Hidden away in the back streets of South Melbourne, Ada Grace offers a quiet hideaway for coffee lovers and their dogs. This dog-friendly cafe has a small covered courtyard welcoming brunch lovers and their pets to relax. It's the perfect setting for a laid-back morning.

The menu takes centre stage at Ada Grace, boasting many options that appeal to all tastes. There's something for everyone, whether you're after a hearty brunch or a light snack. Experience a warm, welcoming ambience complemented by the graceful decor and diverse menu. 

Ada Grace Menu

Ada Grace has an extensive menu covering all the Melbourne brunch classics across breakfast and lunch.  

The Food

The cafe prides itself on serving tasty dishes. From vegetarians to gluten-free diners, everyone finds something to savour here. The menu includes an array of beautifully presented dishes that cater to various dietary needs without compromising flavour.

The Smashed Avocado is a crowd-pleaser, featuring avocado smashed over crispy toast, topped with poached eggs, goat cheese, heirloom tomatoes, red radish, and a sprinkle of macadamia lemon myrtle dukkah for an Aussie twist. 

Smashed avocado from Ada Grace Cafe

The Cuban Benny offers a unique take on eggs Benedict. It layers a waffle with slow-cooked roast pork, sliced ham, Swiss cheese, and poached eggs, all smothered in mustard hollandaise and finished with a tangy pickle.

The Big Breakfast comes fully loaded for those with a hearty appetite, while sweet lovers can indulge in pancakes or brioche French toast. The Shakshuka is another excellent choice, perfect for those seeking a warm, spiced tomato base to start their day.Ada Grace Cafe Breakfast

The Drinks

At Ada Grace, the drinks are just as noteworthy as the food. The cafe serves locally loved coffee, reflecting the high standards of quality that patrons have come to expect. For those who appreciate a twist on traditional favourites, the specialty drinks menu offers delightful surprises, such as the Matcha Rose Latte—a harmonious blend of earthy matcha and fragrant rose, creating a soothing, aromatic experience.

Matcha Latte at Ada Grace

For those who prefer a cooler refreshment, the menu boasts a variety of cold drinks, including iced chocolates, iced coffees, and freshly squeezed juices. Among the favourites are the thick and flavour-packed fruit smoothies. The Triple Berry Booster, blending strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, kiwi, and orange juice, is refreshing with a vibrant taste and energising kick. 

Fruit Smoothie at Ada Grace

The Vibe at Ada Grace

Ada Grace is a small, laid-back café that is perfect for unwinding. The ambience is greatly enhanced by the floral arrangements and thoughtful decor that bring a touch of nature and artistry inside, creating a welcoming environment for everyone.

The staff is efficient and genuinely friendly, ensuring that you feel welcomed from the moment you step in. This seamless blend of swift service and a relaxed setting is a beloved spot for quick visits and leisurely lunches.

Location & Visiting

Just 50 meters from the bustling South Melbourne Market, Ada Grace is on Union Street—a quiet escape off Coventry Street. The cafe is closed on Mondays, so plan your visit accordingly. Parking can be a challenge, especially on market days and weekends.