Mother’s Day breakfasts, lunches & activities in Adelaide 2018

Where are you taking Mum for Mother's Day? This guide is all you need to have a great day Adelaide.

Wake-up with an cup of single origin and homemade cakes, and move onto fun gourmet fare (topped off with South Australia’s best drop, of course). Whether you’re an Adelaide local or visiting for the weekend, this guide is sure to give you some great ideas about how to do Mother's Day in style this year.

Mother’s Day Activities available on Sunday 13 May 2018

Lunch Cruise

Lunch Cruise from

Celebrate Mother's Day as you discover Mannum and have a True Blue River Experience.

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Location: Mannum, SA
  • Inclusions: Canapés or light lunch with freshly baked Apple and Cinnamon Crumble Muffin.
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Adelaide Zoo entry

Adelaide Zoo entry from RedBalloon

Enjoy a day out at Adelaide Zoo and discover the beautiful botanic surrounds of one of the nations oldest zoos.

  • Duration:Flexible
  • Location:Adelaide, SA
  • Inclusions:Guided walks, keeper talks and huge variety of animals to view
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Gourmet lunch and wine tour

Gourmet lunch and wine tour from RedBalloon

Indulge your day with a warm welcome from the beautiful scenery of Adelaide Hills

  • Duration:Full day experience
  • Location:Adelaide Hills, SA
  • Inclusions:Morning tea and lunch, guides and tastings
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Adelaide Hills wine exploration tour

Adelaide Hills wine exploration tour from Viator

Satisfy your wine cravings as you visit boutique wineries that offers the best in the region.

  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Location:Adelaide Hills, SA
  • Inclusions: Private tour, tasting fees at wineries and hotel pick-up and drop-off
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2-night romantic rendezvous

2-night romantic rendezvous from Scoopon

Indulge yourself with a bottle of wine and enjoy a two-night retreat at Clare Valley.

  • Duration: 2-nights
  • Location: Clare Country Club
  • Inclusions: Accommodation, bottle of wine upon arrival, breakfast and more
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5 cafes for Mother’s Day breakfast in Adelaide


Peel St

Simple food, made from seasonal ingredients and full of love.

Peel St is a relative newcomer to the area, and offers walk-in customers a casual and atmospheric place to munch down on creatively prepared dishes inspired by international flavors from Asia, the Middle East, and beyond.

It's not open Sundays, but it's a great place for an early, Saturday Mother's Day.

9 Peel Street, Adelaide


Cafe Troppo

Fair-trade coffee, biodynamic milk, free-range eggs, and sumptuous seasonal ingredients await you for a friendly and delicious breakfast in this community focussed and central cafe.

Cafe Troppo is situated in the eco-housing building in Whitmore Park and prides itself on its sustainable business model.

42 Whitmore Square, Adelaide


Mister Sunshine Cafe

Centrally located on George Street, Mister Sunshine Cafe is a great choice for breakfast.

An example? What about brioche French toast with poached fruits, labneh, toasted crumble, and maple syrup?

Perfect for an indulgent Mother's Day outing.

32 George Street, Thebarton


A Mothers Milk

One for the late risers. A Mothers Milk serves up breakfast all day (accompanied by single origin espresso).

Follow it with a homemade tart.

The perfect wake-up if you’ve been enjoying South Australia’s most famous export the night before.

105 Unley Street, Unley


The Little Eastern

The ingredients are seasonal, local, and organic; and the coffee bean is created especially by Melbourne-based Dimattina.

If you like your cup frothy and creamy, choose from un-homogenised Tweedvale milk; or almond, soy, and coconut.

Try the speciality: folded Lebanese-style pizza called manushi.

389 Magill Road, St Morris

5 restaurants for Mother’s Day Lunch in Adelaide 2018



Whisk her away on Mother's Day to the beautiful McLaren Vale region for a lunch filled with luxury.

The Coriole restaurant offers courtyard lunches over the weekends with share plates of high quality produce being the standard. Bookings are essential, as is a glass of their finest.

This is a vineyard, after all!

Chaffeys Road, McLaren Vale, South Australia


Bistro Blackwood

Orana's little sister walks in her footsteps but with a more casual gait. She's a bistro with an evolving menu that uses native ingredients to produce simple, yet flavoursome dishes, to celebrate the land.

She's not typically open on Sundays but for mum, she'll make an exception with lunch and dinner on the table this year.

Oh, and did we mention she knows a thing or two about wine? Ask your server for a recommendation though, in all honestly, it's all good.

285 Rundle Street, Adelaide


Ruby Red Flamingo

The Ruby Red Flamingo is the go-to Italian in Adelaide, giving a fresh twist to much-loved classics.

The menu is always changing to reflect the season, and the chef’s mood.

It's not open Sundays - except for private functions - but it's a great place for an early, Saturday Mother's Day.

142 Tynte St, North Adelaide


Hentley Farm Restaurant

Okay… so this one’s not strictly in Adelaide but you’ve never been to Barossa then now is the time to visit one of Australia’s most famous locations.

The wine at Hentley Farm is, of course, some of the best the region has to offer and the degustation menu is an experience in itself.

Gerald Roberts Rd, Seppeltsfield


Andre's Cucina and Polenta Bar

If you would rather a late lunch, Andre's is another one for classic Italian fare, served up in a classy, warm trattoria style space.

Give yourself to the all-knowing staff and order the fixed menu ($70) and be taken on a gastronomic journey from North to South Italy.

Andre's is not usually open on Sundays, but it tends to welcome mama with open arms on Mother's Day. Choose from two sittings (11:30am or 2pm) where you'll be delighted by the Menu Fisso though even more so by the free glass of prosecco. For you and mum, obviously.

94 Frome Street, Adelaide

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    AGMay 2, 2015

    Why have you recommended two restaurants on the Adelaide Mother’s Day 2015 lunch list that aren’t open on Sunday’s?

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      StephanieMay 4, 2015Staff

      Hi AG,

      Thanks for your question!

      We like to keep our options open and understand that Mother’s Day can be a busy one for everyone, so we’ve included some of our favourite restaurants and cafes that you celebrate Mother’s Day with her any day of the week. As an aside, we’ve now added a note to these in case you’re wishing to celebrate on the Sunday.



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