit Villains Cafe

Adelaide Arcade, Shop 150, Level one, 111/117 Rundle Mall
Open: Lunch Tue-Sat 11:30am-3:30pm
Dinner Wed-Sat from 5:30pm

Arguably Adelaide’s best American-diner vegan joint, Two Bit Villains has created a reputation for crafting new combinations that blow the minds of even your meat-eater mates! Their menu is big enough to take forever deciding what to eat, yet everything is still made with quality and care in mind. With burgers as far as the eye can see, tacos and nachos to fill you up, homemade sodas, hot dogs and sides (yes, there’s even mac n’ cheese), Two Bit Villains cater for just about any vegan. They even have delish salads on the menu. Grab some to dine-in at the Adelaide Arcade, or get delivery with UberEats, DoorDash or Deliveroo.

Veggie Vie Cafe

Vegan bowl by Veggie Vie Cafe

16 McHenry Street, Adelaide
Opening hours: To be Announced

Veggie Vie is an institution for vegans living and working in the CBD and everyone already familiar is chomping at the bit while waiting for them to open their new McHenry St premises this month! It’ll have a 100% plant based menu, along with earlier opening hours for your morning coffee fix! Try their Veggie Vie vegan Halloumi Burger for lunch, or amazing salads, smoothie bowls, juices and coffees to go. Dinner will be added to their extended hours, yet to be announced. Think burgers, curries, soups and some vegan “meat”.

The Village Groove Cafe

Food bowl by the Village Groove Vegan Cafe

Lot 10A/173 Port Rd, Aldinga
Open: 7 days 9am-2pm

A retro vegan cafe is exactly what the southside needed. Enter The Village Groove Cafe, situated in the Aldinga Arts EcoVillage. Travel back in time to the 60’s and 70’s while you enjoy a hot coffee, tea, iced drink, milkshake, thickshake, or delicious smoothie. Their seasonal menu ranges from croissants and healthy brekkie options to wow-factor wraps and stacked sandwiches, with salads and sweets to top you off. The Village Groove Cafe is the south coast’s answer to amazing and aesthetic vegan eats!

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